If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I try and post photos of my bullet journal, or BuJo, almost every day. I get tons of questions about each picture! How do I do this or that, what is such and such for, what pens do you use, etc.? I love answering all of these questions, and I try to do so on Instagram as much as I can.
I thought it would be nice to have those questions answered here as well and do a quick weekly wrap up of my Bujo. I hope that you all find it useful and not too redundant. I’m also trying to brainstorm reorganizing the website to make content easier to find. So, look forward to that coming in the next few weeks.
Without any further ado, here is Last Week in Bujo: April 3-9, 2016!
The image above was posted to the Instagram #PlanWithMeChallenge as my best planner hack! I wrote an entire blog post around it, which you can find here along with a list of supplies.
From Instagram: “I only have a little over 3 weeks left until my due date! The doctor said that having contractions, or Braxton Hicks, is good, normal, and I should keep an idea of how often they occur. That way I can tell them if the frequency is increasing, decreasing, etc. of course that meant needing a way to track them in my bullet journal! I was inspired by the daily time tracker by @logthatlife to create a sleep and contraction tracker. Whenever I have a contraction, I just add a dot for the time of day. I track my sleep as well so that I know why there aren’t any contractions. Do you guys use any daily time trackers?”
From Instagram “#PlanWithMeChallenge 4.6: Functional. I thought a lot about this challenge prompt and how to interpret it. And for something to be truly functional and work for you, it has to be useful and honest. It seems that sometimes we are most dishonest with ourselves and I want to fight that as much as possible. For me, the most functional parts of my bullet journal are those things that force me to be honest. Truly honest with myself. Only then can I intentionally work on improvement. Tracking my pregnancy weight gain and my overall physical and mental wellbeing is my version of this and I continue to find it to be the most functional part of my bullet journal.”
After this post, I got a lot of questions about wellness tracking, what is the graph, how do I determine what score to give myself, etc. For more information please see this post on using a radar chart for tracking wellness. There is also an accompanying video on wellness tracking found here.
From Instagram “#PlanWithMeChallenge 4.7 and 4.9: Favorite Supplies and Simplifying. My whole focus this month is on simplifying my life, my routine, and my bullet journal so I have pared down my supplies to the bare minimum basics: the journal, pens, washi tape for my dashboard, and my Roterfaden notebook holder. I have eliminated markers, stamps, stamping ink, ruler, etc. and I absolutely love how much easier and faster my planning routine has become! And after using quite a few different pens these Hi-Tec-C Maica ones are my absolute favorite!”
From Instagram “The idea for this awesome Game of Thrones reading chapter checklist came from @craftyenginerd and as soon as I saw her page, I loved it! And I knew I had to make one for myself! I’ve been trying to get back into the habit of reading and the 4th GoT book has been sitting on my nightstand for longer than I care to admit. But it’s high time I get back to it! This is a great way to keep motivated! As I read each chapter, I add color to the flag banner to mark it off. I can’t wait to see it all filled in. Thank you for the great page idea @craftyenginerd !!!!!”