In this month’s bullet journal productivity planning, I’m doubling down on the 10 Blocks and adding in a habit tracking grid, deep work meter, and food spending ledger.
Why add these in? Don’t I want to stay minimalist?
Absolutely. This is another iteration on the minimalist bullet journal productivity planning that has been paying big dividends for me personally and professionally the last 6 months.
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Habit Tracker: I’m tracking 5 primary habits in February…
– Exercise & Health
– Read & Meditate
– Deep Work
The two biggest habits I’ve been trying out in January are deep work periods and daily journaling. Both have been huge for clarity, productivity, and mental health!
I’ve always struggled with both disciplines, but something is clicking this month and I’m doubling down. Now I’m making the time to do this and communicating why it matters for me.
If you’d like to know more about deep work cycles and why it works so well (and is necessary), check out the work of Cal Newport who coined the phrase.
New York Time article: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/31/books/review/dont-distract-me.html
Cal’s book: http://amzn.to/2DQtyJ3
Journaling is something that I do to clear my mind and put frustrations, concerns, gratitude and celebrations on the paper. There are simply too many successful people doing it to ignore the benefits, and I find it to be a type of meditation and reflection for me. I’m calmer, have a better handle on the day, and am less likely to be reactive.
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I’ve been inspired by this post Ryan Holiday wrote: https://ryanholiday.net/the-most-important-thing-you-can-do-each-morning/
The daily logbook inspired by Austin Kleon: https://austinkleon.com/tag/logbook/
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