Welcome to the fourth and final post of the Bullet Journal Series.
Your time is valuable. Therefore, I won’t waste it with a lengthy introduction.
Let’s Get Started!
In the first post of the Bullet Journal Series, you learned about the many benefits of keeping a journal and the theology of intentional living.
Here is a brief summary:
The bullet journal method was created by Ryder Carroll (you can preview his book for free later in this post).
A bullet journal is designed to add order to your life and to increase your productivity. It also helps you to keep a constant focus on your goals.
What? You haven’t set any goals this year?
What are you working toward if not a goal? Don’t worry. It’s not too late to set your goals and start working toward a BETTER YOU!
Don’t know where to start?
Click the image below to learn the 7 EasySteps to Setting Goals
In the second post of the Bullet Journal Series, we covered the basics to creating your bullet journal including the many different types of journals available and the different supplies you will need to make one.
If you haven’t picked out your journal or decided on the bullet journal supplies you need, click the image below to read some of my recommendations.
The third post of the Bullet Journal Series we reviewed the necessary spreads that every bullet journal needs to include.
You found out why those spreads were necessary and why your bullet journal looks different from everyone else’s bullet journal.
Click the picture to learn more.
Now on to the good stuff!!
Don’t forget to pin me…..
If you are like me, you’ve set some pretty large goals for yourself and are actively trying to reach them.
One of my goals for this year is to obtain a work-life balance.
Have you ever experienced a loss of energy throughout the day? Or do you find yourself working on a project in one area and then find yourself getting behind on a project in another area?
I know I have.
There are a lot of things to accomplish every day but not enough time in the day to get them all done.
There are too many times when I, like many others, start something with good intentions and lots of energy, but soon that energy starts to disappear.
It’s like when you are running a race. You start off fast, but as you run, you grow tired and start to slow down.
Why Is There A Loss Of Acceleration?
Too many times we expect more than we can physically or mentally give. When setting goals, you need to be realistic.
It is awesome that you want to shoot for the stars, but unless you are able to hop a spaceship it is unrealistic.
Be reasonable. Aim high but shoot small.
Name one person who is perfect.
I bet you can’t.
Perfectionism is both a good and bad thing. It gives you something to work toward, but at the same time, if you don’t reach the level you were hoping for your inabilities could negatively impact your mindset and your mood.
Realize that no one is perfect.
We all have to start from zero and work our way up.
Lack of Time Management Skills
Life is busy. For me, I feel that I am always struggling to keep up.
There are so many things that I juggle with every day: work, kids, chores, money, relationships, etc…. The list could go on and on.
Time management is necessary when trying to reach the goals I have set for myself.
Tips For Reaching Your Journaling Goals
1. Plan ahead before you put pen to paper.
When planning your journal content, remember that less is more. Journaling is supposed to help relieve stress, not to create stress.
2. Throw perfectionism out the door!
Recognize that you are not perfect and accept your imperfections. Everyone has to start somewhere.
It doesn’t matter if your journal is not the prettiest or the most organized.
Journaling is personal.
It is a tool that helps put some order/organization into your life. You don’t do it to impress others.
3. Set aside time each day to devote to your journal.
Make journaling a habit. Journaling needs to be a part of your daily routine.
It shouldn’t take a lot of time and it shouldn’t feel like a burden. Ten minutes a day (at the most) is a good goal to set.
4. Meditate before you begin.
Take a few minutes to STOP and reflect before you put pen to paper.
5. Journal with a partner or a group.
This creates accountability and opportunities to socialize among people with like interests.
They are looking for friends to help hold them accountable for reaching the goals they have set for themselves too.
Are you are too busy to create your own bullet journal, but you still want to use one?
Don’t worry! I’ve got you covered.
Click below to gain Unlimited Access to the Library of Freebies.
The library has spreads and worksheet designed to make your life easier.
Did I mention it’s FREE!
Yep. I’m not going to ask you for a single penny. There’s nothing to lose.
If you haven’t already read the other posts in the Bullet Journal Series, I urge you to do so. The links are below.
- Bullet Journal Series: Journaling Through the Year (My Self Development Plan)
- Bullet Journal Series: How To Create A Bullet Journal
- Bullet Journal Series: Bullet Journal Spreads You Need To Include In Your Bullet Journal
- Bullet Journal Series: 5 Habits of Successful Journaling
Where Did The Bullet Journal Method Come From?
The Bullet Journal Method was written by Ryder Carroll with the purpose of teaching intentional living to others.
Preview Ryder Carroll’s Book For FREE Below
Make the decision to live an intentional life. Use your bullet journal daily and live a productive life.
Still not sure what to include in your bullet journal? Click on the image below.
Looking for more to read? Check out these posts:
- November Reboot
- Stepping Back To Move Forward
- Finding Your Drive When You Are All Out Of Gas
- Book Review: Braving The Elements by K. F. Breene
- Book Review: Into The Darkness by K. F. Breene
- Which Point Of View Is Best When Writing A Story