Now that the end of April is approaching, and I am beginning to look forward to the start of May, it’s time to review both my life and my planning system.
Toward the end of every month, I like to look through my bullet journal and Passion Planner Pro and spend some time reviewing how things have gone – both in regard to how well my planning system has served my most recent needs and with regard to how well I am living. Let’s talk about my planning system review first.
I have been intrigued about Bullet Journaling for some time - the thought of starting with pretty much a blank page and creating your own setup sounded quite exciting, yet a little daunting.
I spent a lot of time watching YouTube videos about Bullet Journaling for Beginners, and was blown away by the different styles of Bullet Journaling. The freedom it allowed was a real draw for me and I wanted to give it ago myself.
So I decided to start my very first Bullet Journal this April and I wanted to incorporate EllieBeth Designs UK stickers into the mix. Also having a monthly theme appealed to me, giving me the opportunity to draw and create at the same time.
I have been holding onto some of the stickers I had from the lovely Serendipity collection, including the Notes ‘Track it’ which I thought would be ideal. As well as pulling from other sheets in the collection.
I decided on Classic Pooh Bear for my April Theme, and started by making a list of some of things I would like to include in my monthly setup.
Let’s tackle the elephant in the room. We’re all dealing with events that we never imagined would occur in our lifetime. Plans we had are cancelled or postponed, we can’t really make many new plans and the whole world is worried about an invisible threat. How can even consider sticking pretty stickers in our planners at this time? Well, I think this is the ideal time to brighten up every day with a sticker or two and I’m going to give you a few ideas about how you can use your planner when you might feel you don’t have much to plan for.