What is a Bullet Journal, and why do I need one?

This post is about my Bullet Journal. Some of you may have heard about Bullet Journaling but I would assume most won’t have.

What is a bullet journal?

Bullet journalling is a planner system which combines:

  • To-Do Lists
  • Calendars
  • Journals
  • Goal Trackers
  • Habit Trackers
  • Life Planners
  • Financial Budgets

As well as anything else you want to add to it really.

It is a super flexible system than can be adapted to meet your needs, and all you need to get started is a notebook and a pen. If you search for Bullet journals online you will see that a lot of people have turned them into something much more elaborate but you don’t need to.

Who is a bullet journal suitable for?

The short answer from a bullet journal lover is everyone, but in reality:

  • People who love a to-do lists
  • People who want to get back to analogue systems and ditch the technology.
  • Those who want to track their goals and habits.
  • If you’re planning on being more crafty, those who are into stationary, crafting and scrapbooking.
  • Anyone who loves a planner, and anyone who wants to love a planner, has been trying to journal for years but struggles to keep it up.

The reason I started my bullet journal was to be more organised and get more done and it really has worked for me. It’s made it a lot easier for me to manage my time and keep on top of everything that needs doing, especially in work. The main things I  use it for are tracking my monthly habits, fitness, finance, work tasks, studying and remembering important dates that are coming up.

I will posting about how I use it for my fitness and finances soon with pictures of the different trackers I use. I hope I can encourage more people to get into Bullet Journalling so it can help you they way it has helped me.

The image is of a printable daily bullet journal spread that I designed.