Happy Tuesday! I am hoping that wherever you may be reading this the sun is shining bright because here in De Pere, it is nothing but a blanket of gray.
On these rather dreary days, I like to look for ways to push my creativity to bring some source of brightness and color to my life. Lately, I’ve been particularly interested in crafting up my own bullet journal. (oooh, aaah)
In doing some research, I have learned that there is an entire book dedicated to this practice. In taking a look at the official website for Bullet Journaling, I learned that this method of organization was invented by a man named Ryder Carroll. His book defines bullet journaling as:
A mindfulness practice disguised as a productivity system that is designed to help you organize your what while you remain aware of your why.
If you are interested more in Ryder Carroll’s formal bullet journalling practice, take a peek at his Tedx presentation given at Yale University.
Since diving deeper into bullet journaling 30 minutes ago, I have learned that it is a much more formal way of organizing your life. (Something I need being the busy-brained individual that I am.) Well let’s just get this ball rolling, shall we?
What You’ll Need
Colored pencils or markers
Regular pencils or pens
Glue, glitter, magazines, and whatever else you may want to use to spice up the life of your bullet journal. (Only if you’re an exceedingly crafty MF)
Since I am an exceedingly broke @$$ MF, I will be working with the materials that I already own which is most likely just a notebook, colored pencils, and a pen.
In order to get some inspiration, I tooled around on Pinterest and other bullet journal Instagram pages. I found that people that use this organizational tool think a lot about the future.
The process of making bullet journal takes much longer than one may think. It is important to be patient and understand that your stuff probably won’t look as neat or as put together as Ryder Carroll’s stuff.
These are just some of the thing I have come up with that I am curious to track and excited to fill out as the month goes on!
After a while of bullet journaling, I am in need of a break. I am curious to hear your opinion on the practice of bullet journaling! Have you tried it before? Is it a pointless past-time? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.
Updates to come on whether or not I continue this practice! My brain is fried and it is time for some za. Until next time,