Bulletjournal and my 2016
I know this should be a FEMME FRIDAY post but you know what? I am the AWESOME FEMME this time. I did a thing!
The thing is bulletJournaling. And it made last year amazing. The best year of my professional career so far!
A quick review of what I did in 2016 and all of the things that bulletjournaling or just daily journaling did for me as an author:
- I wrote more and more consistently.
- I tracked my food and lost over 30 pounds of excess weight.
- I stimulated another part of my brain that likes to make pretty things.
- I was able to connect more with people I hadn’t been connecting with.
- I set priorities and followed through.
- I felt ACCOMPLISHED and ORGANIZED.
After a year of consistently using it (except for when I was in Spain for six weeks) I rewarded myself with a brand new awesome Bujo leather wrap to hold my journals together.
The important thing to remember is, it doesn’t have to be perfect and it doesn’t have to work a specific way that isn’t right for you. Make it right for YOU. For instance, I got my friend Julia into bulletjournaling recently. She’s a jiujitsu athlete, an avid reader, a cosplay fiend and an all around awesome and inspiring person. So she customized the way she lives to the way she journals because bujo is FLEXIBLE. Make it work for YOU.
Here’s some sites that can get you started as a bulletjournaler, whether you’re an author or just someone who wants to put their life in order.
- bulletjournal.com – the Granddaddy of the bulletjournal
- Pretty Prints and Paper – all the amazing ideas and hacks you can find
- Boho Berry – great handwriting and other ideas and oh so pretty
- Tiny Ray of Sunshine – smart work ideas
- The Plan with Me Challenge on Instagram – inspiration that I continue to return to and that launched me into the habit of Bullet Journaling.
What sites are YOU using for Bullet Journaling ideas? How are you using the bullet journal in your life?