How To: Track Travel Goals in a Bullet Journal

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I just got back from a mini-vacation with my husband. We had the opportunity to travel south and enjoy the South Carolina coast with our dear friends who live down that way. During our 5 hour drive, we got to talking about how much we enjoy traveling and how excited we are to be able to do more and more traveling now that we both have jobs that allow for it. We even started planning a few weekend trips for the winter. Now, we all know that I’m a list maker, and Bullet Journal junkie. For a while now, I have been tracking my wanderlust list, the one I posted way back when, in my Bullet Journal to help me keep track of these goals. Continue reading

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Bullet Journal Productivity and Motivation

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If you’ve been following along, you will know that a while back felt overwhelmed by the amount of work I was doing for Bullet Journal, and underwhelmed by my results and resulting productivity. I feel like it’s a human struggle to always be looking for greater motivation and greater productivity in our daily lives. We’re always so pressured to do so much, which is why self-care and productivity tools are so important these days. A couple of posts back, I did a review of daily and weekly layouts for my bullet Journal, as well as a monthly layout and tracker for my bullet Journal. Over the course of this series, we’ve talked about habit trackers and other ways that I track and try to boost my productivity because I know what works for me. I want to share with you some of these best practices. and a bit of background on how I chose which practices to use and how I decided what things worked and didn’t work for me. Continue reading

How to Plan Your Month with a Bullet Journal

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Its that time of year again. I have nearly filled up my bullet journal and just ordered my new one from Amazon. It’s like Christmas morning for me, planning my new layouts and what things I will include in this book. Seeing what works and what doesn’t always gives me a fresh burst of motivation. Every time this purchase comes around I look into other journal options and every time I stick with my personal favorite, and 8.5 x 5 Leuchtturm1917. I just love the layout: the dot spacing, the built-in table of contents and the perforated pages in the back. These notebooks also include a useful pocket in the back and sewn in color coordinated bookmarks. It simply has everything that I need, and nothing that I don’t want. (Pardon the double negative) I’ve talked about these books before in my Intro to Bullet Journaling post as well as a few others, but Goulet Pens has a great video that goes over all of the features. This time around I chose to go with a bright berry color, which is one of about twenty different shades to choose from.

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Bullet Journal : Habit Trackers

Tracking Habits In Your Bullet Journal

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We are five months into 2018. How are your “New Year’s Resolutions” going are you looking for new ways to beef up your self-improvement or progress, or just to feel like you have your shit a little more together? I know that feeling. When you look back over the changes, or lack thereof, of that last few months and wonder, what in the world have I been doing? It’s not the best feeling, but it’s not something you can give yourself too hard of a time over. Being the list queen that I am, I use my bullet journal to keep me on track, and not just by making lists. Professionals say it take 21 days to build a habit 90 to build a lifestyle. There is certainly a lot more that goes into it than simple habit repetition, but consistency is certainly key. Continue reading

How to Budget in your Bullet Journal

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Budgeting is tricky business. I think we all feel that way. If you have never set up a budget before, essentially it is tracking what is going out and what is coming in financially. You can do this in a variety of ways and there are so many apps, programs, and books out there to teach you exactly how that there is definitely something for everyone. Whether you use the envelope method, an excel spreadsheet, a finance binder, or some other method is entirely up to you. Continue reading

Bullet Journal Series: Daily Logs

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It’s been a minute since I’ve posted about my Bullet Journal so I figured it was time for the next post in this series. We’ve covered the general concept and Future Logs before. Another important component in Bullet Journal is the daily log or tracker. Now you can do this however you like, or more correctly, however suits you best. Continue reading

Bullet Journal: Meal Planning

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My world revolves around food. I don’t know about yours, but when I’m tired food wakes me up. When I’m fussy, food unfusses me. Cooking relaxes me, and planning my meals excites me. It’s not hard, but it’s not easy, and planning a weekly menu that is both compromising and enticing keeps my budget down and my creative juices flowing. Like everything else in my life, I use my bullet journal for a lot of my meal planning and I have used a few different methods for this over the years. I’m excited to share these methods with you today. Continue reading