Habit Trackers

Search “bullet journal” anywhere and one of the first things you’ll see are habit trackers.

Habit tracking is one of the simplest and unique spreads to make. I love habit trackers because it’s so easy to adjust from month to month (or even day to day, I’ve durastically this one already!)
For me, habit tracking helps hold me accountable for myself. As the months progress you have to look at yourself and say “wow I spend way too much money” or “wow I am super super lazy”. There’s no denying it to yourself because you personally tracked your progress.

I had a lot more to say about the subject when I first started writing, but unfortunately today is a rough day for me. I’ll expand more next month when I completely redesign my habits!!

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Books And Bullets

Reading is and always will be, my number one past time. There’s just something incredible about the number of unique stories we are capable of creating, the number of intricate worlds and characters there are. Books can help us through rough times, they can provide comfort, cure boredom, expand minds, in short, books are awesome!!!

Earlier this year when I ventured into Half Price Books I realized, I don’t actually need anymore books. My bookshelves are overflowing and there are so many that I’ve never even opened!! For instance, The Hobbit has been sitting, wrapped in packaging, for almost 10 years!!! I resolved to stop buying books and read every damn book in my home. (After all the books I bought that day of course).

Bullet Journaling has been one of the greatest, unexpected, resources for this task. First up we have my bookshelves with all my unread books. I love these because watching them get filled up and colored in gives a sense of accomplishment. I think visual accomplishments are just as important as check-box-lists. Plus it’s just fun to make!

Next up we have my detailed reading list.

This one I made recently just to hold myself more accountable. I listed all the books I still have to read and divided them into three color coded categories: easy-read, moderate, and long-read. I also have the page length listed, book genres, and a generalization of the different genres on the bottom. 

There’s also a spot for the start and end dates, a check box when done, and a spot for my rating. I love these pages because it makes it easier for me to plan ahead and remember how I liked certain novels for future recommendations. This page is helping me so much in deciding what to read and when, especially since some of them are ridiculously long and I have to make sure I have the appropriate time before starting!

Lastly we have my wishlist. These are all the bosom I can’t wait to buy after I finish my reading challenge!!! It’s going to be an expensive week.

I’m thinking of adding a savings log for my wishlist, so that I can set aside some money now for a giant book shopping spree!📚📚

Any suggestings to add to my list? How do you track your reading habits?? I’d love to see!!

Fitness Journey

I’ve had a love-hate relationship with exercising for years. I get on benders where I work out for three weeks, and then stop for six months. Not healthy.

But now I’m trying to change that and actually get off my butt. At 5’2″ I’ve always been relatively small, never weighing more than 120 pounds. This past year I started a desk job for the first time and almost immediately went from 120 to 145. The first time I stepped on a scale this year was one of the lowest moments of my life. I’ve always had a healthy body image, but for the first time ever I was disgusted by the way I look.

This past week I started running again. And trying to do yoga. Yoga is hard!!!! I can’t do half the poses and the ones I’m capable of I can hardly manage. My running skills are even worse. As you can see, on the days I actually made it a full mile, I actually ran for less than half  the time. I’m doing absolutely awful so far at working out, but for the first time in months, I’m happy with my body again. I realized that as long as I’m trying my best and taking care of myself, than f*** everything else. I’m working towards living a more active lifestyle one small step at a time, and loving myself every step of the way.