Dream House Bujo Flipthrough (August 2020)

It’s that time of the month. Time flies so fast just like the birds in the sky. That’s why in this this video I used the sound of birds to accompany you as I flip the pages of my August Bullet Journal set-up with the team “Dream House”. This is also a sneak peak of my September Bujo cover page. So sit back and relax. Hope you find inspiration. Journal on!

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Plan with Me | September Funny Memes Theme (No Drawing)

Hi Friends!

September is here?! Can you believe it? It’s actually making me anxious. I would like to draw but I can’t for the life of me. I’m not in the mood to bullet journal even. But I fought the feeling because I know I’ll feel more down if I can’t . So this month I decided to just cut and paste, no drawing and no ruler. I also chose funny memes to be the main theme of my bullet journal so I could have a good laugh. In the end, this whole process became therapeutic for me. I’m glad that I did not give up. How about you? How do you face September? Hope you’re safe and feeling great.

“There’s a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in” —Leonard Cohen

Content Outline

00:00 Cover Page

01:30 Monthly Log

02:23 Expense Tracker

03:38 Brain Dump

04:20 Youtube Tracker

05:07 Weekly Spread 1 with Habit and Goal Tracker

07:16 Weekly Spread 2 with Habit and Goal Tracker

08:08 Final Flipthrough

MUSIC CREDITS:

Source: bensound.com

Title: Funny

Decorating My Bujo Cover with Washi Tapes and Stickers (Vintage Themed) 📔

HI Friends! My bujo cover is plain and boring. In this video I’m going to give it a twist.I will decorate it using washi tapes and stickers. I want it to give-off a vintage travel-inspired vibe. I hope you enjoy this video and find inspiration.

📔 Bought map washi tape and vintage ticket stickers in https://www.instagram.com/washicornerph/

📔 Bought Vintage Country Landmarks in Lazada https://www.lazada.com.ph/products/vi…

✍🏻Calligraphy brush pen: Tombow Fudenusoke

Remember you are awesome,

Gurezu 


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Journal With Me // Dream House Theme for August 2020

Hello Friends! What’s your dream house? Join me as I envision some elements of my dream house as inspiration in doing this set-up. This month I’m using pastel color scheme because I bought a set of “Fluorescent” pens. This is not my comfort zone because I feel difficult in combining colors in a spread but I am feeling risky this time. Hope you enjoy this video! This is Filipino language but I will work on the English subtitles. Enjoy! How about you? What’s will make your dream house? Would it be minimalistic? Boho style? Give me ideas. Let me know in the comment section. I would like to hear about it to broaden my imagination.

Credits:

Pen used: Fluorescent Pen (that’s the brand name already)

For black calligraphy:Tombow Fudenosuke

For brown lines: Platinum Brush Pen

Hope you enjoy this video of mine and I hope you are inspired to do journaling as well as it can help you know yourself even better!

Remember you are awesome,

Gurezu

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My Travel-Inspired Bujo for July 2020

Now that July has ended,I would just like to share my travel-inspired bullet journal. I am inspired by my longing to travel so I just did it with bullet journaling. Writing my thoughts in paper is tremendously therapeutic. If you are like me whose work and hobbies involves a lot of screen time, bullet journaling is a way to disconnect and ease your crowded mind. I totally recommend it.

These are two videos. The first one was how I made the initial set-up at the beginning of the month. The second one was the final flipthrough on how it came to be. So sit back and relax. I hope my spread will inspire you as it did to me.

July Plan with Me.

July 1-minute flipthrough with a sound of rain.

Some images of my favorite spreads.

Remember, you can write your own destiny and it’s not too late for everything,

Gurezu 

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Getting Started Guide on Bullet Journaling

Hi Friends! How are you holding up?! We’re still in quarantine here in my country. If you’re looking for new hobby to keep your sanity in bay. I totally recommend journaling. And with that I present to you a guide on how to get started in “bullet journaling”. It’s a journaling method which is a productivity tool as well. This guide is base on the key points in the book “The Bullet Journal Method” by Ryder Carroll. I did this guide as step-by-step as possible.

