I started bullet journaling, because my friend inspired me to. She’s an expert in organization, and let’s face it, I need to organize my life. She didn’t suggest bullet journaling, but a weekly planner, where I can write down my important events and other things. However, I am the creative type, and need an outlet for that. Since I can’t seem to stick to regular planners (too rigid; don’t have what I need), and digital calendars are still somewhat of a novelty to me, I was on the lookout for something. Then, I came across bullet journaling on Pinterest. The idea of “#BuJo” for myself was born.
Supplies I am using
I bought a bulleting log journal. However, any graph paper or blank notebook appears to be sufficient. I also bought colored pens, because I like to color-code things, and I also get bored with just blue or black. I have found the pen I use the most is black, though. I also bought a few stencils for my bullet journal. I have noticed, however, that the one I use the most is a good, old ruler. It seems I like to keep my sections neatly divided.
How am I using it?
I am using it daily. I don’t mind sitting down for a few minutes every day to plan, draw, and organize what’s next.
On the left, I have a To Do list, a shopping list, and a notes area. On the right, I have a weekly spread, complete with a menu planning area for the day.
This is the spread that I am finding is working best for me, but I am playing with the layout every week.
In this post, the conclusion is that this seems to be the answer to my organizational problems. However, I have only been trying it for a few weeks. I will continue to report on my bullet journaling sporadically.