If you haven’t heard of bullet journaling yet, believe me, you’re not alone. I recently (4 or 5 months ago) heard of it and after doing a little research, searching Instagram hashtags and reading lots of articles I decided to give it a shot.
Now, the concept was a little confusing at first and by confusing, I mean that it was completely overwhelming and I wasn’t sure where to start. After some trial and error, I have started to figure out what does and does not work for me and how in the world bullet journaling could be useful for me. Here are three reasons why you might find a bullet journal useful.
Everything in One Place
Depending on what works for you, bullet journaling allows you to have everything in one place. Calendars, to do lists, journal entries, goals, whatever you want – it is all there. It allows you to have as broad or as detailed information as you would like. After the first month, I realized that the daily calendar was not for me – I never used it. After the second month – I learned that the weekly calendar was not for me either. I kept the monthly one as an overview but I put daily appointments in the calendar on my phone.
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Add Some Creativity to Your Day
If you have a creative side then this is very fun in that way as well. I am not very artistic but my bullet journal lets me be as crafty as I want. Plus, it is a great excuse to buy fun washi tapes off of Etsy!
Pay More Attention to Yourself
I have a lot of fun pages in my bullet journal – lists of where I want to travel, a fill in map to track where I have traveled, personal goals for 2017, etc. One thing I have added is a personal habit/mental tracker for each month. I wanted to start tracking my sleeping habits, exercise habits, emotional patterns and so on. That way, if I made a daily journal entry, I could go back and see a more encompassing view of how I was feeling that day and what I had done. This has helped me pinpoint some major stressors in my life so that I can constructively deal with them. This alone has made bullet journaling worth it to me.
If bullet journaling sounds like something you might be a tiny bit interested in, check out the links below! They are links to articles and inspiration that I used when I first started journaling. They might inspire you to try it for yourself. 🙂
Pinterest is a great resource so look there if you want to see more ideas!