How to create your own Weekly Spreads in your Bullet Journal

How to create your own Weekly Spreads in your Bullet Journal

Weekly spreads are one of the main components of my bullet journal. This type of spread is not part of the original bullet journal system that Ryder Caroll created. However, for me it’s one of the most useful ones. 

There are people that think that weekly spreads are not important in their planning. If you think that such a spread is not suitable for you, then you can totally skip it. However, if you decide to give the weekly spreads a try, that’s great! There’s a million and one ways to create a weekly spread, and today I’ll show you the steps I take to create mine.

Why I Switched from MailChimp to ConvertKit

Why I Switched from MailChimp to ConvertKit

In the beginning of the year I made the big decision to move my email list of more than 5000 subscribers to ConvertKit from MailChimp, that I’ve been using for the past year. 

I got a few questions about why I moved, so today I’ll share with you my story.

How to use Acrylic Paint in your Bullet Journal

How to use Acrylic Paint in your Bullet Journal

I love using colour in my bullet journal. Colourful pages makes me happy, put a smile on my face and funny enough help me focus more on the tasks I need to complete during the day. (weird, I know, but totally true!)

My regular tools that I like to use with my bujo, are my Pelikan coloured pencils and my Tombow markers. (Click here to see the list of all my favourite resources) However, I recently purchased a box of acrylic paint and I wanted to experiment with them in my bullet journal.

How to use batch days to be more productive

How to use batch days to be more productive

Up until the end of last year I thought I had it all figured out. I had a weekly schedule, where I would spread all my tasks throughout the 7 days of the week. My thinking behind this, was that spreading the workload through the week, was going to make things easier for myself. 

So, for example, I would set different parts of my housework for each day, i.e. Monday: hoover, Tuesday: dusting, Wednesday: Kitchen + Fridge etc. The same would go for my work and blog. I tended to add lots of little tasks every day on various topics and sections of my work - from website updates, to emails, reading articles I needed to catch up with, replying to comments, writing blog posts, promoting them, being active on social media etc.

This way of doing things, resulted in me having huge to-do lists every day with lots of little tasks on various areas. And while I was trying to stay on top of that list, I would start doing each of the tasks, and then move to the next one. But there was no cohesion. So, for example, I would start to dust the house, then sit down to reply to some emails, and then go and hang out the laundry. And it would continue like this. Also, most of the times I would get distracted by something else (like an incoming txt or email), resulting in me spending more time than I thought on each task.

At the end of the day, I would find myself exhausted, looking with bleary eyes at a half-done to-do list, surrounded by lots of post-it notes with things I needed to remember throughout the day, feeling deflated and near to tears! 

Multitasking is definitely not good for my productivity!

But then, I came across the term ‘batch days’ and my whole world changed!

Bullet Journal: My May Set Up

Bullet Journal: My May Set Up

I know I'm pretty late with my May Set Up, but the last few days have been crazy busy!! To tell you the truth I was contemplating whether to actually write this post or not. As you'll see, my May set up is very VERY minimum! I didn't know if it was worth it. But I wanted to continue doing the monthly set up series as I normally do, and to be honest, even though there's not much to share with you, I still believe that they are very functional pages and you could still get something out of this ;)

How I've set up my 3rd Bullet Journal

How I've set up my 3rd Bullet Journal

I've finally moved to my 3rd Bullet Journal! Yay! My last one coincidently happened to fill up completely as April was coming to an end, so I managed to start a brand new bujo at the beginning of May! If you want to see how I set up my 2nd bullet journal, you can follow this link. For my 3rd bujo I decided to go for a berry A5 dotted Leuchtturm1917 and seriously I'm in love. This colour is amazing!

In today's post I'll share with you how I've set up my new bullet journal, what changes I've made and which spreads I've decided to transfer from my previous one. So, make yourself some coffee (or tea) and sit comfortably cause it's going to be a looooong post!

Bullet Journaling With Etsy

Bullet Journaling With Etsy

Ever since I started my Green Lime Designs, I seem to spend way too much time browsing through all the amazing products sold on Etsy, and I have to say that I am amazed by the quality and the variety that exists. In today's post, I'd like to share with you some of my finds on Etsy that have to do with bullet journaling and that are on my wish list! So, let's get started!