Here’s the outline of my guide. Feel free to jump to each topic by clicking the link below.

I.What is Bullet Journal and It’s History?

II.Materials you Need

III.Cover Page: To Set The Mood

IV.Basic Components of Bullet Journal

       A. Index

       B. Future Log

       C. Monthly Log

       D. Daily Log

V.Bullet Journaling Method

         A. Rapid Journaling

         B. Migration

         C. Collection

         D. Indexing

VI. Additional Tips

I. What is Bullet Journaling and It’s History?

Bullet Journal is tracker, planner and journal in one notebook. It is an analog productivity tool to keep track of your goals and priorities. The term and it’s method is invented by a digital product designer named Ryder Carroll. As a child, he was diagnosed with ADHD (“Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ”). It’s a mental disorder and also considered a learning disability. Through the years, he developed the system that helped him outgrew the challenges of having ADHD . Encouraged by a friend who found the same system useful in his own life, he shared his method online and soon garnered attention in social media. Bullet journaling or bujo eventually became a global productivity tool sensation as it helps others achieve their own goals.

Here’s a 10-minute interview of him talking about his book. For more info, you may visit the official website of bulletjournaling here.

II. Materials You Need

Let’s start simple. This is really all you need.

III. Cover Page: To Set The Mood

Reserve the very first page for your cover page. You can write a quote or your ultimate goal.
Or you can leave it blank. It’s up to you.

IV.Basic Components of Bullet Journal

A. Index page

STEP 1:Allot four pages for index. Just write “Index” on top. Index will be our table of contents. But we’ll get back to it later.

STEP 2: Put a page number on each page after the 4 index pages. As a start, you can number up to 50 pages.  Put in it a consistent place.

B.Future Log

Future log is the part wherein we write expected events and deadlines for the whole year. More will be written as time goes by. For now, here’s a basic future log set-up.

STEP 1: Put the “Future Log” on top of the page.

STEP 2: Divide the page into three then in each partition corresponds to a month of the year.

STEP 4: Continue the same steps to the next 3 pages.

STEP 5:Write expected events or deadlines that falls in a certain month if you have it.

C. Monthly Log

Monthly Log is the part where we list the goals and tasks to accomplish for the current month and then assign deadline for each tasks.

STEP 1: Put a header <Current Month> Monthly Log.

STEP 2: Write the date number then the day-of-the-week abbreviation. Example, 1-W on which W stands for Wednesday.

STEP 3: On the right side, make a list of task and goals you have for this month. You may put a check box before each task.

SAMPLE FINISHED FUTURE LOG

D. DAILY LOG

Daily Log is the part where you list the tasks before the day starts and evaluate those tasks at the end of the day.

STEP 1: At the left page, write “Keys” on top.

STEP 2: Then below it, copy the following symbols shown in the photo below. These are the symbols you will use before the day starts; • period for tasks, small circle for Events , dash for notes and star for priority.

STEP 3: On the same page, just skip one line space and copy the following symbols. These are the symbols you will use at the end of the day; an ex for “Done” , forward sign for “Migrate tomorrow” , backward sign for “Migrate  to future log” and strikethrough for “Cancel”.

STEP 4: At the right page, put the Daily Log on top.

STEP 5: Below enter  the date on when you would like to start using bujo for your tasks.


STEP 6: Daily Logs will be the list of task you have to do every day. Normally a single page can accommodate three days worth of daily tasks. So you can do it like this

Your Daily Log now may look like this. It’s not yet finished though as you will continue to work on your daily logs as the days go by until the end of the month.

The Basic Bujo Page set-up has been finished. It’s now time to use it using the bullet journal method.

V.Bullet Journal Method

A. Rapid LOGGING

-Listing tasks, thoughts and feelings in short form notation. This is what you will do everyday in Daily Logs.

STEP 1: Before the day begins, open your daily log page and jot down the tasks, thoughts, feelings, marking each entry with symbols  found in keys. Make the entries as short as possible.


