Thursday, January 21, 2016

Things I Love That Aren't Books | Bullet Journals

Hey, all!

Twice a month, I'm talking about something that I love that isn't a book... I have a rather obsessive personality and I can quickly get sucked into items, shows, movies, whatever that are not book related at all. Maybe you'll find something here that you love too!

Today I'm talking about bullet journaling.

If you're anything like me, you love stationary. You love planners and journals and pens... and, well, basically anything that can be found in stores like Paper Chase. I've always had a soft spot for planners and the system that I'm landing on for 2016 is the bullet journal method. If you've never heard of the BuJo system before, please stop and click here. This link will take you to an explanatory video created by the person who formulated the bullet journal.

I am a person who needs to actively work at letting go of the reigns and allowing room to make things a little messy at times. In the past, I've stressed myself out over creating The Perfect and Most Beautiful planners that I possibly could... only to be pushed over the edge when my meticulous creations turned out less than perfect. Believe me, I know that I'm painting myself as a crazy person but my description is not too far off of the mark.

Enter the bullet journal.

The entire premise of the BuJo system is that it is free form and can be ever evolving - if you allow it. And I am allowing it and surprisingly enough, it's working for me. I'm currently using an Evernote Smart Notebook by Moleskine (large, squared) as my journal and I love it. I love that I am simultaneously planning my life and getting stuff accomplished, all while forcing myself to be okay when layouts and lists aren't perfect.

If you'd like more information about bullet journaling - Google it. I'm serious. There are thousands of other people out there who are utilizing the system and making content about it. If you'd like to see the inside of my BuJo, let me know in the comments below. Maybe I'll do a follow-up post next month.

That's it for now. I hope that you have a great day and happy planning. Let me know which planner you're using in 2016!


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