Let’s talk about all the planners and calendars you have that seem like such a great idea when you buy them (It’s so cute! I’m going to be so organized!)...and then you use it for maybe two weeks and then stop. Forever. And it's sitting there on your shelf with dates that have long-passed, still empty.
And same goes for the journals. We get gifted them. We buy ones that perhaps have a particularly nice cover or we really like the pages, and then might pull it out and fill some pages with venting when something upsets us in the middle of the night and our friends are asleep so we can’t call. But that's pretty much it, so it sits on the shelf, also empty.
Now, I love lists and calendars and schedules. I genuinely enjoy using them. But honestly, my Google calendar is so much more useful for most things than something printed. Ok, where am I going with this?
I recently discovered Bullet Journaling and am all about it. The reasons why:
I'm only carrying one notebook around for everything. That means I always have all the notes I need together in one place, in my bag.
Even though I still use my digital calendar to plan my days, I like taking the digital content and putting it into my physical journal each weekend. It helps me plan my week and fit in everything I need to accomplish. And there's nothing quite like that feeling of crossing something off the list, am I right?
It's so much easier to keep up with my mini-journaling habit because so much of the the pressure is off. I already have a space for it; I've already started it with my list of what happened that day. All I need to do is add a few notes.
Now, you can get pretty crazy with the designs of this, but really the idea is to make it easy for yourself.
Just for fun, I created some free downloads of sample Bullet Journal pages that I've found helpful. You can download them, print them out, and give it a try on your own before you commit to actually buying a notebook.
However, if you think you'll need more than just a journal and some pages to get your life in order, no problem. Sign up for a free mini-session with me! We'll get you squared away.