February is here! Which I can’t believe, January went really fast and this is a short month, so March will be here before you know it. I am officially back in school and just finished my first week, which went well. I am realizing that this spring semester is gonna go by really fast and I will be graduating in May before I know it. This month I am just getting my schedule and time management on track, that way I will be able to juggle school, blogging, and YouTube.
Goals for February
Redecorate my bedroom
Get on a consistent schedule for YouTube
Get all my readings done ahead of time
Continue to be consistent with my Blog Schedule
Clean out my closet for my spring wardrobe
Today I turn 24, even though I look like I am still 16 years old! Wanted to share some lessons I have learned over the years.
Never Doubt Yourself
What you can do is limitless
Always be open to learning new things
Don’t be in a rush to grow up
Life is precious
Everything happens for a reason
Things will workout for the better
Everything is not for everybody
Celebrate the small victories
Time moves fast
Never let someone tell you what you can’t do
Family will always be there when you fall
Life is a one big journey
Don’t care what others think, DO YOU!
Have confidence in yourself
Don’t compare yourself to others
Beauty comes from within
Self love is EVERYTHING!
Do things in your own time, not when society tells you
You are stronger than you think
Always live and lead with love in your heart
I still have so much to learn but am thankful for things I have already experienced and the lessons they have taught me!
Bullet Journals are everywhere. There are YouTube channels dedicated to it. And though over the years them seemed interesting I never thought about starting one myself. I liked just using a regular planner and didn’t see the use of a bullet journal. Especially when you could just go to the store and buy one that is already made for you, until now. This year I officially started using a bullet journal and here are some reasons why I switched.
I have always used traditional planners my whole life. And I still think they are awesome. But I notice that a traditional planner wasn’t offering me what I needed. As a person that blogs, goes to school, and makes videos; I was found that I started using other notebooks to separate all the aspects of my life, which was overwhelming trying to juggle all of these notebooks and millions of posts it’s. I needed one place that I could organize everything; a one stop shop. Also with a traditional planner I found myself writing down all of these things I needed to do but not actually getting these things done. So not only did the planner not have what I needed but it was also making me a little counter productive.
One of the amazing things about a bullet journal is that it is 100% customizable. Other planners weren’t enough for me, so why not make my own and put in it the things I need as a blogger and student. Now I am able to keep track of everything without having to have 3 to 5 additional notebooks and whenever I feel the need to add a layout I can just do it myself.
I love expressing my creativity in any way possible. The one thing that sold me on starting my own bullet journal was knowing the fact that I would be able to make new themes every month and change up the look often. Sometimes having a planner that looks the same all year round can get a little boring.
Track of Habits and Goals
With a planner I found myself just jotting down things, like a to do list but not really keeping up with daily habits and goals. This year I really wanted to focus on creating good habits and sticking to the goals I set and I knew a regular planner wasn’t gonna enable me to do that. So being able to have something like habit tracker in my planner was perfect for that.
Give It a Try
All in all, over the years I have hear so many amazing things about bullet journaling and just wanted to give it a try. It’s always good to shake things up and try something new. Hell, if I don’t like it I can always make a trip to Target and get me a regular planner!
Would you try bullet journaling?
Habits to Break In 2019
Eating Fast Food
2018 was the year of fast food for me. I don’t know why I was eating so much of it but I did. And I am not a big fast food person, never have been. My two biggest weaknesses were Wendy’s, the Chicken nugget meal!!! and Anything Chick-fil-A!!!! Not only was this habit bad for my health but also for my wallet, especially when your eating it at least 4 times a week. And though I am blessed with a very high metabolism, this fast food addiction made my cholesterol high. So in 2019 I want to cut back eat fast food to at least twice a month.
Going to Bed Late
For the last few months in 2018 my sleep schedule has been all out of wack. I can’t seem to fall asleep before 12 am or sometimes later and because of that I wake up exhausted, especially when I still have class in the morning. So I would like to stop going to bed late.
Instagram Explore Page
I know I am not the only person that can spend hours on the Instagram explore page. Instagram’s algorithm knows me and my desires more than I do. It’s really addictive and super unhealthy. As a blogger Instagram is a must so deleting the app is out of the question but giving myself a set time to use it is something I need to implement.
Over Planning and not executing
I am a very organized person almost to a fault. In 2018 I did a lot of planning but not a lot of executing. This is a habit I would like to break. Planning doesn’t mean anything without you actually implementing that plan. I need to stop saying “What I’m gonna do” and start saying “What I did”.
This goes hand and hand with the last habit to break. I have a tendency to push things off to the last minute. I do this when it comes to blogging and school. I will wait til the last minute to study or start a paper, or write a blog post.
Habits to Take Up
Try new recipes and new restaurants
I am so tired of eating the same things. This year I want to try new foods. So I would like to try a new restaurant once a month and try a new recipe twice a month. I really want to make this a priority for the new year.
I have always wanted to journal but never did it. This year I am gonna start, I think journaling will help me with my stress. My mind is always going 100 miles per hour, journaling is a way that I can get all of my thought out of my head and onto paper.
There is always a better way you can manage your time. I think that I am good at time management but I would like to get a whole lot better at it. This will help me stay on top off everything that I have going on in my life and free up more time for fun stuff.
Be more Social
I am a home body by nature. I just enjoy being alone with some amazing food, watching some movies, and that’s not a bad thing but I would like to get out more and experience new things.
What are some habits you would like to break or start this year?