Scheduling my work is an important part of allowing me to be productive. It’s a chance to allow me to plan and organise my time efficiently and it allows me to get the tasks that need doing completed successfully.
Today’s blog post is going to be all about how I schedule my work in my Bullet Journal. I guess you could say this is a glorified version of how to use a Bullet Journal but I wanted to look cool and sophisticated, okay?
For those of you who know me, you’ll know I’m not in education at the moment. However, if you’re new to my blog (come and follow me please!) you may be thinking…
“Why does she have to schedule her work? What work? What is going on?”
Well, my friends. I blog twice a week and believe it or not, it’s bloody hard work. I plan my blog posts, take pictures, edit said pictures, create featured images for my blog posts, decide what topics I want to blog about etc….
AND… AND.. I have social media accounts to keep up with and I’m going to university in September so I’m doing preparation jazz right now.
Anyway, enough of the woe is me introduction, let’s get to it.
Planning in my Bullet Journal the night before
Back in my night routine blog post, I explained that I did the planning in my Bullet Journal the night before for the next day. I’ve done the whole planning the night before thing since I got into Bullet Journaling over two years ago.
I think it’s important to do this as it means you can just go straight into your plans for the day as opposed to starting the day with planning. You may prefer to start the day with planning and that’s totally fine but for me, planning the night before in my Bullet Journal is my go-to thing.
Using a weekly spread
A weekly spread is my go-to spread to plan out my days in my Bullet Journal. You may be aware of daily spreads in Bullet Journals but for me, a weekly spread is my number one. It allows me to get an overview of the week as opposed to an individual day. If you’e someone who likes to get an overview of the week whilst simultaneously planning out your days, then the weekly spread would be really good for you too!
When it comes to actually planning out my day on the weekly spreads, I simply write a to-do list of all the things I want to get done that day. I also include events that are taking place that day so I know when I’m unable to complete these tasks.
I’m not someone who likes to plan my work hour by hour because I end up feeling a sense of annoyance if I’m unable to complete a task at a specific time. You never know what could happen on a day!
There are also some other ways in which you can use your Bullet Journal to plan successfully.
You may like to plan your days hour by hour or by a specific time, so a daily log would work well for you. You can also combine weekly spreads and daily logs in your Bullet Journal. For example, you could use a weekly spread to write down your tasks and then use a daily log to go into more detail about the time you want to get a task done!
Trackers are also a good spread for productivity. For example, habit trackers are a good way of allowing organisation and getting tasks done. I include habits such as posting on my social media to keep me accountable.
I hope this has helped you in some way!