How To Be Creatively Productive With A Reader’s Notebook!

Page from my reader's notebook, inspired by Creatively Productive

I was thrilled when I recently received a copy of Creatively Productive, a new book by author and TechChef4u educator, Lisa Johnson. In Creatively Productive, Lisa shares tons of valuable information about notetaking, organisation and learning, to help you succeed in school and life! As a book lover and notebook addict, one of the techniques that stood out to me was the reader’s notebook. Keeping a reader’s notebook has completely changed the way I engage with and learn from books. In this article, I share how I keep all of my notes, quotes, and inspiration from reading, organised in one place!

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How To Create A Happy Planner Bullet Journal, Plus Free Printable Happy Planner Inserts!

How to Create a Happy Planner Bullet Journal

When I started bullet journaling, a few years ago, I honestly didn’t think I’d ever go back to using a traditional pre-designed planner! I love the freedom of the blank notebook and the simplicity and speed of daily logging. But, I’ve found myself craving a little more structure and a faster, more practical way to plan for the future. So, after researching traditional planners I’ve decided to spend a few months experimenting with a Classic Happy Planner. What I’ve discovered is that it’s possible to use a Happy Planner to be a more creative and productive bullet journaler. I’m sharing how I created my ‘Happy Planner Bullet Journal’ and the methods I’m using for planning and journaling.

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Starting A New Bullet Journal Notebook: How To Set Up and Migrate Your Pages With Ease

How to set up your new bullet journal

In April, I reached the end of my Moleskine softcover notebook which meant it was time to move into a brand new bullet journal notebook. I love to experiment with different notebooks (it’s all part of the fun of creative journaling!) so this time I chose something completely different. Choosing a notebook, and migrating your pages, can be a little overwhelming. Follow my step-by-step system to set up a new bullet journal notebook with ease (even if you’re getting started for the first time!) 

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How to Use a Bullet Journal Future Log and Someday Log – Free Printable Templates

Bullet journal future log page

When I first started bullet journaling I wasn’t exactly sure how to use a Future Log. I would set up my six-month spread and then forget all about it! Now my Future Log is one of my most used bullet journal spreads, and I have expanded it to include a ‘Someday Log’. I’m sharing how I use both my Future Log and Someday Log to plan ahead and be better organised. Plus there are two printable bullet journal Future Log templates for you to try in my free Planner Lovers Resource Library

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