Like me, you might be interested in learning more about bullet journaling. Or maybe just intrigued about the craziness around this topic. So I decided to round-up a few blogs that talk about this topic and have worked for me as an inspiration. Bullet Journal : The original blog and inventor of bullet journal! We cannot proceed without giving Ryder Carroll credit for shaking the journaling system up! Start a Mom Blog : Suzi is an industrial engineer like me and in this post writes about all the things that I got attracted by into bullet journaling. I love her blog design and how clean it is. She has posted on how to BuJo, what products to use, why it is a very good time management tool. She even gives a definition of Kaizen. Of course, I had to love her blog! Tiny Ray Of Sunshine : Kim has done a great job of breaking down every part of Journal very systematically into an infographic. The concept of Collection and Migration is so clear after reading this blog. Sublime Reflection : Kimberly has a blog post with pictures on different weekly layouts she has tried. It helps to know that since we have our own journal that is not pre-made, we are really free to be as creative as we want to be each week and try different things until we know what works for us. Her layout suggestions are quite good! She also has a great post on ideas of goal tracking that you can see here Christina77star : Another blog that laysout 25 ideas on how to layout weekly BUJO! Christina also has Ideas, DIYS, Set Up Ideas, etc on her blog. Productive and Pretty : Liz and Jen do a great job of showing how to “meal -plan” using BUJO! They have about 15 different ideas listed! They also have ideas for savings tracking here HipHomeschoolingBlog : If you are a homeschooling mom, Rebecca helps you use bullet journal for your homeschooling-planning Forever Good Life : Eva talks about how to use bullet journal to change your mindset to productive and growth mindset. If you are looking to build new habits, this might be some inspiration for you. Do you have a favorite Bullet Journaling blog that you would like to add to the list? Please let me know in comments!
Are you a journal junkie? Do you collect journals at the beginning of the year only to find it hard to keep up with it? Do you have more than one journal to track a few different things? Look no further! I am your twin nerd sister. Currently, I have one for writing about fitness and diet habits. Other is for reflection on the day and the past and clearing my negativity. One is for writing and creating affirmations. Other is to maintain a bucket list. I also have a gratitude jar that I repurposed from a bath and body gift box, where I write to thank you notes daily and store them. Sometimes I use a thankfulness app to do the same thing. I write my content calendar and goals on Trello and sometimes in a book. I also have a few things on my calendar with alarms set up. The problem with having different ways of capturing my life has done damage to me in following ways: A husband who asks “Another journal?” The inability to carry all these with me everywhere Clutter of journals I am not able to keep up with this at all. I am never going to be able to use journaling effectively if I continue on this crazy path. As much as I love being on computers and capturing everything, I love the mindfulness of writing. I want to keep journaling, but I want to do it in a very thoughtful way and take this excess clutter out of my house. Recently, a mommy friend mentioned this article and it looked appealing and intimidating at the same time. Yes, I am talking about bullet journaling! It is the new trend to follow and frankly, it does sound complicated with having to write “keys” and “indexes.” And then future and monthly logs, etc. Then there are thousands of videos online on how to make bullet journals artistically. ( Those are way too much artistic for this Industrial Engineer Mom) So what I am aiming at is to simplify the journaling process for me, to combine all my writing and tracking into one place that is not online and to keep at it for the longer time than a month. Want to know more about Bullet-Journaling and if it will work for you or not? Follow my journey every Monday and Thursday of October on this blog as I bring you a real live experience of me testing out Bullet-Journaling. Ryder Carroll invented ***Bullet Journal. More about him here