I’ve recently started to play with bullet journaling. In one form or another, I’ve kept journals for most of my life.
A dream journal where I would wake up in the morning and write down all the dreams I could remember. A journal for things in my brain (a brain dump) and an art journal as a way to express my creativity.
I soon realized I had volumes of material and no way to know what was contained between the covers, other than to read and view each page, which is very time-consuming. It felt like good ideas and thoughts were being forgotten.
And then I heard about bullet journaling, a way to use a journal and keep track of information.
Bullet Journaling is designed to organize your tasks, events, lists, daily activities and use one notebook for it all.
That piqued my interest. The appeal for me is the index, numbering pages then listing the main ideas/thoughts or important things from each page in the journal index. It sounds like an easy way to track ideas and not forget about them. I fell in love with the idea but will it work?
For the next month, I’m going to experiment with the bullet journal process and see if it’s something I will use. I have done lots of research and one suggestion many people make, keep it simple in the beginning! This is a very adaptable system and you can add to and change your system at any time.
The originator of the bullet journal gives a good quick overview here in this video.
The best part of bullet journaling is how adaptable it is. Once you understand the basics you can make it work for your needs.
I’m going to begin in my Midori, mostly because it’s what I have on hand and I l.o.v.e. my Midori Traveler’s Notebook! These days the size of and adaptability of the Midori TN really appeals to me. Other supplies I’ll use are a Sakura Micron pen, small ruler, mechanical pencil and some Gelly Roll pens. My handwriting is not up to par with many in the bullet journal community but I hope to improve that too.
I have numbered each page, left blank pages in the front for my index, and started my daily log.
Check out bullet journaling on Instagram, where you’ll find beautiful and elaborate pics of people’s journals and loads of inspiration. And remember to check back here for updates on the system and how it’s working for me. I’ll post more pictures soon so you can see what I’m doing and my progress.
Do you bullet journal or would you like to? Let me know in the comments below.