I’ve been asked many times why I bullet journal. Why not just buy a planner, rather than spend all the time and money? They ask. Yes, I agree, bullet journaling can be expensive. But at the same time, it can be a super cheap way to plan your life the way you want it.
Here’s some reasons why you should bullet journal:
One, it helps me channel my creativity into something useful and enjoyable. I pick my own themes each month, practice each doodle, think about what I have going on and how much planning space I need. If you aren’t artsy, and need it to be as functional as possible, you can leave out a bunch of fun drawings. Or if you want to incorporate cute and functional, perhaps think about stickers and adding pops of color with markers.
Two, it’s a planner, so obviously I stay organized. Staying organized! That’s what bullet journaling is all about! You can put all your: Events, plans, ideas, habits and more all in one dotted notebook! I also use my bullet journal for several types of trackers; like my mood and sleep tracker. Plus you can add things you need personally, like a meal planning spread, or crafting ideas. It’s whatever you need it to be.
Three, It’s all your own. You don’t have to worry about fitting your day into a little box. If you need more, you get more. If you have a TON of stuff that month, make more room to plan. If you are bored with simple spreads, make your own, OR browse online for inspiration. It’s up to you what you want to do!
Reason number four: There are plenty of resources! You don’t have to worry that there’s no people doing it, or that there’s no tutorials. My favorite places to go to find ideas is Pinterest. YouTube also helped a lot right before I started. AmandaRachLee is a fantastic bullet journal YouTube channel, as is Jenny’sJournals, and several others. There’s no limit to bullet journaling!
The fifth reason you should Bullet Journal is that it isn’t that expensive. I know I said a the beginning that I agree that it was costly, but that’s only if you make it that way. The most expensive item will probably be your dotted paged journal, but it’s probably a similar price to your standard planners. You will also need a micron fine liner. These pens are the best bullet journaling black pens you will ever find. These two are probably the most expensive things on the list. For color, I suggest the 50 pack of Crayola Super-Tips. Everyone uses these things, and they aren’t pricey at all! Those items are pretty much the only things you need and the rest is up to you.
Bye Guys! I hope you enjoyed 5 Reason to Bullet Journal!