Bullet Journal - Update

Hey guys! So if you read my post in the past about "what is bullet journaling" then you would know I was trying to test it out for the past couple of months! From an Instagram poll I did, it seemed like a good amount of you wanted a follow up on how I was doing with it! 

At first, I was using a moleskin notebook which is super common.  For bullet journaling, and I LOVE the dot aspect of it, using the dots and the lines to keep things more interesting without even trying.  I also loved that everything was in one place, to-do list, my calendars, doodles, fitness goals and even journaling.  What I didn't like though is the journal its self.  I'm a person who needs a spiral notebook, I love tearing pages out, flipping through past entries and making my notebook smaller when I write rather than opening it up and having it be twice the size.  I've always liked spiral notebooks and I really don't like bound books.  So are first I thought bullet journaling just wasn't for me.  WRONG.  It is I just needed a different notebook, and then I got this!

OHH PRETTY - It's a dot notebook, that's cute and has a spiral.  You can find it here!  

Once I got the right journal I loved it.  The paper is thick and durable and perfect for bullet journaling.  

Some things I like about bullet journaling:

You can always change it - You can change your designs and if you hate something you don't have to do it again!

Creative - I love using different colors and just adding a little creativity to it and having fun

Try new things - There are sooo many designs floating out there, that I like trying all of them out! 

Organization - Everything is all in one spot so I can go back and check things I've jotted down.

Realixing - I still find it relaxing to write things down rather than put it all on a computer so I love it.

Overall once I got a journal that worked for me I loved it.  Its fun experimenting each week and trying out different things.  Some people plan their whole week out and do multiple pages at a time but since I'm still learning and trying out different things I go one day at a time. 

Here are some of my favorite designs so far, and again here it the notebook I use! You can personalize the notebook too which is fun!

So what are your thoughts? Are you going to give bullet journaling a try? Or whats your favorite design?!


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What is Bullet Journaling?

Have you heard about bullet journaling? I have been seeing all these pins and posts recently so I thought I'd look into it. 

As you may know, I just recently had a post about all my favorite journals. With that being said, I've got a lot of journals floating around.  Bullet journaling is supposed to be a place that holds everything; goals, to do lists, diary and habit trackers. To only have to hold one journal would be amazing!

I found this article on Buzzfeed about bullet journaling and here is the summary.

Bullet journaling is good because:

  • You can customize it - Meaning you can use it for whatever you want, healthy, fitness, journaling, agendas or to-do lists!

  • It can change with you - If something isn't working, you don't have to keep doing it!

  • You can make it colorful - Use your favorite colors or as little color as you like

  • You can brain dump - You can just put everything you want onto paper, out of your mind and into something tangible

  • You can use symbols - The symbols they have help to keep things in categories and more organized

  • Keeps you organized! - It has whatever you want all in one place

  • Another helpful article

So Im going to give it a try and report back to you my thoughts on it! Let me know if you have tried it or if you have any tips! There is this super intense instagram community of it and it's serious #goals.