So after my post about how I journal, you guys had a few questions:
“Hi Julie! How are you? Hopefully all is well! I have a question. I saw in your blog post the other day that you are using a cross between Franklin Covey and bullet journaling for your journals. I would be interested to hear or see examples. I recently started bullet journaling. I keep one for work and one personal. So far it is working well, but always looking for ideas for improvements I love your blog posts and seeing your projects. It is very inspiring! Keep them coming!”
Thanks for asking! I’ll be honest it does change a little month to month/week to week. But these are the things that are always the same:
- -multiple colors of pens — sometimes different colors for different tasks and sometimes different colors for different priorities
- -I always prioritize what I need to do, not always using the A/B/C Covey method but always using the concept
- -two tasks lists — one for work and one for personal or the art biz
- -One notebook not two — everything is in one because I can easily carry it in my purse/bag and everything I have to do is in one notebook. Also less for me to keep up with or loose.
Right now I’m not writing as many things as I used to do. I think because I’ve been so focused on other things that I don’t jot as much down. I have also changed my format slightly I have the days of the week in boxed and the tasks next to them on one page and the other page is for note taking on conference calls, etc.
I’m also very visual so I use washi tape on the page edges to make them strong and give me a visual cue of where I wrote something down. I remember where I write stuff by the paper type and pen – weird I know. I also use paper clips to find things quickly – like the current week, an important note or a section.
I also like to have a quote for the week in there, usually something motivational or something that caught my attention.
I want to write more about the kids and ideas again so I think I will go back to creating “sections” in my notebook. I just haven’t done it yet.
Also I use the moleskin square notebooks. The size is perfect for me, I can draw in them and the grids make it easy to divide my days, tasks, notes, etc.
Hope that helps!
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