Over the last few days I’ve had a good deal of fun pulling together a Bullet Journal.
What is Bullet Journalling you ask?
It’s a great way to pull together all journals used on a regular basis. On the internet there’s a plethora of ideas about content. In stationery stores and departments there’s commercial versions with a focus on whatever you want – except I found that the designated content didn’t quite tick my boxes. That’s not to diminish the value of commercially available journals, however a Bullet Journal is meant to bring together what I do.
I have notebooks for my writing, web pages and apps and programs for tracking what I need to do, a traditional diary and planner, notes and goals on pieces of paper and so on. Nothing has ever quite come together in the same since I gave away teaching and the fantastic planners available for the classroom. Like many journals, though, that was tailored to a niche market.
I recognise my need to bring my unique range of activities together, in one place. So I tailored mine to include –
- My Vision Board
- Goals, Planners and To Do Lists for –
- Key Interests
- Social Media
- Sewing and Craft
- Books I’ve Read / Reviews.
- Birthdays / Anniversaries
- Special Events (Christmas)
Each Section includes
- a page for Goals
- a double-page spread Planner for the month and
- a page a day for Daily To Do Lists
MAKING IT MINE WITH COLOUR
The fun part was being creative with colour, fabric, stickers and pictures! A bit like scrapbooking, it adds my own personal touch to each page and defines the sections. I raided my sewing room for ribbon, my collection of papers and my boxes of stickers left over from school teaching days!
I’m sure my initial effort will be refined as I learn more about the advantages of being organized in one place.
There’s a lot of buzz around Bullet Journals at the moment with any number of approaches delineated in videos and Google images.
I give credit to Amanda Kendle for kick starting what I can see becoming an obsession! Recently Amanda introduced her Mastermind Class to Bullet Journalling and I quickly saw the advantages and fun level in this method of planning my life. Here’s hoping I am more organized and productive!