Weekly Blog No 94 – Bullet Journal Update

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Sometime ago I mentioned that I was going to commence a bullet journal in Weekly Blog No 77. I failed my attempt after a couple of months and here’s why.

  • It was time-consuming drafting and redrafting pages.
  • At times my pages look quiet childlike and although they were organised, I didn’t feel professional when pulling out my bullet journal to schedule an appointment.
  • I was never ahead with my monthly calendars
  • I was constantly going backwards and forwards, flicking through with pages. As my monthly calendar was always between other pages.
  • I was becoming stationary obsessed for washi tape and colour pens etc

I want to explain to everyone even though this was not suitable for me, I do like the principal of a bullet journalling. I had no problem filling in the content of the pages, it was setting up the pages that was time-consuming. With the knowledge that I gained along the way. I have maintained a moleskin book for recording various other important information to me, which is my one stop shop.

I have listed books read including specific authors pages. Now when I’m out shopping I can remember, which ones I have read. I recently created a moving out list of tasks, which I’m able to refer too. I have a yearly record of energy bills etc so that i can track the costs. I have an instant list of medical appointments to refer too. Lists of birthday gifts given and received. All the things you don’t remember necessary or even log. Yes you may log some of this stuff in a diary, but youre not going to keep 2 years of dairies in your handbag to retrieve the information. As you see, I’m able to utilise my moleskin in a different way, all inspiration from a bullet journal.

I have seen some amazing bullet journals on social media and kudos to all those people for their effort, discipline and creative genes. Thank you to the bullet journal community.

Weekly Blog No 77 – Bullet Journal

Image from pinterest.

Image from pinterest.

I’ve  always used a diary but over the last few years, I’ve found shop brought diaries are not really working for me in one way or another.  I’m ok with technology but inputting everything into my phone is a weakness for me, I can’t seem to adapt to inputting all my info into my phone. I needed a solution to record all my important information into one tool. Furthermore I wanted Mr Zebrakat to be able to retrieve my tool that stored all my information like, GP details, current medication, recent op’s and recent appointments. A one stop shop tool for us both.

And then, I came across the answer to my problems whilst searching the internet. My new tool was going to be a bullet journal. Here’s the definition “The Bullet Journal is a customizable  and forgiving organization system. It can be your to-do list, sketchbook, notebook, and diary, but most likely, it will be all the above”.

I was amazed to see that there’s a phenomenum of bullet journalists on social media. A very creative community letting their artistic  organizational and disciplined flow. I read a website called “bulletjournal.com”. Very inspirational. Bullet journals seem to be action by all ages as a resourceful tool.

This week I’m going to attempt a bullet journal and see how I get on, I want to purge all my information into one book. I was wondering if any of my followers use a bullet journal?