So a few weeks ago, I change my job which involves big changes in the way I get organized. I now work full time from home, and it’s a real struggle for me to stay productive and motivated all day long… To face this new (and exciting) challenge, I’m trying to better manage my time with a simple yet effective technique called time blocking.
BETTER LATE THAN NEVER ! Here is the very last blog post for 2017! In the last blog post I shared about my 2018 set-up, I was telling you how the end of th year usually don’t affect me that much. Changing years is just like changing months for me… Actually, I tend to think that changes can be made every day and every minute.
Even though the new year is not the only time we should make plans, it’s definitely a good time to reflect and plan new goals if you needed an excuse to do so. Today, I’m sharing some thoughts about how to do a year review and set up goals through 3 simple ways to reflect. Here we go for the very last post for this year!
My 2018 bullet journal
It’s no secret that 2018 is just around the corner. The new year fever is seriously spreading in the planner community, and I have to admit I’m super excited too. Because new year means that start fresh in a new notebook!
So I’m slowly getting ready to welcome the new year, setting up my 2018 bullet journal. I think it’s the very first time that I start to prepare my journal that early. It’s also the first time that I create yearly collections… I started my very first bullet journal with the monthly log, and the next ones with quarterly spreads. After 2 years experimenting, I now know that I could use some yearly pages. So I’m giving you a tour of my 2018 bullet journal and what I put in it so far… This way please!
Time’s flying by so quickly that I’m still wondering how it comes that October AND November are (almost) over already. As I didn’t released my October favorites, I’m giving you a double shot of inspiration today with everything that inspired me in the stationery and bullet journal worlds over the last two months.
I came across a lot of nice things and I hope it will bring you some inspiration as well!
Drawing an action plan + printables!
Even though we don’t see them this way, we are all project managers in our daily lives: planning a moving, organizing a wedding, writing a thesis… They can be “small” projects or bigger ones, but they still are projects we need to handle. I’m convinced that, just as professional ones, personal projects need to be managed.
Once you’ve well define what’s your project and the goal of it, it sometimes may be difficult to know where to start from. Setting up an action plan is the first thing to do to divide it into big steps, and then into achievable tasks. The action plan setting also allows to identify and prevent any difficulty that may occur and delay your project.
It’s not yet time to celebrate the blog anniversary, but my Instagram account is definitely turning 1 this week!
Instagram is where my blogging adventures truly began. I opened my account without the slightest clue of what it would become a few months later. I just knew that I wanted to share my bullet journal journey and my minimalist approach of it. Of course, there were already loads of bullet journal Instagram accounts out there, but very few (and maybe none) with French content and minimal spreads. One year later, the bullet journal fever finally reached France and I’m super happy to see new people joining the party every day!
What have changed and what I learned
It’s now been 2 years that I started to use the bullet journal as my main planning tool, and it was time for me to give a feedback on what it has changed for me.
If I don’t reckon that the bullet journal is a revolutionary concept, the system has really been a game changer for me. From many points of view, the bullet journal has been a tool of personal growth. So I’m writing this article of course to give you my feedback on 2 years of bullet journaling, but also as a note to myself about the progress I made since the day I opened my first notebook and started to fill it.
Circle of the 4 Notebooks #2
I’m super happy to release this second post of the Circle of the 4 Notebooks about a topic I wanted to write about for a long time now. Today, I’m talking about mistakes and failed attempts in a Bullet Journal. Because the amazing pictures of bullet journals that can be found on Instagram or Pinterest are not showing everything that happens in a notebook. Bullet journals are full of spreads that we don’t show and that we would rather forget. All the bullet journals have a hidden side that we’re not so proud of.
in my personal Bullet Journal
After two years using the Bullet Journal system created by Ryder Carroll, my planning system is still evolving constantly. The layouts I use vary depending on my inspiration and my needs. And this also stands for my monthly pages : I’m still looking for the perfect planning system that would allow me to easily manage my projects and daily life at once.
October was a mix of ups and downs. I felt like I was on an emotional roller coaster and my bullet journal perfectly shows these variations of my mood and motivation.
My travel journal
After I spent the all summer locked down behind my computer at work, I treated myself with a few days of vacation in the amazing Edinburgh in September. Even though I took my bullet journal with me on this trip, I have to confess that I didn’t open it once during my stay in Scotland. My travel journal was the one tool I choose to rely on to organise my 4 days holidays and to keep memories of it. Here’s a tour of this tiny notebook that have been my sidekick during my city trip, and helped me to enjoy it as much as possible.