Bullet journals have been trending lately. Have you caught the fever?
I keep a “bullet journal” of sorts. Are you familiar with them? They are an organizing tool that you can personalize to suit your needs. Search Pinterest or just google “bullet Journal” to learn more about them – many are very creative, many are very involved. Here’s a few I found.
Mine is more simple. I keep daily to-do lists & monthly reminders there, but the biggest benefit for me is it’s where I organize, books I want to read, movies and TV shows I want to watch, gifts I want to buy, and much more. The great thing – all those things are in one place. I no longer have scraps of paper with random bits of information scattered everywhere.
I’m loving these ideas – I’m going to use them for inspiration…
As I said mine is very basic, but it gets the job done. I’m constantly amazed at those that apparently spend a great deal of time on graphics and lettering. This is about as creative as I’ve gotten. Did you catch my post about Gratitude? If you missed it you can go here.
For me, the most helpful aspect of my journal is the index in the front. The concept – all of the pages are numbered and then chronicled by topic on the front few pages. As you can see, I just list the topics/headings by page number – they don’t have to be in order.
You can see that those pages aren’t in numerical order, and probably you can recognize that I’m practicing my French – it’s been awhile since I’ve been in my high school French class, and I see that gifts is not in plural form. But I hope you get the idea.
A couple of wnderful things about keeping a bullet journal…
1) You personalize it for YOU, there’s no right or wrong way to set it up – just include the topics and chapters that are important for you and your life.
2) Everything is organized in one place – you only need one book – not several.
3) It creates a living document of your life – very cool.
If you’re wanting a handy organizing tool, and haven’t given bullet journaling a try – it might be worth your consideration.
Until next time…