My Bullet Journal

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The Bullet Journal is having a moment, and I couldn't help but join in on the craze, as I absolutely love the idea of it! If you're not sure what I'm on about, it is basically a personalised diary of everything to keep track of your past, present and future plans, so that you are more organised. There is a bullet system in place, and loads of spreads to organise and keep yourself motivated. To get more of an idea, watch this video, and this one. They are both very opposite examples of a bullet journal, one being simple and to the point, and the other being full of fun, creative little doodles and colour, but that is the beauty of a bullet journal, it is 100% personal and you choose how you want to use it!
You can go all out with stickers, colours, loads of spreads and bubble writing, or you could stick to a simple black pen and it would be just as useful, it's all about making it work for you. 

There is an official Bullet Journal book that you can buy, that has all of the basic layout inside, which makes your set up a bit easier, but as I wasn't sure if I was going to stick to it, I used a similar style moleskin book that I already had, and it works just as well. It's actually a Barclays book, which is why I have a cute little bit of washi tape and BMO sticker to cover up the Barclays name and make it more pretty. 

I only started my Bullet Journal in May, so am nearly two months into it and I am loving it. It is keeping me more organised and I am getting things done. I'll admit I'm not getting everything done, but that's more about how many hours there are in the day than the journal system!
Wait... I started in May? Yep. That's another great thing, you can start whenever you want! There is no set January to December layout, no limitations, just you, a pen and your ideas! Meaning no wasted pages and full control.

My set up is my frequently used spreads at the front, such as a yearly calendar, goals tracker, money track jars, and film and book list. Then I have a bunch of spreads at the back, which are less important, such as; 2016 goals on the last page, (so I can easily flick to it) work holiday taken, my blog schedule, blog post ideas, tidying goals and Ebay selling lists. They all help me keep organised and remember what I wan to accomplish from this year, and I am slowly working my way through them, yay!

Then there are the monthly spreads. After the initial pages at the front of the journal, it jumps straight into May, with a title page, monthly memories, my blog and life trackers, Dates and what I need to get done, and a daily gratitude list, then I start my Dailies, with a Monday - Friday layout with bullet points and ideas for everyday, ticking them off as I go along, a little round up at the end of the month, and then it's on to June, where the monthly spreads start again!

I've really enjoyed the process of creating and owning a Bullet Journal, i am definitely more organised, and I love a good list! I'm letting my creativity out in a more hands on way, and couldn't be having more fun with it. I may look a little bit weird carrying around a book with me everywhere (especially at work) but I don't really care. If it works, it works, and I'm not stopping anytime soon!

What do you think of the Bullet Journal system? Are you tempted yet?

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