So what is a bullet journal?First off, if you like to know exactly what a bullet journal is, I’d recommend watching THIS video. The creator of the bullet journal system, Ryder Carroll, not only shows you how to utilize it, but he also explains what it is. If you’d prefer to hear my explanation, then keep reading. The way I’d explain it is that it’s a planner, diary, sketchbook, and record keeper – all in one! Different people use it for different reasons, but those seem to be the most popular. The system is designed to help you be the best you (sorry if that’s a little corny) by helping you be more productive in all areas of your life.
Is bullet journaling right for you?I think anyone can customize a bullet journal to be whatever they need it to be, but not everyone will do it the same way. Ryder’s style is more minimalistic. He does this because it helps him use the system fast and efficiently. Other people, myself included, love the artistic and creative aspect and you’ll see lots of color, drawings, doodles, and fun lettering. The trend in bullet journaling (or bujo for short) is big and beautiful illustrations, but yours doesn’t have to be like that. You can keep it totally simple. Use it just to help organize your life! However, do take a few minutes to search on Google, Pinterest, or YouTube, and you’ll see that no two bullet journals are alike. You’ll quickly see what style you are drawn to.
How this Momma is using her bullet journalFrom the very beginning, I knew exactly how I was going to utilize the whole bullet journal system. I had some main goals. Here they are:
- Keep track of events
- Make t0-do lists
- Organize my thoughts and doodles
- Do quick, daily journal entries
- Jot down family memories and funny quotes from my kids
- Record blog stats and post ideas
- Brainstorm on paper
- Combine all my random notebooks into one