Monday, May 18, 2020

List Lover Discovery (Part 1)

I love planners.  I love lists.  I love checking things off of a list.  I will literally add something I have just completed to my To Do list just so I can have the satisfaction of marking it complete.  I know, a little overboard, but hey, that’s me.  I have tried several different planners over the years and, as my life has evolved, so have my planner needs.

During a discussion with one of my best friends about how my current planner wasn’t working for me (only a month into it) and I couldn’t find one that struck me as useful, my friend suggested I try a bullet journal.  This is a new trend where you basically build your own planner or journal each month with the items you need.  There are a ton of resources on Pinterest for this.  It can be a little overwhelming, but I decided to give it a try.

I started with a monthly layout and decided on a honeycomb theme.  Perhaps a little too ambitious for the first time out.  It was more time consuming that I wanted and with the days staggered, it is a bit confusing to use for planning the month.

I am happy with the general layout and look of this spread.  But in the future I doubt I would use a layout like this where the days are staggered.  It is just confusing to me for planning purposes.

One of the many reasons I thought A bullet journal would fit my needs is for the routines I want to get better at keeping.  So that is the page I worked on next.

Another thing I realized is that for my routines I would prefer being able to check them off each day.  I suppose that goes back to my whole list-loving-check-box-completed obsession.

And that is when I stumbled upon this free class  from Masha Plans.  I am thoroughly enjoying it!  I am a few days in to the course and have discovered a wealth of inspiration.

I’ll be back later in the week with more progress from my class!

Until next time!

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