I’ve been thinking about how I can get myself more organised but also work towards some goals.I have a lot of notebooks. Lots of them. Mostly unused as I also collect them, but some of them have been dedicated for various purposes such as “Goal tracking” and “Positive Journal” and so on and they never get used because there are so many of them.
I was looking into printable journal pages on Sunday and found lots of great ones, but they didn’t suit exactly what I wanted. They were either too involved or they were missing things. I came across an awesome kickstarter for a product called the Self Journal which looks lovely, but a) I need something now and this product won’t be ready for months yet; and b) I don’t have the extra $20 for shipping (though it’s probably something that I’ll end up buying!)
So I made some. I liked the format of the Self Journal so used that as a base and smooshed it with a load of free printables I found. I’m not a graphic designer so they aren’t the prettiest, but they’re simple and exactly what I needed. It also meant that I got to play on OpenOffice Writer, which I haven’t done in a long while. It can do so much more than just making letters and essays, I used to love using powerpoint and excel to make things and have a geeky kind of joy about making documents that are interesting (to me!) on office software.
One of the sites I used heavily (and essentially reformatted their charts) was The Project Girl, she has a very nice collection of free downloadable content for organising your life. I have copied the Goal Tracker Worksheet but made it A5 sized. I also love this idea: Become a Better You. It’s nice and simple. I can see her downloadables becoming fundamental to my folder.
I even discovered some free fonts that are wonderful, I used one called Veggieburger as my main font, but found a few others on the same site that looked like great fun too! This is tomorrow’s page, I have more to write in but this is the start of the planning for the day! I haven’t added anything else but the daily sheets to the folder yet as I need to think about my goals a bit.