Hello, friends! Welcome back to my site! Today, I’m going to share some of the things I’ve learned while using my Bullet Journal this month. I’m going to share things I liked, things that I’m not too sure about, and things I don’t think I enjoyed too much. I hope you enjoy it!
Here is my birthday page and February habit tracker again. I really like being able to keep track of special birthdays in my life, so I plan to continue adding to that when I need to. As far as the tracker goes, I really liked coloring in my square (or not, depending on what I was tracking). The only problem I had was keeping track of which color went to which item. It was getting frustrating, so I think I’ll try using only one to two colors in March.
My monthly page and brain dump didn’t get much better than they were just after I started my BuJo. My schedule doesn’t tend to vary from day to day, so I don’t tend to write much down. I plan to try a monthly page again in March, but I think I’ll reevaluate its purpose near the end of the month.
I am still all set up for March! I’m looking forward to coloring in squares on my habit tracker.
My reading log has increased a lot since my last update! I love to read, and I’m really on a self-help/personal-development/professional-development kick right now in the reading department. I love the star rating. This page is a keeper. My shopping list, however, is pretty bland and may not be used as often as I imagined when I started it.
Health tracker is awesome! I love having a place to write things down that are out of the ordinary because I can use that info combined with things from the monthly tracker to see if my issues correlate with food/hydration. This is a keeper!
Another keeper: my spread for my website.
My BuJo ideas spread is great for jotting down an idea as I think about it. I let the ideas sit for a while, and if they’re something I want to try, I add them. 🙂
Here’s my updated books to read and 30 books by 30 list. Like I said, I love to read. I really enjoy seeing my list fill up! While I think it would be cute to have one of those “bookshelf” pages that some BuJo-junkies have where you fill in the titles of the books as you read them, I like seeing my list too.
I gave a gratitude log a shot this month, and I think I’m going to give it until the end of March before I decide if it’s returning or not. I like writing down two things I’m grateful for at the end of the day, but I sometimes forget to write things down (hence the blanks). We’ll see how this next month goes.
This hasn’t seen much of an update since the previous post, but my weight has gone down a bit. I just don’t want to color anything in until I feel that I won’t see a certain number again.
Same goals, same chore list.
A food log! I wanted to track what I was eating so I could hold myself accountable. I like having a detailed note, but I don’t like how much room this takes up in my BuJo. This goes under something I’ll try again in March and reevaluate.
I love doing projects around my house, so I made a household to-do list! It currently only has 2 projects on it, but I’m looking forward to adding more as they come up. On the right are notes I took while reading The Emotional Edge last weekend. I tried to make my notes match the colors on the book’s cover.
Ah, my attempt at a weekly spread! I saw a similar one on Facebook and decided to try my own. I think it’s cute, but I’m not sure it’s for me. Weekly spreads were what left me frustrated with my old planner because everything was so blank. I find that I do better with a to-do list, so I may just start a monthly to-do list and get rid of things as I take care of them. The weather icons were cute, though!
I made a simple table and task list for my mom’s final affairs so I can make sure I get everything taken care of now that she’s gone. In the table, I write down who/what I make contact with, the date contacted, the mode of contact, and what came of that conversation. I have a column marked “notes” where I’ll put a number and then number my notes on the right side of the spread. On the upper right side, I have a task list (that I’ve blurred out) so I know what I need to get done.
I’m excited to try the #planwithmechallenge in March, so I copied it into my BuJo! I also added habit trackers for April-December because I like them so much. I can’t imagine getting rid of my tracker!
Things I really liked:
- habit trackers
- to-do lists
- reading lists
- health trackers
- food log
Things that I’m on the fence about:
- gratitude log
- weekly spreads
- monthly layout
- food log length
- habit tracker colors
- shopping list
I think I’m on the fence about daily/weekly/monthly planning because I track important events in the Google calendar I share with my husband. I feel that I’ll be most successful making task/to-do lists in my BuJo. I’m going to add one on my March monthly page to see if that works better, and if it does, I plan to make future monthly pages just one big to-do list for the month.
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