Have you just started your bullet journal? Do you need some ideas to know what to prepare for the next month? Then this bujo post is for you!
The bullet journal (abbreviated ‘bujo’) is the great “invention” of the 2010s. Ryder Carrol introduced his note-taking and life-organizing technique to the public in 2013, and it has been an unbroken success ever since. Below we present you five pairs of pages – easy to implement even for beginners – that you can use freely when planning the upcoming months.
In addition to the big annual overview page, it is also worth keeping a monthly spread, in which you can track smaller events and happenings. In this case, the focus shifts from annual plans to monthly tasks. For example, major meetings, events, medical examinations, and parent-teacher conferences could be included.https://www.instagram.com/p/CcQ7muXq8ge/
The mood tracker is a very good self-reflection tool that is made up of colors and different shapes. We look at how many days the given month consists of and create the corresponding number of shapes. This is usually drawn in advance by the more routine journalist, but they are always filled in with the colors only at the end of the given day. The mood tracking page/pair of pages has no fixed form, its appearance can be seasonal (Christmas theme – in December, fireflies – in spring, etc.), thematic (tea filters, gift boxes, lanterns, books, mandala, galaxy, koi fish, etc.), minimalist (squares, circles, triangles).
We love feedback. This is what the various habit-tracking pages give us, with which we can track 1 or more of our habits. The most common habits that people track are drinking water, sports, reading books, and meditating; but you don’t have to stick to these at all. Are you a gardener? Keep track of when you watered your flowers. Are you obsessed with running? Keep track of your kilometers.
Set milestones for yourself. How long can you keep yourself to these habits? 10 days? 30 days? 50 days? Experiment with it and see what kind of system works for you to form new habits.
Book,- and bucket list
Some people create books, movies, or other types of bucket lists for remembering their content or for planning what to read, watch, or do. What movies/books are you planning to watch/read this year? What did you achieve from the list? Color it, and draw next to it.
One of the popular forms of creating a book bucket list is when we draw an empty bookshelf. When we read a book, we draw it on our shelf and color it – thus indicating that it has been read, and our mental library is already being expanded.
The movie list can be marked with a film strip, the travel list can be marked with a map – our imagination sets the limit as to what form we can put the various lists into. You can find a lot of inspiration for this on the myzebrapen Instagram page or on Pinterest.
You must have heard from great motivational gurus – Tony Robbins, and Robin Sharma – how important gratitude is. It keeps us in the present and invites us to work on our emotions and self-reflection. When was the last time you gave thanks for ANYTHING? Actually, feeling it. You can’t really tell, can you? Well, a gratitude section in your bullet journal is good for that. It can be simple, and minimalist – even by writing the days under one another. Every morning, while drinking coffee and tea, you think about why you are grateful that day. You write it down next to the given date, so you can remind yourself when you turn the pages again weekly or monthly. If you have such a “gratitude list”, it can help you through difficult days.
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