23 April 2017

Why I Started Bullet Journaling



It's no secret that I'm not the most organised person in the world. Which is strange because I enjoy the planning side of organising i.e making the lists, scheduling etc.. I just lack the motivation to carry out the tasks. In attempt to become more organised in life, I recently took up Bullet Journaling.
Bullet Journaling is essentially a notebook which is fully customisable, it can be used for planning, sketches, a notebook, anything you want it to be! The informal feel to bullet journaling is actually what I was drawn to. In the past I've tried countless times to stick to your typical yearly planner and the structure just didn't seem to work for me. I either found I didn't use it as my day to day schedule doesn't change that drastically, or I had no where to scribble down any quick ideas or notes.


I've used my journal for around 3 months now, and I'm honestly loving it. If you're an art lover you will definitely enjoy creating your own pages. There's not really much format to mine as I'm not the most creative person. Mine consists of a monthly title page and overview of events, followed by a double page weekly spread. Every month I've been switching up this weekly spread to incorporate different themes, and tracking different things. For example, you could track water intake, steps, meals, weather, or whatever you find is important to you.



The best thing I've found about bullet journaling is the freedom to 'break the rules'. You can create pages dedicated to anything you want, without having to flick all the way to the back for the 'Notes' page.. the whole journal is your notes page! It's great for when you have a spur of the moment idea because you can just stick it in the next blank page of your journal. You can also create some fun pages to separate up the journal. I've made pages dedicated to blog post ideas, films I'd like to watch, shopping lists, even a memories page full of doodles at the end of each month!

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  1. I started my bullet journal this month and I live it, I'm not the most organised person in the world either and my bullet journal has helped so much

    Tasha x

    http://itsatashathing.blogspot.com/

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  2. This is a great idea! I'm exactly the same, I give up on traditional planners after a few weeks as I don't really have enough "appointments" but find I have so many pieces of paper about the house with notes and ideas that a bullet journal would be more suitable. xx

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  3. This journal sounds amazing honestly, this isn't the first time I've heard about it but I'm definitely wanting to look into it! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I love the idea of this! So much more freedom when you're doing it all yourself!

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  5. This sounds like such a good idea. I have wanted to create a bullet journal for a while but do not think I am creative enough to make it look pretty. Yours is lovely though. xx

    www.confettiandcashmereblog.co.uk

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  6. I really want to start bullet journalling, i feel like it's something that I'd like since I like art and decorative things. Your journal layout is amazing by the way!
    -Olivia Xxx

    http://oliviaxalesha.com/blog/

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  7. Hmmm, I have so many journals but, I do not have a bulletin journal but after reading this post I most definitely will look into it. 😌

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  8. I want to start bullet journalling, such a good idea and yours looks amazing girl xxx

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  9. Your photography in this is amazing girlie x

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  10. Aww I always wanted to start a bullet journal but my hand writing is soooo so bad, I never did! Your photography is amazing! xx corinne

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  11. I've never heard of a bullet journey,but I think I will have to have a look!

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  12. Nice post! I used a bullet journal last year for about six months but I wasn't artistic enough to make a decent attempt at the layouts so I kinda gave up on it.
    Róisín
    totallyro.blogspot.ie

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  13. I've never had a journal but have heard alot about bullet journals but never fully understood what they were. I love this post - might have to look into getting one x

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  14. I love the sound of this, I've never heard it before! I always buy cute weekly journals and never get round to filling them in so this seems like the perfect idea! I love the design of yours!!
    Kate Xx
    http://www.luxekate.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. Love this! Never considered bullet journal but might do now! I love being creative so looks like something I'd enjoy! Yours looks lovely

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  16. I have never done one of these, i love how colourful they are though!

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  17. I'm exactly the same as you, love the lists but that's as far as it goes haha. I started a bullet journal at the start of the year but I haven't kept up with it as much as I would have liked.

    Lisa | www.abadvegan.co.uk

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  18. Oh god I'm dying to start one but I just don't know if I can make one pretty enough! Yours is beaut keep it up! Xx

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  19. They always look so orangised and pretty I'm just too lazy to do it

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  20. I've wanted to start bullet journalling for a while but I just never have the time. Your post has given me the kick up the butt I needed!

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  21. I can totally relate to you but I feel writing down stuff actually makes me to get things done too!

    Jadirah Sarmad | Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

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  22. LOVE your photography! And your journal looks really organised! I love doing stuff like this xx

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