Let’s try a Bullet Journal

I’ve been doing well with the Getting Things Done method of organization and using Google Keep, but I missed having paper to write on. So I bought myself a Leuchtturm 1917 dotted A5 journal (it’s so nice to be able to pop over to Powell’s and pick one up) and got started with this Bullet Journal thing that people have been doing.

I am SO GLAD I started with the Bullet Journal website. The reason? Certain people who post pictures on the internet spend a lot of time on their bullet journals. Which is great for people who want to make watercolor layouts and freehand drawing fancy fonts. But I think those people possibly have too much time on their hands.* I don’t, and need to get things done. This is where the Bullet Journal System comes in. At it’s briefest, it’s a really simple system that can be summed up in one, brief web page of instruction.

*If you are at all interested in the gorgeous things people do with their bullet journals, google “bullet journal inspiration” and marvel. But don’t let it stop you from actually doing a bullet journal, even if your handwriting is terrible and you can’t draw a straight line.

I followed that instruction and now I have an index page:

A future planning page:

And here’s the setup for my October monthly goals and calendar.

In this time of increased commercialism, I appreciate someone who created a simple method to get stuff done. I’m excited to have something to write in and I’ll report back at the beginning of next month as to how it’s been going.

2 thoughts on “Let’s try a Bullet Journal”

  1. I have been wanting to bullet journal – but also know how prone I am to rabbit hole following down cutesy fonts, stickers, color-coding, etc. that might mean that it take me more time to to the journaling than not to do it. I know you know exactly what I mean. Thanks for the basics journaling website – I have tagged it for myself. I cannot wait to see how this process is for you!

    1. On the one hand, you do like to use colored pens etc. already. So you’ve got that aspect already down. But yes, I could see a bullet journal being an excellent method of procrastination for you. 🙂

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