Bullet Journal

Bullet Journalling is something that I had wanted to get into for a very long time. I saw it online at least 2 years ago, probably more, but I never really had a chance to focus on it. This fall, around September, I finally got myself a journal and I’ve been obsessed with it ever since.

I’ve been wanting to write a post about my bullet journal for a while but I didn’t want to write anything until I had a layout and a system that worked for me.¬†This month, I think that I’ve finally found something that I feel really comfortable with. I can make it look rather pretty but it’s still functional for me.

I’ve heard a lot of people say that they can’t get into bullet journals because they don’t have the time or the creative ability, or whatever. I get that. It seems like a lot of time and energy to put into something that’s essentially a planner. For me, my bullet journal has been almost like a source of self care.

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As someone who has anxiety, my bullet journal really helps. Planning everything out on paper makes it easier for me to really sort of map everything out and visually see how my week is going to go (I don’t like surprises, I don’t like being thrown into something I didn’t prepare for, it makes me nervous). It’s also the time in my day or my week that I can zen out. I can put on my favourite show or some relaxing music, like some candles, and work on my journal. It just makes me happy.

I’ve found that this minimalistic weekly theme works for me. There’s less that I have to think about on a daily basis and I have more space to sort of, dump my thoughts and ideas through the day.

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I’ve also really enjoyed using the tape chart to keep track of my moods. I like being able to look back on a month and see how it went for me. I like being able to see if I had a good month or a bad month and if there is anything I can do to change it for the next month.

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I’ve created a few different pages that I’ve been having fun with, like bookshelf to put in the books that I read, my birth chart so that I can have it on hand, a page to plan out my meals for the week, blog post ideas, and my yearly tarot reading.

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It’s just been a space for me to relax and do something for myself that also makes me feel like an adult. I am fully obsessed. It feels so very good.

Midnight Wonderings – 15.01.17

This is a new series that I’m going to be starting where once a week, I’ll be posting a few thoughts and images from the week and sharing what’s been on my mind along with the top three things that I’ve been loving this week.

Tired.

If I was to sum this week up in one word, that word would be tired. I’ve been having really strange sleeps lately and I guess I probably have a lot on my mind, I usually do. This is nothing new.¬†Thanks to good old mother nature too, I’m tired and worn out. Work is also feeling terribly long this week. I’m just sort of trucking through the days, getting from point A to point B.

Creativity and passions have been on my mind a lot this week. I’m trying to figure out what I really want to do with my life and it’s difficult, it really is. I keep sort of coming up with an idea of something that makes my heart race in the best way but then I let myself get reminded of reasons why it wouldn’t work.

I am forever being my own worst enemy. I’m constantly telling myself that I won’t be able to achieve things based on some really silly reason. I’m kind of sick of doing that. It just makes me miserable and it stresses me out and it makes me feel useless. There are things that I want to do, things that make me happy, and I’m sick of letting myself get talked out of them because I’m scared.

One of my goals for this year is to do things that make me happy, to follow my dreams and turn them into a reality, no matter what anyone says.

So with all of that being said, does anyone have any recommendations for good online writing courses? I forgot how much I love to write and it’s about time that I pick it up again. Shake off this writers block that I’ve had for far too many years.

I hope that you’ve all had a good week and I’m looking forward to the week ahead. I just need to get through work, no matter how much it puts me on edge. My days off will come soon enough and maybe I’ll get some writing done!

Top Three:
01. Earl Grey Tea
02. Jane the Virgin
03. Ouai Hair Oil