A guide to creating a Get Stuff Done (GSD) journal

If you hate having to write out endless lists of tasks that need to be done, you are not alone. Many people find the tedious ask of planning a big schlep and so a lot of the time this is discarded and left to “wing-it”.

Creating a GSD journal is one way in which you can create a well-thought out plan for yourself. You will be able to decide exactly how much or how little you want to include in your journal, but we guarantee that once you start, you won’t want to stop.

What you will need:

  • A hardcover book (preferably unlined), you will need one page per day so make sure your book is big enough.
  • Coloured pens and khoki pens
  • Washi tape (optional)
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Your creative juices
  • A plan of what you want to keep track of – it can include your water intake, tasks, motivational quotes or verses, exercise routine, study schedule, savings goals and more

Monthly Plans

Start with a monthly plan and use two pages to map out what you need to get done, include important dates and appointments so that this is front and center of your plan.

Weekly Plans

You can then whittle these plans down into weekly goals and plans so that you are able to put more detail into your process

Daily Plans

Create a page for every day, include a habit tracker which you can draw into a shape or image. Your to-do list, workout plans and schedules all need to go in here.

Watch this very quick tutorial on how you can create your own GSD journal.