September Recap

Time to review my Bullet Journal to see what worked and didn’t work for this month.

I lost steam on my morning routine and my daily cleaning. I’m not entirely sure what happened. The schedule page didn’t get much use.

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I also lost steam tracking spending due to a payment snafu on my part in August. Whoops! I’m going to try again this month. My meal planning column didn’t get a lot of use in September either. And, as is typical, I didn’t refer to my monthly lists as often as I should have

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The daily sections on the left were ok, but I was reminded that sometimes I run out of room. Also, I didn’t use foldout calendar at all. The weekly cleaning checklist was fine, I just lost my cleaning mojo somewhere. The other daily spaces were used off and on, depending on what happened during those days. I doodled in some of the open space here.

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These few days I hardly used, but I did make use of the blank page before the next weekly spread.

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I really thought this layout was going to be The One, but it didn’t end up working like I thought it would.

  • The calendar layout was fine, but not what I need. I have so much trouble remembering to follow up with that list for the whole month. Maybe I find it overwhelming? I’m not sure.
  • I still ended up needing to migrate some days and I didn’t always have room in the space for the day I wanted to migrate the task.
  • I also realized that I need a cleaning chart for the whole month laid out on one page so I don’t have to keep flipping back and forth to see how many weeks I’ve missed sweeping the stairs or washing the blankets.

Of course I got in a hurry and set up October in a similar way before September really got started. Then I got anxious about not liking that setup–thank goodness for Pilot Frixion pens. I was able to erase the weekly setups I’d marked and start over with blank pages.

I like to feel like I’ve made progress toward my ideal setup at the end of the month, but I just don’t feel that this time. Hopefully October will prove to be a better planning month for me.

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