STEP 2: At the end of the day, review the tasks and mark them according to the keys encapsulated below.

Let’s take a closer look on the task review done in our sample.

B. MIGRATION

Migration is the process of moving tasks to the next day (Daily Log), later of the current month (Monthly Log), to next month/s (Future Log) or to the trash.

STEP 1: Go back on your Daily Log and take note of the tasks marked as > . This means you want to do them tomorrow or later day within the month. Put tomorrow’s tasks on the next day’s Daily Log . If it’s not tomorrow but next week or later, put them in Monthly Log. Let’s take a look at the samples below.

STEP 2: Check the tasks with < sign. It means you want to do this task on later months. Go to your future log and write the task on the month you want to resume this task. Look at our sample below.

STEP 3: As you can see, we did not pay attention to the task with strikethrough because it means we don’t want to pursue this anymore. This task is now in trash can.

THERE’S A LOT OF REWRITE HERE,DON’T YOU THINK?

Oh yes. It could be bothersome but this method has its purpose. It forces you to ask yourself, is this worth re-writing for? Is it really important?

As Ryder Carrol said in his book,

“During Migration, we transfer content from one place in our Bullet Journal to another by rewriting it. This may seem like a lot of effort, but it serves a critical purpose: It weeds out distractions… It helps you identify and focus on what is meaningful by stripping away what is meaningless.” ‐ Ryder Carroll

C. COLLECTION

Collection is  the component in Bullet Journal where you can take notes or track things that matters to you. It could be in a form of a list, tracker or drawing. Anything!

For example, it could be page for the list of books you want to read, list of blog ideas, bucket list, your meal plan, habit tracker, mood tracker or a doodle page. It’s up to you!

For example, at the middle of the day, you decided to write a list of books, movies or series to watch and as well as healthy meal ideas. So you write them at the next  blank pages.

D. INDEXING

Indexing is just dynamically writing your table of contents.

STEP 1: Let’s look back on the basic bujo pages that we have set-up so far.

STEP 2: We can now update our Index. We use (-) to signify if a certain category is spanning consecutive pages.

STEP 3: In our example, since p9-10 was reserved for collection, we resumed the daily logs on page 11. So in the “January Daily Log” row, just put a comma (,) and write the next page where you resume that component..

STEP 4: Your index gets updated as you continually use your bullet journal. This is just a sample Index. This time, it would be totally depend on your how to spend the pages of your bullet journal.

Some bullet journalist would prefer to allot pages for daily logs in advance. Some would put the collections after monthly logs. It’s up to you. Just update the index for your later reference.

YOU ARE NOW FINISHED LEARNING THE BULLET JOURNALING METHOD!

But before you dive, here are some additional tips.

VI. Additional Tips

  1. Number your pages beforehand.
  2. When writing task for the day, review your Monthly log to make sure you are including the task you put in a specific day as a result of migration.
  3. When it’s time to move on to another month, review your Future Log first to make sure you are including the tasks you put for that month as a result of migration.
  4. Feel free to create your own keys or symbols. Feel free to add if you need it
  5. Start simple.The internet is full of bullet journal inspirations that you may eventually feel pressured to make beautiful spreads. Remember, bullet journal is a productivity tool more than a creative outlet. It’s okay if you don’t have time to decorate.
  6. Make it a habit. A 5-10 minutes journaling time is already good enough!
  7. If you want to get creative with the formatting of the pages, then feel free to do so! If you want write by paragraph for your daily logs, then do it! This guide is just to provide the core concepts of bullet journaling. Formatting is up to you. Do what works for you.

To give you an idea on how you can modify the formatting, sharing with you a sample of my latest bujo set-up which is for June 2020 as of this writing.

COVER PAGE

Sample Cover Page I made for my bujo. This is my second journal already for the year 2020. I hope it will last for the whole year already.

INDEX

Sample Index Page

FUTURE LOG

Sample Future Log of my bujo. This time I stick to the original horizontal layout. I kinda have a mistake here as I intended to start the future log from July. So I just put November and December in one container.

MONTHLY LOG

How did I do my Monthly Log for June 2020. My Monthly Log is usually in four pages. I love doing cover page for each month because it’s an avenue to be creative and set my aesthetic theme of that month.
The second part of my Monthly log is in the form of a calendar, each week divided at the right to distribute my weekly goals. I also use this page as Habit Tracker to maximize the page.

DAILY LOG

Sample of my Daily Log page for June 2020. In my case, I did a vertical layout. I did not remember what I did on Monday and I still don’t have my bujo that time. So I decided to dedicate the space for Keys.
Two pages are enough for one week for me. In the bujo community, this format is often called a weekly spread.

COLLECTIONS

My Morning Routine
My June Song Playlist. This is the list of my favorite heartbreak songs. I also wrote the meaning and snippets of my fave kines in their lyrics.
My Social Media Content Planner. This collection is consistent part of my bujo set-up each month since I intend to grow as blogger

CONGRATULATIONS! YOU ARE NOW READY TO BE A BULLET JOURNALIST!!!

Now that you know the skeletons of a bullet journal it’s now up to you to modify it to fit your style and need.

Welcome to the world of bujo!

I hope this guide would help you kick start this new wonderful hobby and habit. Feel free to ask questions or give feedback!

Before I end this blog, I would also like to invite you to be one of my International Blogger Friends . The basic idea is to have at least one blogger friend in each country. For more details, just go to this link. I hope you accept my invitation!

Remember, you can write your destiny and it’s not too late for everything,

Gurezu 

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What is Bullet Journaling and How It Is Helping Me

HI Friends! I hope you are all doing great. Just like in previous months, I will share a behind the scenes video of my bullet journal set-up this May 2020. Along with this, I will tackle about what is bullet journaling, it’s short history and most importantly, how it has been helping me personally now that I’ve been doing this for more than four months already. And maybe it can help you too.

Plan with me. MAY 2020

1.What is Bullet Journal?

Bullet Journal or Bujo is invented and coined by a digital designer named Ryder Carroll. It is simply an organizational method to improve productivity and track everything that matters by using a notebook. You could say it’s like using a planner, sticky notes or calendar mobile applications. But what set bullet journal method apart is it hones the skill of de-cluttering the mind and sense of focus.

2. What is the short history of Bullet Journal method?

Ryder Carroll was diagnosed with “Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ” or (ADHD) as a child. It’s a mental disorder characterized by inability to focus, learning disability and excessive activity. Growing up, journaling has been his refuge to cut the noise in his head. Through the years, he developed the system that helped him outgrew the challenges of having ADHD . Encouraged by a friend who found the same system useful in his own life, he shared his method online and soon garnered attention in social media. Bullet journaling or bujo eventually became a global productivity tool sensation as it helps others achieve their own goals.

The history is best told from the creator of bullet journal himself with his TED TALK entitled “How to Declutter Your Mind–Keep a Journal”. If you’re a scatterbrained myself, I recommend you to watch this 12-minute video.

3. How bullet journaling help my life as a scatterbrain?

I’ve been doing bullet journaling since the start of the year 2020. At that time, I felt like my social media habits are problematic. I was caught in the cycle of I want to do something but I got a little time. Not that I’m too busy but I was just wasting my time away. Then I will feel guilty and ashamed afterwards. You see, i am not diagnosed with ADHD like the creator of bujo. But the difficulty to focus resonated with me. I used to be an old school journalist since highschool. It stopped when I started working. And of course, when mobile phones became the extension of a person. It was not the only hobby that disappeared. I was also not that into reading books anymore as I used to. A lot of study says that social media makes people impatient, shortens the attention span, gives FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) and makes people seek validation by number of followers and likes. In my case, I recognized these signs are true.

It was with my endless scrolling that I stumbled upon the hashtag #bujo and re-discover the world of journaling. I was amazed on how flexible bujo can be. And how it is not demanding it terms of your writing prowess. In most bujo, it’s ideal to have one liner description of a task or thoughts. But feel free to write in your heart content when you feel like it. I decided at that time to lessen my social media and replace it with analog writing to help me with this addiction.

I’m a natural scatterbrain and forgetful. Writing my tasks everyday made me remember majority of my tasks both for work and personal artistic endevors. I am far from what we can say “accomplished blogger” out there. I still forget things specially if I forgot to write a task itself. But I could say that I am making progress compared to what I was before. For example, I am now starting to get meaningful interaction in my Instagram contents.

As Covid-19 pandemic progressed, bullet journaling in return became a refuge. I am spending most of the quarantine alone in a dormitory. Writing my thoughts comforted me. Also, working with the aesthetic of my pages gives me space for artistic outlet. It makes me feel excited at least even I am home alone.

Journaling has been one of the popular method of therapy in the world of psychology. Some prefers maintaining an anonymous blog or any digital writing. In my case, writing by hand gave me more sense of peace and comfort. Maybe because I get distracted easily with social media.

Maintaining a bullet journal can be time-consuming. But I recommend everyone to try it. You can start with one-sentence gratitude journal everyday if writing is not your thing. In my first month, I actually did not do the bullet journaling method by itself. I just tested if I could keep the habit of journaling for a month . Now that I fell in love with it, I decided to proceed to study the bullet journaling method itself. In my next blog, I will write a “Getting Started Guide” and I will try my best to explain it in simplest term. But of course there are already lot of references in the cyberworld if you are curious enough at this very moment.

Before I end this blog, I would also like to invite you to be one of my International Blogger Friend. The basic idea is to have at least one blogger friend in each country. In the Philippines where I live, I also have a separate directory called one friend in each PH Region. For more details, just go to this link. I hope you accept my invitation!

Remember you are awesome,

Gurezu ❤

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My March Bujo Flipthrough Video

April is about to end and I realized I haven’t shared my March Bullet Journal Set-up yet. So here it is, my one -minute flipthrough video for March!

My theme for March is “Memories”. Sort of vintage-theme again and the aesthetic still revolves on color brown and green. Here are the highlight spreads for the month.

Wow, it’s already been three months since I started this bullet journaling hobby. And I have no plans of of stopping this. Bullet journaling somehow lessened the stress of me being naturally scatterbrain. For the month of April, I actually made a step-by-step video on my set-up. I have no issues with the shooting. But the editing is taking time. Ahh it’s not easy. But I hope before this month ends,I would be able to publish it.

Follow my bujo journey in instagram and youtube. Feel free to comment that you came here so I will follow you back. I would love to connect with you.

Or you can take my invitation to be one of my my International Blogger Friend. The basic idea is to have at least one blogger friend in each country. In the Philippines where I live, I also have a separate directory called one friend in each PH Region. For more details, just go to this link. I hope you accept my invitation!

Remember you are awesome,

Gurezu ❤

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How Did I Start My Bullet Journal (Bujo)?

What spark me to do Bujo?

One of my friends in Instagram has been posting her pages in her journal. And for the longest time last year, I only see only one hashtag which is #bujo. I dismissed it before. Uninterested to know what it means. But I do love reading the pages she shares in her Instagram every week. She put doodles in it and her handwriting is clear and divine. So just after the new year, I decided to finally explore the contents in hashtag bujo.

Blog content:

A. Introduction: About Bujo
B. Buying Bujo Supplies
C. Inside Bujo Set-up

What is BUJO?

Exploring that hashtag opened a whole and exciting world for me. Bujo is short for Bullet Journaling. At first I thought that the reason it was called Bullet Journaling was it mostly utilizes “Bullet listing”. Most bujo that I’ve seen uses these technique in writing daily happenings in this form rather than spontaneous long paragraphs. So I thought it came from that concept.

But digging more in the interwebs, I learned that Bullet Journal was coined and invented by  Ryder Carroll. And it is actually a method to improve productivity and achieving goals. I was surprised that there are actually definite terms to know and sections in applying Bujo system. I will not discuss those since I did not apply most of them yet. But if you are interested to study the whole Bujo system. I think this site tackles it in simplest way. I will apply this on March.

For most people, Bujo is a customized planner and diary. I just love the way it also serves as creative expression. Unlike planners you can buy anywhere, bujo gives you freedom. It can be as minimal as you want or as colorful as you want it to be, or both.

Here’s how I start my January Bujo:

First, I went to Greenbelt and Glorietta to buy the essentials.

I. BUYING BUJO SUPPLIES

  1. Hunting the notebook: Most notebook popular for bullet journalist is the dotted notebook. It has pages with small and equally spaced dots which helps in making straight lines and spacing when writing. And it’s not noticeable unlike the usual lined notebooks. My choice,however, was blank pages. I also wanted the cover to have vintage feel but gives me freedom to design it. So when I saw this notebook in MUJI, I knew I found what I am looking for.

Here is my notebook. I put a minimalistic design on it.

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Well you have to know that this is not the actual color of the pages. I was using ambient light from the window when I took this photo. It was a cloudy day. The coffee designs here was stickers I bought from “The Craft Central”, Greenbelt Branch in Makati.

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the very first page

Verdict for this notebook: I am already using this notebook for more than a month and I would say I kind of regret choosing this. Don’t get me wrong it’s an amazing notebook. Not just for bullet journaling. I advised to stick with the popular choice: the dotted kind of notebook. I should have chosen Limelight brand. Or bought a dotted noteboook in Craft Central. But thankfully, Craft Central has this dotted paper pad. When I am tired and have no energy for straight lines, I paste a dotted paper into the notebook page. It also adds thickness to my pages. And yes, I have to tell that small dots in dotted pages will make your life easier in bullet journaling. So stick with that! In addition, choose a notebook with thick pages.

2. HUNTING FOR THE PEN and PENCIL. Another important thing I bought was the ballpen and pencil I would use. I also bought them at MUJI. I have no high standard with pencils so I bought what was available. It was the pen that I am quite picky about since the gel pen I have smears a lot and makes my writings messy. Thankfully, Muji has amazing retractable gel pen. I have put this pen in to smear tests before I bought it and I love the results. I have seen it featured in a lot bullet journalists IG’s too. Here’s how it looks like. It’s called “Smooth Gel Ink Ballpoint Pen Knock Type 0.5 Black”

“Smooth Gel Ink Ballpoint Pen Knock Type 0.5 Black”

This is how it looks like. It is called Smooth Gel Ink Ballpoint Knock Type 0.5

3. RULER: I bought two rulers. One is the ordinary transparent ruler. The other one was a wooden ruler that shaped like a giraffe. I bought the latter simply because it was cute. But I have to say I mostly use the transparent one the most.

4. CALLIGRAPHY PENS, WASHI TAPES, STICKERS, GLUE STICK. These are just optional. Before I went shopping for my supplies, I already knew the color scheme I want. I am leaning more these days to vintage feel of brown color. And for the first month I chose a coffee and pastry as a theme. So I bought stickers and washi tapes that aligns to my theme. I also bought a brown calligraphy pen.

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This is where I bought my haul:

  1. Stickers: The Craft Central, Greenbelt Branch.
    https://thecraftcentral.com/
  2. Washi Tapes: National Bookstore, Glorietta Branch
  3. Zig Fudebiyori Calligraphy Pen: National Bookstore, Glorietta Branch
  4. Glue stick:National Bookstore, Glorietta Branch
  5. Pens and Pencil: Muji, Greenbelt Branch

    If you are not familiar, Greenbelt and Glorietta are two adjacent malls in Makati City, Philippines. Actually there are four neighbor malls in this area. Landmark, Greenbelt, Glorietta and SM Makati. They are even interconnected to each other by bridges so it was not hard to go from one to another. Landmark has amazing dotted notebooks and planners too. Not popular brands but they have adorable cute designs. It just so happens I want a clean slate, no design notebook. So if this area is accessible to you, I recommend for you to shop here but only in weekends. You’ll probably be traumatized to go here in weekdays. The traffic in Makati is terrible.

