When 21CM posted about Bullet Journaling (BUJO), I started my efforts to test out the system as a way of bringing together the somewhat fragmented system that technology has divided into various apps and whatnot. I jumped in with both feet so-to-speak and quickly learned that I am just not into tracking everything that the BUJO community seems to be tracking. On top of appointments and to-do lists, there are gratitude logs, habit trackers, bill & budget tracking, mood tracking, food logs, meal planning, shopping lists, and a whole lot of other stuff which I have yet to discover.
Mostly, my bujo has my meeting & appointments, daily task lists, weekly to-do lists & goals, and a health & fitness calendar. I have a monthly spread for the important events, and a couple of pages for the extended year to plan ahead and highlight key events which I might want to see at a quick glance. The index pages, although this tends to be an important aspect of the bujo system, have not been a part of mine. However, colorful creative spreads, quotes, and drawings are. Because “pretty” really does seem to matter to me.
If it isn’t appealing to my eyes, I don’t want to look at it. Therefore, I don’t refer to it as often as I’d like. And the quotes are just inspiration/encouragement which I select based on what’s going on for me when I am creating the page/theme.
I am still finding my way but I think I am finding my BUJO Mojo.
I am enjoying how bullet journaling helps to pull my Outlook tasks list, iPhone reminders, work notebook to-do lists, meeting calendar, personal appointments, yoga practice journal, weekly/daily goals, meal plans, food logs, spending logs, and inspiration (etc.) all into one place. Finding creative ways to pretty up my pages is a bonus — and it’s kind of a de-stressor as well.