• SMART Goals Blog Post
    Planning

    Setting and Accomplishing SMART Goals

    Goals provide a sense of direction and focus, whether that’s in business or life. When setting goals, how you set them can make all the difference. A SMART goal is one method of setting goals that I have found to be very effective. This kind of goal will help you maintain focus and motivation to help you accomplish anything. Here’s how! What are SMART goals? Let’s first start with understanding what a smart goal is. SMART is an acronym meaning Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timely. In a nutshell, a SMART goal is all of the following: Specific: Clearly defined, and not ambiguous Measurable: Containing a set of criteria to…

  • Organization

    12 Tips for Staying Organized for the Big Move

    We just bought our first home! It’s both exciting and a little scary. The scariest part (for me) is how unorganized I thought we’d be during the move. To prevent this, I turned to the internet. Here are some tips I found extremely helpful for the big move day! Make a Giant Moving To-Do List Sit down and create your master move list. This will be your ultimate guide to making sure that you accomplish everything you need to before and during the move. Include things like trips to donation stores, scheduling shutoff dates for your utilities, and purchasing supplies. Of course, I created a to-do list right in my…

  • How To

    Time Blocking for Bullet Journalists

    Let’s be honest, some days it’s hard to maintain focus. To combat this, people have created a myriad of different productivity methods, like time blocking. Time blocking, in its simplest form, is the scheduling out of everything. Everything. This includes meal times, project times, personal time, and more. I tried out this method of time blocking in August. Below I’ll go over the basics, as well as share what worked (and didn’t work) for me. Time Blocking: The Basics What is Time Blocking? Time blocking is just scheduling your to-do list against your calendar. Essentially, you block off chunks of your day to which you devote to specific tasks. That’s…

  • Inspiring Spreads

    June Bullet Journal Spread: The Legend of Zelda

    For June, I have continued my nerdy theme with a Legend of Zelda spread. Also, it’s June. Meaning 6 months have passed. Half of the year is gone. What have I been doing all this time? But also, It’s JUNE. E freaking 3 has happened. And my spreads are Legend of Zelda themed. This was not exactly planned, other than the fact that I wanted my bullet journal to be nerdier this year. But did you see the Breath of the Wild 2 Announcement? I’m so pumped! But I digress. I’m not the most artistic of them all, and I still have a long way to go in developing a…

  • Bujo Basics

    Rapid Logging – Bullet Journal Basics

    When it’s all said and done, bullet journaling is just a glorified to-do list. (Though I can argue for hours about why it’s so much more than that, but that’s not the point of this entry). After all, Bullet Journaling got its name because it consists of bulleted lists. Wow, genius. The key difference between your bujo and a really nice to-do list is one thing: Rapid Logging. What is Rapid Logging? Rapid logging is the basis of all bullet journaling. Essentially, it is a much quicker and efficient way of journaling or note-taking. Think of it as a short-form notation. It’s made of two main things: bullets and signifiers.…

  • May Star Wars Monthly Spread Bullet Journaling
    Inspiring Spreads

    May the Force Be With You – May Star Wars Bullet Journal Spreads

    I wanted to get a little nerdy in my bullet journal this year. With May the 4th, I figured what better time than to start here. Here’s how you can replicate this spread. This blog post does contain affiliate links, in case you want to use the same materials I did. If you buy anything through those links, I may earn a small commission but at no extra cost to you. This will help power the blog to do more cool things. MATERIALS I USED: Micron pens A ruler Tombow Dual Brush Pens (Including these black ones) May Monthly Spread For this monthly spread, I found a cool illustration to…

  • April Cover Page from the Scribble Method Community, Danelle. Bees and Honeycombs
    Inspiring Spreads

    From the Community: Danelle’s Honeybee Spreads!

    Take a look at this great set of April spreads from Danelle! She’s the one who inspired me to try the bee and honeycomb layout so I thought it super appropriate to add her to my inspiring spreads section. Her bees are way cuter than mine (I struggled with making them look too much like wasps…). April Cover Page/Illustration Love this cover page! The bees are so much happier than mine, and it’s probably because of those pastel flowers. She had a stencil to work with for the honeycombs, but if you don’t have a stencil, I have a great blog article about how to draw a hexagon. April Monthly…

  • Bullet Journaling 101: How to get started
    Bujo Basics

    Bullet Journaling 101: How To Get Started

    Are you someone who has a hard time scheduling something? Do you have long-term goals that you never seem to complete because you can’t track them? Do you have so many different personal or work projects that it’s hard to keep track? Then bullet journaling may be for you. With a bullet journal, you can keep track of any and everything all in one place, from meal planning, work projects, daily to-dos, whatever! If you aren’t convinced, check out my blog on the benefits of bullet journaling. But if you ARE convinced, you might be asking, “how do I start?”. You’re in the right place. WHAT YOU NEED: Any blank…

  • Bullet Journaling supplies and desk
    Bujo Basics

    The Benefits of Bullet Journaling

    Why should you even start a bullet journal? What’s in it for you? Well aside from helping you stay organized, there are many benefits to bullet journaling. I’ve got 7 ways listed below! What is Bullet Journaling? Before we jump into benefits, what exactly IS bullet journaling? While it might sound like a diary of sorts, you don’t need to worry about writing your deepest, darkest secrets in it (unless you’re into that kind of thing). Bullet journaling (sometimes referred to Bujo for short) is an organizational method founded by this guy, Ryder Carroll who needed to find a way to stay focused and productive. And thus the bullet journal…

  • How To

    How to Draw a Hexagon with Only a Ruler

    This post contains affiliate links, meaning I may earn advertising/referral fees if you make a purchase through my link, without any cost extra cost to you. This helps the blog stay running. Thanks for your support. If you’re not lucky enough to have a stencil, first you might want to check out this awesome stencil set on Amazon. Second, here’s a quick rundown of how to draw a hexagon with only a ruler. Now you could potentially do this without a ruler, if you’re one of those crazies who can draw a straight line without one. For the best-looking hexagon though, you’re going to want to make sure that your…