Boho Berry Challenge October 2018: Planning [Day 15]

TBH, sometimes drawing all this stuff in my bullet journal is a form of procrastination. I know, I know- literally the opposite of the point of my bullet journal.

But...sometimes there are things I just don't want to do. And I can convince myself that bullet journaling, which does provide so many benefits in the long term, is an acceptable thing to do instead of XYZ.

But bullet journaling also helps me figure out why I keep putting things off. 

Part of the original system includes something called migration. Basically, it's another term for rescheduling. If you don't knock something off your to-do list, or if an appointment gets moved to a later "migrate" it to that next time period- whether it's the next day or the next month.

If I migrate something more than twice, I stop and think about why.

Either I'm avoiding it for a reason, or it's not really that important. And if it's not important, it needs to just be wiped off my to-do for good.

This is one of the things that can be helpful for my anxiety and guilt. 

Obviously if I keep putting something off, either I need to identify that cause and fix or I need to realize that hey, it must just not be that important and therefore I should refocus that energy to something more helpful (rather than freaking out about the fact that I'm not doing the thing I "need" to do). It's a way of figuring out procrastination v. prioritization.

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  1. I had sooo many tasks in my planner that would get pushed from week to week.. and had I considered this approach, I would have felt a lot less non-completion guilt.