Every year come New Years (or sometimes just because something big in my life is changing), I buy a new journal. This year I decided to give Bullet Journalling a try, cause it seems to be all the rage. So I went off to the mall and bought myself a pretty turquoise leuchtturm1917 with the dotted pages. I was happy as soon as I opened it up. The pages felt blank and open to all sorts of possibilities and those little dots added a sense of order and guidelines. I decided that this Bullet Journal would be only for journalling my life and creating awesome layouts for all the big plans that I have for my life, not for just planning my day-to-day.
I’ve always kind of liked creating calendars, and I have them everywhere. The calendars at the beginning of my months will be to commemorate the big moments, the things that I want to remember, like going to see star wars with my dad and my brother or seeing old friends, and the time that I spent out at my cabin with my Mr.
The page isn’t packed with stuff but I loved each day and they meant everything to me. Remembering these moments in my life have always been the main reason that I kept a journal. I can look back on them anytime and essentially travel back to the day. My life has been chronicled since about grade 6 and I think that’s going to be great to have one day.
I strive to be as fit as possible, but I have a very short attention span and sometimes working towards goals with out getting side tracked is a bit of an issue for me, so I created three different fitness trackers to help me keep on my goals! I hope to build up to being able to run 5K and Swim 50 Laps before I turn 30 (which is in April and I am no where close) I love filling in the little boxes or checking them off..being able to say that is something that I have done! You can check out my full post on my Fitness Trackers here
I also put together a yoga tracker for good measure, though my goal is to simply do more!
As long as I was on this path towards a healthier fitter body, I felt like I might as well try to fix my eating habits a little to. I know they are by far from perfect but I wasn’t sure how bad it actually was (since I usually couldn’t tell you what I ate yesterday). I created a food log for January to track what I was eating, and how much I was spending on food (outside of grocery budget). I’ve come to the conclusion that I not only have an awful sugar habit, but I seem to have a bit of a Tim Hortons addiction to. With their delicious french vanilla, and yummy breakfast, donuts and muffins, all for a relatively low price, it’s hard to resist. I realized that I stop in there 3-4 times a week and that adds up in calories, sugar, processed foods and cost quite quickly. Next step will be cutting that habit right out!
So… I struggle a bit with anxiety… it’s not a take over my life issue but sometimes I handle stress a little worst then I should, and I panic when I know I don’t need to. Planning is one way that I have learnt to deal with this. If I know what I need to do and when I get by ok. Sometimes though the list gets a little long and life gets away from me… does this sound familiar to anyone?
Well recently I had one of those moments and in the haze of trying to plan around everything I decided to figure out my priorities. I needed somewhere to start. started with a huge BRAIN DUMP! I wrote everything out that was on my mind in one big messy list. I then scanned through that and pulled out some re occurring themes, as those were obviously the most important to me. I broke those down and those down until I had a manageable list.
lists always help
The last layout that I created for the month of January was a blog planner and I am so excited to share it with you! it include multiple sections for me to jot down my random ideas, a nice long to do list and a page just for planning my posts and tracking where I have shared it!
I think I’m going to stick with the bullet journal for a while longer. It’s a lot of fun, it adds a bit more organization to my life and it’s something new! If you want to give it a try but don’t always have time to draw the fancy layouts; check out my Adventure Planner Printable Layouts. Sign up in the box below to access the Layout Library!
I love using my Bullet Journal to plan out all the aspects of my life! It’s a fun and creative way to stay motivated and organized. That being said it’s time consuming. SIGN UP below and you will get access to my full library to Printable Layouts. New pages added all the time!