One Book July: An Introduction

If you are looking for a fun challenge this summer, One Book July is right up there. For this planner lovin’ woman, I think July is the perfect time to bond with just one planner, or Bullet Journal in my case. What I like about this challenge is, there are very few rules. You don’t have to stick with just one book. You can focus on one big project, get better at using your Bullet Journal, or trying out a new system that may work better for you. You can find out more on their Facebook page. If you have been struggling, juggling, or wanting to start a Bullet Journal, I highly encourage you to participate.

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Level up your life with the Level Ten Life System

If you are unfamiliar with Hal Elrod and his Level Ten Life method, the basic premise is to evaluate ten main areas of your life: your relationship, friends and family, personal development, career, finances, recreation, contribution and giving, environment, spirituality, and wellness. Whew, those are a lot of areas to focus on. It can be a bit overwhelming when you think about it. The idea is to evaluate each area on a scale of one to ten; each level representing your satisfaction towards that area in your life.

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6 Ways for Year Long Success

Do you take the time to review your Bullet Journal? Are you keeping track of your personal progress, what goals you want to achieve, and projects you want to tackle? If you want to have a successful year, you need to use your planner. I’m not just talking about setting up for the week. No, you need to use it by setting up pages that you can use to focus on what matters to you. Then, use it! There are so many collections to add, but from what I’ve experienced, keeping track of my goals, habits, and ambitions help keep me motivated. I have since achieved a lot of my goals when I started to focus.

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Rock your To-Do List with Task Batching

When I first heard about task batching, I thought it sounded like a lot more work than worth the benefits. I remember spending an hour planning out how I would group all my tasks. In one day I’ll write three blog posts. The next day, I will edit just one. One? I didn’t get that by working in chunks on specific projects, especially routine tasks, I could free up my time more. There are only 24 hours in a day. What would you do if you had an extra hour each day, or maybe just once a week? For me, I would finish a book, cuddle with my cat more, and watch Netflix with my husband.

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Fall back in love with your planner

If you are like me, then you know there will be bouts where a Bullet Journal, or any type of planner just doesn’t cut it. Why, you may ask. Personally, for me I use my Bujo as a planner hybrid: half for creative expression, half for keeping me organized. Truthfully, though, more times than not I spend more time decorating than actually checking things off. The trouble with this is, I am bound to have a creative rut. We can’t be creative all the time; our brains need rest. What is worse is when the blanks interfere with the way I approach my chosen planning system at that moment.

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