Wednesday, February 4, 2015

How I Plan

Hello Fellow Fleekers

Hope your week is going good so far!  Hang in there!  It's almost the weekend!  To get us through I thought I would post about how I plan in my bullet journal.  This is pretty long and very detailed.  I really hope it makes sense.  If you have questions let me know.

As I enter into the world of planners and bullet journals I am amazed at the thousands of ways to decorate, plan and use these tools.  I am so grateful for the opportunity to learn from you and gain new insight on how to be more productive!  So than you first and foremost.

I would like to share how I plan and may be give one of you some inspiration or may be just enjoyment of reading a blog.

So.  I have introduced you to the general layout of my bullet journal here.

Now.  Let's get into the nitty gritty of how I make this thing work.

So this is my brain dump as they call it in the bullet journal world.  There are many ways to do it.  I have sectioned off my days as to make it where I can't have an overload of things to do.  I get very stressed out if I have too many.  I got my inspiration from this person on YouTube .  I loved the way she organized her brain dump.  I already had a weekly spread but wanted something like that in my planner.

So.  Here is how my brain dump works.  I put everything I can think of that I need to do.  As shown in the photo below,  I added a few things to my list from above.
 The blue is new items and black are things carried over from the previous days.

Now.  What the heck are those red stars for?  Well.  I use those to prioritize.  I have a week spread as pictured here:

I see what appointments I have and what "free" time I have to get things done.  I write down in my weekly list what I think I can get done.  If (and that's a big if) I get all of those things done then I go back to my daily brain dump and work on some more items.

At the end of the day if I don't get things done I leave the box empty and put it in black on the next day.

Now.  How we doing?  Hanging in there?  This might be confusing.  I'm hoping I get lots of questions if you have any.

OK.  So let's pretend it's Saturday.  I go through my week in my brain dump and look at everything that hasn't been done.  I have highlighted those (no color code specifics here just a different color each week).

If I know I'm not getting it done I put an arrow on it indicating that it has been moved elsewhere.  If I have done it I put a check by it (even if I have written it down several times).
Now those things with an arrow go into my weekly goal spread.  They specifically go in my priority box as shown below.

Phew!  I think that is everything!  Did you make it?  I hope so.  Again sorry for the length and very detailed description.  I hope I didn't give anyone a headache.  If you are still confused or would like more explanation comment below!

How do you plan?  I would love to see and read your ideas!

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As always happy Fleeking!

I have been planning like this for a few weeks.  I did not set it up for this blog post. This is not a sponsored post.  All opinions are geniuenly my own.  All materials used purchased by me.

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