There are many different styles of bullet journaling. It’s a very personal and flexible way to journal, plan, and keep track of your everything happening in your life. Use these styles as a guide. You can mix and match them to come up with a system that works for you and that you’ll stick with.
Daily Planner and Organizer
One of the most popular uses for the bullet journal is as a daily planner and a way to organize all the pieces of your busy life. You’ll want to track your appointments, tasks, kids activities and schedules and anything that’s important in your life. Customize it so that it works for for you.
A Running To-Do List
If you love to make and work from a to-do list, you’ll love bullet journaling. It’s the ultimate to-do list system since each daily section is nothing more than a list. You’ll want to include collections which are simply thematic lists that things that you want to keep track of in addition to your daily to-do lists. Since everything is collected in the journal, you no longer have to hunt around for misplaced paper scraps.
The Memory Keeper
If you’ve always wanted to keep a traditional journal, art journal, or scrapbook, but don’t want to commit to a dedicated book in case you don’t have time for it, you’ll want to consider using your bullet journal as a creative outlet. You can be as creative as you have time for but still use the bullet journal to keep track of your important tasks as well.
Track Your Personal Improvement Goals
A bullet journal is a great way to track your physical goals and make sure you’re doing something every single day to move forward towards those goals. Tracking spreads can help you follow your progress. You might want to add monthly and daily reminders to help you create positive habits. Look at Pinterest and Instagram for tracking ideas.
You can also use mind maps, collections for books you want to read, courses you want to take, or new things you want to try. You’ll also develop a good sense of how much time you realistically have to incorporate new things into your schedule.
The bullet journal is a great help to your personal improvement goals. Use the list above to inspire you to come up with your own style of bullet journaling that works for your unique lifestyle needs. Remember, it is a tool that’s supposed to make your life easier, enjoyable and inspired, as well as reducing stress. Make it work for you.