This blog post will have a corresponding video on YouTube soon. You can easily find your way over there through this link (will open in a new tab).
Soo… One Book July, eh? One book, one pen, one month. I sure did stay in one book, if you do not count the million scraps of paper lying around the apartment. Okay, so I maybe did not do as well as I thought I did when I went over my notes and assembled my thoughts (read; scraps of paper). I generally trow paper around me, nothing unusual there. But I wanted OBJ to be the month that would change that. I don’t think it was.
I haven’t had a problem staying in one book since I started using more flexible planner systems in early 2014, but I had a habit of switching planner every week. Especially the inside of the planner, since I only had my A5 Malden for the better part of a year. That little problem I solved by stop making my own inserts and start buying DIYfish’s – sure, it was waaay more expensive but I felt like I had to use the things i bought. So, that worked.
I still had one problem though; I wanted to have everything in one binder, even things I didn’t use, so I kept my calendar part light. I only had one weeks worth of daily pages inside at a time and therefore I often lost information or couldn’t check up on what had happened. I keep 99% of the useful information on my daily pages, so taking them out was a big mistake I never acknowledged. Until One Book July 2016.
I sat down, took a good look at my planner system. Realized I had a DIYfish addiction. And that I had to use a Travelers Notebook until I could get my head to agree to keep my daily pages in my planner. And I took everything that wasn’t necessary and put it in a personal sized binder for reference. I didn’t refer to it more than a couple of times all month.
So yeah; During One Book July 2016 I learned what I already knew, but had to come to terms with. I have to keep my planner part with me at all times, other than that I need scraps of paper to write on until I can do something with that. I tried doing that in one Inbox booklet and it was okay, not perfect but it worked out fine.
I also tried journaling during July. With no pressure to it. It was amazing. Had I done it every day I bet I would have used up the whole booklet, but I didn’t. I think I’m going to try to do it one a regular basis though, I could notice a significant drop in “bad days” and panic attacks when writing every day. (Not relevant so I won’t go into that. I wasn’t even going to mention this, but it’s such a big part of my life so it’s hard to ignore.)
My corresponding video is once again really blabbery, but I think I’m getting a hang of things, give me some more time. Let’s say goodbye for now, and hope that I didn’t miss too much. Still working on the taking pictures for blog posts part.
Hugs and kisses, see you next time!