WHAT IS BULLET JOURNAL?
Bullet Journal (BuJo) is best described as mindfulness practice disguised as a productivity system.
It’s designed to help you organize your what while you remain aware of your why.
The goal of the Bullet Journaling is to help its practitioners (bullet journalists) live intentional lives, ones that are productive and meaningful.
HOW CAN JOURNALING HELP?
- By journaling you activate certain brain cells that are responsible for your consciousness;
- You start realizing how much you actually have in life;
- You start your journey to self-discovery: yes you can be organized, productive and driven;
- You learn to put things in perspective;
- You train positive thinking as you know: You have things to be grateful for;
- You boost your brain efficiency and make it search for solutions (to me, this was key);
- Keep To-Do Lists
- Keep Schedules
- Track Habits / Mood / Finance / Sleep
- Practice gratitude
- Make notes
- Write food diary
- Track / set goals
- Write down your intuitions / random thoughts
1. FREE YOUR BRAIN CAPACITY
There is only a limited number of decisions a human can take in a day on par with a limited number of things one can remember. Why to increase your stress level by trying to memorize every single thing?
Just put it in your Bullet Journal as
- To-Do list
- Your intuitions
2. LEARN ABOUT YOURSELF
Without a well-developed self-awareness, odds are you take the wrong decision now and have to deal with circumstances later. A bad decision is still better than no decision (IMHO), but WHY if you can avoid that by journaling?
Imagine this, because you lack clarify on what you want, you take on a job that doesn’t fit you. Once you realize it, you’ll have to go through the tiring selection process again…
Were you journaling, you could have been able to delve deeper and understand what it is you really want.
If you don’t want to use Bullet Journal for schedules, you can use it to reflect on the day.
If you’re busy, you can spent 5 minites journaling today.
If you still think that you’re too busy, download an app called Space (it’s free on Android) and see HOW MUCH time you spend on your phone. I was shocked to learn that I spend 2h 26 min a day on my phone!
Btw, BuJo can help you track that and minimize!
IS JOURNALING EXPENSIVE?
In total, you’ll invest $ 19.68 + Journal on your preference.
I made a blog post on what exactly you need to start. If you’re interested, click here.
If you got curious but still not sure where to start?
I KNOW. It can be slightly overwhelming in the beginning.
Let me offer my help to you. Look inside my book, “A Practical Guide How to Start a Bullet Journal”.
There you’ll find some insights on how to set up your first Journal.
Anyways, feel free to hit me up on IG @tianamcboz to share what you think. I’d love to get in touch with you.