• Journaling Basics

    Welcome to Use Your Journal

    So, you’ve picked up a beautiful new journal that you just couldn’t resist. Now what? You’ve been told that journaling is a good idea to help you deal with somethings, but you have no idea where to begin. Studies have shown that journaling is good for your health, but the reality of beginning a journal seems overwhelming. Well, you’ve come to the right place. Use Your Journal is a a place to learn all things journaling. The good news is that there is no wrong way to journal. Does that help? Of course that doesn’t tell you where to begin. The next bit of good news is that, depending on…

  • Bullet Journaling,  Exercises

    Do You Review, Pt 3: Review Your Year!

    Did you review your year? How was this last year for you? Have you sat down to look at what made 2019 a good or bad year for you? Do you need to? Generally, I do this every year. Sometimes it is in the new year and sometimes it is near my birthday. In recent years, I’ve focused on the new year. While I am avoiding resolutions, I still want a way to look over my year and help me decide on the path for the new year. My intention was that this post would be written before the end of the year. When life is at its busiest. Yeah,…

  • Bullet Journaling,  Next Steps in Bullet Journaling,  Uncategorized

    Do You Review? Review Your Month! Pt. 2

    Do You Review? Review Your Month, Year! Pt. 2 Did you review your week using the questions I posted in Pt. 1? How did it go? Did you celebrate your small wins? I have to confess! I am an impulse spender. When something happens, as did last week when the spacebar on my laptop stopped working and all efforts to fix it were thwarted, my first impulse is to replace. In this case, purchasing a desktop as a complement to my system. However, I was able to simply put it into my wish list and move forward. As I type this on an external keyboard, I am trying to remember…

  • Bullet Journaling,  Next Steps in Bullet Journaling

    Do You Review? Review Your Week, Month, Year, pt 1

    Weekly Review As the end of the year is drawing near, it is often a time to review the previous year and looking toward the future. But do you have any idea of how to review your life? Let’s look at the weekly review first. Before I began to use a bullet journal, I was a planner addict. Often, I would purchase two or more in a year because something just wasn’t working in the one I’d picked up. My go-to journal for years was the Franklin Planner. These are absolutely beautiful planners but as with everything, things change. And my favorite planner changed a lot. I didn’t like the…