As the year draws to a close, it’s time to reflect on everything you have accomplished over the past twelve months. Recognising wins and challenges, and what you have learnt, will help you to move forward into the new year with intention and purpose. I’m sharing some end-of-year-reflection questions that will help with your yearly bullet journal reflection, plus some tips on preparing for a new year, and moving into your new notebook!
Want to get creative, and add a personal touch to your bullet journal daily log? If you have the time, creating a daily log layout, suited just to your needs, can be lots of fun. You can include things like meal planners, mini trackers, water intake, brain dump, to-do list or appointments. Designing a layout that works well usually involves some trial and error. A printable daily log template can take away some of the work, and provide you with a great base to start creating your own personal layout. I receive lots of questions and requests about my own daily log layout, so I’ve turned it into a printable template that you can use too! I’m also sharing ideas for using this layout, and tips for how to create your own bullet journal daily log.
If you’ve ever searched for bullet journaling ideas on Pinterest, or browsed images tagged #bulletjournal on Instagram, then you’ve probably felt bullet journal overwhelm! There are literally hundreds of thousands of styles, pages and ideas to be inspired by. So where do you begin when you’re just starting out, and how do you beat bullet journal overwhelm?
Is writing your daily to-do list leaving you feeling more overwhelmed than organised? While it can be tempting to include every task you can possibly think of, a simpler to-do list can actually help you achieve more. I’m sharing some ways to write a more focused, simpler to-do list that will see you stay on-purpose, and nail your to-do’s, every day. I have created a printable worksheet to help you work through the techniques (there’s one to fit your A5 planner too!) Access the Worksheet from my free Planner Lovers Resource Library.
I’m always writing about how much I love the flexibility of bullet journaling. In particular, I love it’s ability to become anything I need it to: diary, planner, notebook, sketchbook etc. However, a bullet journal doesn’t have to be used for everything. I have experimented with the bullet journaling system for over a year, using different methods of planning, tracking and logging. Now I have a customised system that works incredibly well for me, and there are just three tasks that I don’t use bullet journaling for.