Are you struggling to handle everything in your schedule? Your life is a mess, and you can’t manage your to-do lists and keep track of every idea you’ve had? If it stresses you out, maybe all you need is a new planning system. Take a look at the bullet journal system, try to plan your life using a bullet journal and see how it changes your life in a better way.
What is a Bullet Journal?
A bullet journal, in brief, is a notebook with a calendar and blank pages for you to write down your notes, ideas and other tasks. What makes it different from other planning systems is that you can create and design your bullet journal in your unique style. You will customize a planner that works for only you with every page is exactly what you need.
What do You Need to Start a Bullet Journal?
The simple truth is you don’t need much to start a bullet journal. All you need to have is just a pen and a notebook.
About the pen
You will have a million options to choose a suitable pen based on color, ink, weight, etc. But remember to keep things simple at the beginning. Just find the favorite pen that you use to write every day and use it. You can use colored pens to decorate your bullet journal in your style that helps the important information stand out and gives you the interest to keep planning.
About the notebook
You can use your old, half-used notebook instead of buying a new one. This helps you stay away from the pressure to make your bullet journal fancy and makes you focus on the details inside it. Just pick any notebook you have around your house and begin organizing your life.
How to Start a Bullet Journal?
After gathering your supplies, you can now start creating your unique bullet journal. In the beginning, it may take a little time of trial-and-error to find a method that suits you best. But always remember that bullet journal is never perfection. So don’t stress if you feel like you are making a mess. The essential thing in your bullet journal is the detail inside, not the form.
Here are some basic ideas that help you organize your life better with a bullet journal:
Create an index: You need an index to know which pages your notes and ideas are. Just set aside two pages in your notebook and list all your entries in there.
Create a yearly calendar: This is where you organize all plans for the entire year. You can write down all of your important dates, meetings, holidays and special events that you need to pay attention to.
Create your monthly and daily log: This section is where you set up all of the things you need to finish in a month or a day. List all of the information, notes and other tasks along with the dates you want to get them done.
The challenge is you need to make time for your bullet journal. No planning system will work unless you put your time and effort into it. Don’t forget to do a review weekly or monthly of your bullet journal to mark the complete tasks which help boost your confidence and motivation to keep following your plan.