My First Month Using a Bullet Journal

Chances are, if you’re trying to get organized (or if you’re like me and you just love organization) you’ve heard of a thing called the bullet journal. Essentially it’s a system that allows you to design your very own planner, with the room to change it up as you go along. Everyone has a different bullet journal setup, leading to some seriously creative stuff. Check out #bujo on Instagram if you don’t believe me. I love organizing, and I want to make it part of my daily life now that I’m supposed to be an adult. So I spent the first day of the year putting together my own journal.

What’s my Bullet Journal setup?

After my Title page, I included a Key and Index for reference. My Index may end up being my favorite pages, I just love seeing it grow! I almost think of it as my Past Log where I can see everything that’s just happened. Next I added a Future Log, and my January pages,

How do I use my Bullet Journal?

I try to use my journal on a daily basis. In the past, I’ve been good about sitting down and planning for a few hours, but then I’ll leave my journal closed for weeks. With the bullet journal, it’s so easy to pick up right where you left off – even if that’s days later.

My favorite thing about the bullet journal system is its flexibility! I feel like my journal can transform into something completely different at any time and I love it. So far I’ve stuck to the traditional setup, but I have added collections about my car. This has been immensely helpful when I need to know a quick figure or date, I can just look in my journal and it’s all there. This month I tried migrating tasks daily, which means when I plan my day I write down everything I need to do. Then I move any unfinished tasks to the next day. This has given me a clear picture of what tasks I procrastinate so I can plan more time for them. The bullet journal system is really helping me stay on top of my day to day life and plan for my future.

How do you keep track of it all?