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New pages!

I added a couple of pages this week to my new bullet journal!

 

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Running to-do list: very important page. Everything that has to be done gets scribbled here. The best thing is that I can scratch out stuff I no longer have to do, and move other things to the Future log when they become permanent.

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30 day challenge! I have body image problems, I didn’t put a weight gauge because that’s a personal trigger. I figure with measuring myself once a month I’ll be able to acknowledge my bodies fluctuation without panicking when I “suddenly” can’t fit into my jeans that are 10 years old! However, I haven’t fully crossed out the idea of a monthly weighing session, I’m not sure where to put it! Page 24 key is on page 23, 30 day challenge, I want to do an activity 5 days out of the week, 2 rest days. Running twice a week, Strength training twice a week and Cardio/Yoga session every second week.

 

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30 day challenge with Meditation and Sun and Moon Salutations. I recently bought the book The Mind Illuminated by Culadasa (John Yates) and Matthew Immergut with Jeremy Graves. I will be working through this book to cement my meditation practise. I might do a post about this at some point as well.

 

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New Bullet Journal

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Bullet Journal Cover: every single page has a mistake on it. That’s ok. I like the mistakes. June will be the first month. If I add more collections before then (highly likely) I’ll update this post.

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Legend

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Index

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Birthday’s and Holiday’s! The reason half is blank is becauseI don’t know the school holidays for next year yet. When I get them, I’ll fill in the rest of this.

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Future log: Updating as I sort things out

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Budget, income and out going money.

 

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Chores list: at some point I’ll redo this as some of these happen every 6 months while others are weekly. “Bins” is washing them!

 

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Buddhism Page: I wanted to have this information accessible. I’ve started this journey and these pages are a helpful reminder. I have stopped killing bugs. Everything else, I acknowledge when I do it, I ask myself was I worth it and I move on. I will do a post on this later.

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Baking Challenge: 10 new receipes to try, When I fill this out, I’ll update so you can see what all the boxes are for.

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Library and reviewing: Books to-read and books read, and what I thought about them.

 

 

 

Motivation Monday 20/03

No quotes this week. My motivation came from sitting down and chatting with my boyfriend. I have been digging myself into a hole with this 1st chapter. Flaying about with the shovel causing myself more work.

He takes it out of my hand, gives me a cup of tea and points to the areas that need work. Stomping on the places that are fine for the moment.

This task would take 3 times as long if I didn’t have him to see the bigger picture. He has that fixed in his head, so when I go off and a creative tangent that jumps to another and so on and on, he reminds me where I started AND I then have to explain to him why this far out tangent is relevant.

Our discussions usually end up with me saying:
Right, right, good point. Okay, so where was I?
I pick up my pen and start writing.

I hope you also have someone to clear away the scribbles on your blackboard, to circle the important ideas. Happy Monday.

Motivation Monday

“I, eight years into this professional career, have no idea what my personal style is and the fact that I don’t know doesn’t matter.”
Dan Wells S12 E10: Developing Your Own, Personal Style, www.writingexcuses.com

Personal style is something that I do not worry about stop going through art college taught me that. Style comes with practice. It is your way of looking at something, it is your way of then describing that thing to someone else. Style is your upbringing, your background, your history. Style is your opinion, your viewpoint. It is the connection between your eyes and your brain. You focused on the things you find interesting and important. It cannot be taught. It comes out through your thoughtless writing and through your re-edited work. It is always there, whether you see it or not.

Don’t fret about your personal style, they do grow by practicing what you love to do.

Motivation Monday

“The main point is that I don’t worry about anything other than simply writing, getting something down on paper.”

“Writing is not a finite thing that ends when you turn thirty or forty or fifty or sixty. With any luck, if you care about writing it’s a lifetime pursuit… We write. Sometimes it’s good. Most times it’s not. As Samuel Beckett put it: “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” That’s all I want out of my artistic life. To feel better than the last time.”

P 31, Poets & Writers, March/April 2017 The Necessity of Failure by Kevin Wilson.

I read this article on Saturday, and these are 2 quotes that jumped out at me. I have been struggling with the fear failure and rejection, reading about his experiences resonated with me. After I read the article, I finally wrote the poem I have been avoiding to write for competition at the end of this month. His words gave me that push I needed and couldn’t achieve on my own. Pushing past the doubt I feel about myself as a writer, even writing these words is the proof that I will keep going. I do find myself being crippled by the fear and doubt. And when I work through it logically I realize it is down to the what ifs. I cannot control the what ifs. I can only keep writing.

I hope I have referenced these quotes properly, the last thing I want to do is mess up in that regard. I hope you all a happy Monday, and I see you on Wednesday with my free writing exercise.