It’s still the beginning of the year, so it’s not too late. Is there ever a better time to start? I mean, we haven’t fully gotten into the year yet, and everyone is still on their “new years resolutions”. If you haven’t added this one to your list yet, maybe by the end of this post, you’ll be that step closer to doing it. And yes, I’m talking about getting organised.
After thinking of getting organised and starting a bullet journal for a while, I was contacted by the stationary company Islamic Moments. Talk about perfect timing right? And then I thought that’s it, now’s the time! I’m going to officially start a journal. I have goals, and aspirations. If I don’t start now, when will I?
If you haven’t heard of Islamic Moments, they are an Islamic stationary company. Their products range from Eid decorations and cards to colourful mugs and Islamic stationary. I love how colourful and attractive the designs on their products are. With gorgeous Islamic calligraphy and pretty colourful dots and prints, who wouldn’t be attracted to one of their notebooks?
I was offered one of their notebooks for a review and here it is. This colourful Multi Calligraffiti notebook. The beautiful girly and colourful cover really stood out to me. I love a good attractive cover and this one certainly is. They have many available in different colours so if you’re interested, check out their website! Islamicmoments.co.uk
Okay so back to MY notebook now. One of my favourite parts of this book is the front caption which says “My Planner Insha’Allah” I love this. I have never seen a notebook with an Islamic caption on the front.
In sha’Allah meaning “if God wills” is such a beautiful idea for the notepad. It’s like saying, “I’ll write inside you today if God wills” because we don’t actually know if we’ll be able to! If only God wills, we’ll be able to do anything at all. So In sha’Allah (if God wills) this will be my getting organised notebook!
Also, isn’t the beautiful calligraphy on the cover so stunning? Want to know what it means, I certainly did, all I needed to do was flip to the back cover and there was the translation! “If it is important enough to you, you will find a way. If not, you will find an excuse”. This just shows how much thought was actually put into the making of the notebook. The translation is very fitting to the notebook. I love things that have had a lot of attention to detail put in.
Why is getting organised such a great idea? Why do we need books and notepads and lists? Those are questions I have always wondered and now I finally understand why.
Unless we organise ourselves, things probably won’t get finished. We’ll end up feeling muddled up and end up forgetting half the things we set out to do in our days. Especially when you have kids and you have a household to hold down. Let’s be honest, some people may think otherwise but trying to keep a house organised itself is a big job. So from keeping your house organised to balancing working and motherhood, or even simply trying to achieve those goals you’ve always dreamed of, try it out!
Here are a few questions to ask yourself before you start one.
- Are you busy?
- Do you have aspirations?
- Do you end up with loads of unfinished projects?
- One of the best times in your day to plan is early in the morning. It’s the calmest time of the day. If you have kids, wake up half an hour before them and have a bit of time to think and jot down some notes. Think about what you want to do and how you want to achieve it. And if you think bullet journal-ling sounds too much, then just make notes. They don’t have to look nice, they just need to express what you’re thinking.
- Split up your goals. Split them up into little chunks that you can digest easily. Sometimes we want to get a lot done in a small amount of time and it isn’t possible, so splitting them into a good timeframe will help.
- Tick them off as you go, this way you’ll always feel like you’re that step closer to achieving what you’ve set out to do!
If these are all things you can relate to, I’d say it’s probably a good time to start. I’ll just leave you with this great quote.