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  • Bullet Journaling as a form of self-care

    Posted by Krystyna on September 27, 2022 at 3:03 pm

    I was one of those people who bought 3 or 4 planners a year, starting all of them, finishing none of them. I was constantly on the lookout for one that worked for me, that I was going to be able to stick with and use.

    In September 2015 I heard about Bullet Journaling, a method of planning and journaling invented by Ryder Carroll (bulletjournal.com, @bulletjournal on Instagram, @rydercarroll on Instagram). Folks, this was my UNICORN planner!

    It has worked like no other plan has ever worked for me! I’ve been consistently using mine since September 2015 without a break. I’m on my 5th volume, although a lot of people use one or more journals a year. I don’t need that much space but I’m loving every page.

    I use it for everyday tasks, record events, make lists (oh boy, do I make lists!), keep quotes, manage projects, keep data like car insurance account numbers, vaccination dates, surgery dates, medical information, etc.

    This has allowed me to plan a skin care regimen for myself, plan a gym routine that I’ve been sticking to for almost a year, keep track of all the books I’ve read, and I’ve almost never missed a birthday or an anniversary!

    Ryder’s version is very minimalist, no stickers or drawing or tape. But there are accounts where the entire book is a work of art (not mine!). Just look up bullet journaling – you can make it whatever you want it to be! It can be a tool to control the chaos in your life, it can be a journal for your mental health, it can be a record of anything and everything important to you.

    Here are two clips where I speed through so you can see a little of what I do in mine. If anyone wants more information, just reach out. I can easily take some close up photos of pages…

    Krystyna replied 1 month, 1 week ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Babette

    Administrator
    September 28, 2022 at 4:12 pm

    That is so cool! Thanks for figuring out how to post those videos so we could see how versatile it is. I’m gonna try it!

    I’m attaching a photo of one of my post-it posters that I use to make huge lists that are impossible to ignore. I get bored using the same format all the time, so my lists are often made with organic shapes, wheels, spirals, etc.

  • Krystyna

    Member
    October 15, 2022 at 9:32 pm

    I was finally able to take a good long look at your picture. That’s amazing! I love the idea of allowing the list to grow organically, of letting it become what it becomes, even if you have an idea of where you want it to go when you start. I might be just a smidge too OCD to veer too far off of my very orderly lists… 😉