Good Morning, everyone! Welcome back to Six Days in My Bullet Journal. Today is Day 3. If you missed the previous days, you may read Day 2 here and Day 1 here. During this series, I will walk you through my daily planning session. I will outline how the daily page is set up and the thought process that goes into planning my day.
Day 2 Evening Reflection
During evening reflection, I spend some time filling in the spaces that still need detail. I note the book I read, and all the tasks that were completed. I completed all my tasks from Day 2, and I even snuck in a trip to the local Baskin Robbins for an ice cream treat after the hair appointment today. I review the food log and mark off the habit tracker. Lastly, I journal for the day.
Day 2 was full, but it didn’t feel as full as the day before. Everything except the hair appointment was all about getting things done (no meetings full of talking about getting things done). While one of my girls was getting her hair done, I had the opportunity to have some quiet quality time with my other girl.
It’s nearly 8pm, and I’m just now sitting down to pull this together for Thursday’s upload. I was super productive all day long, and I am really pleased with how the day unfolded.
Day 3 Planning Session
Steps to Building My Daily Layout
- Use Tombow brush marker 755 to draw a line at the top and the bottom of the page.
- Apply butterfly sticker to the page.
- Use Tombow brush marker 173 to highlight the following prompts
- Day of the Week
- Personal Goal
- Book Read
- Habits (including the completion boxes for each habit)
- Use the Faber-Castell PITT artist pen (M) to write out “Thursday”, “journal”, “food”, and “habits”
- Use the same artist pen to draw the line separator between the journal area and the food and habit tracker area.
- Use the Faber-Castell PITT artist pen (F) to write out “Personal Goal”, “Book Read”, the different habits, along with outlining the completion boxes.
- Use the same pen to fill in the personal goal. It’s Thursday, so it’s near the end of the traditional Monday through Friday workweek. I start to feel it. I have a lot to get done tomorrow, so I am going to “remain calm” and just do it.
- Use the same pen to write out the to-do list. As usual, I began with the items I need to get done in the morning before work – Morning Pages, upload this post, and work out. Then I thoughtfully added the items that I need to get done after work – wipe down bathrooms, LC #8, write grocery list, and e-mail to zero. It looks like a lot, but none of these items will take very long to complete (except the E-Mail).
And that’s it! As I do these daily posts, you can start to see how helpful this time is for me every day. Each part of my day is accounted for as I set my intentions. There is no time wasted, and things are getting done. Don’t forget to come back tomorrow for Day 4! Enjoy your day.
Now This Is Moore Like It!