السّلام عليكم ورحمت الله و بركاته
Here’s another whole brand new year ahead of us, and are all you well prepared? Well, I’m or better, I should be. So many things to do, so many changes to be made and a ton of dreams to be made true by the will of Allah. So that means, a lot more HUSTLE!💪🏻
Like I mentioned in my earlier post on all that I accomplished with one FULL year of bullet journalling, I’m totally up for a new planner for 2018, this time with a little bit of changes here and there. So here’s all about my new BUJO 2018.
This time, I purchased my planner from Sapna stationary, from a brand called Nightingale. Look at the book jacket, I love that peach pink and simple design. So elegant. And neat.📙
They have a variety of colours and few different designs too, here’s the link where you can purchase this online.( This is not sponsored, I’m just sharing the link in case you are looking for one):D
There’s a front page that holds all my details followed by a few pages like calender for 2017, 2018 and 2019. And there’s a whole new page for every day of the year. Like I did this year, I’m not going to time schedule any of the to-do’s. And something very important to get done, then that is going to be highlighted in orange colour. I’m going to use a black pen this time for writing in my planner. I guess that makes it look much more classy. I have put a tiny paper clip at the side of the planner to hang my pen so that it’s always at hand.
Plus, this time, I’m so excited to own a planner that has a monthly spread. My 2017 planner didn’t have one.📆 I badly felt the need to have a monthly spread so that I could have an overview for the month for keeping track of when I have to do a blogpost and also for many other things. There’s also some blank space next to the monthly spread which should allow me some space to plan my month well. This is cool!
I have also felt the need to have a few blank pages in between here and there so that I could, paste a sticker or write down a quote or doodle something on my mind. There were no such pages in my planner 2017 and I used to paste sticky notes here and there to tackle this issue. But, luckily, my 2018 planner has an extra ‘Notes’ page at the end of every month. So yay! Some extra dooodling this year!🖍
I usually have the habit of writing down things on my mind in any blank paper I was able to find and also I have a few bookmarks and things like that I would like to be carried along with the planner. So I wanted to make a folder for the same. So here’s what I did. I did cut out a thick stock paper in a square shape and then slanted one of its side and pasted its three sides on the inside of the front book jacket. This is the folder where my extra notes and bookmarks will slide into.
I write down my to-do’s for the day the night before when I’m about to hit the bed. There’s nothing too small to not to go into my journal. Everything from my daily routines to important reminders goes into my journal with a checkbox on its side. I use the far right side of every page to enter my cash accounts including what I’ve to pay and what I have lend someone. The bottom portion is where I draw mini water bottles to track the amount of water I’ve drunk in the day. Plus, I use washi tapes and sketch pens to decorate the pages and write down the day of the week in calligraphy. Sometimes I sit down and do this in a stretch or maybe on the same day itself. Also, the rest of the page takes up the headings of whatever important happened on that day and tracks my mood using smileys. Sometimes, I also write down pieces of advices I would like to hear for myself.
I’m using the inside of the book jacket at the back to paste some sticky notes which might come in need at times.
I’m pasting a sticky note on a blank page to write down the list of things I want to purchase. I had one in my 2017 planner and that was absolutely useful. I would know exactly what to buy and would strike it off once bought. Also, I’m having a sticky note saying,’ Books on my wish list ‘ consisting of a shelf drawing with books inside where I write down the names of the book I wish to read this year. And the once read, that book gets coloured!
This is all I guess, is on my head right now. I’m thinking of updating you on how my planning is going after a few months into 2018. Are you a planner geek? Do you have any plans for a 2018 planner? Share in the comments below. I’m reading!
Meanwhile, checkout my other posts on planner if you haven’t already.
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