The bullet journal is a concept that is still fairly new to me but so far I have found that it makes me more productive on a daily basis and helps me to be more organised. While I have always been big believer in making to do lists I have never stuck to a proper system but instead wrote little reminders, shopping lists and the like on any piece of paper I came across. It kinda worked but not really, if you know what I mean…
While browsing pinterest and youtube in early january for organization ideas (I was still on a new years resolution high) I started reading about bullet journals and the more I read, the more I wanted to give it a shot. I actually had the perfect notebook for this purpose lying around unused in one of my desk drawers and I got to work.
Basically, a bullet journal is a streamlined combination of a calendar, any notes, lists and thoughts. By using specific symbols for different purposes you can easily distinguish between different tasks and daily to-dos. There are a lot of different ways to set up a bullet journal and to adapt it to your personal needs.
Here is what has been working for me: The journal that I am using consists of two individual notebooks. One has a running calendar on the top of each page, making it perfect for my daily to-dos, notes, tracking workouts/water intake and anything else I need to remember. The other notebook is simple grid paper that I use for lists, notes and things that are not related or limited to a specific date. I do have a small calendar that I use in addition to my bullet journal, where I schedule all my appointments and events.
So far I am really happy with this set-up and I do feel more organized, with all my notes in one place. I will keep you updated on how I get on with it on a ore long-term basis.
When deciding how to set up my own bullet journal I found it these links really helpful:
1. This youtube video is really in-depth and fun to watch for some inspiration.
2. An interesting blog post about bullet journaling and making an effort to go offline with planning.
3. Some pinteresting never fails to inspire.
Do any of you have a bullet journal? Are you pro or con analog planning?
Happy monday! xx