So. I have been doing A LOT of thinking about my bullet journal. Probably a little too much but what ever. Lol.
I recently did a video of decorating my bullet journal: Click here. In my work bullet journal I have gone back to the basic original lay out Ryder Caroll explains here.
I have been loving this system. It has been working really well at work. I got thinking about all of my lay outs I have in my journal and how it is just getting too complicated. I have been noticing some comparing symptoms and I don't like it. While planners can be fun and relaxing it should be useful and non stressful.
I have disregarded (not thrown away yet) the notebook I was going to start using in April as my current one is completely full) and started a whole new notebook. I really have been contemplating about what is important in my life and what I need to track and what I needed to get done.
While getting inspiration and ideas from the various social groups and communities is an excellent source you also need to trust yourself and your instincts. Don't be ashamed of your needs and how you need your journal to be set up.
I have been trying to keep up with the latest and most wonderful lay outs. But they just aren't working for me. To be honest I am getting too stressed because I am trying to hard to fit someone else's life into my journal.
I am slowly coming to accept that what I need and what I need to track is ok. Am I saying everyone else is wrong? Absolutely NOT! In fact I can still spend hours on Pinterest and Youtube watching people create masterpieces out of their journals. I so enjoy that!! But I am also learning to accept that my journal is ok being very simple as long as it fits my needs.
Here are some pictures of what I was going to use before and what I have changed:
I am still having a lot of fun with some doodling for notes and things but I am really thinking this is what is going to work in my personal bujo.
Here is a picture of my brain storming on sticky notes lol
I will keep you posted if you would like on the outcomes of my new journal.
Hope you have a great weekend and if you are Christian Happy Easter!!