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
Last week I was talking about how temptation can keep us from our goals. If you haven’t read that blog yet, here it is. This week, let’s chat about overcoming and how to fight temptations to stay on track with our goals. I am working through the book Purpose Driven Life where I was inspired by the topic of temptation and how it drives us. See, I think we are all tempted away from what we want on a daily basis. It’s so easy to “give in” to our old habits and our comfort zone then to push past where we are to get to where we want to be. Temptation all starts in my mind. Often I think we are tempted by others and they lead us on a path we wouldn’t ultimately take. But, as I am also going through Tony Robbin’s Ultimate Edge CDs, I am realizing temptation is simply my mind and my daily thoughts. … Continue reading →
I am so passionately about setting goals for your future, because I know that writing them down helps you achieve them. That is why, I am writing today as a friendly reminder that my favorite personal achievement goal setting workbook, Your Best Year 2018, is out and the sale is ending soon. There’s so much potential in the air this time of year, and I love channeling that energy into real results. I know you will too! In 2018, I want you to find and embrace your unlimited potential. I want you to complete whatever it is you set out to accomplish. I want you to obliterate time-wasting inefficiencies, mindless busywork, and bad habits. This is the toolbox that will help you do all that and more. Beloved by 50,000+ entrepreneurs, this best-selling Business Workbook is now also available as a Life Planner (two editions!). For years, non-business owners have purchased the book, skipped over the entrepreneurial stuff, and applied the same proven systems and methods to … Continue reading →
Welcome to the holiday season! It’s that time of year again, and I can feel the excitement in the air. End-year celebrations are just around the corner, and today I have a special treat to share! I want to share my secret weapon of success and setting goals for 2018. Every December, I hunker down with my favorite goal-setting workbook to review the year I’m in and plan the one ahead. There’s so much potential in the season, it’s almost tangible, and I love channeling that excitement into real results. Contrary to popular belief, NOW is the time to do so—not January 1, and not after the New Year begins. New Year energy is extremely frenetic. Meaning, it’s hyperactive, unruly and wild. It’s fueled by the unlimited potential we see in the clean slate of a fresh calendar. While there’s a lot of good intention behind it, that energy has a short life span and quickly feels more agitating than motivating. This is the reason … Continue reading →
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 →