As ever, I am still in the never ending pursuit of organising my house, my work, my life. I have decided that 2016 WILL be the year I do this.
I have signed up to a little challenge (we all know I love a challenge) the 100 days goals by The Business Bakery (www.thebusinessbakery.com.au) where we set a goal or two that we can achieve in 100 days. There is a wonderful Facebook group with lots of people all doing the same which is so far proving to be very encouraging.
In order to keep track of my goals, I have set up a Bullet Journal - my BuJo. So far I love it. And wanted to document what I did for future reference, and in case it does help anyone else out too. So here goes.
I am a bit of a wannabe perfectionist, I really want to be one, but often fall short. So I get annoyed if I make a mistake in my 'good' notebooks. Step 1 of creating my BuJo was to have two notebooks. One for making notes and scribbles, things I just want to get out of my head, and one as my proper journal. Guess which is which....
The Angry notebook was one I found in the house, so wasn't purchased especially for this, the message on the front is purely accidental. I am not angry. All the time.
First I printed out a year to show 2016 calendar for the inside cover. This one I got from www.meandmybigideas.com.
Next comes the contents pages. (I will try to rotate the images, but for now getting them in this post is more important. Bear with!) I left 2 pages for indexing.
To remind me what I'm doing & for a bit of colour, I printed out the 100 Day Goal logo and a little quite from the workbook and stuck it in.
Then I made a note of what my goals are, in the form of a mini mind map.
Then I started writing down my 100 actions to take over the next 100 days to reach my goals. As I have 2 goals, I have 2 sets of actions.
Now it's time for the journal part. The recommended layout on www.bulletjournal.com is to create a month to view page, weekly pages then daily journal pages. Here's January's month to view.
In keeping with monthly views, I then set up a daily habit tracker. To mark off my daily tasks. This is likely to grow as the months go on, but I wanted to make sure I keep to it for now. Baby steps and all that...
As the first was a Friday, and I like to think of Monday as being the first day of the week, I didn't set up a weekly plan yet, I'll do that on Sunday. I'm just straight in to the journal pages. All this entails is writing the date, not even on a new page just below the previous entry, and making some notes on things I need to do, progress made etc.
So far, so good. And if I can keep this enthusiasm going, I'll be fine!
If you have a bullet journal and find anything that particularly works for you, please do share! See you again soon.