Nonetheless, I decided to do a bullet journal trial run over the remaining two months of 2016 in an old notebook. Much to my surprise, that period not only saw me actually stick to journaling for the first time in my life, but I also found it wholly fulfilling. I've never been as organised as I arguably could be. I'm still not. But that period of experimentation had me realise what wasn't working before. I realised that I don't like having a set format, and that's why organisation by way of keeping a store bought journal had never worked before, no matter how pretty those journals may have been. Bullet journaling also fulfilled me because it provided a creative outlet that I didn't otherwise realise I needed. I have always loved to draw and paint, but these days, I find little opportunity to practice artistic activities. Knowing I can set aside a chunk of time to create my layouts for the next month is a prospect I now look forward to, knowing it doesn't necessarily need to take too long. Creating a bullet journal can be as simple as you want it to be. I admittedly put in quite a bit of effort, but I really love the process. There's an element of achievement in thinking that even just creating my layouts contributes to a sense of control over my life even before the goal setting, appointments and 'to-do' lists are penciled in.
I thought I would give a tour of my Bullet Journal as it stands after almost an entire month. I can't wait to see how it evolves over the year.
Do you have a Bullet Journal or are you considering starting one? I'd love to read your tips, ideas, apprehensions and opinions on the topic!