In the spirit of a September start, my bullet journal is in heavy rotation for helping me get myself in gear. From weekly diary pages to trackers to keep on top of my goals, it has proven a valuable productivity tool – once I got started with it, that is. I’ve already shared my mid-year update and my favourite spreads, but today I thought I’d share an update of how I’m using my bullet journal right now, given my days don’t tend to vary a great deal at the moment.
Most-Used Bullet Journal Spreads
My weekly spreads aren’t getting much use at the moment, so for September I’ve decided to keep my week-to-view on a single page. It’s a given that I’m working for my primary client through the week, so instead I’m using it as a to-do list log. Pick up groceries. Send Depop parcel. Pay NOW TV bill. Replace tortoise light.
Instagram Storyboards: As blogging and Instagram isn’t my full-time gig, I really have to plan it into my week in order to keep everything running like a semi-well oiled machine. I’m enjoying sketching out ideas for my shots so that I can easily grab any props and set up my ‘sets’ easily. It cuts my photo-taking sessions in half and I’m always over the moon with the results, as opposed to taking ages trying to find the ideal angle. This has been particularly great for my sponsored content.
Monthly Magic: Alongside my monthly Instagram hashtags, I also document a line of magic or gratitude in my diary. Although I must admit sometimes I end up backdating these, I really like noting down something great from my day at the end of the evening. It sets me up for another great day.
Book Tracker: One of my goals this September and beyond is to relax every day, and so this book tracker helps me to keep on track. In fact, being able to fill in this tracker has encouraged me to read even more than usual, and I’d totally recommend adding one to your bullet journal. I might create another one for Netflix, just to encourage me to use my subscription more!
A Sprinkle of Creativity: My title pages are probably the feature most asked about when it comes to my bullet journal. I wrote an entire page about how these come together, but I’m really enjoying getting a little creative once a month or so. It’s true that the super polished, creative bullet journal isn’t feasible for everybody, but making time to spruce it up once in a while genuinely goes a long way. The time I spend polishing these pages always alleviates any stress or anxiety I have, and they’re pretty nice to share on the ‘gram too!
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Do you bullet journal? Which areas of your life would you love to be more organised in?