Overblog Challenge day 2 - Planning
I complete today's OverBlog challenge almost at the end of the day. Better later than never, I like to say.
The challenge is talking about planning the posts for the blog. I had a hard time writing about this until now because I don't plan anything. Or hardly anything.
The thing is, when I try to plan stuff in advance, something always comes up that is somehow more important, more urgent.
This means that my plans get delayed. Well, ok, if it was for blogging, all I have to do is to set a day aside and just write a few entries, and then schedule them.
However, it's not like I'm a stranger to planning. I started bullet journaling back in 2017. My proof? This entry right here.
Then, I wrote about more plans in this entry right here.
In real life, I tried using a bullet journal, but it didn't really work out for me. I still continued to use what i'd call more of a planner rather than a bullet journal. See the pics below.
In 2017, i started mid-way. Then when 2018 started, I started a new agenda. I used the same one for 3 years, with a few pages to spare.
Now, when 2021 starts, i'll have another agenda to use.
These agendas are the type you find in any stationery store. They are not for the current year.
I don't really care about the lines or dates printed on the pages because, as you can see, I don't use the whole page for a single day.
I draw my own layout. And I had quite the handful of layouts in these past 3.5 years that I used a planner.
So, if I don't plan out stuff, what do I use the planner for? Why do I even bother?
There are a few reasons, and I'll list them in no particular order:
- To remember what happened - my memory is pretty bad, and tend to forget things very easily. I mean, I even burn water.
- To keep track -
- of my sleeping hours/pattern,
- of my workout (hardly any workout this year, but I did walk a lot),
- of health-related stuff.
I hope that in the new year, i'll make more and better use of this agenda/planner thing. But we shall see.
Originally i wanted more discipline in my life, to help me be more productive.
I didn't use the planner so far because i'm a freelance writer, so my job comes first. But there are times when I don't feel inspired to work, and i could at least work on this blog or on my site.
I hope the planner will help me achieve my goals.
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