100 Word Challenge: Record

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I’ve had the notebooks for a while, but this week I’ve attempted to begin Bullet Journaling. Though it’s been around for years, it seems to have a newfound following if you look at Pinterest, and social media.

I like the idea of using bullet points to keep notes. Lists work for me. If I write it down, I am more likely to do something. I have a family calendar on my fridge that I use to keep track of everything pertaining to my household – meetings, doctor appointments (for humans and animals), when bills are due (and how much is owed), salon dates, Girls Night Out, payday, volunteer projects… everything.

Making a permanent record, keeps me on track. If it’s not written down it is not happening. I’m hoping this Bullet Journal will do the same thing for me personally.

As an added benefit, I am finding that I do more during the day than I thought. I know on any given day that I do laundry, but didn’t, until now, keep records of the five loads I do daily, or that I clean out cat litter boxes… a lot.

The lists are more “Done It” than “To Do.” It’s a positive to see what I’ve accomplished and not what I didn’t finish. That, in turn, inspires me to do more. It’s like I’m competing against myself.

I’ve also found, that if I keep track of how long I sit writing, or reading, or watching TV, or eating, I make more of an effort to take breaks, to do other things. I’m getting more done around the house, and still getting a lot of writing done.

Not sure how long I’ll keep at this journaling, but for now, it’s working for me.

“Poetry is the journal of a sea animal living on land, wanting to fly in the air” ~ Carl Sandburg

This week’s word is:

Record

What to do:

Using “record” for inspiration, write 100 Words – 100 exactly – no more, no less. You can either use the word – or any form of the word – as one of your 100, or it can be implied. Include a link in your post back here, and add your story to the Mister Linky list. If you don’t have a blog, you can leave your submission in the comment section, or as a Facebook status post. Remember to keep spreading the love with supportive comments for your fellow Wordsters.

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