Welcome to week 2 of the bullet journal planning challenge. I’ve really enjoyed seeing the pages produced so far, along with the feedback I have received on this challenge – thank you so much. The goals being set are utterly inspiring, moving and at times have made me quite emotional. I feel surrounded by people who want to bring love, positive change and passion to their lives and the world around them and I just couldn’t be happier to be connected to you.
If you are still working on week 1 of the challenge, don’t panic! I have saved some photos in the Inspiration Gallery of bullet journal pages put together by other people taking part in the challenge – they are definitely worth having a look at. It’s so great seeing the different styles and content, they may well also give you a few ideas for your own pages. I have included links to the various Instagram accounts, so that you can join up with other people taking part in the challenge.
So, on to this week’s challenge. Week 1 was all about looking into the future and making goals. This week’s challenge is about getting an honest understanding of exactly where you are now. I actually found this one of the hardest parts when completing it in my own bullet journal.
I really wanted to honestly reflect on my current situation, but there was a part of me that thought, am I just writing this down for the sake of it? I know where I am and everything about my life. But, when I started properly considering my current situation I was surprised how much came out on my pages that I hadn’t really thought about, the power of pen and paper still amazes me. I found it both cathartic and rewarding, so I hope you find the same.
I would recommend looking at the different sections you identified on your ‘What would I like to have achieved’ page and using these same sections to reflect on your current situation. Think of it like planning any journey. You need to know where you are now, along with where you are going, to map out the best route for your adventure.
Don’t beat yourself up. It’s important to be honest in your reflections, but there’s no need to judge yourself – your past decisions don’t need to define your future. I’ve been working on my goals for a few months now and I love looking back at these reflection pages as I can already see that I have moved forwards in so many areas. There will be set-backs and some of my goals may change, but I certainly feel I am starting to move in the right direction.
I hope you get on well with this challenge and find it useful to spend some time reflecting on your current situation. As always, I would love to hear your thoughts on this challenge as it helps me to know whether I am providing information that you enjoy and find helpful.
Also, please continue using the #journalwithpurpose on your Instagram posts so I can add your pages as we progress throughout this challenge. My YouTube video can be found here.
Finally, a quote that I read on Robin Sharma’s blog that I just loved and had to share. It certainly got me thinking …