Here are some pictures of the new stickers. They cover a range of activities that I might do throughout any one week. i.e. gym classes, washing, ironing, grocery shopping, banking, allotment visits, what's for dinner, dog walking, cleaning, decluttering, birthdays to be remembered, TV programmes to watch/record, current weight, holidays, etc. etc.
I already had the sheets of small blank stickers that I use for my business, so I just had to print onto them. Nil spend here.
The later ones I did, I began to print two or even three images on to each sticker, so I could get more for my money and I'll just cut them to the size I want. These have cost very little to make and should keep me going for a good while now.
I also did a bit of rearranging of the journal itself, in that the post its, with tasks that need to be done each week are now stuck to the inside of the cover until they are allocated to a particular day, and I added a post it pad to write down any grocery items we run out of, as a way of starting off my week's grocery shopping list.
In addition, at the back I have added post it lists of large tasks that need doing this year, things that I need to buy when funds allow, and things I'd like to make this year (including any other stickers I need to print) and I will incorporate these tasks and purchases into the journal as time and finances allow.
Here's a picture of a page from yesterday, so you can get an idea of how I will use the planner on a day to day basis. The stickers have sufficient room on them to get a little more specific about time/nature of task, etc. (Yes, I did really spend that much on my shopping trip, but most of it was on gifts and food!)
The stickers may seem a bit trivial and unnecessary, but they help to make it more fun and should help hold my interest, besides making it more colourful.
After looking further into bullet journalling on Pinterest and YouTube, I realise that my system is not exactly as suggested on bulletjournal.com, but even here they encourage you to find a way that works for you and this is hopefully what works for me.
I was inspired by one video on bulletjournal's YouTube channel to find a piece of hair elastic and use it to help attach a pen to the journal. Here's a picture of how I used it.
In addition, being Mrs Receptacle (as my OH calls me), I've decided to keep all of the stickers in this plastic concertina file that I bought in Target in the US last year when we were on holiday. I knew I'd find a use for it at some point. It only cost $1 in the dollar section.
It should work out to be a good way of keeping a record of past menu plans, appointments, weight measurements, birthdays and gifts bought, holidays, allotment visits, bills paid, etc., which can sometimes prove useful.