• #bujo for NaNoWriMo

    Using Your #BUJO for Writing and NaNoWriMo

    It seems that I spend a lot of time with my bullet journal – and I do. And in my quest to make my life work well, I’ve been looking at ways to organize my writing also. As October is Preptober, I’ve found a way to use my #bujo for writing and NaNoWriMo. With NaNoWriMo just around the corner and Preptober imminent, I’ve made some realizations. What is Preptober and NaNoWriMo you ask? NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month. I’ve written a post about it which will be scheduled in just a couple of days. However, the purpose of NaNoWriMo is to write a novel in an entire month but…

  • Journaling Basics,  Journaling Rituals

    Creating a Journaling Ritual (Or Other Types of Rituals)

    Creating a Journaling Ritual (or writing ritual) to build habits. Creating rituals and habits aren’t as easy as it sounds.  It takes a willingness to look at your life and the habit you want to cultivate. It also requires intention.  A final thought is to have a goal in mind. I’m not saying that you need to have a SMART goal set, just a general “I want to write in my journal every day.” Or, “I will write three joys from my day each evening.”  Simple and to the point, and perhaps a bit of a smart goal. That’s okay too. Creating Rituals When you begin to create rituals for…

  • Journaling Basics

    How Many Is Too Many Journals?

    Do I have, and use, too many journals? As I’ve mentioned, I have been an avid journal writer for my life. Journals have been part of my packing list since I was a teen. Even if I didn’t always write in them, there was some comfort in knowing that I had a journal tucked in when I was away from home. I am currently away from home. And I’ve packed my journals. Yes, I said journals. Here is a picture of the journals I packed for this weekend: I posted this picture on Instagram and asked, did I have too many? Of course, the answer that I received from many…