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.
Using a habit tracker is a fun, popular, way for us to learn about our habits, and stay motivated to improve them. I admit, I wasn’t very good at keeping a tracker when I first tried. But I persisted, experimenting with different ways of tracking, and I’m glad I did! There were a few things that helped me become better at tracking and, of course, improving my habits. I’m sharing those tips today to help you get the most from your habit tracking. Plus, I’ve designed a simple printable habit tracker that you can download for free and get started with straight away. It’s A5 size, ideal for adding to a bullet journal notebook or large ring bound planner.
Plastic Free July might only be a month, but participating has helped me create life-long habits. Taking small steps is the best way to change habits, and even small changes have the power to make a difference. Today I’m sharing the three single-use plastic items I refused for Plastic Free July and the plastic free alternatives that are making a difference.
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.