Late last year (October?) I’d purchased a 2016 planner with the intent of mapping out my weekly exercise options; dancing, lap swimming times, group exercise classes, that sort of thing. This didn’t really work, but I was reminded of how much I like this particular planner, so I got one for 2017.
I’m not entirely sure how this happened, but I was browsing Pinterest one day (late December?) and came across something that eventually led me to the idea of the Bullet Journal. I gotta say, I’m not a fan of a lot of BuJo styles; like, there is no need to memorialize every single To Do list I ever make. (I’m a huge list-maker.) However, there are some things about them that really appeal to me:
So I’d bought a planner (about $18 after shipping) and then found a new idea. The problem with just starting a bullet journal is that I haven’t been employed since I was laid off at the end of November 2016, so I have literally zero dollars with which to buy frivolous things. But! The planner I’d bought has many non-planner pages; pages of things like articles, advertisements… Heck, even the inside covers! So I went to BigLots and bought a pad of lined paper (approx. planner-sized) and a 4-pack of colored pens for less than $5. After reading the articles in the planner, I decided which ones I liked, and started covering the ones I didn’t like with a new writing surface.
BuJo-Planner Lists: (These things will likely get their own posts that will be updated when the list is.)
- Adventure Ideas
- Things I’m Grateful for
- Books I’ve Read
- New Restaurants
- Entertainments (Movies, Concerts, etc.)
- Completed Projects
- Completed Adventures
I’m still trying to keep to the health planner I’d intended, but I’ve changed the format. Instead of writing down everything I could do, I write a list down the side of the planner of different types of exercise I could be doing (Swimming / Dancing / Dancing / Elliptical / __________*) and cross them off when I do them. (*Could be Long Walk, Elliptical, Shoveling Snow, etc.) This way gives me a bit more flexibility in planning out when I do the things..