I’m going to try something new. I found a really cool blog through Word Press (I don’t even recall now how I stumbled across it!) and it resolves a few things I’ve been trying to figure out. Check out – Brandon’s Bullet Journal. I’m going to create my very own Bullet Journal.
The anal perfectionist in me likes to track things and likes to do lists. I enjoy checking things off a list to the point where if I do something not on my list, I will add it just so I get the satisfaction of checking it off. I always want a planner but I’m very picky. I don’t want a huge one and I don’t want one just to have one. I want it to actually be useful. I’ve found a lot of different planners that had really cool things that I liked, but I’ve never found one that has all the features I want. And most have things I know I will never use so it is a waste of time and space!
By creating my own Bullet Journal – I can incorporate what I need/want AND I get to be creative – which is another thing I’m trying to do more often. I love to draw, write and color and organize things. So this allows me to do all of that!
I read through all of Brandon’s posts, I did some research on google, ordered my supplies and started creating my journal this last weekend. I have a general section in the beginning for things I want to track for the year. And then I started on my June section so it is ready to go when the first gets here. Each month will be the same basic layout with a theme for each month (What a great idea Brandon!!) And as I go along if I find certain sections do not work for me or I want to add something – I can do that!
So far I’ve organized my bullet journal with the following:
- Cover Page
- 2018 Reading Log (Graphical)
- Reading Log Details
- Blog Ideas
June: (Theme: Sun & Beach)
- Cover Page
- Calendar (Month)
- June Event Tracker (at a glance – one page)
- Weekly Planning (high level to do items – one page)
- June Habit Tracker
- June Mood Tracker
- Daily Calendar – Memories, Gratitude, Journals
- Quotes/Scripture pages – to be added throughout the month as desired
Here are some pictures of what I’ve done so far:
So there it is for all to see. My newest project. I found it very enjoyable and fulfilling to plan this out and create it. I can’t wait to start using it in June.