Digital Bullet Journal Templates Officially on Etsy

It’s finally here! I’ve been working on this for quite some time, using them myself, and I finally put them online!

 

My Digital Bullet Journal templates are now in my Etsy Shop. I’ll be selling the blank pages for those that want to use the templates in their own unique way. You can buy it as a set or you can purchase the pages individually. I’ll also be selling my layouts for the month that are featured in my Plan With Me videos on YouTube for those that are just starting out or would like to use the templates the way that I do.

I’m so excited to be sharing this product! I know I’m a planner nerd so this may not be as exciting for you as it is for me lol!

If you’re interested in how I use my planner layouts or want to use the same layouts I am for the month you can watch the video below to see my May Plan with Me video. You can also read my previous post about the thought process behind my planner design.

If you’re interested in using the pages for yourself head over to my Etsy shop. The pages are available for purchase now! I really hope that these pages help to improve your productivity so  you can live every day to its full potential!

Happy planning!

xoxo,

How I Came up with my Planner Design

I’ve always had a planner/organizer, even when I was in middle school. Cuz you know, middle schoolers have so much going on lol! My mom had this giant planner that she carried around with her everywhere. I still have it to this day. It had her entire life in it. It’s like I can’t part with it because it was such a big part of who she was. Is that weird? She would take it to work, to the grocery store, even on vacations. So clearly, growing up I knew I needed one too. I loved the idea of having everything in 1 place – a space where I can see my day, what I have planned, take down notes, memories, etc.

My mom’s Franklin Covey

 

 

As a long time fan of planners I’ve searched and searched for the perfect planner for me, but haven’t been able to find one that hit every mark on my wish list.  So naturally, as a graphic designer I decided to design one for myself. It took me a long time to even get the design going it’s crazy. I did a lot of research on planners, why I felt like they weren’t right for me, and applied things that I thought I would find essential to my work flow. The hard part was figuring out where to start. An effective work flow system is key when you’re designing a planner so it was really overwhelming. Who would think that putting a bunch of squares onto a page would be that complicated.

While doing my research I came across the bullet journal system. The idea of versatility was really interesting to me. The idea of customizing pages, changing things up as you need to without feeling restricted – that was a DREAM COME TRUE! The planner nerd in me was so excited for this! I tried out the bullet journal system for a while but quickly realized that as much as I wanted to get creative and sketch out my layoutsfrom scratch every day/week (the creative side of my brain loved this system) I simply couldn’t do it. I just didn’t have the time, at least for now. So, I ventured to create a template that I designed when drawing my bullet journal layouts. I’ve been using since the end of 2017 and I think I found the layout that works best for me and my workflow.

If you’re interested in getting the layout you can purchase and immediately download a digital copy in my Etsy Store soon! The templates will launch on Wed. (May 23, 2018)! I have a few different templates so hopefully people can use what works best for them. If you’re a digital girl like me you can import the file onto your iPad or tablet. But if you’re a fan of the analog/paper planners(I’m still a fan) I’ve also listed the templates that I used to use when I was using the Happy Planner. If you’re using a system that isn’t available I can use the dimensions of your planner and adjust it to that size 😊 Just shoot me an email or message me on Etsy and we’ll get started.

Happy planning!

xoxo,

The Importance of a Routine

I always thought of myself as a flexible person. Maybe because I’m so used to a new “adventure” every day. Working as an entrepreneur has given me the freedom to kind of dictate what my day looks like. Every day could be different or the same from the last. Ultimately it’s up to me, I mean, that’s kind of the beauty of entrepreneurship right? Making my own schedule?

Photo by: Sarah Pflug

Well, despite how fun the ambiguity of entrepreneurship may be I realized that having a routine is so important for me. A routine gives me the boundaries I need to stay productive. Knowing that I have a certain amount of time to accomplish something gives me more incentive to do it. Currently most of my work days look like this.

  • 6 am – Wake up and get ready
  • 7 am – Leave for work
  • 7:15 am – Prep for the day/Daily devotional
  • 8 am – Open restaurant
  • 12 pm – Work in office
  • 4 pm – Eat
  • 6:30 pm – Leave for home
  • 7 pm – Eat
  • 9 pm – Get ready for bed

The more I can stick to this schedule the more normal and together I feel. The farther I stray from it the more stressed and overwhelmed I tend to be.

If you haven’t put a routine together for yourself yet I highly recommend you try it. You definitely don’t need to follow my routine, but being realistic about what you can accomplish and how easy it is to stick to your schedule is really important. Being too strict or trying to cram too much in will keep you from staying dedicated to your time tables.

What do you include in your daily routine? Would love to see what your days look like!

Xoxo,