I’ll admit, I’m not a fan of Pinterest suggesting a bunch of things to me. I joined it to see what my friends were doing, and others who I decided to follow. But yesterday was the first time I found something completely random and suggested to me that I said to myself, “huh”, as I clicked – bullet journaling. The pin was from musicalpoem, and I was immediately hooked. I spent far too long going through her links, and then the links on those links, and quickly found what I hope to be the answer to my planning (and memory keeping) woes.
Basically: it’s a bunch of lists. Lots and lots of lists. And you can do them however you want to. I was inspired by a bunch of different people as I kept searching. I started immediately, finding a little notebook I have in my office taking up space (and that will easily fit in my purse amongst all of the other items I keep in there). Daily tracking logs, daily to do lists, food journaling – all in one place, as I want it to be laid out, not how someone has set it up for me.
I started out with my index (a table of contents that links me to the different collections, trackers, or logs that I decide to include), followed by pages for goals for 2016, a place to dump ideas for Jan-Mar, books I want to read, home projects I want to complete. Then I get into the now – a monthly spread that lays out appointments, events, and birthdays. My tracker that includes everything I want to do in the month daily. A place to put memories. A gratitude log (because, what’s more uplifting that that?). Then my daily log, that so far looks like this:
Did I mention that I can change the layout as I go? As you can see, I already dropped out the hours log at the top of each day, because, well – I don’t plan my days that way (maybe if I stayed at home/worked from home I would need it to better keep my days in check).
I have it on my desk, open, unlike the planners that I’ve tried to use and failed (filofaxes, Erin Condren, Passion Planners – all have failed so far).
Have you ever bullet journaled? What’s been your experience? What advice do you have for this just starting out gal??