21 Sep What is a Bullet Journal?
What is a bullet journal? As quoted from the official bullet journal site, a bullet journal “can be your to-do list, sketchbook, notebook, and dairy, but most likely, it will be all of the above.”
Why am I extremely curious about bullet journals? Because my whole life I have struggled with finding the perfect planner/calendar/journal for me. Why do I love the thought of a bullet journal? Because I have this half-used, hard-to-follow, planner sitting on my desk that is just begging for attention and love. Because I always think about writing a list before I go to the grocery store but never do. Because I wish I could remember when I had my last haircut. Because I have about 18 planner apps on my phone that promise ‘total life organization‘. (All of which take at least a 3-credit college course to maneuver through and none of them truly meet what I need for my life.) I need a ‘one-stop shop‘ that works how my brain works, and bullet journaling sounds like it fits that mold. It’s organic. You can start right now! All you need is a beautiful, empty-paged notebook. (maybe I will incorporate some of my other favorite office supplies, like my beloved colored pencils.)
If what you are already doing works for you, then stick with it. But for those who struggle, why not give it a try?
However, if you decide you want to try a bullet journal, here is my NUMBER 1 TIP:
Learn the BASICS of bullet journaling on the BulletJournal.com site. Watch the video, read the blog. Attend our class on Bullet Journaling. Start there. ***Don’t go to Pinterest yet, don’t get overwhelmed on Instagram.***
Bring your notebook and pen and an open mind to the bullet journal philosophy, and start down your own path to organizational success.