#bulletjournaling is lyfe

 

For those of you out there who get giddy at the thought of a new planner or have a huge sense of satisfaction when you flip to a fresh, clean page in your journal…there is something that may be able to take your love for organizing/planning/list-making dreams to the next level.

Bullet journaling is apparently not a new concept, but it was only recently that I began to become interested. I honestly think it started when I was perusing the planner aisle at Target and just couldn’t find a planner to fit the layout I had in mind. What caught my attention most about this concept of bullet journaling is the fact that creativity is limitless. You can create any kind of layout that works best for your personal needs AND it can change as often as you want it to.

I used Pinterest to get my creative juices flowing and from there made a list of the top 3-5 things that I want/need to track on a daily and weekly basis. The options are endless, but in case you are looking for some inspiration, here are some options that can be included in your daily/weekly planner spread:

  • Day/Date
  • Weather forecast
  • Hourly schedule
  • Daily/Weekly Tasks
  • Social Media tracker
  • Fitness/Food tracker
  • Daily water intake
  • Inspirational quotes/verses

I started with just a single bullet journal – one that serves primarily as my planner (gray + gold floral pictured above). My weekly spreads look different depending on how much is going on that week. If it is a busy (and more detailed) week, then I will create a layout that looks something like this…

If it is a shorter, less busy week then I will consolidate and make the layout a little more compact and include multiple lists/tasks on a single page. Again, that’s the beauty of bullet journaling. It can be whatever you want it to be!

As I began creating this journal, I realized that there were other thoughts/lists that I wanted to have on hand as well, but I didn’t really want them to be a part of my planner. I went out and purchased a smaller lined journal (the white + gold pictured above) to hold all of the other things I wanted to track or write down. The options for ideas for these kinds of lists are even more broad and can include any and everything you want and/or are interested in. Some examples may include:

  • Packing lists
  • Meal plans
  • Monthly/yearly goals
  • Blog/vlog topics
  • Favorite quotes
  • Books to read
  • Places to travel

Like I said, it really is all about what interests you! Here are a few pages from my 2nd bullet journal – or what I like to call, my goals/dreams/ideas journal.

If you are a current bullet journaler, I would LOVE any page ideas or maybe anything in particular that you have found to be helpful! Also, I’m always up for learning about new journals, pens, instruments, and even pretty stickers and washi tape to decorate my pages a little more!

What are your thoughts on bullet journaling? Too much, too detailed? Or is it just the kind of organization you’ve been looking for?