Today I’m going to tell you, why I like to Bullet Journal.
I like the flexibility that comes with it. You see the Bullet Journal system is really easy and you can adjust EVERYTHING from layout, design to fonts and colors. If you’re someone who likes to draw then why not make everything in your journal artistic? What ever you choose to do and at the end if it works FOR YOU then roll with it.
As for me, I like to highlight things with colors and try new layouts and designs. My Bullet Journal isn’t really artistic and more of a minimalistic Bullet Journal but I’m in love with it.
Maximize your space! Do you ever had a planner and you thought … Shit there are so many blank pages? Or Shit I could use more space than that?
That is something you won’t have in a Bullet Journal. You might have some spaces that are blank but you can easily fill them with some drawings or Stickers. Sure you can do that in a planner too but doing so on whole pages that you could have used for planning?
I like to do the yearly overview, the monthly and the weekly. For now this is enough as my workload gets more I’ll also do some dailies. Even thou there are things that don’t really work I always have the option to chance things up in the next week. That way I’ll find out what works best for me.
The collections are one of my favorites! These are lists or other stuff you don’t want to forget like the books you’ve read. Or movies you’ve watched. Or you include a memories page for the month or for the year. There you can draw or clue stuff in you want to remember. You could use it as a why to collect ideas for blogging or your YouTube channel. The ideas for this are endless …
As for me my most valued collections are:
1. Random facts about me,
2. My Reasons to be a minimalist,
3. 10 Level Life / 100 Life Goals
Tracking. The most useful tool I have ever got to know of! Tracking is what I do the most and you can track EVERYTHING! This is also part of the collections. I track a lot of things like my Tattoo appointments and the expenses I had. I know for a fact that I’ve spent too much money already … Or you could track your behavior, this is also most common in the BuJo Community, your mood, the weather, your health, your weight … ENDLESS!
Other things I keep track of are my fix cost per month, because they all get collected directly from my bank account, Anime I’ve watched (also my longest one), When was the last time I did …, Ideas for gifts, my Blog schedule (New). I’m in the middle of finding a new job so I use this method to keep track with my status of my applications.
The Index! Everything that you write in your Journal has a title and this title with it’s page-number is written down in the index on the first view pages. That way you can easily find what you’re looking for.
The Key/ Color coating! As for me I don’t have so many of them. I have a dot for task / Events and this ” – ” for any types of notes. If something is important I’ll add a ” ! “. For color coating I only do Birthdays in a dark green. That’s it.
You can do as much as you like with it for me I noticed less is more.