Productive Tips for Isolation

How are you guys doing? I’m hanging in there but starting to get a bit antsy. I wasn’t too bothered by the thought of staying at home when this all started, but after a couple of weeks I’m starting to miss the routine that I had when things were normal. It’s harder than I thought to go without friends, sports, and school (which I never thought I would say). Today I thought that I’d share some tips to help you get through this period of being stuck at home, so that you can stay productive and sane. Here they are:))

Try Not to Sleep In

I know that it can be tempting to sleep in till noon every morning when there’s no school, and I’m not saying that you shouldn’t do that on occasion, because this is a good time for your body to rest up. But getting up fairly early gives you a head start on the day and will help you to feel more productive than sleeping late. You’ll be able to get a whole lot more accomplished. I’m planning to get up a around 7-7:30 once Spring Break is over, which is still way later than I get up for school, but is still early enough to start school work and stuff.

Get Dressed

This is a big one because it puts you into the right mindset for the day ahead. If you take the time in the morning to put proper clothes on, you’ll probably get more done than if you stay in your pyjamas. You can even do our hair and makeup if you want, because the more you feel like you’re actually going to school or going out somewhere will help with productivity.

Find a Project

This is probably the best tip that I can give you. Finding a project, whether it be school work, something creative or something that you’ve been wanting to do for a while gives purpose to your day. Getting excited about something that you’re doing is great because it gives you something to look forward to doing each day. Here’s a list of things that you can work on:

  • Reading a book (one of my faves;))
  • Cooking/Baking
  • Painting
  • Learning something (you can literally learn about anything online through YouTube or articles)
  • Languages (I’m using an app called DuoLingo to learn a couple extra languages, and practice French for school)
  • Practice sports (It can be hard to do this in your house, but there are lots of sports skills that can be practiced in tight quarters. If you definitely can’t practice anything, watch some YouTube videos on how to become a better player)
  • Organize or clean out your room (this sounds sucky but I did it the other day and it felt SOOO good to get rid of all the junk in there)
  • Do a big puzzle

These are just a few ideas but there are TONS more things that can keep you busy during this time.

Go Outside

Getting some fresh air is great for your mental health allows you to feel less trapped. No one wants to stay inside their house all day every day. I like to take my dog for walks, but going sledding or building snowmen or just sitting outside somewhere are all great options.

Stay Active

Staying active is important to get those endorphins flowing! It also makes you feel great:))) You can do a workout, some yoga, have a dance party, or go for a walk or run.

I really hope these tips help you out! We’ll all get through this together;)) Stay safe everyone;)

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))

April 2020 Bullet Journal Set-Up

March just kind of flew by, and some really crazy stuff went down this month. Atleast I had my bullet journal to keep my busy though. I let you guys decide what my theme would be this month, and I worked hard to try and do your pick of blue dragonflies justice. I actually really like the way that this month turned out. It feels very springy and fresh. Finding inspiration for this month was kind of hard, because I didn’t want the dragonflies to look to childish or simple. But I saw a beautiful spread by @plinthced on instagram, and used that as my reference point. My colours are very light turquoise and blue, because I wanted it to feel very light dainty. Here’s my April 2020 Bullet Journal Set-Up!

Here’s my title page;)) I used a calligraphic font (again) that really suits this theme. For the dragonflies, I used a broze metallic gel pen and blue fineliners. I’m also going back to using borders around the page because I think it looks really sharp! There are some dots to fill in empty space, and a quote opposite the title page.

I LOVE my calendar for this month. There’s tons of dragonflies and I’m liking this bronzy colour. I haven’t really ever switched up this layout, because I find that it works well for me.

Next are my trackers and logs for this month. I actually liked the sort of graph thing that I used to track my mood and productivity last month, and so I’m using that system again, along with my OG habit tracker. On the opposite page I have a gratitude log for April;))

Finally, I had an extra page since I combined my mood and habit trackers, so I used it to make a schedule/routine thing for me to follow now that I don’t have school. I think it’ll help me to be more productive and the structure will be nice. I dug up the bullet joirnal stencils that I got when I started journaling a couple of years ago to put little icons next to the items on my routine. Since the first week of april only has four days, I used this final page to do a one page spread, which turned out well.

