Welcome to the first Round-Up of 2018 – it seems like yesterday that I was writing the first Round-Up of 2017 – How time flies!
In this edition we concentrate on Bullet Journals, and not because I think everyone should be using one but because they’re so flexible you can make your own style of planner that works for you and your circumstances. So don’t be put off by the Bullet Journal slant, you can use all of these resources for any type of planner you can devise.
How To Start Bullet Journaling: The Unconventional Method – Stationary Nerd
I’ve written a guide to bullet journaling but it’s nice to have a different perspective on it. This fantastic article covers all of the basics of bullet journaling including equipment, what to write down and what to expect.
How To Set Up Your Bullet Journal In 6 Simple Steps – Just Bright Ideas
Still think that setting up a bullet journal is a complicated process? Then how about being able to get it up and running in just 6 steps?!
Massive List Of Bullet Journal Collection Ideas – The Petite Planner
A collection is simply a list of related items that are kept together in your journal. Collections can help you organise your morning routine, what you’re watching on Netflix or a complex project. If you’re looking for ideas on what to track then this great list (broken down by category) is bound to inspire you.
From Rings To Strings: Planning Trends – Plan It Zoe
If you’re not sure what sort of planner to use then check out Plan It Zoe’s post on the different types of planner that you can use as a standard diary or a bullet journal.
Bullet journaling isn’t just about bullets! You can use grpahics and stickers to keep track of important items and motivate yourself too.
While your thinking about stickers, don’t forget to check out my Etsy shop so you can check out my various stickers and planner inserts!
52 Weeks Of Self-Discovery Prompts For Your Bullet Journal – Page Flutter
A prompt gets you to think about a specific subject and then act upon it, or write about it. This act of self-reflection can be really useful when we’re trying to understand ourselves and our motivations better, or find out what’s holding us back.
Bullet Journaling Stencil Roundup – Stationary Nerd
If, like me, you’re terrible at drawing, don’t have the time, or want to be consistent with your designs then a stencil may be the way forward. I’ve just got a set but I haven’t really go into using them then so watch this space!
What’s Your Bullet Journal Type? – 4 Screens
What to know what type of bullet journal you should be designing? Then take this quiz to find out – mine’s minimalist, let us know yours in the comments!
Are You Wasting Time On A Bullet Journal? – Chris Kyle on Medium
Finally, I thought I’d better balance out the argument by having someone answer the question “Is it a waste of time?” We know you have to track tasks, but do you have to do it in such an artsy manner? Definitly not argues Chris Kyle.
If you’re not convinced that paper is still a useful planning tool then perhaps Staples can sway you with their list pointing out the benefits of pen and paper.
The Extreme List Of Free Planner Printables – My Life Planners
If you’re looking to set up your own planner and don’t have a huge budget then how about printing your own inserts? The team over at My Life Planners have put together a list of over 100 free planner printable sites for you to get every aspect of your planner set up.
And don’t forget to check out our Free Printable Planner Inserts – I’m hoping will be added to the My Planner’s list soon!
The Best Planners For 2018 – My Adaptable career
If you’re looking for a planner that fits a specific aspect of your life such as habits or tasks then there’s a planner out there for you and you’re bound to find it on Emily’s fantastic list.
The 10 Best Journaling Apps For 2018 – Zapier
Still not convinced that you should be using a paper planner? Okay, I’ll let you off for the time being! Zapier have put together a list of Apps for you to use instead!
100 Self Improvement Tips – Natalie Bacon
If you know that you need to make some changes in the New Year but aren’t sure where to look for inspiration then how about 100 different things to inspire great change in you?
6 Steps To A More Generous 2018 – Forbes
It’s very easy just to think about ourselves and not really consider the feelings and opinions of those around us. Being generous doesn’t just benefit the receipient of your generosity, it can also have a big impact on you as well.
Want to be super-productive this year but don’t know where to begin? The Born2Invest has put together 8 pointers to get you started so you have no excuse not to Get Stuff Done this year.
Have A Great Weekend
Until next week, Stay Productive!
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