An organized, stress free life comes from PLANNING our day and activities to lead us to where we want to go. When we plan our day we can control our life, without planning our day our life and control us! And… that is where stress comes in because we are reactive to problems, fires …. and never proactively moving through our day and towards our goals.
Join me for tips and inspiration for Planning and using a Bullet Journal to stay on track with our busy life.
~ Heather Buchman
You probably already know I run the July #ZenArtChallenge over on my Instagram Account, @MindfulCreativity. Did you know, that challenge has officially been running over a year now. We have close to 7000 members in our Facebook community who take part in the monthly challenge!!! If you don’t know what the #ZenArtChallenge is or all the huge benefits you can get from it… read this older post from when we started and hear what people are saying about it… Benefits of the #ZenArtChallenge. Why I Created This Challenge I am honored to spread the love of art and simply showing others that you do have a creative side. Also, if you read my last post, dealing with bouts of depression, I am SO learning the importance of self care. Taking a few minutes of the day to read, be creative, watch a movie…. is something I need to help me feel better inside. I love this challenge as it brings … Continue reading →
Do you have sheets you’d like to be able to re-use in your planner verses recreating them every time you need them. I know some people use laminators. But buying that machine and the sheets of laminating paper can be expensive. I have seen people create one blank page and then use post it notes and just swap those in and out each week as needed. I know personally, I am always losing post it’s. So I had to come up with an alternative solution for a re-useable laminated page. A great example of a page I use every week is my meal planner. I tend to create a shopping list every week which I know I don’t keep after be used. I also like having it in my planner so I can add to it as ideas pop in my head. I want to share how I created a laminated re-usable page in just a few minutes that has saved me … Continue reading →
Do you ever feel bored in life and like you are just going through the daily grind like everyone else. Daydreaming of that life you want? Wondering how your future will look if you keep showing up like you are? Every year at this time, I take a moment to reflect on my past year. What did I accomplish, what am I proud of, what did I overcome or take risks at doing. I like to know where I am currently to know where I am going. Sometimes I am excited about my year and what all has happened in my life. Other times I look at it and wonder, could I have done more? Could I have challenged myself and stepped up my game to create the BIGGER LIFE I know I was meant for. One of my favorite mentors, Jim Rohn shared these 5 tips to that I use to try and go from average to push me closer … Continue reading →
“Happiness is a Choice” yet so many of us don’t choose happiness? Why? Maybe because we don’t believe it is that easy. We have to practice happy acts in our life and make it a habit, just like any other positive change we want to see in our life. Simple things like: Make more time with family, keeping a gratitude journal, and just being in the moment and enjoying it. If you are struggling to find happiness, maybe you have some excuses that are holding you back. Take a look at these examples, then what’s holding you back. Grab your journal and start writing out your thoughts and working through them because your HAPPINESS is WORTH IT. “I am not at the current position I want to be in my business. I don’t make enough money / didn’t get that raise I was working towards.” Tony Robbins says when our blueprint of how life “should be” and how it actually … Continue reading →
I am always writing stuff down and talking about journaling. Do you journal? If not, here are a few reasons for your success why you should start a journal now. Plus, a few tips to get you started on how to journal and what to write about. Why Journal? Basically you want to journal because it is a record of your life. It’s everything you do and experience. It’s a place to jot down ideas and inspiration. It’s also a way to work through problems. Ideas come from everywhere, start capturing them. A book you read, a post you saw of Facebook/Pinterest. A sermon on Sunday. But… if you left all those ideas in your mind to use later… chances are you will forget them and they will slip away. How often have you had a great idea in the shower and then by the time you finished your shower, dried off, got dressed and did your hair/make-up did you ever … Continue reading →
Do you wake up on Monday feeling calm and ready to start your week? Or do you start the week off in total chaos? I get it! I use to be there, I wanted to wake up at the last possible moment to go to work. Thus, I rushed my morning routine to get ready (that included the take my dog out and rush him to do his thing too). But just think of how the rest of the day went when I started it like this. It tended to follow that chaotic-ness I started first thing in the morning. It’s time to start our week off for SUCCESS with FOCUS on what you want, not on chaos. Here are a 8 tips to help you stop living the song… “Just Another Manic Monday“ by the Bangles). First take time on Sunday to plan your week. Write out all your appointments, your to do list… and leave in enough time to get … Continue reading →
Since I was introduced to bullet journaling, one of the things I absolutely fell in love with was the absolutely gorgeous handwriting in the planners. As an engineer, I spent many hours handwriting on drawings. Therefore, my basic handwriting or capital letter writing was basic and readable. But, over the years my handwriting became more like a doctor’s pad, something only I could read. I was always writing fast, not “pretty.” So…. I wanted to learn how to do all this fancy handwriting. I admit… I bought books on lettering. I even bought a calligraphy set and dabbled in it. It was a good start, but not really what I was looking for to have that nice font to just make headers in my bullet journal. Then I spent HOURS on Pinterest searching for fonts. I created albums of fonts and just went about coping them. WOW, was that time consuming. But, it was getting me closer. THEN… I FOUND MAGIC … Continue reading →
I have been hearing about Trello for awhile from other bloggers and how they find it super helpful for content management. I never really “got it” and figured my bullet journal planner would be good enough. I get an idea, I put it on my list, why do I need an app for that? But, then I heard someone shared some tips how she uses Trello, and a light bulb went off! I had to try it. I just downloaded it and wanted to share with you how it might be able to help you, and how I am setting mine up now. First, it is a free app – Trello.com, I know there are some paid version upgrades, but I haven’t tried them, so no comments on them. I like FREE. Why I like it. You set up Boards for varies areas of your business/life. For example… You can create BOARDS for the following areas of your life. a. … Continue reading →
Do you have a goal you want to reach? Have you every considered starting a business or a project? But… You simply don’t know where you are supposed to start, or what you are supposed to do, so many you do nothing. Often the first logical step would be… To learn more about what we are aiming for. Therefore you might sign up and take a course. Maybe you decide to buy a book on the subject. You go looking for someone who know’s more on the subject and ask them for help/support/advice. This is what we called the LEARN KNOWLEDGE PHASE. I mean, we should ALWAYS be learning about how to become better to achieve our goals and just to become better in any area of your life. I absolutely am a believer in personal development to learn the stuff we need to do to grow. We NEED to learn to reach our fullest potential and our goals. But, … Continue reading →
In this crazy world we live in, it’s so easy to get caught up in the negatives. The news is just not a positive thing and we here it constantly. Also, on an everyday basis we ALL STRUGGLE with internal battles (money, sickness, family, work…) that at the end of the day we are just exhausted by life. We tend to forget that HAPPINESS can lead to SUCCESS. And that we ALL need to do our part in creating a positive world we want to live in. We can’t expect politicians to change, our families to change, our co-workers to change… BUT if we are with ourselves and make POSITIVE CHANGES people notice and will slowly start to follow suite. I believe right now, our world NEEDS US to start spreading more kindness… My girlfriend introduced me to a website – Kindness-365.org. Their goal is 365 days of spreading kindness. If you accept their challenge and sign up (for free), … Continue reading →