WHAT IS BULLET JOURNAL?
BULLET JOURNALING (BuJo) is best described as a 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 Journal is to help its practitioners (bullet journalists) live intentional lives, ones that are productive and meaningful.
— Ryder Carroll
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
– You can put things in perspective;
– You train positive thinking as you know: You have hing to be grateful for;
– You boost your brain efficiency and make it search for solutions (To me, this was key)
EXAMPLES OF JOURNALS:
LEUCHTTRUM1917 HARDCOVER MEDIUM DOTTED JOURNAL
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This is a cheaper friend of Leuchtturm1917.
I have recently discovered this one for myself, and I think it is decent.
If you do not mind striped paper and non-numbered pages, you can go ahead and get one.
LEMONE DOTTED BULLET NOTEBOOK
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Lemome is known for thick pages.
It comes with 120gsm paper which means you should have a minimum show-through.
WHAT CAN YOU KEEP INSIDE?
– To-Do List
– Schedule Planner
– Habits / Moods / Finance / Sleep Tracker
– Gratitude Journal
– Design creation
– Food diary
1/ I’M USED TO E-PLANNERS
That’s great! Me too!
Let me share with you something:
Bullet Journaling takes it one step further and gives you a chance to put your life in perspective because you WRITE.
Writing activates your brain and make it search for solutions.
It also helps you feel that you are the one who is responsible for the result.
Solution: E-planners, calendars and journaling are not mutually exclusive.
– I use Google calendar to schedule events, Keep to quickly make notes when I’m on the go.
– I use journals to “talk to myself”, set goals, track my goals and reflect on the day.
2/ I’M USED TO KEEPING EVERYTHING IN MY HEAD
Yes, and this is exactly where the problem lies.
Your brain capacity is limited.
We are getting bombarded with tons of information every single day
– why would you attempt to increase your stress level by keeping everything in your head?
Various research show that
there is only a limited number of the right decisions a human can make in a day
on par with a limited number of things one can remember.
Why would you use your ‘brain space’ so wastefully then?
I prefer to save it for more intellectual things than memorizing To-Do Lists or Schedules.
I keep my Journal open when I work because then, if some idea flits through my head,
I’m not distracted by delving into it just yet. Instead…
I write all my intuitions, random thoughts, and ideas down and consider what to do with them later.
3/ JOURNALING TAKES TOO MUCH TIME
Download an app called Space (it’s free on Android) and see HOW MUCH time you spend on your phone.
I was shocked I spent 2h 26 min a day on my phone (no I wasn’t playing games!).
We have time, and you will definitely find 10, 15 or 30 minutes for journaling.
If that’s still not convincing enough…
without a well-developed self-awareness, odds are you can take the wrong decision NOW
and have to deal with circumstances LATER.
A bad decision is better than no decision (IMHO), but WHY if you can avoid that by journaling?
4/ JOURNALING IS EXPENSIVE
That’s just wrong.
In total, you will invest $ 19.68 + journal itself (depends on your choice).
I made a post on it, click here if you’re interested.
If you want to START, WELL DONE on taking your aspirations SERIOUSLY.
go ahead and look inside my book: “A Practical Guide How to Start a Bullet Journal“.
Maybe it’s what you need.
Anyways, feel free to hit me up on Instagram @tiana_mcboz to share what you think.
I’d love to know.