In a year where the only thing to look forward to is the possibility of being able to go out in public again safely, inspiration isn’t knocking on the door, am I right? One thing that really helps you feel accountable, productive, organized and inspired is a bullet journal. What is a bullet journal, you ask? A bullet journal is a mix between a planner/organizer, a diary, and an accountability journal. A bullet journal can really be anything you want it to be, but first and foremost is a great way to feel inspired, especially during these cold months stuck inside.
I think what stops people from starting a bullet journal is seeing those gorgeous layouts all over their Pinterest and Instagram pages. It’s easy to look at the beautiful designs from really artistic people and think that there’s no way you can do this. But a bullet journal doesn’t have to be beautiful. You can just use it as an excuse to doodle and use markers again, which is just as fun and fulfilling.
Why Should You Start A Bullet Journal
- A creative outlet. It’s a great way to get creative – for those who aren’t creative.
- Personal accountability. You can write down what you want and look at it every day, making it harder to ignore your responsibilities.
- Holding onto memories. You can write down what you have going on each day, meaning you can look back and reflect on all the wine-nights and brunch days.
- Forming new habits. Habit trackers are a big part of bullet journals, where you can mark off on a monthly or daily basis. Want to drink a gallon of water a day? Make a habit tracker. Want to wake up at 6AM every day? Make a habit tracker.
- Productivity. Nothing makes you more productive than the desire to cross something off your to-do list.
- Goal setting. Long term goals like how many books you want to read for the year or financial savings are made much easier when you are looking at them written out in your journal.