New Planner…New Plan

Hello wild ones! It’s Friday and for the first time in a couple of weeks I’m actually going to get a post up…yay me. Gosh I suck sometimes.

Alright, so I mentioned the other day that I was working on getting a new planner set up, which seemed super ridiculous to me because I was barely using my damn planner as it was. I would set the damn thing, but once it was set up and filled in it’s not like I was consulting it everyday to make sure I stayed on task. Which is kind of the entire freaking point of having the dang thing. Soooooo, in order to help myself achieve planner peace I knew I needed to make a change.

There was nothing wrong with the one I had, it was fine for what it was, but in order to use it the way I needed to I had to make changes to the weekly layout. If you have to alter your weekly layout every single week just to get use out of it something is wrong, in my opinion anyway. I know there are people out there who cover their planners with stickers and cute stuff, which makes me super jealous, but I can’t work like that. I like things simple, clean, and streamlined, which is why I needed to change.

After watching a shit ton of videos it became apparent that what I needed was a bullet journal system. It’s totally customizable. The entire thing has to be set up by me, so I get to design every single page. It was kind of a lot of work, but once I sketched out what I wanted it was easy to to go back and finalize everything. Now I have a planner that has everything I need and nothing I don’t, which kind of already has made me use it more. It’s also made me think harder about what is important to keep track of, I had to really think about how to use each page in the most efficient way. The entire process was kind of therapeutic.

Here are some pictures of my completed planner. If you’d like a more in depth look into how I planned out each page let me know and I’ll come up with a post for that.

 






I think coming up with this new system really made me look at my life and realize that I over complicate more things than just my planner. I tend to make my life much harder than it has to be, so with the new system I’m trying to make myself remember that simple is better. Simple. I need things to be simple, so I’m making an conscious effort to make everything more simple.

It’s no secret that I struggle with my place in life, I’ve talked about it until I was blue in the face and I’m sure you’ve read about it a crap ton up to this point. I’m slowly trying to figure out what I want out of life and once I do that I can figure out how to go about getting those things. Right now that means keeping to my blog schedule because when I miss days or deviate from the plan it causes me anxiety and then I start getting really rough on myself. In order for that to stop I need to stick with my dang blog plans.

So I’ve got this new system in place. I’m going to use it. I’m going to love it. I’m going to find planner peace and shortly after (hopefully) peace in life. Okay…that may be going a bit far, but hopefully once I get my life organized everything else will follow suit.

Alright kids, I think I’ve prattled on long enough about the new planner system and my hopes  that world life domination will follow. While you’re enjoying your weekend, go follow me on Instagram to keep up with my weekend plans. Maybe head over to Goodreads to see what I’m going to be reading tonight while I’m pretending to work. And of course if you have snapchat you could go find me @crazydame90. I hope you have a great and safe weekend!

Until later, stay wonderfully wild!

Chels

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