Have you been on the fence about starting your own bujo? Are you inspired by all the organized, beautiful, super productive bullet journals you see all over social media but aren’t sure it’s for you? It can definitely be an intimidating thing to start, but once I started, I never looked back. Today I want to share with you some of the benefits of bullet journaling that I have found along my bujo journey!
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No two Bullet Journalist’s journals are the same. What one person will have in their bujo you may not have in yours. Not everyone uses the same brand of books to Bullet Journal and not everyone’s layouts will be the same. My sincere advice before you start to Bullet Journal is to take it all in stride and just be yourself. Which leads me into reason #1…
Bullet Journaling allows me to be myself
I feel a sense of freedom to design my journal how I want it. Some weeks I need a daily layout and others a simple weekly layout will do. I can add in random spreads like “Books to Read in 2018” or “Self-Care” wherever I need them. I have my own ideas and designs and this gives me the opportunity to express myself and have the actual journal/planner hybrid that meets my exact wants and needs.
I enjoy the Bullet Journal community and I like talking to people with similar mindsets. I’ve joined several Bullet Journal communities online so that I can share all things “Bujo” and people don’t get bored! I definitely suggest checking out the endless bujo opportunities on social media. Search for some great bujo-ers on Instagram, join a Facebook group dedicated to bullet journaling, or scroll through the endless ideas on Pinterest! I promise you’ll be inspired.
It’s a fun way to keep organized
The Bullet Journal can be a sketchbook, planner, journal and so much more. So, since it can be all these things I’m free to sketch and doodle while organizing my day to day tasks and goals. I love that no two of my spreads are exactly the same. I’m able to play with colors, layouts, and doodles all while staying super organized in my daily life.
I’m free to be a budding artist. I’ve learned so much about doodling and calligraphy that it has been such a great journey to learn and develop my craft. Practicing my handwriting has opened my eyes up to another world. I never knew how important having the right kind of paper, markers, crayons, color pencils and brushes would be. It’s fun! Sitting down and setting my bujo up for the upcoming week is one of my favorite things to do. I really love to get the creative juices flowing and see what new, unique layouts I can come up with!
I’m not wasting time
Since beginning to bujo, I’ve found that I strive harder to meet my goals. I push to have my priorities in order and to get things done. Because I take my bujo with me everywhere, my goals and priorities are constantly on my mind. By journaling these things, I’m able to be much more productive and accomplish my goals without wasting any time! It’s been a great ride thus far and I’m looking forward to expanding on my goals and really getting into goal setting and being as productive as I can be.
It’s my homie, my accountability partner!
It shows me my strengths and areas where I need to work harder at. I’m able to learn more about myself through bullet journaling and it reminds me that some days I need to drink more water or I need to exercise today since I skipped out on last week. There is nothing better than looking back at a finished accountability tracker and giving myself a nice pat on the back for keeping myself accountable all month! If I wasn’t as consistent with my goals as I wanted to be and my tracker isn’t quite full, I use it as a learning experience and set myself some goals for the upcoming month!
I’m really glad that I took a chance and joined the bujo train. I hope that you can find as many benefits of bullet journaling as I have! What are some of the reasons that inspired you to get in to bullet journaling?