One of the things I started doing in my 2022 bullet journal was creating dashboards, both monthly and weekly! I’ve been loving having dashboards to keep track of things throughout the week.
I’m trying a new series on my blog reflecting on my different spread ideas and layouts! I’ve been feeling uninspired on the Instagram platform, so I hope experimenting by posting my spreads here on my blog instead might reinvigorate me creatively, go into more depth about my spreads and thought process, and most importantly, chat with you all more easily! I’ve really missed being able to talk with you all about bullet journaling, so hopefully this will be a way to make that happen more easily.
Journaling for Anti-Racism
There are so many resources out there for beginning an anti-racist practice. Rather than re-post resources that many others have shared over the past few weeks, I want to offer some additional tools for an anti-racist practice that relate to journaling and creativity. I am not an expert by any means, but I have been trying to integrate this into my own journaling and self-reflection practice for many years thanks to my profession (I am an art educator with a focus on social justice, and I’m white), so I thought perhaps some of these resources and journaling suggestions could be as helpful for others as they have been for me.
To be clear: This post is not a replacement for the incredible resources others have shared. This post is an addition to help you on the next step: the lifelong step of working on your anti-racist practice.
Who knew last month how important (and unavoidable, for many of us?!) reflection would be?
I hope everyone reading this is safe and well, practicing social distancing and self-isolation, and finding some small moments of joy where you can in a very stressful world at the moment.
I’m personally not up for a massive reflection–transitioning to remote work is hard, and so is trying to comprehend everything that’s happening. But I did want to share a few thoughts on the general theme of reflection before we dive into the April theme.
I know everyone said their Januaries flew by — but for me it was February that really zoomed! Let’s take some time to reflect on what it was like to try to infuse creativity, and a little artmaking, into our productivity practice this month.
Congratulations: We made it through the first month of 2020!
This first month of the year, I wanted to focus on being present. I knew that would be hard for me because I love to plan ahead and I love to reflect, so I set myself (and us!) a challenge to meditate to help me get in the zone.
Read on for a reflection on meditation, suggestions you shared for being more present, and how this all relates to planning!