Did you lose that fire you once had when you first started to Bullet Journal? I’m so guilty of feeling like that sometimes and I’m here to tell you: its OK! It’s totally normal to feel that way. Sometimes we get so caught up in making beautiful layouts and filling in our trackers that it feels like more of a chore than the serenity bringing tool it once was for us. If you’ve ever been in a bullet journal slump, I’m here to help you get your Bujo Mojo back and running!
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Here are four ways that I’ve found have helped me get out of my bujo funk and put the joy back in my journaling!
Pinterest is a great resource to use to get some inspiration! Who hasn’t spent hours upon hours pinning yummy recipes or various bujo layouts on Pinterest? Set aside some time in your day to look at assorted styles and layouts to get some much need inspiration. I do this often whether I am motivated or not. The awesome thing about the Bullet Journal system is that you can change things up as much as you want and experiment a lot. You can also save those pins for later and make a Bujo vision board with your favorite layouts so that you can reference them later. Check out the Productive and Pretty Pinterest account here for some great inspiration!
Instagram isn’t just for sharing super cute pictures of your own bullet journal. Click on the various hashtags and look at what others are sharing. I love scrolling through Instagram and looking at the spreads from people all over the world. It helps me with my own layouts and I can just tweak other’s great layouts to my liking. Sometimes just socializing with the community can spark inspiration. So, when you have some time, chat with the others in the Bullet Journal community and learn from them how they get out of their funk. This community is one of the best online communities around. Feel free to check me out on Instagram (@mariampoppins) or the P&P account (@productiveandpretty) to see what is inspiring us lately!
Facebook Bullet Journal Groups
When I first started my journey, I joined as many groups as I could. Hang out in the groups and see what others are sharing. I’m in several groups and it rekindles my love for bujo when others are sharing their latest spread, stationery hauls or newest journal. Don’t use these groups to compare yourself to someone else’s spreads. What you should do is use the groups as reference tool. Save some posts of spreads you’d like to use, doodles you’d like to try, or even some new pens or washi tape you’d like to add to your wishlist!
Take a break
Sometimes we just need to cut ourselves some slack and take a step back. Taking a break allows you to refresh and remember why you took up journaling in the first place. Take a few weeks to forget your weekly layouts. Forget your fitness tracker. Let that bujo collect some dust and just accept it! While on your break, practice various, innovative ways to be creative. There are plenty of creative exercises to help you get your creativity back – practice your hand-lettering, learn a new font, keep it low-key and low-stress but fun! Taking a break and unplugging can help spark the ideas to come again and that love for bullet journaling to awaken.
What are some ways you guys are getting your mujo back in order to love your bujo?