As I enter my last month of pregnancy, I’m finding that I am even more exhausted that I thought possible. And it’s a double edged sword because I’m also the busiest I have been since this journey started! I feel a sense of urgency to finish the baby’s room, get our hospital bags packed, finish shopping, doing laundry, cleaning, etc. And, with the pregnant belly, every task takes more energy than it should.
All of this preparation while being so exhausted has really pushed my drive for simplification. So how do I simplify without losing accountability, intention, and purposefulness? One easy way is in simplifying by bullet journal.
I don’t want to lose any of the mindfulness and reminders that my bullet journal provides on a daily basis because those are the things that keep me grounded. So there isn’t any content that I want to eliminate, but I can make using the journal easier.
There are a few small changes I’ll be making for April with my setup and dailies to make things easier and faster. I’ll do an April Setup post and video and show you more about that later. But for now, one of the biggest changes is with my radar chart for wellness tracking.
I’m not getting rid of it! I love it too much! I also find it very useful to see how events influence my overall wellbeing and it helps me to adjust my vision, outlook, and attitude. But, I can make it easier to use. Rather than doing a radar chart, or spider graph, which requires a stamp, stamping ink, ruler, etc. I’m incorporating wellness tracking into my daily header. There were too many days where I was ready to update my tracker but I wasn’t at home with all of my supplies and it was frustrating. I’ve decided that if anything gets frustrating, it isn’t worth it! So I’m changing it!
I’ve taken a lot of inspiration from bullet journalists on Instagram such as @bujo.auslife and @logthatlife for their beautiful minimalism and @trekkiechickplans for how she implemented the wellness tracker without using the spider chart. This is the idea page that I used to test out different ways of graphing my happiness, calmness, fulfillment, physical health, and energy directly into my daily header.
This provides all of the data and information that I need, a splash of color, and it’s a more calm, serene, faster, and easier way to start my dailies. Plus, I love looking at it. It’s not as busy and gives me a sense of peacefulness to see it all day.
I’m testing it out over the last few days of March, I’ll let you know how it goes! Also, stay tuned for my April Plan With Me video to see the other changes that I’m implementing in an effort to minimize, simplify, and declutter by bullet journal.