Happy New Year!
With a new year comes new goals, new plans… and a new bullet journal!
Last year I started my first bullet journal and, well, for the most part I really enjoyed it. There were a couple of months when I forgot to track things, or fill it in, or I didn’t have time to make it look fancy so it was very basic… but as a functional planner it did the job, and it definitely kept me more aware of what I had going on in my life.
Starting 2019 as I mean to go on…
This year, I have given myself a word to focus on: POWER.
Power to me means many things, but the main areas are:
- Feeling powerful physically (improving my health & fitness)
- Feeling powerful in my career (generally improving on my skills and/or learning new ones)
- Feeling powerful as a person (stop saying sorry so much, learning to say no, taking control over my own happiness)
To reflect the sentiment of ‘power’, I’ve gone for an orange bullet journal as it feels like a strong, vibrant, powerful colour. Orange will my colour for 2019 in other aspects too, from clothing to decor of my house. It’s going to be a very important colour for me, as will the theme of ‘power’.
Less fancy, more functional… mostly
I’m trying to not get too caught up in how pretty I make my bullet journal, although I do want to improve a bit on my calligraphy. So in the beginning of this year, my journal will be more functional than all fancy… but as I get better at lettering and artwork, I’m hoping I will see a natural progression in my skills of making it look all pretty and whatnot.
The aim is to be consistent
My main struggle is consistency (and that’s not just about journalling… that goes for a lot of other things!) But at least this is a step in the right direction, and hopefully if I stay on top of my bullet journalling, then naturally I’ll stay on top of other things too. House stuff, job stuff, health stuff… just generally being a more organised, focused, powerful person.