Recently I discovered this thing called Bullet Journaling, and although I'm super late to the party for this I fell in love with the whole concept and thought I would give you a little introduction to my minimalist Bullet Journal.
Basically, this is a different way of planning which allows a lot of flexibility and fluidity in how you plan your life and list tasks. However it is very DIY and requires a little bit of input into making up your pages how you want them, but for me it's totally worth it as I am getting to plan how I want and what I need.
I'm not going to explain the intricacies of the concept of keeping a Bullet Journal, instead I'll direct you to the man who made the whole thing up here. However my approach is a very pared back version of this- if you start to research a little more you are hit in the face with beautifully designed and highly stylised journals. These are lovely but not what I am going for, and it wouldn't be sustainable for me at all!
This is only my third week of using my Bullet Journal and I am loving it. However I have some major deviations from the standard! In an attempt to give it some sort of "style" regardless of my messy scrawls and massive lists I have decided to go monochrome and just use black ink. I also use my own version of a key, which I will make a different post on another time!
My set up:
- NO Future Log
Instead I have a couple of A4 sheets at the back with all my future dates written in them, like birthdays.
- Monthly View
- Monthly Tasks
However I am going to get rid of this next month. It just isn't useful anymore. I need to keep my tasks more centralised, and although this will result in a longer daily view, with more tasks migrating forward I'm okay with that.
- Things That Make Me Smile
- Blog Ideas
- Video Ideas
- Weekly Views
- Daily Views
- People to Catch Up With
- To Buy: For Work
- To Buy: General
- Wild: Book Review
- #Rock Your Handwriting Challenge
- List of Lists
- To Watch: Films
- To Watch: TV
As my process with the Bullet Journal evolves I will be sure to keep you updated! Do you use a Bullet Journal? Let me know all about them down below!