New Year, New Bullet Journal

It’s a new year and for many it’s an opportunity to get organized. Do you always set New Year resolutions but never actually keep them? Do you feel overwhelmed by your day to day life? Do you want to start living more mindfully?

There is something that you can do today to keep you on track and help you accomplish all your goals, by bullet journaling. Bullet journal is a great system for list-makers. It allows you to record achievements, goals, thoughts, to-do lists, inspirations, and reflections in a creative and organized way. This is a method to help you track the past, organize the present, and plan for the future. By the end of the year, you’ll be surprised and glad to see what you’ve accomplished and to find that all your experiences, feelings, and memories have been recorded in one place.

If you’re curious about starting your own bullet journal, here are some benefits that might give you a little push you need to change your life for the better.

  1. Easy and Customizable

You don’t need to buy a planning system or get a fancy app on your phone. All you need is a notebook and a pen. There are limitless possibilities of planning and you can include anything you want in your journal, for examples: movies you want to watch, books you want to read or daily affirmations to improve your mindset. Bullet journaling is all about what works for you, so get creative!

  1. Boosts Productivity

Bullet journaling gives you the flexibility to tailor it to your own needs. You can set specific goals, tasks, and manage every aspect of your life. The simple action of writing down your tasks in your journal encourages you to get them done more than just trying to remember them. Nothing feels better than checking an item off of your to-do list and it’s a way to celebrate your small wins throughout the day. Here are some page ideas that will help boost your productivity:

  • Habit trackers
  • Goal trackers
  • Daily logs
  • Monthly review
  • Chore Charts

  1. Increases Self-Awareness

Bullet journaling is a powerful way to get to truly know yourself better. When you record everything from your moods, thoughts, and feelings, you can pick up certain traits and habits about yourself that you don’t realize before and start finding ways to improve them. Here are some prompt ideas to include in your journal:

  • I am grateful for…
  • How was my day today?
  • What could I write about today that my future self would benefit from reading?
  • What are my biggest challenges now?
  • What are my fears, insecurities, and doubts?

Bullet journaling is beneficial in many ways, it will improve the way you live, the way you think, and the things you do. With a notebook, a pen, and some creativity, you can create a journal that can help you live an easier and better life.