First Week in my Hobonichi Weeks

Happy Monday! This season is tough for so many reasons despite the fact that it’s supposed to be the happiest time of the year. I hope you’re all taking little bites of time for yourself and finding ways to fill your own bucket, even if only a little bit at a time.

One of the things that I’ve been turning to this week is my new Hobonichi Weeks. Luckily for me, it started in December rather than January, so I have some time to try different methods before the new year!

I don’t have a lot of appointments outside of the home and I use Google calendar for those so that I can easily share them with my husband. Instead, I’m using the dated pages to write a few sentences about the day – anything that pops into my groggy head at night. I’m also considering a gratitude journal, so we’ll see how this develops in the new year.

I’m using the Alastair Method for my weekly log on the right side of the page. I assign each task a day to get done by writing in a dot in the appropriate column. When I complete the task, I write an “x” over the dot. If I don’t get to something, then I can easily migrate it (“>”) to the next day. Bullet journaling is so customizable!

I’m also starting to track my writing time in 30 minute increments. The purpose of this is to remind myself that slow and steady wins the race, that little things add up to big things, and that little things start with good habits.

Do you have your planner ready for the new year? Which is your favorite? Or do you bounce around each year — or even within the same year — to find the perfect method for you?

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  1. I have been a devout Happy Planner user for several years now. I tried to do the bullet journal thing for half a semester while working on my master’s but I just couldn’t make it work they way I needed. I don’t have my new planner for 2020 yet but I have a feeling I’m getting one for Christmas so I will just have to wait and see.

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    1. I go back and forth about bullet journaling – sometimes it feels like so much work and sometimes it feels perfect. It’s all about what you need at the time!! I hope you get your planner for Christmas – and I hope you share it with us!!


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