The following blog post was written by my Mom (let’s call her Hectic Eclectic Grandmama). She has inspired me my entire life and I hope you will be inspired to kick off the New Year in an organized fashion.
Getting Ready for the New Year
With 2018 winding down it’s time to get my journaling materials together…
- 5-6 notebooks (small enough to fit in my purse, I like 5″x7″)
- a large supply of #2 pencils (the sharper the better)
I usually grab at least 5-6 notebooks with a total cost of approximately $12. I like these for their portability and this year I sewed a cute “pocket” purse for them.
Now I know many people think journaling is too regimented but I have adapted a freestyle approach. On New Year’s Eve, I sit down with paper and pencil and write everything I hope to do from home improvement ideas to garden plans. Journaling helps me focus on what’s important in my life as well. Each room gets a to-do list and when I accomplish a task I write down the date, but I don’t fret about what wasn’t done instead I transfer the task to my new journal at the start of the year. As the year progresses, I use my journal to record everything from grocery lists, a list of books I want to read, to recipes and craft projects I want to try. I believe that journaling is the best form of therapy for me and helps me handle this chaotic thing we call life.
One more thing I like to do at the start of the New Year is to purchase a new broom for my home. It’s the perfect way to sweep in the New Year as well as some good luck too!
Happy New Year to you all!
Love Hectic Eclectic Grandmama
Check out Hectic Eclectic Mama’s Pinterest for Notebook cover ideas