Why Should I Start a Bullet Journal?
You probably have heard about bullet journals by now as they are the latest trend to take over the world. And did you know that you can actually use the bullet journal method in almost all aspects of your life? Once you are able to adopt the habit of recording the past, organizing the present and planning for the future, your possibilities will be endless.
Don’t be overwhelmed starting out! From Pinterest to Instagram, there are a number of helpful resources online to guide you. You might notice that there are many different options and themes when it comes to a bullet journal, so first, you need to narrow it down to what you think will work best for you. Don’t worry, you can make changes as you go. Remember, it is about progress, not perfection. After finding the system you are going to try, you need to choose the best journal! There are different sizes, colors and materials to choose from. Have fun with this part and make sure to find a journal that is going to work with your system and that captures your personality.
Ideas for Your Journal
If you love lists, a bullet journal is ideal for you. You can use a bullet journal for so many different things like making lists to tracking goals. Bullet journals are also great for keeping track of your daily, weekly and monthly goals and to dos. In addition to using your bullet journal for present and future needs, you can use your bullet journal to jot down any memories that you have experienced in the specified time frame. Feel free to adopt the method to use for travel, seasons, holidays or just every day! A travel bullet journal is going to help you on your adventures. You can use it to remember all of your experiences, plan what to do for the day and also prepare for what is going on in the future. And it is a great place to keep your bucket list for the trip!
To learn more about the method of bullet journaling, this TedX Talk goes in depth about the bullet journal and can help you understand the method a little better. But think of it as mapping out your life that includes your wants, needs, goals and what you have experienced, all in one place.
The Many Benefits of a Bullet Journal
It is no surprise that a bullet journal is going to deliver many benefits to your life. Here are just a few of the rewards you will reap with keeping a bullet journal:
- You will become more efficient in getting the things you need to get done
- A bullet journal helps keep you organized and focused on tasks
- It helps you build a habit
- Keeping track of your goals and what you need to do holds you accountable
- A bullet journal helps declutter your mind and organize your thoughts in a way that will benefit you
- You will learn how to get rid of distractions
Remember, have fun, be creative and personalize your bullet journal. Not every bullet journal is going to be the same!