Getting Back Into Blogging Routines

Based on posts I’ve read and chats I’ve had with friends, clearly I’m not the only one suffering from a lack of motivation lately. And these past few weeks have been particularly rough β€” loneliness hit hard, teaming up with the stress of finishing up my semester online to make me an unproductive lump hiding from the world.

To be clear: it is absolutely okay to not be Doing All The Things (reading, blogging, whatever hobby you wanted to pick up). Life is hard right now.

However, I always feel better when I have some semblance of routines to fall back on and can check at least one or two things off my daily to-do list. So this is me, freshly freed from classes, holding myself accountable to get out of bed and Do A Thing a few times a week.

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My 2020 Planners

Whether it’s a fresh calendar year or academic year (or even semester), I love the organization and anticipation of new school supplies, new bullet journal spreads, new goals.

This year I actually haven’t made many big changes from my 2019 setups β€” there’s no need to fix what’s already working. But since I love reading about other people’s planning systems I figured I might as well share mine; hopefully some of you will find it interesting and maybe even helpful!

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Prescheduling, Blog Organization & Mood Blogging

Hello and welcome to Bookending Spring on the BookwyrmBites blog! There are so many awesome prompts for the month and I won’t be able to get to them all; I really had to pick and choose the ones that I felt like I had the most to contribute to. But make sure to hop over to the announcement post and make sure you’re giving the organizers and all the hosts lots of love for their hard work!

I strongly believe that every month can be a fresh start β€” because life’s too short to always be waiting for New Year to make a change β€” as well as an opportunity to check in with your routines and processes to see if everything’s working out and whether it could be improved. So today, let’s pop the hood and see if any of the circuits need to be rerouted or replaced. There are circuits in cars, right? I don’t drive, I wouldn’t know.

(Oh and ICYMI, I am not the author of the previous post on this blog … but I did write a post that went up yesterday on another blog, if you can find it! πŸ”)

This post is part of Bookending Spring 2019, which is organized by Sam & Clo! Today’s (yesterday’s) prompt, “Pre-scheduling and organizing your blog ft. mood blogging,” is hosted by Jayati @ It’s Just a Coffee Addicted Bibliophile.

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Happy 2019 πŸŽ‰

For a while now I’ve been a believer in planning and starting on your projects right away, rather than waiting for January 1st, but the start of a new year is definitely still a good time to pause and reflect on the near future. And since I’m starting to figure out this blogging thing, it feels especially important to nail down what I want to achieve in the coming months, as well as the steps it’ll take to accomplish them.

365 days = 365 chances to make your goals into reality! (Too cheesy? I’ve been watching bullet journal setup videos on YouTube, so my mind is overloaded with inspirational quotes, sorry.)

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