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We did already touch upon collections in last week's blog. They are the place for you to add everything that doesn’t fit into any of the categories you’ve set up. Collections can be:
They are a great place to get information written down on a page that you don’t necessarily have anywhere else to add. Putting something into a collection can help you simply get something out of your head and onto paper.
Setting up a collection is as easy as turning to the next blank page, putting a title and starting to write. Always remember to add it to your index so you can find it easily in the future.
An alternative is to add your new collection to the back of your Bullet Journal so it doesn’t interfere with the flow of your dailies, weeklies, and monthlies. It’s your preference that counts the most. Some people even keep a separate journal just for their collections. Remember there is no right or wrong way as long as you feel your choice helps keep you organized and moving in the direction you want to.
4 Collections That Will Inspire
A bonus of creating a Bullet Journal is the fact that it becomes a sort of time capsule. Flipping back through the pages will help you remember moments of your life through your goals, appointments notes, and doodles. This is a benefit that you can take advantage of in a unique way.
After each monthly, you can set aside space for a memory collection. As you go through your month, make a note of any events or thoughts that you can benefit from in the future. We forget so much, so quickly - do you remember what you did last week Thursday? This will help you go back and recall even small events in a day that had an impact, however small, on your life.
Over time, certain memories may fade or the memory may evolve. This way you can keep track of it and the date it happened.
2. Meal & Recipe Planning
Figuring out what to make for dinner, keeping track of recipes, and creating a grocery list can be some of the most challenging tasks in our daily lives. Maybe it comes easily to you, but not to the majority of us.
A meal or recipe collection is the perfect place to track recipes you come across and also to jot down ideas for your next meal. Having them in a collection can really help when planning.
Try using sticky notes (we have a lovely variety in store!)
Each time you have a new recipe you want to try, jot it down on a sticky note. Go to your Meal & Recipe Collection and stick it on the first page of the spread. The first page can be recipes you want to try. Once you’ve tried a recipe and like it, simply move it to the opposite page. The opposite page can be meals you’ve enjoyed and want to incorporate into your regular rotation.
If you are really into meal planning and recipes, having separate collections is an option. The thing to keep in mind is it has to work for you and enhance your life.
From Oprah to your friend on Facebook, it seems that many people talk about keeping a gratitude journal. Like exercise and eating well will improve your life, so will being grateful. Not to blindly jump on this long-living trend, there is proof that keeping a gratitude journal does help.
According to Berkley Univerity’s Greater Good Science Center, studies have shown interesting benefits in keeping track through writing, things we are grateful for. Some of the benefits are less illness, more happiness, and better sleep. Click on over to the Greater Good’s website if you want to find out more about keeping track of gratitude and how to make it work for you.
Here are some tips: