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02 January 2018 @ 03:12 am
Let's talk - Planning/Journaling  
Here I thought I had all my planner/journal plans all set.

Ok, most of what I do is already set and I'm happy with it. But there's the one area of documenting my days...that's the problem area right now.

I used to use a Fauxbonichi, but in the middle of 2016 I gave it up for something much simpler: using a Happy Planner to document what happened each day. But then last year that became too much for me to keep with as well. *sigh* And I've been looking at the new Happy Planner I bought months ago and thinking, "I'm not sure I can really use this again." Gah!!!!

I want documenting the days to be creative, to use color, washi tape and/or stickers, but I want it to be EASY. Yeah, easier said than done.

So I'm trying to decide between:
- Using the Happy Planner again
- Going back to the Fauxbonichi style
- Or starting a new journal entirely - maybe just listing briefly what happens for the week on one page and then do creative stuff on the opposite/facing page.

So much to think about!!!! *pulls hair*
Sorry if this is terribly confusing. I actually plan on doing videos to show you all what I use to plan and document things in my life.

What do you all use for planning/documenting?

Current Location: in Mac-Land
Current Mood: coldcold
cuddyclothes: Pants Downcuddyclothes on January 2nd, 2018 06:20 pm (UTC)
A wall calendar, sticky notes and my husband. I am perpetually horribly disorganized.
raloria - Screencapping Goddessraloria on January 4th, 2018 11:30 am (UTC)
Hey, whatever works, right? *g*
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on January 2nd, 2018 08:50 pm (UTC)
I'm terribly disorganized, I usually end up with scraps of paper everywhere.
raloria - Screencapping Goddessraloria on January 4th, 2018 11:30 am (UTC)
I used to be like that too. Of course that was before my busy life on LJ. ;)
There's a scientific explanation for that: Research is hothugemind on January 2nd, 2018 10:06 pm (UTC)
I started a bullet journal in August and I'm slightly surprised that I've managed to keep it up so far. I'm not very artistic, so I have e.g. just a 2*4 grid on a page for each week and each day has in bullet points the to-do items for that day and short notes of what else I did/happened. The extra box is for whatever notes I deem important. The peak of my artistry is adding the occasional sticker. :)
raloria - Screencapping Goddessraloria on January 4th, 2018 11:34 am (UTC)
I've looked into Bullet Journaling, but it just seems more than what I need and too much work. lol
But I admire the ones I see on youtube.
Hey, using stickers is totally artistic. ;)
Danipinkphoenix1985 on January 3rd, 2018 05:41 pm (UTC)
I keep a daily journal.

Good luck with whatever you decide to use!
raloria - Screencapping Goddessraloria on January 4th, 2018 11:36 am (UTC)
Very cool! I've tried journaling daily, but just couldn't keep it up. I get too tired and lazy. :P

Thanks! I bought 3 more journals and I'm still trying to figure things out. Decisions, decisions, decisions. :P
Danipinkphoenix1985 on January 4th, 2018 11:55 am (UTC)
It is hard and some days I don't write much or at all but it is very therapeutic for me. After this last year of doing it almost daily, I have decided to do a 5 year journal- I have ordered it and should get it soon.

There is something about pen and paper and old school journalling that is just so calming and comforting.
Silviasillie82 on January 7th, 2018 02:35 am (UTC)
I've tried several things that all didn't work for me, so I just started a bulletjournal to see if that'll work.