• Planning & Productivity

    Functional Bullet Journal – March 2022

    It’s not too often I share my own monthly spreads as they are quite the personal insight into my world, but I do so enjoy the peak into other peoples journals that I occasion indulge the voyeur in all of us and open that door. This month is no different to the usual busy, not-enough-hours-in-the-day, perpetually over tired and under motivated sort of month that most of us seem to wade through. I’ve a number of goals to tick off in the coming weeks and a few projects that are gaining momentum and, as I’ve mentioned in previous posts, journaling not only helps me reflect but also organise and plan.…

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    5 Reasons to Start a Journal in 2022

    In a world filled with smart phones, virtual social lives, digital currency and self driving cars of all things, I think we’ve become somewhat tech-fatigued. It’s no surprise that vintage crafts, arts and past-times are returning to the zeitgeist with an absolute vengeance! As a form of mindfulness, expression and creativity (whether or not you are naturally gifted), any hobby that can momentarily transport you to a calm and peaceful place is most definitely to be cultivated. Of all the expressive outlets I’ve tried over the years (I went through quite a few at a rate of knots pretty recently, thanks lockdown(!)), I’ve always kept going with journaling in one…

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    Minimal & Clean Bullet Journal

    This month’s bullet journal set up is the polar opposite to the creative, artsy vibe I’d been going for recently. And while I love aesthetic and beautiful, colourful spreads, they do require a bit of thought and some work to keep up throughout the month. November for me is going to be busy (read: hectic). I’m weaning myself gradually back into the world of work and taking on a few projects while still acting as full time PA to a 6 year old, chief cleaner, chef and laundretter (is that a word?) for 4 people, plus wife-ing for an insanely busy husband – as well as being at the constant…

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    5 Reasons Your To-Do Lists Aren’t Working

    If you’ve clicked on this post, I can only assume you’re either genuinely looking to improve your own productivity or you’re putting off some pressing task by pontificating around the Internet. Either way, welcome, fellow procrastinator. You’re in good company. Usually, cunctators make the best planners (as opposed to doers) as the mere act of writing lists and goals in itself carries reward. If you really want to crack down on the ever-increasing adjournments to your plans, keep reading for the most common reasons your to-do lists aren’t working and how to change your habits. 1. Stationery Satisfaction As mentioned in the intro, there is some immediate reward in getting…