That’s all for April! I will definitely be sharing a dragonfly doodle tutorial on instagram, along with my March Monthly Recap. Hope you liked my set-up this month, and I’ll see you on Wednesday!;))

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;)))))

March 2020 Bullet Journal Set-Up

It’s time to start planning for March! I always use green for this month- I don’t know why it just feels weird not to;)) My March theme is jungle leaves, and it looks amazing! I used four different colours of green, and my white gel pen. These doodles were super easy to do, and I’ll be posting a tutorial, along with my February Monthly Recap, on my Instagram page. Hope you like it!

This is my title page. I drew a frame of different leaves around the word “March”. I was going to outline the leaves in black, but I thought that would be too dark. Plus, I drew some leaves that I couldn’t really outline, so I decided to go over top of the leaves with my white gel pen, and I love the look of it! On the opposite page I wrote a quote about adventure, because I feel like you go on adventures in jungles.

Next I have my calendar:)) There are some more leaves growing out of it, plus another quote and a space for goals and a monthly focus.

I really liked the habit tracker set up last month, because it made it easier for me to see which days I completed which habits. I’m trying something new with my mood tracker though. It’s a graph style, which I like because it gives me lots of moods to choose from. I also incorporated a sleep, productivity and water intake tracker into the graph, which I’m excited to use!

Here’s my gratitude log and blog ideas spread. I love the leaves coming from the sides of the pages! I used paper to do a quote at the bottom.

Finally, this is my first weekly spread of the month. It took me a while to draw all of those leaves, but I think it was worth it!

That’s my set-up for March! I’m super excited for this month. See you Friday;))

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked:)))

Handmade Valentines

Hello there! Valentine’s Day is coming up, and it’s the perfect time to show your appreciation for your friends and family;) I love making homemade cards because they show how much you care! These cards are super cute and easy to make. I used the rose doodle from my February bullet journal theme, and different coloured card stock. Here’s how to make them!

First off, here’s how to draw these cute roses. You start with a circle, then draw lines around the perimeter, getting closer and closer to the center to create a rose. You can also add some leaves;)

For this first card, I used some red card stock and drew a rose border. I then used my brush pen to write out “Happy Valentine’s Day”, did some accents with a white gel pen, and drew a few extra roses.

On the nest card, I wrote out “Orange You Glad You’re My Friend?” on some paper and glued it onto orange card stock. Valentine’s Day is the best for puns!!

I love the heart on this yellow card;) I used the phrase “Be My Valentine”, and drew yellow roses at the top and bottom.

Finally, my favourite card! I drew blue roses in the corners and another heart at the bottom. The phrase on this one is “I’m Blue Without You”.

Those are all of the Valentines that I made! There are endless combinations of phrases and colours, and if I make any more cool ones I’ll keep you updated on Instagram!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))

4 Weekly Bullet Journal Spreads

Hi guys! During my two years of bullet journaling, I’ve tried out many different weekly spreads. Some of them work really well for me, and others don’t. It’s a good idea to experiment with a bunch of different ones so that you find the layouts that help you to be the most productive. Today I decided to share 4 of my favourite weekly spreads that bring organization into my life, and look pretty too;))

I like layouts that give me a lot of space, and this one certainly does that. I had plenty of room to plan out my week, and was still able to include a quote at the bottom.

This layout is probably my favourite, and I’ve used it almost every month since I discovered it. It gives you lots of space to write down daily tasks, and room along the sides to include quotes, to-do lists, or anything else your heart desires. This layout is also really simple to draw and is easily customizable, working well with many different themes.

This one is an oldie but a goodie! I love the incorporation of the theme in this layout, and the amount of space it gives;)

This layout doesn’t give a ton of room, but I like how much space there is at the bottom to include productivity trackers and quotes.

So those are my favourite spreads! I hope you try them out and see if they work for you;))

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked