This week we take a look at a few bullet journal basics in preparation for my “Ultimate Guide To Bullet Journaling” coming out soon, there are some small changes you can make if you want to be successful and there’s a great flowchart to tell you what type of procrastinator you are – and don’t deny you aren’t – we all do it at one time or another!
How to Start a Bullet Journal – Unworthy
I’ll be publishing my own guide to bullet journaling soon, but until then if you’re looking to start a bullet journal and aren’t sure what to do then this guide will help you.
Six easy ways to mark pages in your Bullet Journal – Journal Junkies
Once you have your bullet journal set up, you’re going to need to know how to find certain pages quickly and this guide from Journal Junkies gives you some great tips on how to index and mark your lists and collections
Journal In Code – 9Gag
Sometimes you might want to hide the content of a journal entry from prying eyes. Of course, given enough time and effort, most codes can be broken but this simple code should stop people being able to glance at your journal to see what you’ve written.
Must Have Planner Accessories – Wendaful Designs
A Journal can be as functional or as decorative as you want. The beauty of a Bullet Journal is that one month (or week) may be super plain and the in the next you might go all out with washi tape and decorating – it’s entirely up to you and how you feel at the time!
The Best Way to Organize Evernote: Use Tags – MakeUseOf
I have a love-hate relationship with Evernote, I really appreciate it as an organisational tool but I do struggle to organise things in a meaningful manner – I seem to spend more time reorganising and re-filing things than I do actually adding stuff into it! Anyway, if you’re looking for a digital tool to use instead then Evernote may be a good alternative.
‘Self care’ isn’t about buying things – it’s the small acts that help our mental health most – i News
From retail therapy to expensive perfumes we’re told that this form of “self-care” will help us get out of a mental rut, but is spending money really the answer? According to this article from the i Paper we’re focusing on the material items rather than the problem at hand.
11 Lifestyle Changes You Need To Make If You Want To Be Successful – Career Girl Daily
The lifestyle tips listed in Career Girls Daily’s article don’t have to apply just being successful you could also use the majority of the list as ways to improve your ‘self-care’ routine too.
Did you know that not all procrastinators are created equal? Me either! This flowchart asks you a few simple questions so that you can figure out what your procrastination style is and what motivates it.
Disclosure: I took the test and I am an avoider – it’s scarily accurate as quite often I won’t do things in case people think I am rubbish! I’ve started to put myself out there a bit more but I guess I need to work on it harder!
How To Overcome Perfectionism And Get Things Done Today – The Order Expert
So one of the reasons you may procrastinate could be because you are trying to achieve “perfection” – which may not be possible in all circumstances, so there are some great tips to try and avoid being a perfectionist in this article from Rashelle, The Order Expert.
12 Ways How Successful People Plan Their Work Every Week – Asian Efficiency
Kayla Matthews has written 12 great pointers on what you need to look at and plan to have a successful week at work. Her tips include limiting meetings, prioritising your tasks and having a “unique look” – although I’m not sure if you could class Mark Zuckerberg or Steve Job’s look as truly unique! Read more about why you should wear the same thing each day if you want to be successful here.
If you Like Kayla’s post on Asian Efficiency, make sure you check out her guest articles on Flipping Heck – 3 Better Ways To Schedule Your Workday, How To Cope With Living In A Stressful City and make sure you check out her own website Productivity Theory.
I know that a good morning routine can set you up for the rest of the day, I just need to be able to get up earlier to have time to do them! I’m sure there must be a couple of these 30 routines that I can fit into my limited morning time though!
What Sending After-Hours Emails Does To Your Productivity – Fast Company
Do you think that by going through your work inbox when you’re at home makes you more productive? Whilst you might think that you’re getting the jump on the following day’s work you may actually be doing yourself more harm than good – both emotionally and physically.
If you want to learn how to manage your emails better so you don’t feel you have to check your emails outside office hours then check out my *free email course where you’ll learn how to get only the important and relevant emails in your inbox so you can deal with the rest at a more appropriate time.
Do you know how much you’re spending on purchase lunches every week? According to the Daily Mail, you could be spending £7.81 ($10) every day on lunches. I’m not sure how valid that figure is as most “meal deal” lunches in the U.K (where you get a sandwich, drink and crisps/chocolate/fruit) only cost £3 – but I guess if you factor in a morning and lunchtime coffee then that soon adds up.
If you want to avoid this extra expense – which even at the cheapest meal deal cost is over £700 (and that’s a nice holiday!) then this post will help you find alternatives.
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Have A Great Weekend
I hope you have a great weekend, as always if you have any links you like to share with me and my readers please contact me through the website or send me a tweet.
Until next week, Stay Productive!