Bullet Journal: Daily Tasks

If you follow my Instagram you probably know that I love my Passion Planner. I started using one last year and it has helped me stay more organized in my life. I do use the calendar section for all my appointments both professional and personal, but I use the blank pages the focus on my life outside of work, mostly because I use an online task management program for my projects at the office. I love tracking my home life offline though.

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One thing I’ve started is a “Today” section. Before I go to bed I go through the day, check off what I’ve accomplished, and write out my desks for tomorrow. I’ve kept it simple. I focus on my meals, a to-do list, workouts, and writing. I have a few rules to keep it manageable and productive.

  1. I don’t assign myself more than three tasks in any section and sometimes I only assign one or two. This helps me from overwhelming myself like I tend to do when I’m overly ambitious.
  2. If I don’t complete something I don’t sweat it. I save it for the next day.
  3. I make sure to include something I really want to do and treat it with the same level of priority as something I “have” to do. Trust me I’m a lot more motivated to do laundry if I know that working on an article is something that is just as important.

I’ll be sharing more of my bullet journal hacks throughout the year.

Lovely Lists

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Equal to my love of journals and notebooks is my passion for making lists. I don’t know about you, but if a trip to the grocery store is always more productive for me if I write down all my items. I don’t buy things I don’t need and I don’t end up making a second trip because I forgot something.

Lists can be a great tool outside of shopping. I’ve used pro and con lists when making major decisions such as where to go to school, if I should take a job offer or not, etc. I’m also a fan of making top ten lists. If you put a number cap on something it forces you to weed things out and find your true priorities. The top ten list can be a fun activity like discovering narrowing down your favorite albums of all time. It can also be a tool to help you learn what the top things you want out of a job are.

This week I’ll be sharing some of my current top tens on different topics and I’d love to know what you keep lists for.