Productivity

Your Days Are Numbered

Happy noontime!  You know that means it’s time for yet another blog post from yours truly.

So I’m a pretty avid bullet journaler.  I’ve been doing it since January 1st of 2014 and I honestly don’t know where I’d be without my trusty little bujo by my side through the years.  What I truly enjoy about the system is its adaptability and flexibility; it’s such a seamless process incorporating your own spins on it.  Not only that, but there are so many people that are part of the community that are so willing to share their ideas and cheer on the ideas of others’.

Very recently however, I’ve decided to incorporate a strange addition to my bullet journal.  I’ve started adding the number of days I’ve been alive to the upper right corner of each day’s entry.  Here’s an example photo:

number example

If today is the 10,000th day you’ve been alive, you will never have another 10,000th day.  Each numbered day of your life is unique, and one that you’re not going to be able to return to once it’s gone.  That thought may be a little depressing, but think of it as fuel.

“I’m not going to have another 10,000th day, so I’m going to make sure that today isn’t wasted.”

I’ve found that if every day has its own unique number staring me in the face every time I open up my BuJo, I am way less likely to waste the day.  Since I’ve started doing it, I’ve made sure that my time’s been either productive, fun, meaningful, or creative.  I invite you to do the same, and see where your fulfilling days take you.

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If you start using this number method, let me know in the comments how it’s affected you!

Happy counting,
Shannon