As most of you know by now I tried Bullet Journalling back in February and it has definitely changed my life! After the experiment I decided to stick with it and modify a few of my goals and strategies and really see how this form of journalling could be beneficial to me. This time my focus was on the following:
- Decluttering my mind
- Cultivating Curiosity
- Remaining Focused over time
I started off by getting to know a little bit more about the creator & creation of the Bullet Journal method and found this awesome TED Talk by the creator Ryder Carroll. Based on his TEDxYale Talk I was able to decipher that I would find a great satisfaction over all in my small accomplishments through the process and I was more driven than ever to achieve my larger goals!
Declutter My Mind
This was a hard one because I am constantly taking on more than I can accomplish in a regular day, I decided to look into “brain dump” pages for bullet journalling but I knew this wasn’t going to work for me. Instead I stuck with the tried and tested To -Do List and kept a scrap paper beside me and would later add it to my bullet journal. The To- Do List didn’t work so well the first month as I set my expectations a little to high for myself – however by month two I had it down pact and even crossed multiple items off and moved over to the next month ones I did not get to quite yet.
Since I found that at the beginning of 2017 I had a hard time being creative, I realized it was my curiosity that was lacking and I really wanted to tackle this subject by making room for me to explore and be creative. I started off by simply adding creating art to my habit tracker and made myself motivated to do anything to create which helped me want to achieve and try new things throughout the month.
I have always struggled with remaining focused, since I do a really go job at starting things and not such a great job at following through over time. I decided to treat this like any assignment and give myself reminders to stay accountable through this experiment because it is for my own well being!