The One Con of My Bullet Journal

My last post was all about the startup of my new bullet journal.  I tend to go through it at least once a day to see if there’s anything I can add or just to mark off some of the items I’m completing on my lists.  That’s always the fun part of planners – checking off the items on your to-do list.  It gives you a sense of accomplishment, and for people like me, it kind of holds you accountable to do the things on your list, otherwise the unchecked box will mock you.

Though recently, I’ve realized that there’s a slight con to using my bullet journal as a planner… I start getting ahead of myself and start thinking it’s already next week or even next month.  I’m currently believing that it’s the start of July… and it’s not.

Yesterday I spent some time doing the monthly spread and weekly spreads for July.  I didn’t finish the weekly spreads, only the first two weeks.  Still, I’m already thinking about things to do in July and starting my monthly habit tracker.  I didn’t make one for June, but I decided to include it into July’s monthly spread.  Now I’m wanting it to be July so I can start marking off some of the things for my tracker.

I guess I’ll have to use the last two weeks of June as practice sessions for those habits.

One other, but minor, con of my bullet journal is the pain I get in my wrist after doing layouts and drawings for too long.  I guess it’s not that minor, but at least I’m not getting ahead of myself and thinking it’s the wrong month.  The pain keeps me in the present.

Do you get ahead of yourself when using a bullet journal and/or planner?

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2 thoughts on “The One Con of My Bullet Journal

  1. nikkispeaks says:

    I got a bullet journal a few months ago as well. I awed by the the layouts on instagram and pinterest, but I am not sure it was for me, because i went through similar with my filofax and it was effective. So I’ve kept it simple to start. I log books to read, upcoming events, projects, and my supplies include my pilot g-2 pen, and muji pens etc. The fancy stuff is admirable, I’m not sure I’m ready to jump in yet.

    • Tabby says:

      Yeah, doing extensive layouts is a bit tedious. It’s definitely better to stick to a simple layout otherwise you might not want to do it anymore.

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