No one will be surprised when I say I love Bullet Journaling – I mention it in nearly every single Twitter Chat I take part in, I swear – but it has changed my life!
I need a Bullet Journal!
And these are the things I have discovered since starting a BuJo in June!
Things I’ve Discovered Since I Started a Bullet Journal
I have a monthly tracker in my journal which I use to track my social media usage, my reading, my blogging and my intake of coffee and Netflix. And I appear to read every day! I’m quite proud of this! Although I still wish I read more!
2. I can’t Doodle
A lot of Bullet Journals have beautifully designed doodle pages and very artistic calligraphy running through it. I can’t do that. My bullet journal is decidedly very practical and colourful, but not necessarily ‘pretty’ which is fine, I mainly use it for utility reasons more than prettiness anyway!
3. I don’t have to follow any plan
There is a basic plan for how to start a Bullet Journal online but after setting mine up I realised about 4-5 of those pages were redundant on me – the Future Log, the index etc. Since then I’ve made my own alterations and done what I felt I needed over what I felt was required in the Bullet Journal’s official plan. And I love it. It’s spontaneous and fits my personality and needs at that time.
4. I shouldn’t use FiloFax’s or Planners
I tried so hard to get into planning before starting a Bullet Journal, but I ended up spending a load of money on planners/Filofaxes that held my attention for about 2-3 weeks and then I’d get bored and buy another one. I’ve yet to get bored of my bullet Journal and the only money I have spent has been about £20 on different colouring and drawing pens – because I do like to add a bit of colour to my journal and make tables and graphs. But I don’t need stickers, pins, paperclips, add-ins and other bits and bobs!
5. I can plan my life effectively
I used to kind of wing my life. I’d turn up half an hour late for doctor’s appointments and forget University deadlines. But now I am actually fairly organised. There are days when I forget things or don’t look at my journal but for the most part, I have a plan for work, for day trips, fun things like watching TV series and reading plans. I also have a great scheduling system for my blog! I feel on top of things and don’t feel as overwhelmed as I used too. Although I always feel busy, which is actually kind of nice!
But there we go. Have you started a Bullet Journal? If so share any posts you’ve done it – I love reading about how other people use their journals!
Come and say hello on Twitter too! I’m always online now!
Love Ellie x