Currently reading: THE ACCIDENTAL AFTERLIFE OF THOMAS MARSDEN by Emma Trevayne (SO good!)
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind – Dr. Seuss.
Organised is not a word people generally use to describe me. I am scatty, and forgetful and a mess. Consequently. I am one of those people who is constantly writing to-do lists on scrap bits of paper, mainly because if I don’t I’ll forget EVERYTHING. So when I hear of bullet journaling, I was immediately interested. At the start of July, after pinning loads of bullet journal boards on Pinterest, I took the plunge and started one.
And I love it. Not only is it a handful tracker of what jobs you’ve got left to do, but it’s great at seeing how much you’ve progressed. Also, I now no longer lose the lists I’ve written. My bullet journal is a simple notebook I got from a local shop for a fiver. On page one I wrote a simple key (just to remind myself), with symbols for important things (*) and events and appointments and so on.
Then on each page I put the date, and all the tasks/events/appointments I have to do that day. If I complete them, I colour in the symbol, or put a dash through it if I no longer have to do it, or put an arrow through it if I’m moving that task to another day (this happens a lot for exercise!).
Not only do I record things like working, exercising and chores, but I also put scribble down ideas for projects, stuff I need to research and WIP goals and progress. This is such a handy way of recording everything, and also not forgetting tasks! I also love to write down inspiring quotes to keep me going! Bullet journaling is about as organised as I get, but it’s really helped me calm down a bit and keep up on everything!
Do you keep a journal? How do you keep organised?