Saturday, October 16, 2021

Bullet Journaling

Bullet journaling keeps coming up in my parent book club (current book: Hunt, Gather, Parent: What Ancient Cultures Can Teach Us About the Lost Art of Raising Happy, Helpful Little Humans by Michaeleen Doucleff), so I finally thought I'd look into it.

I basically spend ALL my time working -- and it drives my kids crazy! -- whether it's lesson planning for multiple main lesson blocks at a time, documenting all of my lessons taught, doing consulting phone or Zoom calls with homeschooling families, writing new pages for the website, creating new Ruzuku courses for different grade levels, or actually teaching children (which I do from 9 am to 3 pm, Monday through Thursday).

I do NOT do much self care. And I am NOT good at following through with personal goals such as exercising, sleeping enough, eating healthy food, spending relaxing time outdoors, and reading for fun. Or even showering every day! Adding something into my day like meditating feels completely out of the question. I'm exhausted all the time and I am ready for a change. I excel professionally. I struggle personally.

So, what is bullet journaling all about and can it help me?

Planner vs Bullet Journal: Which One Is the Right Choice for You?
blog post that clarified for me what bullet journaling is and what it is not

straight from the horse's mouth!
this introductory video is from Ryder Carroll, creation of the Bullet Journal

my first bullet journal, arrived yesterday

"My Ultimate Bullet Journal and How It Changed My Life"
by Stuart Carter
NOT classic bullet journaling but a lot of inspirational ideas for collections, and I especially love his goal tracker system (19:39)

    Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019 (5:00)

    Goals: Work, Rest, Play (6:46)

    Level 10 Life (8:20)
    1 - Family and Friends
    2 - Personal Development
    3 - Spirituality
    4 - Finances
    5 - Career
    6 - Marriage / Relationships
    7 - Fun in Life
    8 - Giving / Contribution
    9 - Surroudings
    10 - Health and Fitness

    I Am Grateful (9:41)

    Take a Moment: Affirmations, Quotes, Dream, Memories (10:05)

    Daily Routines: Good Morning, Good Night (10:53)

    10 New Activities Bucket List (11:45)

    The Books of 2019 (12:15)

    The Movies of 2019 (12:43)

    The Music of 2019 (13:00)

    Workouts (13:18)

    The Principles of Optimum Life Health (14:32)
    State - the core essence of who you are without fear (17:17)
    Trust / Faith

    My Year: 2019, A Year I Won't Forget (26:08)

    To Do List (30:06)

    Before You Start This... Have You Done This? (30:15)

    Travel Packing (30:26)
    Long Trips

    PayPal Bottle (30:40)

Can Bullet Journaling Save You?
The New Yorker - Sep 7, 2019
for one more little burst of inspiration!

I'd love to hear from anyone who is already bullet journaling! What resources helped you when you were setting it up? And how is it going? Just having a book that is for me and about me -- and isn't my teacher planbook -- feels incredibly liberating and powerful. I'm excited!

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1 comment:

Renee said...

I'm happy to report that this has made a HUGE difference for me already! In less than one week, I'm already consistently eating three meals a day!