Saturday, January 02, 2016

2016 - the year of the BuJo

Hello dear blog. It's been a while. I'm not going to patronise with apologies and excuses, just say that I am back, and hoping to stay in touch. 

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 ( 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

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 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. 


DesignGran said...

What a great commitment you've made. I just KNOW you'll be successful!I just wrote a blog on the need for planning. You've certainly got it going! Wishing you much success.

Seven Oaks Handmade Jewellery said...

This is awesome!! Very inspiring. Good luck with your 100 Days!

Jade said...

I love your organisation - it's inspiring :-) I too have just started the 100 day challenge and I'm really excited about it. I wrote a blog about beginning the year with gratitude - it's great for helping you to get in a positive mindset for making changes in 2016. Check it out here if you're interested: Happy 2016 lovely! xxx