To all of you who's system is completely screwed today, my sympathies. Keep chugging your choice of morning brew and...I don't know what else...but I'm sure you'll think of something, creative crew that you are.
I'm really here to talk about my new love. Get ready! Coming at you in ALL CAPS is my new love for BULLET JOURNALLING. Goodness gravy, it's delightful.
If you haven't heard of it let me direct you here. If you want to see how far some people take it, go to Pinterest and prepare to be amazed. There are some crazy talented artists out there who use it to create the most incredible journal pages. But don't be intimidated by all that, it can be whatever you want it to be and useful too.
And the whole process can involve craft and office supplies without becoming a Cirque du Soleil act.
Unless you want it to be. Just so you know, there are stickers. Stickers! For people like me, who can't draw worth
Probably, the best place to start is to determine what you want to use it for or accomplish with it. I wanted a place that plays host to my creative side. It functions as a daily calendar and note station but I use an actual calendar for appointments. So, I'm doubling up a bit. But really I use my journal to record everything. I used to be a Post-It note keener. Also, I'd grab a piece of paper and tear off a piece and jot a note on it. Stick them in pile. Search through pile. I 'd also already started my own version of this by having a binder handy to write down quotes, ideas for on-the-go projects and future ones, and questions. But there was no organization to any of it. So again, a lot of sifting through paper.
And organization is my buzz word for the year.
*Just remembered that discipline is my word for the year. Yeah. But somehow in my mind they're tied together.
Enhance my foray into bullet journalling. You start off by creating an Index. When you create a note or whatever in your journal you reference it in your index by page number. That way you know what page numbers to go to regarding a certain project or future ones, or, again, whatever. Then you come up with a Legend, Status symbols and, in my case, habits I'm tracking.
It doesn't need to be pretty, just effective. Also, washi tape is sooo much fun.
Do you journal? Have you heard of bullet journalling? If so, do you have any tips?