Why I Love Bullet Journaling
Bullet journaling. Perhaps you’ve heard of it. The analog system for the digital age, as creator, Ryder Carroll, calls it. If you have not heard of this system, I highly recommend visiting bulletjournal.com and watching the 4-minute intro video.
I won’t say too much here about how to bullet journal because, honestly, there are so many better resources out there. What I wanted to write about briefly was why I love it so much.
Bullet Journaling is the perfect mix of creativity and organization for me--two of my great loves in one little book. A tool that allows me the creative space to express and explore, all while providing structure and organizational rhythms.
One of the best aspects about Bullet Journaling is that it is what you make it. If you are overwhelmed by the daily pages, don’t do them. If you keep your calendar digitally, forsake the monthly spreads. If you don’t write in your Bullet Journal every day, don’t feel guilty! Make it your own, keep what is helpful, and discard the rest.
My current setup in my Bullet Journal involves 4 at-the-beginning-of-the-month pages and then daily pages, except for weekends where I tend to combine Saturday and Sunday. My monthly pages include a snapshot calendar of the month, a “brain dump” page (where I place any ideas or non-daily tasks that I want to complete that month, a memories and reflections page, and a gratitude log. My daily pages combine work and personal tasks for that day and also provide space for me to write down quotes I come across, write out Scripture, doodle, and take notes in meetings.
That’s it for now on Bullet Journaling. Do you Bullet Journal or have an organizational system that you love?