It’s a new year. Let’s say goodbye to 2017 and embrace 2018.
New year, new me/you/us/world.
[gasp] Regina! That’s not nice!
Sorry guys. I don’t know how she got in here.
But truly, I don’t make “resolutions” per se. I just know I won’t maintain a New Year’s Resolution.
Last year, from inspiration, I started making quarterly goals. Most often, they do NOT happen, but I like making small goals with a designated end-date.
Last fall, with MyChild in school, and all the additional demands, I HAD to get my shit together and find a system that worked for me/us. I was using one planner for myself, a separate one for work, a physical wall calendar in our “command center” with a dry erase calendar for meal planning, and Google calendars for EVERYthing.
I was sinking in duplications and things falling through cracks.
I switched to bullet journaling in October and I haven’t looked back.
Here are just a couple of my standard layouts:
I still have a grid calendar, too – I couldn’t abandon it completely, but having the lists like this has been very helpful, too.
I went with the dutch door (at the top) and I love having the space for each day, but being able to see the whole week at a glance, too.
Some BIG hurdles I had to get past when I started this:
1) I didn’t/don’t have the time to make these fancy, detailed layouts every week or even every month. Simple is OKAY.
2) I do NOT have amazing handwriting (as it seems everyone else does), but I can do some fun lettering things.
3) No one else has to see what I do or don’t do in my bullet journal – it is only mine. Yours is/will be only yours. Enjoy it!