Bridget Eileen's Ultra Mega Super Duper Extra NaPWriMo Bullet Journal Tracker
I am pretty sure I have ADD. Settling down and concentrating on something is really really difficult for me. Until it isn't--and then I'm single minded on the task at hand. I also pick or bite my fingernails, doodle, leave tasks mid-process, am late for everything and forget appointments and to do's. And when I was little, right on the brink of ADD becoming a commonplace diagnosis, I got in trouble for daydreaming, dillydallying, - literally just got distracted by: something I was streaming that caught my attention, a text message I received, refilling my drink, taking notes; legit - and general Luna Lovegood-ness of a quirky child.
Nevertheless, I am a 7-3-4 of the Ennegram: Enthusiast (hence the NaPoWriMo challenge, blog, and Facebook group), Achiever (I'll get to this in a moment), and Individualist (hence being a Cancerian poet).
With Achiever as my secondary type, it means I'm ambitious. That's why you're reading this blog post about my Ultra Mega Super Duper Extra NaPoWriMo challenge. That's why my CV-in-prose-version biography is a small book. - update: stopped to read three Boston Globe articles about going outside, go to the bathrrom, text more, & eat a brownie - With so much ambition, but the hindrance of only self-diagnosed ADD, it was a true blessing when I discovered the bullet journal method of organizing.
So of course, when I embarked upon this uber-ambitious National Poetry Writing Month challenge, one of the first things I needed to do was created a tracker for all the tasks I hope to accomplish.
In a bullet journal tracker, you list out all the things you hope to accomplish and then check them off. This is a simply grid tracker for the singular habits of accomplishing my NaPoWriMo goals for each day of April. Other trackers can be circular or other shapes. They can help you track your sleep, your exercise, your routine, or any other habit. I'm about to put together a new daily habit tracker for this stay-at-home time, since my usual habit and routine trackers don't apply for certain things, and there are new things I'm hoping to accomplish each day (aside from NaPoWriMo) that I want to keep track of/take care to make sure I do daily/mostly daily/weekly.
As you can see in the photo, I am doing medium-well at my current Ultra Mega Super Duper Extra NaPoWri Mo goals. I see myself doing as much as I can during the weekdays - about 20-60 minute's worth - and then having bursts of focused task-mastering to catch up on the weekends. We shall see! More tomorrow!