I’m a planner. Or I try to be.
So what exactly is a bullet journal? It’s your to-do list, diary, sketchbook, if you are so inclined. You can track habits, or not. Or do whatever the hell you want. It’s entirely up to you how to decorate and set-up your bullet journal, or just don’t do any decorations and keep it all simple.
Thing is, I tried all of the above, and ended up with a straightforward journal/to-do list. But I am still curious.
I think what attracts me to this is that I want writing in this journal, planning to be me-time, in a way. To think about the things I have to do for the next day, the things I should have done and didn’t, or did accomplish. And, I have to admit, the prettiness, the creativity in all the links above make me a bit jealous because I wish I was that creative. And artistic.
Which is why Bullet it! is such a gem!
This little book contains perforated grid paper, which as it turns out makes it easy to all sorts of different fonts and drawing, AND there are even lessons on how to draw things like a camera! Which if you’re like me, you need these instructions. There are detachable images to stick wherever the hell you want because one thing the author Nicole Lara makes clear is that this is your journal, and nothing is out of bounds.
I’ve gone and bought a bunch of $2 gel pens in order to do some colouring, because yes, that’s in there too — and I am curious as to how long I keep going with it. I will say, the colouring? There’s something to it being a form of therapy to switch off at night.
Naturally, I’ve entirely forgotten to a tracker, or a monthly calendar, but I’ll get around to it sooner or later. I know it’s weird, but this is actually letting me have some fun with the whole idea of bullet journalling, without stressing out about anything.
Have you tried bullet journaling? What do you think of it? I mean, I’m sticking all my blogging and work-related stuff in it and seeing where it takes me.