For those of you who know me, I have been working on a visual journal everyday since September. It has gone through several changes but the main thing it does for me is to keep track of things I need to get done and appointments, satisfy my need to add color, and help me keep a daily log of events, thoughts, special memories, etc.. But, what I wasn't doing was keeping track of goals I set for myself in January.
So with the help of some new friends I made on Facebook in the Fauxbonichi Group, I now have a system I think that can work for me. As the name implies, Fauxbonichi is a DIY Hobonichi which is a Japanese planner/journal popular today. It is a beautiful planner and so many have done beautiful art and journaling in them, but I just don't think it would work for me. But I liked the idea of a Hobonichi, hence my Fauxbonichi.
This month, I'm playing with a new book (a composition book), and a new format.
I covered the outside with scrapbook paper and washi tape.
I also covered the inside cover and created a pocket to keep my stencils.
Created my month pages with goals and important dates. I can keep track of how I'm achieving my goals with color coded stars.
I decided to use one page per day instead of two like I had in the past. But I can still add art.
And when you open the flap..
My todo's and appointments are at the bottom and I still have plenty of room to journal. The header also helps me keep track of goals..
The Fauxbonichi Group has a new challenge for April, with a daily prompt that you can draw or journal. I'm going to try this system for the month of April and see how this works for me.
Do you use a planner?