Tracking Progress

Recently, my friend sent me a message through Facebook and asked me if I had ever tried Bullet Journaling. If I hadn’t, I should try it out. So I checked out some Youtube videos and I have been addicted since I ordered my black Moleskine journal. Although I can write pretty words, I am not good at decorating my journal but I sure try. The most important part of the Bullet Journal though is the fact that I can actively track my progress in certain areas of my life.

I already mentioned in my first post that I have my system for rewarding myself for reaching a word count per day. I also track when I work out (not as much as I should) and when I bring my lunch to work (to save money). The first month I tried to track all my activities was a big fail because I put far too many expectation on myself. Under my current, less ambitious, tracking I have just learned to be more aware of my time.

I’ve also noticed a change in my mood when I start to really realize what I should be doing each day. Doing the activities by putting my best self into them has really seemed to expand my time. I don’t hate working out, I just like to be lazy more. I love to write but it is easy to skip on a hard day. Sometimes there are a lot of hard days in a row, which I am learning to curb.

One thing that will be nice to look back on is seeing how my habits have evolved over time. If I can find a system that works for me personally, such as committing to the 1000 words per day measures I have put in place, I think I will be a more productive person for it. I may look as though I am carrying around a notebook for an emo kindergartner since I enjoy my black sparkly washi tape but I get my work done. Who cares what anyone else thinks?

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