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How to Organise Time: My journey into the Bullet Journal

How I became a Bullet Journal Junkie – and why I’m sticking with it

I’m a bad juggler (literally and metaphorically)!  Lots of different projects on the go at the same time with different priorities often leading to feelings of not knowing where to start or where to place my focus.  The result – lots of time spent pondering and procrastinating over what to do and not enough time actually doing!

Bullet Journal NotebookI’ve tried outlook calendars. Google calendars, digital notebooks, project management tools but they have all gone the same way – NOWHERE!  After an initial flurry of enthusiasm, I’d very soon lose interest – they just seemed too impersonal, and whatever tool I was using, it never seemed to completely do what I needed it to.  I would have to adapt to fit the tool rather than having a tool that did exactly what I needed it to.  The only product that has consistently worked for me is my paper diary – but I needed something more. Continue reading “How to Organise Time: My journey into the Bullet Journal”

Posted in Planner, Quotations

Rule #1 – Plan First, Then Act

This is a great quotation from Abraham Lincoln which I am sure will resonate with anyone who has ever found themselves defending their use of a paper planner or bullet journal.  Planning ahead I always find saves time in the long run, it also takes less energy as we are not continuously heading off down blind alleys or backtracking.

The next time anyone raises an eyebrow when I take time to plan – I’m going to smile inwardly and think of these words!

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Tracking Mental Wellbeing in my Journal

woman-570883_1280We all have a sense of when we feel mentally and physically well. But sometimes we need extra support or a gentle nudge to look after our mental wellbeing so that we keep well.

The New Economics Foundation has assessed the latest scientific evidence and created a set of simple actions to improve mental wellbeing in everyday life. By adopting the five ways to mental wellbeing, you can increase your life expectancy by 7.5 years. And with one in four people today experiencing mental distress during their lifetime, there’s never been a better time to take your health into your own hands. Continue reading “Tracking Mental Wellbeing in my Journal”

Posted in Creativity

Spring Mandala

I found myself getting creative in my spare moments this week.  Inspired by the spring flowers that are now popping up all over the place.  I started with a primrose and then just couldn’t stop.  It never ceases to amaze me how calming the action of pen on paper can be.