In-Depth Reflections

Maintaining Habits and Routines Through Self-Care

I recently was asked to write a guest post on the Official Bullet Journal blog (!). Reflecting on how to use self-care to maintain habits and routines, this post walks through the system I’ve developed to support myself, as well as lots of tools and resources to help you devise your own self-care based productivity routine. I’m excited to hear what you think! Here’s a little excerpt…

Too often, we can get caught up in tracking a million little things, from water intake to hours of sleep, and the process turns into something that feels weighty and full of pressure. If this is you, you aren’t alone! We’re so used to habits, new year’s resolutions, and other self-betterment techniques that feel punishing and use negative thinking as a way of finding motivation. I don’t know about you, but the habits I tried to work on because I felt I “had to” do them never stuck; instead they felt forced.

But the spirit of Bullet Journaling, where we’re about progress over perfection, has been a great way to help me rethink my habits, and I hope it can help you too. Being more reflective, gentle, and positive can make all the difference in keeping up with habits and building routine—here are some of my favorite tools and techniques to infuse that spirit into your own process and Bullet Journal…

PS. If you’re interested in this topic, I delve into a lot more detail in my ebook!

Planning Reflections

One Month of Morning Pages

At the beginning of the year, I decided to try a new habit: morning pages. I’d read a lot on the internet about the benefits of this practice, and wanted to give it a shot. Read on for my take on how morning pages are working for me.


My Planning Journey

Hello there and welcome to my blog! This site holds my musings about planning, stationery, pens, time and project management, and using artistic minimalism to make both a functional planner and an unassuming little work of art.