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How do you organize your life?
In total disclosure—there are areas of my life that are super organized. Areas where I rock. Areas where I’m amazing. Areas where I think a standing ovation should happen.
There are areas where I’m scatterbrained and unorganized and totally forgetful and think I should just start over.
Isn’t that random? To be so organized sometimes and so unorganized at other times? In 2019, I decided I wanted to figure out why that was. I wanted to research and do some soul-searching and figuring out why it all happened like that.
And so I did.
And do you know what I figured out? Do you know what my very best guess what the answer was?
All my life wasn’t in one place.
I know that seems over-simplified. I get it. I understand. But truly? I had this organizer for this and this organizer for this and it was all in different places and some of the organizers worked really well and some not so much.
And then I discovered bullet journaling.
It all started with this class over on Skillshare. You’ve heard me talk about Skillshare before.
I’ve learned so much over there. I’ve learned how to take better pictures with my iPhone and the best photography tips and I’ve even looked into arm knitting.
Skillshare is an awesome learning community full of more than 25,000 online classes on skills that are just waiting to be learned. Classes on photography and crafting and creating and designing and blogging and so much more.
I just logged into my Skillshare account and searched for bullet journaling.
There were so many different options, but I learned so much from Jess.
She was sweet and friendly and open and walked me through how to bullet journal.
Here’s a look inside my pages.
The basic concept behind bullet journaling is to have a notebook with a page for everything. You can have business pages and personal pages and workout pages and healthy eating pages all in the same notebook.
And the best part?
You don’t have to think of everything at the same time and keep it in order. I started with a table of contents at the front.
My first page was this e-mail list. E-mails are my lifeline. So I started an e-mail page and added it to the table of contents. It’s page one. Then I made a list of all the e-mails that I needed to do and things I needed to take care of on e-mail. I left a couple of blank pages for this because e-mail is such an important part of my day and I know it will fill up quickly.
My next page was a business one, too.
It’s my consulting page.
I do blog consulting and business consulting and even now book consulting. If you are ever interested in talking, you can see more about my consulting business here.
It’s a lot to keep straight.
I added this page to the table of contents and started making my list.
Then I added an upcoming projects page.
And an SEO to work on a page.
And a grocery page.
And an idea for posts page.
And a supplies page like this one.
For every area of my life that I needed to keep track of something, I added a page. The pages can be a little random. I just add one as I need it and take away a page if I no longer need it. The table of contents in the front helps me keep everything in order.
It’s truly amazing.
Bullet journaling your life.
I take this notebook with me wherever I go and it’s my lifeline.
And now—in super exciting news–you can take this class and hundreds of others just like it when you try Skillshare for two months for FREE by clicking here or by entering the promo code THISTLE3 at checkout.
Here are a few others I found that I want to try:
How to Fix the Oops with Your Bullet Journals
Hand lettering (Jess teaches this one, too)
And this one sounded so 2019: How to Bullet Journal On Your Ipad
This is just a sampling of some of the classes on bullet journaling.
I’m not done yet. I’m going to take a few more. I want to learn a little more about hand lettering and a little more about what to do with more pages when I run out of room.
Good thing there’s Skillshare. Good thing there are classes that can help me with that. There are over 20,000 classes in every possible area you can think of–from bullet journaling to building your social media platform to learning how to blog.
You can check them all out here and design and create and dream and learn to your heart’s content….
….for FREE. 🙂
To try out Skillshare for two months for FREE, simply click here.
There are thousands of classes waiting with a seat with your name on it…
….just waiting to help you learn something new. 🙂
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