II. Bujo Set-up.

I get inspiration and format mostly from the bullet journalist I followed in Instagram. From super minimalist to colorful bujo. Mine was kind of in a middle. I am not good in drawing so I compensate it with cute stickers. I also pick the parts of bujo mostly from instagram. I was mesmerized by the different section that make-up their bujo so I pick those that I’ll find useful for me.

Section I: Just some general cover page stating my name and my theme.

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Section II: Meaning of the Theme of the Year

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Section III and IV: Washi Tape Swatches and cover page of my lists. In this section I am planning to include my bucket list, movie list and other list related to my plans.

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I am not yet done working on my list so I’ll skip those pages in this section for the meantime.

Section V: TRACKERS

One of my favorites. Trackers are like touchpoint monitoring of the goals you want to achieved. Here I created a tracker for my Workout Progress, word count for my novel and social media tracker. All are related to the goals I wanted to achieve this year.

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A close up on my Weekly Exercise Result tracker.

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Section 6: Monthly Cover. Keeping it simple with the calendar and my goals for this month. Other monthly covers include future logs which could be birthdays, anticipated events and other scheduled activities.

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Section 7: Habit Tracker. This month I wish to develop the following ten habits. Every habit has a badge and the goal is to at least earn at least 5 each day. This is one of the section that I feel very useful.

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Section 8: Weekly Diary Spread. This is my most favorite because first of all, this is the reason why started bujo. I used to have a diary before but I am not chatty in paper these days. I am not as comfortable to blank pages unlike before. I just want to write down the highlights or things to be grateful for everyday. So a weekly spread diary is perfect for me. There is no pressure to write long paragraphs when I don’t usually have the mood to do so.

For the first week, my weekly spread has priority of the week checklist, productivity tracker and mood tracker.

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Some details.

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Second Week: This time I tried a horizontal lay-out. I am not fond of making straight lines so I let myself not to do it.

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I added phone usage tracker. I was able to know my exact hours of usage by a free application I downloaded in Google Playstore. It’s name is YouHour. It’s an amazing app. I added this because I recognize my social media addiction specially Facebook. You could scroll for hours, endlessly and I felt like it really rots your brain.

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Third Week: This time, it was still a horizontal layout. I went crazy with calligraphy but I like it. I love the stickers.

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Fourth Week. This time I added a daily tiny calligraphy doodles. I still have a productivity tracker, mood tracker, and the list of my weekly goals. This time I tried the vertical layout.

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You are capable of so much more!

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Push! Push! Push!

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Section 9: Payday Tracker!

I decided to do this so I could consciously divide my payday and track where it goes. I followed Truly Rich Club principles in dividing the salary.
50%. Monthly expenses and bills.
20% Savings and investments. This will go to savings account. Or buying stocks and other investments.
10% Tithe/ charity. Support your church or donate in a charity.
5% Emergency Fund. They say you must have at least 6 month-worth of salary to have a reliable emergency fund. This will serve as your fund just in case there are emergencies like work termination, accidents or calamities.
5% Enjoyment Fund. Fund for watching movies, eating-out with friends and family.
5% Educational Fund. Continue to grow by enrolling to a course that will help you improve or attain new skills.
5% Empower fund/ Luxury fund. This is the fund to buy gadgets or any luxuries.

I think this tracker would be a regular from now on. I really need it because I tend to forget my budget for particular area. By the way I haven’t seen this tracker to other bullet journalists so far. But I’m pretty sure others have their own versions of it.

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Section 10: Month-End Evaluation. Wrapping this month with my accomplishments and areas to improve.

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That’s it for my January Set-up. I am inviting you to watch a 1-minute flip-through of my coffee-themed January bujo. Please also subscribe as I will create more bujo related contents soon!

My Bujo is not actually the best out there but I hope this will inspire you to have your own bujo and make it as your tool to achieve your goals this year.

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Remember, you are awesome and wonderfully made,

GUREZU

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