My followers probably know by now that I LOVE to Bujo, and make lists, and organize. It’s therapeutic for me. A few weeks ago I put my newest BUJO pages in my IG story, and thought I would recap them here with some of my tips for staying organized with kids (and husbands because…yeah) and if you’re juggling multiple responsibilities (such as multiple jobs, communities/groups, clubs, etc.).
Let me start by saying: if you decide to Bujo you do NOT need to go the full artistic intense version that I do. In fact – I recommend starting simple so that you’ll stick with it (see my TIPS from my Bujo 101 blog post a few months ago). That being said, I personally find it easier for me to stay engaged with my journal when it is aesthetically pleasing so I spend a LOT of time prepping my pages so that I will use them.
All of that being said, here are my newest pages:
My Home Improvement & Gift tracker. No these don’t really go together. But I was using the full page so sue me. LOL. My home improvement just has a list of things I want to do in the house, semi-organized by their location in my personal home, and I check them off per my standard key (one line is in progress, 2 lines is finished). The gift tracker is by Family member so that when I have ideas I can put them on the list and when I buy them I can cross them off. I try to get gifts throughout the year AND keep track of ideas I have so this is super helpful for me.
Movies & Quotes (sometimes Quotes from Movies) I like to keep track of all of David and I’s “Date Nights”. Even if its renting a moving at home and ordering pizza (we watch a lot of movies) we try really hard to prioritize time together and this is a fun way to recap some of our date memories. I also like to track inspirational quotes for myself, from multiple resources, so that when I feel like I need a kick in the pants, I have one handy.
Books Read & DNF’ed (did not finish) I read A LOT of books. Like 200+ per year. I like to track my favorites on my “bookcase” (because sometimes Goodreads has a meltdown and doesn’t do what I need it to do) for quick reference when people ask for recommendations, and the ones I started but didn’t finish because I A) Don’t want to buy them and try them again and B) If I read 205 books but I started an additional 60 that were terrible – I feel like I deserve credit for that. Pat on the back.
My Future Log & Key. I like to know what appointments I have upcoming, what holidays I need to prep for, Doctor’s appointments, and weird social-media-holidays for our blog. On top of that I try to follow a consistent key across all of my pages regardless of tracker or monthly page, this helps me remember what that is. #Pregnancybrain
Last but not least – my Weight & Measurements tracker. For post baby. Cause I’m not dieting with a kid in me. But, I like to be prepared. This way I can track my monthly measurements and overall weight as I make my way back to my ideal weight over the rest of the year.
In addition to these pages I currently am only doing a monthly tracker (instead of weekly since I won’t be working over the next few months and my job has been on hold for the last month). I also have a Breastfeeding tracker & sick days for my kids. Cause I’m that mom. I give my kids dirty pacifiers to build their immunity but then I track every day they’re sick. Boom.
Feel free to reach out with any requests for pages or tips!