Archive for the ‘judaism’ Category

Bullet Journal: Morning Routine Anniversary

June 21, 2018 Leave a comment

About a year ago, I decided to change my mornings to build a routine that would see me less rushed for work and better prepared.

I’m still doing it.

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Bullet Journal: Interruptions

May 22, 2018 Leave a comment

We start our bullet journals and our blogs with the best of intentions. We will plan each night, we will strike off everything we’ve done, we will fill in our habit trackers, and we will write a blog post every week.


I have clearly fallen behind on that last. I’ve also not been totally thorough with either my bullet journal, or my personal one. Last week was especially difficult.

Things happened. I had a three day holiday looming and all but unplanned. Current events were horrible. Even Mother’s Day is difficult.

And then the three day holiday happened. Shabbat is Shabbat, and holidays are barely less strict – we can cook with certain restrictions and we can carry more places with certain restrictions.

This ended 9PM Monday. I’m tired. I did get the holiday planned and I was helped by lunch invitations, but it’s still a lot, and a lot of blank days.

For someone else, it could be travel or illness, or personal tragedy, or maybe just too much life. Even if it’s something you planned, it might take up time or energy you can’t spare for anything else.

With a blog, you just pick up. It’s the same thing with a bullet journal. You just pick up again where you left off. Don’t worry about skipped dailies, if you do dailies, or enough weekly boxes. Even if you have a sparsely filled habit tracker.

The important thing is to go on. Tweak if you must, or want, concentrate on different things in your journal if you feel the need or desire, but don’t give up.

Bullet Journal: April Flip-through

April 24, 2018 Leave a comment

April was a very busy month, with half my planning days (Sunday) busy with holiday needs or other issues. I decided to wait until it was nearly done to show my spreads.

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Bullet Journal: Adjustments

April 3, 2018 Leave a comment

This is a busy time. I spent last week cleaning, shopping (both with help) and cooking for Passover. I made two seders. This week is two days short because Sunday and Friday are holidays which are a step away from being the Sabbath.

This is to explain why this post is a little late and short.

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Bullet Journal: Cooking Schedule

March 27, 2018 Leave a comment

I had a more ambitious blog planned, but it’ll have to wait until after Passover.

Instead, I’m going to talk about my holiday cooking schedule, which I think could help with any dinner intense holiday.

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Bullet Journal: Passover Planning

March 5, 2018 Leave a comment

The holiday of Pesach, or Passover, id easily the most complex one on the Jewish calendar. It can take weeks of preparation and days of cooking, with four holidays with possibly an extra Shabbat plus intermediate days all with additional food restrictions over and above kashrut. It takes PLANNING.

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Bullet Journal: Deep Dive Weekly Spreads

February 5, 2018 2 comments

This week, I’m taking a deep dive into a module that was adopted by many,  if not most, bullet journal users, but was not in Ryder Carroll’s original concept – the Weekly Spread. Read more…