Music has been something so constant and stable in my life… I think that’s why I like it. Whatever I am going through, I know music will be there for me.
Here are a few of the songs that have been there for me through the highs and lows this past year (:
Don’t Talk About It-Tove Lo
Its Gotta Be You-Isaiah
All Summer Long-Kid Rock
You&Me- Marc E. Bassy (Feat. G-Eazy)
Seein’ Red-Dustin Lynch
Up All Night-Drake
Waking up Again-Emily Hearn
Cold in Ohio-Jamie Lawson
Mind Reader-Dustin Lynch
All We Got-Chance
Song For Another Time-Old Dominion
Freakin’ Me Out- The Mowgli’s
Home- Dan Croll
Breathe Again-Sara Bareilles
Dear Mom&Dad- Us The Duo
Both-Gucci Mane (feat Drake)
Make You Stay-The Girl and The Dreamcatcher
New Obsession- FRANKIE
Doin’ What She Likes-Blake Shelton
Something About You-Taylor Buono
That’s My Girl- Fifth Harmony
Let the Night Fall-Dragonette
Start going to church
Have 3 full camelbaks of water everyday
Wash hands before you eat
Swap out chips for fruits and veggies
Take a walk everyday
Read 20 minutes every night for four nights a week
Keep room clean
vacuum/dust room every week
Wake up early on the weekends
Put phone down 30 minutes before bed
Swap out coffee for tea
Pick out your outfit the night before
Spend less money on food
Start eating breakfast
Do one family thing every week
Many people often ask how I stay so organized and motivated, my answer to that question, every time, is my bullet journal, AKA my life planner. For those of you that have no clue what a bullet journal is, you are truly missing out. A bullet journal is a customizable and forgiving organization system. It can serve as your to-do list, sketchbook, notebook or diary, but most likely it will be all of the above.
A bullet journal is good for…..
– People who have a million little to-do lists floating around
– People who like to write things down
– People who are into goal-setting and habit tracking
– People who like stationery, journaling, scrapbooking, calendars etc.
– People who really really really love planners and journals
– People who want to be more organized
I started my bullet journal about 4 months ago when my friend Abby Kiefer and I decided we needed to get our sh*t together. All throughout my years in school, I used my school planner and calendar religiously, but I always felt I needed/wanted something more not associated with school, solely for my personal interests. I started doing my research in November, googling hundreds of different types of planners for sale. All of them seemed to have their flaws: not enough writing room, a weird color scheme, etc.. Nothing seemed to scream Hannah. That’s when I stumbled across a bullet journal and was instantly amazed with the idea.
Before I began my journal, I went to target to find the perfect little notebook. My end decision was to go with a classic black and gold polka dot notebook with lightly lined paper inside.Then I grabbed a bunch of beautiful pens and was out the door. I started with mapping out how I wanted to do my journal. I knew I didn’t want anything associated with school in it because that was strictly for my school planner. I knew I wanted to have my sleeping patterns, how much water I drink daily, my moods, tracking my anxiety and what I would eat in a week. My personal choice was adding fun drawings and motivational quotes in every page, it gave my journal a touch of my personality.
The nice thing about this is that I could change it whenever I wanted. It allowed me to have freedom of what I track and if I had a particularly busy week, I’d track less. You can customize it however you want, and that’s the beauty of it. I even recently started doing months instead of weeks. For example, December was a crazy month, and I chose to do a month overview instead of every week because it was less time consuming.
All my friends wonder how I still keep up with my bullet journal, and I sometimes wonder that too. I’m not sure if it’s OCD freak in me or If I just do it now because it’s a part of me. The easiest way for me to remember to complete/check it is to always use it right after I use my school planner. It serves as a reminder, and I strongly suggest you to find something to use as a encourager/reminder.
I am not exaggerating when I say this life journal has changed my life. I feel more motivated, energized, and put together. I encourage all of you to start one, you will not regret it.