I keep trying to stick to a planner but it just...doesn`t stick. I`ve tried the BuJo, many times thinking it would work because I have ADHD and it`s in part designed for that. I just had trouble sticking to it,I have a monthly planner now that`s 19-20 that I keep forgetting to actually fill in or check, and a wall calendar I keep on a new stand thing by my desk. I like the calender because I can see the month all laid out very visually. I also just now noticed I forgot to change the month on that.
Most of my planning is done in the form of what I call my scatterbrain notebook. I will do some good planning and outlining it but also it`s spread out and intertwine with pages of random loose thoughts and ideas. Zero structure or order. Everything just kinda floods together. Right now the current scatterbrain notebook is a pretty rose design one with "Every day is a new page." on it which I`ve unlined in pen because..yeah.
Any tips on how to actually stick to updating a planner or with Bujo?
That sounds like a good name for it, Kinz! I usually have a Plotting Notebook which can be everything from real plot work to my daily thoughts and ideas about my writing career (and main life, if that's what's in the way). I do my Morning Pages in it (three, stream of consciousness type, pages every morning... Or when I remember at the moment).
Right now, I am using Sarra Cannon's HB90 Method (video on YouTube with a flip through). It's focused on quarterly goals and breaking down big goals to Projects and Tasks. It's working pretty well for me so far, and I use it just for my writing.
My other planner for everything is a Recollections planner from Michael's. I was doing the fancy stickers in here for awhile...
As for BuJo-ing... I am no good at staying consistent with that but I am trying to make a habit-tracker only BuJo. Results still inconclusive.
I have moved into a traveler's notebook to keep a few spreads going for Camp NaNo. I have a spread of:
- Word Count (two different ones - per 1k and a line graph) - Buddies and how they're doing - Postcard Swap - Ideas for Cabin Challenges - The Dumping Ground (for my negativity) - The Prep-Planning Pack Your Bags we're doing here on WriYe
How's everyone doing with their bujo/planner during the current situation? Are you using it more or less than normal?
My journal was fairly minimal to start with: I had stopped using it for task lists a while ago and was only using it for monthly calendars, basically, but now that I've got no work hours etc. to write in my monthly calendar I've started task lists again. Nothing extreme, just a general list of big things. I've also added a basic tracker for my current 30 Days of Yoga so I remember what day I'm up to.