If you have a passion for all things arts and crafts, you may not have failed to notice the overwhelming popularity in recent years of the Bullet Journal.
If you haven’t yet had the pleasure of these stunning creative aids, then you are in for a surprise! Bullet Journals are a combination of a diary, journal, to-do list, scrapbook and doodle book! This is currently one craze which is taking the crafting world by storm!
What is a Bullet Journal?
A Bullet journal is a means of allowing you to plan your day and time, but with a huge difference – a creative difference that is! Whereas most planners and diaries are designed and marked up for you with dates, page numbers and sections galore, the premise of a bullet journal means you write all of this out from scratch at the very beginning of your journey.
Why I use A Bullet Journal
With both my work and private life I have always kept some form of diary, as I need to know where I’m meant to be, what’s coming up and what I need to do next. I think for many people this is understandable, and we all usually use some form of diary to help us in our day-to-day lives.
However, most shop bought diaries are restricting, and I hated having to conform to the normal standard layouts. Then, I found bullet journals – and soon realised I could design my own diary /planner, and it wouldn’t cost anything more than a cheap blank notepad!
How Do I Start?
A Bullet Journal is hugely personal, and needs to relate to you – and you only! Therefore, each one will vary greatly from another. The idea is that whatever you want your journal to look like, that is how you should work to achieve it. It is a freestyle book, designed to reflect your creativity and allow you to unleash some of this creativity when organising your own life.
My Tips for Beginning a Bullet Journal Are:
1)Buy a plain notebook
2)Get a pen and some felt tips
3)Unleash your creativity into your Bullet Journal!
Perhaps you may have been expecting more tips? But, the whole point is you have creative licence to do whatever you want to do in your bullet journal – and that is the secret to its success.
Own Your Bullet Journal
Whether you want to put a weekly view or daily view in it, add shopping lists, task pages, goals or perhaps you want to have a book filled with more pictures and illustrations than writing, and would love to print out favourites pages and stick them in. Whatever captures your imagination – just go for it!
Planning and organising your life need not be dull with a bullet journal. It can be utterly magical, transforming a dull and basic standard diary in just a few pages!