Meet my journal, Mo. Beautiful, isn't she? A bit rough around the edges, but I'll like 'em bad. Keep reading for an intimate tour of my bullet journal and its particulars.
1:: Table Of Contents.
Seems arbitrary until you're writing your badass autobiography in sixty years wondering, "When did I discover that delicious whiskey that led to my moral undoing?" (I can't be the only one, right?)
2:: Landing Page.
First impressions are everything. Mine are underwhelming at best, but at least I start the month right. Mo's landing page highlights goals for the month, daily grindpoints, and future plans.
I draw the landing page meticulously. Equal spacing, consistent formatting. Carefully mapping my month ensures a productive workflow and an "I got this" mindset.
I separate recurring duties based on the roles I play. For instance, I practice 3x/week as a breakdancer and 4x/week as a writer. I added this structure to my week to ensure conscious holistic growth. I put a tally mark whenever I perform the task for personal accountability.
4:: Six-Month Preview
I added this section after graduating college. I was wired myself to think short-term (you know, papers, presentations, projects). When those white waters met the vast sea of the real world, I found myself adrift. Writing a sneak peek for the coming months gave me a direction to paddle in.
Do as I say, not as I do... promise I'll finish my preview ASAP.
5:: Grow & Produce.
This section is for broad, sometimes long-term goals. Things to read, watch, study, cultivate. I divided it into two distinct lists:
Books to read, movies to watch, research to be done. Example: "Design free breaking workshop for local dance studios."
Quantifiable goals that often correspond with growth goals. This list ensures that my growth is deliberate and impactful. Example: "Create spreadsheet of 10+ dance studios with email and address."
6:: Week-By-Week Overview.
This is a way for me to zoom-out from my daily tracker to see the general movement of my month.
7:: Daily Tracker.
I split my daily tracker with a dashed line. It allows me to extrapolate with notes or sub-tasks when necessary. I'll draw an arrow from a left-side task to the right side and create a sub-list.
8:: Notes Page.
I leave the left page open for miscellaneous notes, directions, phone numbers, and sometimes, doodles of cacti and fruits. The usual.