Sav’vannis’ 2019 BuJo Setup, part 2

Careful, y’all, there’s a LOT of pictures in this one!!

Oki, so… If I were to put all my daily pages in this journal, it wouldn’t last more than 2 months! Hmmm… How about I print them and put them in a separate journal, a binder? I have an old Day Runner that I haven’t used in a long time with my name on it, so I decided it would be perfect! So my Daily pages look a little something like this:

Sav's daily page

(Click on the image to see the full size version open in a new tab! And yes, feel free to download the image and use it for your own journal!!)

Ok, with that out of the way, it’s time to start working on what order I want stuff in my journal! The easiest idea I’ve found is to take each item and put it on a Post-It so you can re-arrange them as you need until you’re happy before you put everything in… So, I did just that! I pulled a Post-It pad out of my desk and started writing each item from the Yearly, Monthly and Weekly columns and putting them on my desk so I could see them all — well, mostly! With that many items and the size of work space on my desk, I needed to overlap a lot.

So, armed with a pile of Post-it’s containing all the pages I wanted to have in my BuJo…

I broke it down into yearly pages…

And monthly pages…

With my cover page for 2019 starting the Journal.

I’ve got my index pages… I know I’m going to have a lot in my book, so I planned 2 pages for it. Take a look in the bottom corners and you’ll notice I numbered my pages.

And my ‘Year-at-a-Glance’ for those major things that aren’t birthdays or major USA holidays.

I want to do a ‘reflection’ page at the end of the year, to see the changes I’ve made.  Well, to do that, we have to have a starting point.  So, “About me” at the beginning of the year.

My Wheel of the Year.  Shows the Pagan Holidays that I celebrate.

Birthdays and Anniversaries, because I can never remember everyone’s, and the 2019 major holidays.

My goal(s) for 2019. I’m still looking for how exactly I want to write this out other than “lose weight!”

My yearly zodiac. It is actually a zodiac and an astrology bit.

There are just so many things I wanted in my BuJo…

I want to include my birth star chart this year. Something I’ve never done, though always been interested in.

“18 Things Mentally Strong People Do” … A reminder.

So at the beginning of 2019 I am currently 90 pounds over weight. I need to lose as much of that as possible and have several new things I’m going to try

. Until I quite smoking a year ago, I used to walk every day. It is a little over 2 miles around my neighborhood. Time to start this habit again.

“10 Rules to Live By For A Positive Life” and “Satan’s Waterfall”… another positive reminder I thought would pair nicely with my period tracker.

Another positive reminder.

Things I’m thankful for… With my BiPolar and Anxiety, a lot of times I need positive reminders to fight the depression. “The STOP Method” is something I found wandering Pinterest to help with panic/anxiety attacks.

I don’t watch TV, as I’m usually busy working on SOMETHING on the computer. But, I do still like to catch certain shows and listen to them in the background while I’m working.

For those who don’t know, I’m a website designer. What I know, I have taught myself over the years. I’m not great by any means, but I’m getting better. I’ve never had the money to go to a traditional college, so I find ways to learn without having to spend obsene amounts of money. StackSkills is one of those places.

The beginning of my monthly pages!

I spend more nights laying awake for 2+ hours trying to fall asleep than I spend crawling into bed and going right to sleep. I’m trying to figure out what causes most of my problems as I change the way I do a lot of things.

I have a really bad habit of not checking my emails for weeks at a time… Hopefully this will help with that. The TDK Posts are the posts here on this site. I am determined to start working on the site a lot more, but most of the time I have no clue what to post!

 

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Sav’vannis’ 2019 BuJo Setup

Here’s How I Did Mine…


I wanted to use my BuJo to track everything that I thought was important and/or major in my life, from the tv shows I love to watch, holidays and birthdays, my health and weight loss stuff, symptoms related to my BiPolar, and triggers for my anxiety and PTSD… well, pretty much EVERYTHING in my life. Then, I had to decide if I wanted a planner with to-do lists and writing journal all in one, did I just want to journal and do my planner separate, or did I want to mix things? I thought my brain was going to explode with all the endless possibilities that lay before me! I kept thinking, “OMG! I can’t do this!! It’s just too damned much!”

