I’m happy to report that not only am I still bullet journaling, I am enjoying and improving the experience.
Last month I included a page that listed all the ways I wanted to organize March differently.
Guys I don’t know if you realize how huge this is. Not only did I not freak out that I messed up (whatever that even means) the February Organization, I calmly went about making plans to fix the problems in the future.
BULLET JOURNALING IS CHANGING MY LIFE.
In January I was able to establish the habit of keeping my phone out of my bedroom at night.
In February I worked on social media usage.
I had a goal to not exceed 30 minutes of social media per day. This doesn’t count the posting I’m doing for “work,” rather, the mindless relaxing/scrolling/time wasting usage.
At the beginning of the month, I was amazingly mindful of how long I was spending on social media. I was even using the stopwatch function on my phone whenever I opened a social media app.
About halfway through the month, when I got pretty sick on and off for a week, I totally stopped keeping track. I was tired and draggy and only had enough energy to move a thumb or two, so the social media vortex won out, and then whatever progress I had made was stunted.
However, all was not lost. I no longer take my phone into the bathroom with me (sorry if that’s TMI), and I am at least more aware of my usage. I think that I am less chained to my phone now, and I will keep working on it. Moderation.
This month I’m working on not checking any social media OR email until after nine o’clock in the morning. So far, so good, and I like how it’s affected my morning routine. I make my coffee and focus on my bullet journal and then I get my kids up and make them breakfast (NO AYIN HARAS ABOUT MY KIDS SLEEPING IN, OKAY??)
Something I want to do in the future (after Pesach, likely) is to check out other things I can do with my bullet journal to maximize life.
What are you working on this month?