What is a Bullet Journal?Jun 22, 2021
A bullet journal is different from keeping a regular journal and recording your thoughts and feelings for current or future purposes. The main purpose of a bullet journal is to help the user stay organized and in control of what is going on in their lives.
A calendar or diary that helps you to stay organized is probably one of the closest things to a bullet journal. You can keep a journal like this in whichever way it works best for you – whether that's recording important events on a separate sheet to regular events, or color coding dates based on what's happening at work or at home.
It can be particularly useful when many events are happening within a short space of time, or if several events relate to many different things. Parents find bullet journals useful for balancing their children's activities with their own social lives and work lives, while students have reported that bullet journals help them to avoid missing important lectures or events.
A bullet journal can involve so much more than just organization and important dates. You can allocate pages in your bullet journal for whatever you like, including self care, mental health, your worries and concerns, or your moods and hormones. You can record your weekly, monthly and yearly goals, and even dedicate a page or two for all your achievements, no matter how small.
Another great benefit of bullet journals is that they force you to think about the most creative ways that you can personally keep yourself organized.
For many people, this involves using colors and shapes alongside other creative and visual tools. Apart from doing a better job at staying organized, this creative element of the journal will help you to stay positive and will cheer you up whenever you open your book.
Finally, it's important to remember that you won't always get everything right. No matter how hard you try to stay organized, there may still be occasional times when you miss something or you fall asleep without remembering to note it down in your bullet journal.
You might wake up some mornings and kick yourself for forgetting something really important that needed to go in your journal. Remember that every day is one step forward, and by keeping a bullet journal, you're one step ahead of most people already!