But then, as I did more research, I found people who also had anxiety and/or PTSD, and were doing journals to help them. My rational mind kept saying “Why the hell can’t I do this?!!?” Once again, I stepped back and took a breath. When I was calm again, I decided to make a list of ALL the things I wanted to have in my BuJo, and it looked something like this:

Tv showsMorning blood glucoseWalking – steps/distanceDream Log
Year at a glanceAnxiety triggersWeatherDaily journal writing
Future logDepression trackerMigraine trackerShort term goals
Gratitude logDaily “done” listPain trackerLong term goals
ZodiacMonthly habit trackerWord of the dayHousehold chores
Wheel of the yearMonthly mood trackersSatan’s waterfallOld tickets to pay
US/Federal holidaysStress trackerColor of the daySavings to go visiting
Birthdays & AnnisAppointmentsIncense of the dayLogins & passwords
exercise/yogaTDK postsHappy logSleep tracker
Meditation logMonthly calendarsMovies to watchDaily tarot reading
MealsWeight lossBooks to readDaily jewelry work
Groceries neededSun rise/setCat careStamps collection
Water intakeMoon rise/setSelf careWashi tape collection
StressorsBiPolar symptoms

At first, all written out, it looked like a LOT and was a bit overwhelming. I thought, “There is no way I’m going to get all of this in my book on a regular basis, much less keep track of it all!” Overwhelmed, I almost walked away, thinking, “How the hell am I going to pull this all into one cohesive unit??!” I stepped back for a little bit and pondered my problem. It finally came to me… “THAT’S WHY THERE ARE GROUPINGS!” That little light bulb over my head went on with a blinding light! So I grabbed 5 new sheets of paper, labeled each one: “daily”, “weekly”, “monthly”, “yearly”, and “want but not need”. Then I started separating out my lists.  They ended up looking something like this:

DailyWeeklyMonthlyYearly
Water intakeMealsexercise/yogaYear at a glance
Morning blood glucoseGroceries neededMeditation logFuture log
Daily “done” listHappy logAnxiety triggersZodiac
AppointmentsGratitude logDepression trackerWheel of the year
Sun rise/setCat careMonthly habit trackerUS/Federal holidays
Moon rise/setSelf careMonthly mood trackersBirthdays & Annis
Walking – steps/distanceShort term goalsStress trackerTv shows
WeatherHousehold choresTDK postsMovies to watch
Word of the dayMonthly calendarsBooks to read
Color of the dayWeight lossLogins & passwords
Incense of the dayMigraine trackerStamps collection
Dream LogPain trackerWashi tape collection
Daily journal writingSatan’s waterfall
Daily tarot readingLong term goals
Daily jewelry workOld tickets to pay
Savings to go visiting
Sleep tracker

So the next step was to figure out what I really wanted, and what I was going to put in another book. Didn’t shorten my lists by much:

DailyWeeklyMonthlyYearly
Water intakeMealsexercise/yogaYear at a glance
Morning blood glucoseGroceries neededMeditation logFuture log
Daily “done” listCat careAnxiety triggersZodiac
AppointmentsSelf careDepression trackerWheel of the year
Sun rise/setShort term goalsMonthly habit trackerUS/Federal holidays
Moon rise/setHousehold choresMonthly mood trackersBirthdays & Annis
Walking – steps/distanceStress trackerTv shows
WeatherTDK postsMovies to watch
Word of the dayMonthly calendarsBooks to read
Color of the dayWeight lossLogins & passwords
Incense of the dayMigraine tracker
Pain tracker
Satan’s waterfall
Long term goals
Old tickets to pay
Savings to go visiting
Sleep tracker

Check out the next post for the next steps!!

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