2 months in: Bullet Journal + Erin Condren notebook update!

 

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In July, I told you about how I had traded my Erin Condren Life Planner for an Erin Condren notebook + the bullet journaling system. And I am still totally smitten with the process. I thought I’d show you how my process has changed a little.

This is still the same notebook, I just switched out covers.

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Hello, September! I use the monthly view to separate each month in the notebook. I carefully snipped them out and put them back in. I am kinda irritated that the monthly calendar is no longer an option in the take-note notebooks. I’m not sure what my system will look like once I run out in December. (Later in the post, you’ll see the new removable calendar.)

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I use a lot of stickers. They keep me realistic about how much time I have. I have room for two stickers, so that means that’s all I can fit in an evening. Easy peasy. I have my yoga schedule in for the month (BFW) and the little running man stickers from Lydia‘s  INKY Planner Supplies.

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I start each month with a review of my core desired feelings (I LOVE the Desire Map) and how I want to live them over the course of the month.

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This is my overall legend. I do my own thing here and there, but the basic bullet journal icons + a few of my own, and I’ve got it under control!

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I have embraced the weekly to-do list. I was finding that I was writing the same things many days in a row just so I wouldn’t forget them. I love that I can write it one place, know I’ve got everything important, and then just put the items on the days I actually planned on doing them. (Also, WOO. Getting ready for Yoga Teacher Training next week means this week is a a really busy one.)

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Then I move on to the workout and eats plan for the week. My plan and Nathan’s schedule. Oh – and I put washi tape on the side of the weekly page so I can just flip through and find it easily.

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And now, the daily page! Food journal. Yoga note. Then the tasks for the day. (It was a busy day since I had the day off from work and I didn’t do any coaching work at all this weekend!)

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Open = to do. Filled in = done. Half-filled in = in progress. X = deleted. Arrow = moving to tomorrow.

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I am in love with this. In love. I also keep my daily meditation notes, my reading notes, and lists of quotes right here in the daily pages. I love carrying everything around in one notebook.

The down side? I’m going to go through these much quicker than I would a life planner. At the rate I’m going, each notebook will last about 4 months. That’s okay, though. I just won’t be committed to a cover as long.

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Since I walked you through the rest of the notebook the last time, I thought I’d show you my favorite supplies.

I use Stadtler 0.3mm for most things I do with work or coaching stuff. EXCEPT in my planner. For some reason, my planner just calls for PaperMate Flairs. I love them. They write nice and thick and don’t bleed through. I also use a fine black Bic Mark-It to write on my stickers.

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Yes, stickers. I go through a ton of these. Thankfully, I ordered a ton of these forever ago, so I don’t have a shortage of them.

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I am also absolutely in love with the running and yoga stickers from INKY. In love.

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The other reason I love these stickers? I am using one of the removable calendars as a family calendar in the kitchen. And, since the pages are smaller, the traditional stickers are too big for the boxes. But the INKY stickers? Just right.

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And, in case you were wondering what the references are to stillness offering…

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This is exciting, friends. I am so excited about my latest coaching offering. These ideas behind be.still. have been in my back pocket for months and months. I am so excited to bring this to life. We’ll spend the month of October learning about ways to grow and enjoy stillness and peace. It won’t be open for another week or so, but if you want to make sure you get the info, join my email list!

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