Wednesday, November 26, 2014
My journal wound up being a collection of notes, ideas and task lists--a sort of visual play space for my brain. One of the best parts of keeping this journal is that whenever I found myself with a few minutes in a quiet spot, I would review what I'd written which made the big thoughts I'd recorded there easier to process.
I think the key to successfully doing this for a year was the things I learned on the Bullet Journal website. These are the elements that made the difference:
- The size of the journal they recommended made it large enough to "think" on but still convenient to carry.
- I used the first few pages as a table of contents and numbered the pages throughout.
- This was an "everything" journal for me. Notes from conversations and meetings, task lists, random inspiration. Work life and home life completely blended as it happened.
This is a practice that I will continue in 2015. I got really inspired this week by a link that Tammy Strobel shared showing the insides of people's journals. For 2015 I plan to evolve my journaling style and continue to polish it.
If you don't currently keep a journal, but have always wanted to, I recommend spending a few moments at bulletjournal.com. For me, it was a great tutorial.
Texas girl who grew up to become a writer with a day job in marketing. Cathy loves exploring the things that make our lives more beautiful, open and real. She is especially inspired by minimalists, vegans, yoga enthusiasts, artists and people trying to be like Jesus in the real world.