Bullet journaling is all over Pinterest. Heck, it is all over MY Pinterest. I love the look of bullet journals, and I love the idea of it being something that you can make your own. You can simplify it or make it super decorative. Bullet journaling is such a freeing way to schedule your life. A bullet journal is a way that you can write up and design your own schedules, or really anything you want (lists, weekly habit tracker, ect.). It continues to get popular, and be sure to check out bullet journaling on Pinterest. It is definitely a growing trend!
So, it sounds like I am super interested in bullet journaling, right? I am! I think that bullet journaling is amazing. I know it helps some people to truly relax and enjoy the freedom of setting up a schedule how they want. I have a bullet journal, but I hardly use it. I have random phases where I buy some nice new pens and sketch out a bullet journal page. I feel super accomplished, and then I forget about it.
I just have such a hard time staying involved with a bullet journal (it is a me-problem, I know). I think I have a hard time sticking with bullet journaling because I honestly won’t be carrying a journal around town with me to check my schedule. It is not the first thing in mind when I am trying to rush out the door with a busy toddler. I just put things into my phone if I need to make a grocery list, or something. It is easier, and my phone is already going everywhere with me. I love the idea of scheduling it all in, but I am not consistent enough to remember to make a schedule every week (even though I should).
Another reason—and probably the biggest—that I have a hard time sticking consistently with bullet journaling is because I really don’t consider myself a creative person when it comes to sketching/drawing. I like to have some sort of outline to help me. Now, I have found that Pinterest can help with that. I decided if I were to get more consistent with bullet journaling (because I don’t want to quit my bullet journal completely) I would do a more minimalist method. I get too overwhelmed with the super artsy bullet journals, though I do admire them.
I think bullet journals are amazing, and I don’t want to quit mine. I may not be consistent, but I hope to eventually get better at using it. I truly do want to love bullet journaling so, tell me, have you experienced what I am feeling with bullet journaling? What are some things that you love to do that help you love using your bullet journaling? I would love your tips!