Working as a freelancer means that I have the freedom to either work from home, cafés, library or coworking spaces depending on my needs and mood. One of the biggest issue I face as a digital nomad is weight: I love to work from different places and to change desk almost everyday, but carrying my whole work supplies with me is one of the biggest drawback of my freelancer life.
Work Bullet Journal
I’ve been working on a super exciting project these past few weeks, and started to share some pieces of it on Instagram…It’s now time for the big reveal!
I’ve partnered with Soumkine, a stationery brand based in Paris, to design a gorgeous 6 months freedated planner in limited edition.
Before I start to tell you more about this collaboration and the gorgeous planner we’ve been working on, I’d like to thank you all: nothing would have been possible without you and this amazingly supportive planner community. So from the bottom of my heart: THANK YOU <3
It’s been a while since I gave you a full tour of my bullet journal and planning system…And let me tell you that there have been major changes in my planning system since January. Now that we’re almost halfway through 2018 (I just can’t believe it), it’s time that I show you the tools I’m using for project management and what my planning routine looks like.
Taking notes effectively doesn’t seem to be such a big deal. But sometimes, complex entries make note taking a bit tricky and it’s easy to get lost if you have a lot of information to process.
After taking notes in class when I was a student and attending (too many) meetings as a project manager, I thought I could share some effective note taking techniques I learned from my own experience. Because effective note taking is key to save your time and energy, and to help you make the most out of the hours you spend on meetings.
Even though my organization system mostly relies on my bullet journal, I also use some digital tools (planning apps and softwares) in addition to my notebook.
So today, I’m not going to show you my bullet journal, but I’ll tell you more about these digital helpers that are contributing to keep me on tracks and make my life easier. I find all of them to be very complementary to my bullet journal, but each for various reasons.
free beginners’ guide printable
That’s a post the blog was seriously missing! It was high time that I share my own version of the bullet journal beginners’ guide. It’s not an ultimate guide, but it goes through the whole bullet journal planning process to help you set up your own notebook.
I also created a new printable as a bullet journal beginners’ guide, and I’m sharing 5 tips to help you be off to a great start with the bullet journal system. Some of them may sound familiar if you’ve already read a lot about how to start a bullet journal, but I guess reminders never hurt, right?
For this third post of the Circle of the 4 Notebooks, we’re talking about stationery… and how to pick the best supplies for your bullet journal! notebook
Even though most of the bullet journalists use a hard bound notebook to hold their organisation system, it is also possible to use other kind of notebooks. The bullet journal system is all about function and the basic features (index, future log…) and not quite about the notebook used.
Each notebook or system has its pros and cons. I tried 3 of them in 2 years of bullet journaling, and it’s time to share a review of them: the regular hard bound notebook, the disc bound notebook and the Traveler’s notebook.
I know I’m saying that every month, but where did January go? Even though it feels like months have elapsed since new years eve, I’m just not ready for February yet. January had its down, and the last weeks have been pretty busy and stressful, but I’m pretty happy with 2018 so far.
Of course, my bullet journal helped me a lot to deal with the many changes that the new year brought in my life. As I promised in my 2018 bullet journal post, I’m giving you a tour of my January spreads, with a full review of what worked and what I still need to improve in my organisation system.
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.
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!