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As usual, when January wrapped up and I prepared to enter February, I reflected on what worked and what I wanted to change up and try in February. Today I want to talk about the ways I changed it up this month.
1. A Line A Day
Some bullet journalers that I follow use a page called “A Line A Day” in their journals, so I thought I would give it a try. Basically, this page is where you write something down about the day on it’s one line in the journal. Instead of doing my bit of journaling at the end of each day, I write on this one line. With this method, all my thoughts for the month are kept in one place.
I’m halfway through the month, and I am not quite sure how I feel about that yet. I don’t really love it, but I don’t dislike it either. I will continue using that until the end of the month and re-evaluate then.
2. Quotes vs. Note box
In January, I decided to create a small calendar and highlight the current week. Next to the calendar, I created a note box where I can insert little notes from the week. I can find this section just before my Monday daily section.
While it was a nice idea, I found that I didn’t use the note box every week. For the month of February, I decided to remove the note box and just add notes to my daily section. This way I would have record of the day and date that I added the note and it would align with my whole day. So far, I like this functionality better than having the note box.
Now that the note box has been removed, I have some empty space next to the weekly calendar. I thought of just removing the weekly calendar, but I do like having it in my journal. I decided to add a quote in place of the box. I really like quotes, and this will give me the opportunity to practice various fonts and styles.
3. Habit Tracker
One week early in February I noted some extra space at the bottom of the page. Because I added the Line a Day page, I am not journaling here, leaving extra space. Since a lot of people like putting a habit tracker in their journal, I inserted a one-week habit tracker just to see how I like it.
From the one week, I enjoyed interesting results. I re-started an exercise program that I enjoy, and I added taking my Vitamin to the list beginning Wednesday. I found that I only kept the tracker up through Thursday. However, I have kept up with all my habits anyway.
Although I did not keep up with the tracker itself, the exercise of creating it had its’ benefit. I took my time and really thought about the habits that will improve my life and added them into my routine.
* Bonus: PM vs. AM Gratitude
I really enjoyed the Gratitude Log during the month of January. When February began, I decided to try journaling my gratitude during my evening reflection instead of the morning. I remember thinking that if I saved it for the evening, I would have the whole day to reflect on things and it would be a nice way to wrap up the day.
So far, it’s been a really nice experience. When I look back on January’s log, I see a lot of early morning related items. Either way, the Gratitude Log stays!
And there we have it! I didn’t make a lot of changes in February, but I made the right kind of changes. It’s always good to try new things! That being said, there is no right way or wrong way to bullet journal. The journal just needs to be functional and to help you throughout the month.
My Question of the Day: If you keep a bullet journal, name one way that you changed it up in February. (Please feel free to respond in the comment section)
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