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Check out these fascinating blogs!
Last post I talked about Bullet Journaling as a way to get my journaling feet wet. Snippets here and there are pretty easy to accomplish and it keeps a record of your days. But, journaling can be so much more than that. I’ve been reading a lot about it in the last year or so.
Everything I’ve come across stressed the value and importance of journaling. The links below are just a sampling of some of the articles I’ve read, to give you some idea.
Here’s what’s been strange for me. Years ago, when I was a teen, I kept a journal. Notebook paper in a 3-ring binder. Most of my teen years were captured on paper. Then, when I was 18, I got some bee in my bonnet that keeping diaries was childish and since I was now an adult, I needed to let go of childish things. So, I burned it. All 600+ pages.
In the years since then, I’ve gone through a lot of things. Some joyful, some traumatic. None of it recorded. I feel like I really need to write things down, and for the life of me, I feel like I don’t know where to begin. Isn’t that silly? It’s silly. I used to write like it was breathing, and now I feel clueless and lost. That is also silly.
As with all thousand-mile-journeys, I begin with small steps, baby steps, a single step. It is not yet a daily habit, but hopefully will be soon.
How about you? Do you keep a journal? Do you wish you did?
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Start simple. Build slowly. Your practice doesn’t need to be profound, or beautiful. It needs to be real, relevant, and effective. Most of all, it needs to be yours.
I thought I’d do a theme for this year’s NanoPoblano, and the theme I chose is journaling. It’s something that’s been on my mind for a long time. It’s something I used to do long, long ago, and something I know in my heart I need to get back to. Baby steps, right?
To begin, I started Bullet Journaling. It’s been rather haphazard for me. Not the Bullet Journal part, but the follow through. I realized I really have no idea how to set goals. I have spent so many years being a wife and mother that my goals basically consist of household chores and I kind of suck at those now. Laundry is not a goal.
When I started Bullet Journaling, I decided that there was no way I was going to include household chores or meals in mine. To be honest, that doesn’t leave me much else to bullet about. I track days and lunar cycles and the weather. I’ve started a few things I want to habit track.
I am trying to get better about this. I read Ryder Carroll’s book and that helped a lot. I am still a bit unsure about the goals part though.
I don’t do a lot of decorating in my Bullet Journal. I can’t draw a straight line with a ruler, lol. But, I have a color code system for the days and months, and even the rooms I plan on working in that day. I like to use different colors to do the layouts for different months. I have learned that at the very least, it gives me a sense of direction and grounding to my days. I like the structure. I keep hoping the follow-through will catch up with the planning-to. Eventually, I hope to get to that point of feeling like I finally have my sh!t together, lol.
What about you? Do you Bullet Journal? Do you have a planner system that you use? Does it help?
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Shaking things up with the Poblanos! C’mon, join in! You can do this! ❤
November is just around the corner, and while many of our writer friends will be participating in NaNoWriMo (congrats, y’all, and good luck!) — some of us will be doing what we do.
Running our yearly blog-marathon for National Blog Posting Month.
We call itNanoPoblano … And Team Tiny Peppers… or Cheer Peppers. Whatever you call us, the important things are that we try together, and we would love if you joined us!
Normally National Blog Posting Month means we write a post a day, for the whole month– but this year, we’re shaking things up! We’re trying to make this a comprehensive blog challenge, complete with a ready-made community.
We’re challenging our team to 10 days of posts, 10 days of reading/commenting, and 10 days of sharing posts through any other platform.
Obviously, you’re still welcome to tackle this challenge however you’d like. Team Tiny Peppers is known for…
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In Conclusion …
Whew! NanoPoblano2018 is in the bag! Did you finish? Even if you didn’t, you tried, and that’s the important thing. 🙂
New friends made, old friends visited, stories told and shared. It was fun! Thank you for being on this journey with me. I look forward to 2019!
❤ xoxox *hugs*
[The Whole Thing: Always Be Cheerful. Don’t Ever Forget God. Heartily Invest in Justice, Kindness, Love, and Mercy. Never Objectify People. Quietly Respect Someone That’s Underprivileged. Value Wisdom. EXamine Your Zone.]