“Necessity is the mother of invention”
A while ago I posted a picture of and created a short story about my Bullet Journal on Instagram. I had a few people as me to share more. So, I am going to give you a little tour of my BUJO! I will also give you some great links and resources to find out more and even better yet, get you started on your own!
After trying a number of different day planners, phone apps, organization systems, and calendars that were never exactly what I needed I began searching for a better way to organize my day and keep track of everything from our weekly menu to the many random thoughts that pop into my head throughout the day. That is when I discovered Bullet Journaling.
Bullet Journaling, or BUJO for short, has been a complete sanity saver for me! I now have far less sticky notes and pieces of scrap paper all over my desk and I am no longer missing appointments and playdates that I forgot about or missed my alarm for. Plus I now have one place that keeps track of foods we are trying to reintroduce as well as helping me make sure I do the things I need to every day to help me and my family be well physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
Let’s Start The Tour
The beautiful thing is that every BUJO is different. It is personal and there to meet your specific needs! I personally love the minimalist approach without much embellishment. Others turn their BUJOs into works of art. It is up to you what you want to make of yours.
Now for you to get started…
Some of these things I own and love already. Some of these items are on my wish list. Either way, they are supplies that will help make your BUJO experience more enjoyable!
- My current Journal
- My next Journal. This is the one I am getting next. It is the same brand as the one I am using now but where my current one has blank pages this one is dotted.
- Northbooks Journal
- Moleskine Classic Dotted Notebook
- Days of the week washi tape
- Life Element rule and stencil
- Wonderful Washi Tape: This is a wonderful starter set
- More washi tape on Amazon
- More washi tape on Etsy
- Bullet Journal stamps on Etsy
- The official Bullet Journal website
- BuzzFeed‘s list of genius ideas
- Sublime Reflection’s ideas for health and wellness journaling
- I love WholeheartedlyHealthy‘s simple approach
- Bullet Journaling specifically for children with special needs!
Bullet Journaling can be an easy and fun way to keep track of all you have going on. Even though many have come along and made the processes far more complex and time-consuming than it needs to be, the original creator Ryder Carroll, meant it to be a simple minimalist approach to maintaining notes, calendars, ideas, and schedules. So, have fun with this. Make it your own and maintain your health, wellness, and sanity in the process!
Please share below which ideas you like best or what your favorite lists are in your Bullet Journal!
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