I’m back again with another update on my bullet journal. I know calling this post a ‘plan with me’ is a bit silly since I’ve already done all the planning, but apparently plan with me’s are a thing just now. I should also mention that this may be my last bullet journal update for a while, I’ll explain more further on but basically I’m changing how I use my bullet journal so it will work better for me.
I chose a blue colour scheme for March and picked this kit from Harriet Wright Designs to go along with it. I don’t really think of March as being blue but I’ve been having all sorts of problems actually getting my hands on the kit I originally bought for March (if you follow me on Twitter you may already know about these problems). I also decided to try doing a little brush lettering this month and it almost actually worked, I don’t know what the trick is to brush lettering but apparently I did something right.
I like keeping some of my more long term lists in the back of my bullet journal. But I wanted to note these pages down in my index somehow. Eventually I decided to just number out each page in my index, this way I can add the pages at the back in and it’s faster to write in pages at the front too.
This is another tiny thing I added to my yearly lists to make them easier to find. I added a little washi tape to the edge of the page, it makes finding those specific pages just a little easier.
Now this is where I’ve made the biggest change. The thing with my course is it’s a lot of work. In the past week I’ve had 3 deadlines and 1 interim deadline, and there is a lot of things to do along with that. I will admit I’ve been stressing out ever so slightly over it. But one thing I’ve found is that using my bullet journal has actually been stressing me out. I can’t even explain why. It’s almost like I want to make this thing look nice but at the moment I need something thats more functional than pretty.
Over the past week I’ve changed how I use it (again!), I use it more as a daily planner now. I have one day to a page, the hours in the day go down one half and on the other I write out a list of everything I need to do that day. I’ve found I really like using it this way. I need to buy something to use as a more long term planner, possibly a Filofax though they can get quite expensive. But for just now my bullet journal has turned into a daily to-do list.
I also imagine no matter what I decide to buy you’ll hear about it at some point.