I’d like to introduce you to the Bullet Journal. The best organizational tool in Moleskin form.
I’ve been using a bullet journal since last December. I first heard about it on Pinterest.
In simple terms, a Bullet journal is a single, bound, paper journal that includes an index, numbered pages, and the ability to customize all of your schedules, lists, to-dos, goals, bucket lists, budgets, craft projects, frequent flyer miles, you name it!
You can watch the original video here if you want to get started. I don’t get anything for endorsing a Bullet Journal, except hearing from you about how it’s improved your daily lives.
I prefer to use the blank Moleskin Classic Squared Journal. If you’d like to purchase one, please use this link and I will get a small incentive for referring you. I also use Stabilo colored pens, available in a compact, roll up travel case. You may buy them here.
I leave a few pages at the front blank for my index, where I record entries and page numbers for easy reference.
Next, I have a year overview to help me keep track of my rotating work schedule, trips, marathons, and birthdays.
Each month, I create a two-page spread for a daily calander and to do lists/goals for that month.
I sometimes use a weekly list if I have a lot coming up. It can also be used for meal planning and as a fitness journal.
I prefer the journal style dailies that allow me to write a narrative of the day’s events.
I have a lot of lists in my journal. These are how I keep track of my marathons, my bucket list, places I’ve visited, blog entries, budget, Airbnb earnings, vacation planning, packing lists, etc…
I also use this same journal for my personal travel journal. It’s small and easily portable, an a great place to stick your ticket stubs and momentos. It’s great to have one book work in so many ways.
The best part about a bullet journal is that you can be as creative and messy with it as you want. If you make a mistake, you move on. It’s actually quite liberating.
It’s nice to see how different your bullet journal will begin and end. It’s fun to see how my handwriting has improved over the months. And I’ve started drawing more.
Also, if you’re interested in buying a hand printed journal, check out my sister-in-law Sarah’s Etsy Page! These are so cute!