Follow my blog with Bloglovin AmazonWhen I was home over Christmas, my daughter introduced me to this “new thing” called a Bullet Journal. While I’m pretty up on using technology for organization, there is nothing like the organization and satisfaction of making lists on good old-fashioned paper! I began to explore this notion of the Bullet Journal more . . . and soon I was creating my own! It has been an awesome tool for organizing so many aspects of my life in one place, and was not nearly as complicated as it looks!
But what – exactly – is a Bullet Journal?
The Bullet Journal (or BuJo) is actually a registered trademark of Ryder Carroll, a digital product designer. His original model is very simplistic, clean-lined, and effective. It starts with a journal that has dotted pages, like the Leuchturm 1917 (about $20-$35). Pages are numbered and indexed, and tasks are outlined with the goal of being more productive. You can find out more about his methodology here.
But I wanted more – – –
I used some of Carroll’s methods, but I always like a bit of sass and flair in the things I do. Pinterest is full of ideas for Bullet Journal spreads that are beautiful and artistic. I love the creativity, but I’m just not that talented. And, if I have spent two hours designing a fancy spread to keep track of the foods I’ve eaten all week, I certainly don’t want to have to recreate it again the following week! [Nobody has time for that! And if you do, I want to hear from you!!]. So I found myself creating digital spreads that I could use again and again. (Which I’d love to share with you!).
Pre-Planning Your Journal [Read more…]