Back in January, I made the decision to start using a bullet journal. I’ve always used study planners and for several years I had had a Filofax. Never did I manage to actually stick with one for more than a few months as I always found that I would give up with them because they never quite ticked all the boxes of what I needed. I don’t even want to think about the amount of money I have likely wasted trying to find the perfect planner for me to use for University, Blogging, as well as my day to day life.
For a little while, I had been seeing the idea of Bullet Journaling on YouTube and Instagram, and although at first I thought it all sounded like way too much work, I very quickly saw that it would be a great hobby that I could get creative with. So just Christmas, I ordered myself a journal, and starting watching loads of bullet journaling YouTube videos to get my head around what I wanted to do.
So I have now been journaling for just under a full year, and I must say that what I journal about, as well as my favourite way of decorating have quite widely changed. But I truly think that that is all just part of the process of Bullet Journaling. Its the beauty of the method, you can make it what ever you want it to be, you can do what ever you want to do with it. It is completely individual, and unique to you and just you.
Now I have found a good routine, I have got a constant pattern of what I do each month and I just switch up the colours every now and again. I know that some people work with different styles and designs each month, but I much prefer to have a consistent theme throughout my journal; partly because I have found a way that works for me and I’m not all that confident with being creative from scratch.
I have found that I have been a lot more productive this year since starting using the bullet journal method, just in my daily life. It has also really helped me to be more reflective of my life, spotting what I do that makes me happy and what stresses me out. If you haven’t guessed I am so thankful for starting my bullet journal and am excited to share more of it with you.
Do you use a planner or journal? What do you find works for you?