I have a problem. Well, I have a lot of them. One I’ve already admitted, my love of cleaning. The second is my flat out obsession with Bullet Journaling. Don’t know what Bullet Journaling is? That’s cool, most people don’t, and if you’re like me, you probably don’t want know because once I tell you… then you will realize, it’s a trap.
Bullet Journaling, at it’s core, is basically a really simple planning system that a guy named Ryder Carroll came up with. He says you only need a pen and a notebook. Yeah. Right. If you Google Bullet Journaling or look at Bullet Journaling hashtags on Instagram, you can see that we have branched out waaay beyond just a pen and paper. And, as I have revealed, I don’t half-ass (again, is this legal? someone tell me in the comments) anything, so I wanted my Bullet Journal to look like those Instagram phenoms. So I got a notebook, a lot of pens, some colored pencils, some Washi tape, and my teacher-in-a-previous-life handwriting together and got to work.
Welp, August 2016 looked like this…
I have continued on with this for 2 years. I have tweaked weekly spreads and monthly spreads and have realized a few life lessons.
Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. – Lincoln (Maybe?)
Bullet Journaling with more than just the pen and paper can really make it feel like you are doing more planning than actually doing. As I have gotten more creative with my lack of artistic gifts, I do spend a bit more time making things look pretty but using that time to relax is really important.
You can’t plow a field simply by turning it over in your mind. -Gordon B. Hinckley
The worst part about writing all this down is you actually have to do it. Ugh.
Plans are of little importance, but planning is essential.” ― Winston Churchill
So Winston here speaks to me in that he is saying that you can’t move forward without a plan, but the actual plan isn’t the action. That made more sense in my head before I wrote it, I have found that bullet journaling really helps to bring out the best in my productivity. Some days are better than others, but overall, getting it all out on paper is theraputic and helpful! I mean, how many things are like that?!
So 2 years and I have a bit more style to my bullet journal. I’m still working on it so I am hoping to post a series here of my progressions. To those of you out there like me who are artistically challenged… I see you. I am one of you. Let me show you how you can also be awesome. It may just take some coloring books, stickers, and a little engineering but you too, can have cute Bullet Journals.
Thanks for contacting support!