Bullet Journal Setup – July 2017

Ein Kalender, eine TO DO-Liste oder einfach ein Platz, an dem ich alle meine Gedanken und Pläne niederschreiben kann, das ist mein Bullet Journal für mich. Mein Bullet Journal ist von der Marke Moleskine, es besteht aus einfachen, leeren weißen Seiten und hat ein ein Hardcover. Meistens besteht ein Monats-Setup aus einer Titel-Seite, einer Kalender-Seite, auf der alle Tage des Monats und anstehende Termine aufgelistet sind, einem Sleep-Log in dem ich tracke, wie lange ich schlafe und Wochen- oder Tages-Übersichten. Vom Design her habe ich mich um Juli für ein Regentropfen-Design entschieden und dafür meine neu entdeckten Stabilo-Marker in Pastellfarben verwendet. Für die Schrift verwende ich ausschließlich den Faber-Castell Ecco Pigment Fineliner in der Stärke 0.1.

Das Bullet Journal hilft mir, meine Zeit zu strukturieren und einen guten Überblick über alle Termine und Aufgaben zu behalten. Ich liebe es, mit verschiedenen Schriftarten und Designs zu spielen und am Ende des Jahres ein Buch mit allem, was in dem Jahr so passiert ist als Erinnerung zu haben. Das Beste dabei ist, dass jeder sein eigenes Bullet Journal so gestalten kann, wie er es möchte. Bunt und mit wilden Designs oder ganz clean und minimalistisch – ganz nach Geschmack. Wer aber doch ein wenig Anleitung möchte, kann sich mal hier durchklicken oder die YouTube-Videos von jasminar und AmandaRachLee anschauen.

A calendar, a to do-list or just a space where I can write down all of my thoughts and plans, that’s what my bullet journal means to me. My bullet journal is from the brand „Moleskine“ wirh plain white pages and a hardcover. My monthly setup consists of a title page, a calendar page, habit trackers and weekly or daily spreads. In july I decided to go with a raindrop design. My new stabilo markers in pastel colours came in reallllly handy for that. For all of my fonts I am using the Faber Castell Ecco Pigment fineliner in 0.1. 

The journal helps me to structure my days and to keep track on all of my appointments and to dos. I love to play around with different fonts and designs and – in the end of the year – to keep a book with all of what happened and all the memories. From my point of view, the best about a bullet journal is how it can be different for everyone. It can be a scolourful and wild or as clean and minimalistic as you like. If you’d like to get some guidance, you can klick here or watch these YouTube videos of  jasminar and AmandaRachLee.

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Get back up when you’re feeling down.

 

This is a letter to myself, but it works for everyody else aswell.

I always put a lot of pressure on myself. Concerning my school exams, my studies or my freetime-passion track and field – it has always been very important to me that I get out the perfect results in the end. I try to always achieve the goal of perfectionism. But to be true, this is a goal that can’t be achieved. You can always make something even better. But why should you? Why should you put that pressure on yourself, when you could just feel that relief of being just satisfied with what you did? It’s not that easy, I know. If you want to be the best you can be, you don’t want to stop when you don’t feel like you’ve reached that best version of yourself. That best version of yourself is a goal that can be achieved. But it’s just not possible to go beyond that. And as an ambitious person, you always think, you can push beyond that boundary. That you can be better if you just try hard enough. And then you fail. You fail once or twice or a million times. You’ll reach a point where you think, you’ve achieved nothing but instead, you’ve just lost the right measurement of your achievements. The truth is – I don’t know what the truth is. Or maybe I just don’t want to know it. For me, it is scary to know that there might be a boundary that I will never be able to push to where I want to. I want more. And I can get more – but more doesn’t mean that I an get it all. Set yourself some goals you might never achieve and you’ll fail one day after the other. Or set yourself ambitious goals that need some fight and tears – but are not as far away as a victory at the olympic games. The majority of us will never achieve that. But what about running a marathon and getting to the finish line? That can be achieved. Or getting back up after an injury and being able to walk again. There are boundaries for everyone and we are all able to push them. And when there is a time where you are feeling down, where you think you might never get back up again. Take your time to catch breath, and then move on.