So you may have figured this out by now, but there are A LOT of things you can put in a planner. It's not just a home for your calendar, appointments, and task list. You can use it to keep a record of so many things. Today I am going to share just five of those things that you can track.
1. TV Shows. The hubby and I love to binge on Netflix and Hulu. We don't have a traditional cable or satellite service so that means we are either watching older seasons on Netflix or keeping up with new shows the day after they air on Hulu. When you have started what seems like a million shows, sometimes it's hard to keep track. That is why I dedicate some space in my bullet journal to keeping up with all of the series we watch.
2. Travel Log. I love traveling! Over the last two and a half years, my husband and I have gone all over the world. It has been so amazing and life changing. I wanted a way to document it all. I do plan on setting up a separate travel journal that I will probably be posting about at a later date, but for the time being I have created a little place in my bullet journal for keeping up with all of the places we have been. Another cute way I have seen this done is by drawing out a world map and shading in the different states and countries as you travel to them. If you have a love of traveling, this is a MUST for your planner.
3. The Weather. There are a couple good reasons to track weather conditions and temperatures in your planner. I like to include a weather forecast in my weekly spread so that I can refer to it daily and know if I will need a jacket or umbrella with me. Also, I track the daily high temps for the temperature blanket I am currently crocheting. Each row on the blanket represents a day in the year and the color indicates what range the temp is in that day.
4. You may not think of gratitude as something you can track, but it is! I know you have seen gratitude logs floating around Instagram. Maybe it's a short phrase added to the bottom of a weekly spread or maybe it's an entire section of daily thankful thoughts. Not only does it put you in a good mood to write down at least one thing you are grateful for, but it's also nice to have a record to look back on later. If you track this for a year and then you go through a rough patch in life, you will have something there, in writing, that tells you what you still have to be thankful for.
5. How often do you order something and then completely forget that you did? I am guilty of this for sure! My husband and I have a arrived home to a package before and we both looked at each other like, "what did you order?" Then, we come to find out it was a book that I had preordered two months ago. Even worse is forgetting you have something being delivered and having it be left out in the elements for a day or two before anyone notices it. A lot of good that weather tracking is doing you if you don't know you are leaving a package out in the rain! That is why I started keeping an inventory of what I have purchased and when. I also include the expected ship date. When I get an email updating me on shipment or tracking I don't mark it as read until I have updated the information in my planner. This helps prevent unexpected deliveries from happening often.
So there you have it! Those are five ways I have been using my planner that you may not have thought of before. What do you like to track in your planner, besides your schedule? Let me know in the comments!
Until next time!