Another Peak at My Bullet Journal

Hi everyone!

I have been keeping a bullet journal now for almost 2 months, and I wanted to share my thoughts on it once again after using it a bit more.

For those who haven’t heard of or seen a bullet journal before, they are an organizer which you can personalize completely. I have seen some where it is full of yearly trackers only, and some that are the more traditional diary format. For a more complete guide to bullet journaling, check out the website which gives a really in depth overview of the whole system. For more creative ideas, I’d suggest looking up the ‘bujo’ tag on Pinterest. I have a Board where I have some of my favourite ideas, but there are thousands of different posts out there.

Anyway, back to my bullet journal. After many trials and errors, I finally decided on a teal colored Leuchtturm1917 notebook. Like a lot of bullet journalists, I love this for the simple fact that it’s pretty, has numbered pages and has a printed in index page ready for use. My pages are blank too, although I wish that I had a one with dotted pages.

I decided to give it a go because I find traditional diaries a bit too restricting for my blog planning; although they’re ideal for shift tracking.

I have a few yearly trackers at the front, where I keep track of my anxiety, weight and savings. These tend to get filled in on a night, before I go to sleep.

After these trackers, I have my monthly spreads which I mostly use for blog planning. I do keep track of my shifts in here too; just so I know when I’m free to plan future posts.

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My most useful pages are my habit trackers and my positive thoughts pages. The tracker is handy for me to keep track of things that I tend to forget, like my asthma medication (the colours mean nothing, I just like it to look pretty). My positive thoughts page is where I go on my low days and try to find stuff to build my confidence. It actually helps, and I’ve added this to my weekly spreads; for each day I’ll be writing a good aspect of that day, even if the day was shit.

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I’ve decorated mine mainly with colored pens and washy tape. I was finding that stickers bulked up the old journal too much, so I really minimalised things.

I do find that I am a lot more organised with my blog using this system, and I find it really relaxing.

It’s definitely worth a go.

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About jennywren7

I'm Jennifer; northern beauty blogger and Starbucks addict. I enjoy blogging about various aspects of my life and throwing the odd review and tutorial into the mix. Hope you enjoy reading my various ramblings.
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