If you’ve read my blog before, you know I have a post that’s all about how to set up your bullet journal. I’ve tried to keep up with it but honestly, it didn’t work for me so I quit bullet journaling! I hated having to spend so much time creating these pages and layouts only to have to do it all over again next week. I love being creative and making lists as much as the next person, but the point of having a bullet journal was to become more efficient by staying organized. Clearly bullet journaling (to me at least), defeated the purpose. I eventually fell off the wagon because I hated feeling like I was wasting my time. I wanted something that allowed me to be creative if I wanted to, but didn’t require it of me to keep up with my to-do list. I found the perfect solution, this moleskine journal allows me to have a structured calendar to keep up with all my tasks, while allowing me the freedom to create lists and doodles and habit trackers. I can do whatever I want in the abundance of space given! Here’s some of the benefits I found using mine!

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Why Bullet Journal?

For the past two years in a row, I’ve used the moleskin pocket planner. Its a little agenda with preset dates and calendars with only a few “extra” pages for my random lists. I found myself stapling in ticket stubs or filling up the back pocket with small memorabilia (think game cards or receipts from something interesting. Along with that, I also made daily to-do lists or lists of recommended books on separate lose leaf pages. This was needless to say a bit chaotic. My lose leaf lists were constantly getting lost and my planner was beginning to get super full of extra paper. This is why I thought bullet journaling would be a good idea for me. I enjoy making lists of my goals and keeping track of my weight and songs that people have recommended to me.

Bullet journaling gives me the freedom to do all of that and more in one notebook! I’ll admit that this is my very first bullet journal and those of you who are familiar with bullet journals may understand my hesitation to start one. I used to look at all these gorgeous bullet journals and just know that I wasn’t creative enough and that I
just didn’t have the time it would take to use a bullet journal. The thing I’ve learned though, is that thats totally not necessary. You don’t have to be creative or spend hours creating gorgeous layouts for your bullet journal. Your bullet journal can be as simple or as elaborate as you want it to be.

 

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