I have always been interested in journaling, I’ve written diaries since I was a young girl, love note books and have lots and lots of notes, lists, quotes and thoughts typed on my phone and written down in various notebooks, pieces of paper and on the back of envelopes and all around the house. Via Pinterest I came across the idea of Bullet Journals, I was taken in by the artful lettering, use of lists and of course the use of washi tape and multicolored pens, but when I initially looked into it I thought it sounded far too complicated.
Then on a whim this week I decided to search Bullet journals on Youtube to see if there was any inspiration. I came across this video, which is essentially all you need to know from a beginners perspective about bullet journaling.
So bullet journaling in its purest form is keeping a record of all your thoughts, plans, ideas, quotes, shopping lists etc etc basically all your scribbles, in one place and makes them easy to find using a bullet list and indexing formula.
So bullet journaling is not all about washi tape and stationery and pretty doodles. It can be as intricate or as utilitarian as you want it to be. It’s there to suit your needs alone. But for creative types its an excellent way to get some fun and creativity into your day, and a great record for introverts like myself of the inner workings of your mind.
Here is a peek into my bullet journal which I started this week- it’s not as neat and tidy as some but it’s definitely working for me- I love having somewhere I can jot down all my ideas at any time of the day or night, plus I get to use stickers and coloured pencils and stuff which is like one of my favourite things.
Above is a picture of my Bullet journal, it was a notebook that Rob bought me for Christmas, it’s lined, with elastic band round to keep all loose bit of paper in and has a handy pocket at the back for keeping important useful stuff in (like stickers and cute post it notes…) I stuck the “hell Yes!” image on the front which is a post card I got from an art exhibition a few years back that I really love.
I’ve brought some cute stickers and post it notes to add to my collection of…cute stickers and post it notes…..and washi tape and stuff to decorate my bullet journal. You really don’t have to do this but I kind of wanted to.
On my first page I put the KEY which is basically a list of bullet points that you use and what they mean so you can understand your own notes. This is as customisable as you want it to be- like the whole system, it fits in with you and your life and style.
So you can use it for whatever you need like shopping lists and meal plans;
Daily,Weekly, monthly or yearly planners, monthly goals, quotes you like;
For anything you like really that sparks your imagination or helps you to live a more productive life.
So there you have it, a quick peek into the start of my journey into Bullet journalling. Below you can find some excellent ideas and examples of other people’s
bullet journals from around the web- ENJOY!