If you don’t know what a Bullet Journal is I highly recommend taking a few minutes to browse the original Bullet Journal site. The tagline for the Bullet Journal (BuJo) is an “The Analog system for the digital age.” Basically it is a journal/planner/catch all for your life.
My old system was to write random important things on bits of paper. Then they would either be lost somewhere in my backpack or purse and this cycle would go on and on. Clearly I had a very efficient filing system.
After finding this out about me, it might surprise you to know that I have a deep obsession with planners. There is nothing like buying a new planner, with all of its blank empty pages promising that your life will be organized and perfect. But this Onion article is spot on. Planners often fall by the wayside after a few weeks, maybe a couple of months if I am really dedicated.
Then I stumbled upon the bullet journal and I really fell in love with it. It is easilyimplemented and simple to get started. You can do it with any notebook you have lying around and a pen. It is not very expensive if you just want to try it out. I definitely recommend trying it out with a spare notebook you have readily available (if you are like me you probably have at least one). I found this system to be the most beneficial for my purposes. I can put all my lists, collections, day-to-day activities, goals, and any random information that pops up throughout the day.
The best thing about the bujo is that it is highly customizable and the #bujo community has taken that that to the next level. Some of the top bullet journalists are Boho Berry and Tiny Ray of Sunshine. If you are looking for some inspiration to get started or you have been a dedicated bujo-er all along there layouts are incredible. Remember though this is supposed to work for you and benefit your life so if you don’t want to make it complicated it doesn’t have to be. Stick with the original layout- it will serve you well. I believe that almost anyone can benefit from a bullet journal and make it work for you.
I will do future BuJo post detailing my weekly and monthly layouts and showing you the basic tools that I use.
Do you any of you use a bullet journal? Let me know in the comments.