Ok, I admit it.
I’m a stationery geek.
I love the way a new journal feels in my hands. I love the way a new pen, flows over crisp, white pages. I love the promise of organization and goal setting.
Every year, if I am not gifted a beautiful, custom and expensive journal at Christmas, I run out to an exclusive stationery store and buy one. It sets me back quite a few bucks, I tell ya. Once I get it home, I eagerly fill in the first few weeks. Then I try to adapt the other sections for my needs. I take it everywhere with me…in the beginning. But inevitably, by the end of January, my new journal is on a shelf somewhere collecting dust.
Are you like that too?
It’s really disappointing, isn’t it? You feel like you failed the journal, sitting all lonely and unused under some magazine in your office. But in reality, that journal has failed you.
A journal should be a tool to help you stay organized in your tasks and your thoughts. It should adapt to your needs and make your life better, simpler. If it can’t do that, it deserves to be forgotten.
And that is why I am absolutely in love with this new craze called bullet journaling, developed by Ryder Carroll. This simple organizational system is for those that never seem to be able to find a journal that fits their needs. It can be simple, see the video by Carroll, or it can help release all of your pent up creative juices, as you will see demonstrated in some of the bullet journal layouts below.
A bullet journal will help you set, plan and achieve your goals as well as get you super organized for 2021, if you use it.
I am going to warn you right now if you are new to the bullet journal phenomenon, there is a learning curve. And it will get messy in the beginning. It won’t be perfect, trust me. And I suggest you start out real simple, like the developer intended. Don’t get all frou frou and fancy till you have the organization part down. Because just like a regular journal, it’s useless if it is not functional for you and your life.
Honestly, you can use any blank notebook and pen to get started. I highly suggest that you just visit your nearest dollar store for supplies. Don’t go out and spend money before you decide if this system is for you.
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Here comes the fun part! Look through all of these bullet journal layouts and decide which ones are for you. Don’t forget to check out Instagram and Pinterest for more.
25+ Incredibly Helpful Bullet Journal Layouts To Plan & Track Your Life in 2023
LIFE & ORGANIZATION
Important Dates Tracker
TV Series Tracker
Travel Packing List
Write a book, one chapter at a time.
Grocery List Tracker
Weight Loss Tracker