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10 Reasons To Start A Bullet Journal

A Bullet Journal is a creative and super fast technique to jot down all your thoughts in one place. It not only helps to make your workflow smoothly but most importantly it keeps you motivated to achieve your goals.

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Being a blogger can be very stressful if you don’t plan your workflow.  Blogging is not only about writing articles but you have to reach out to your audience as well.  If your blog is a one-man show,  you are going to get stressed out. It would be worse if you don’t plan your work well. It is so much harder when you are starting a new blog.  There will be a never-ending list of task to be done.

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Why You Should Plan Using A Bullet Journal

I was having difficulties when I started this blog.  I needed a good planner to list out my goals, daily task, post ideas, workflow and tons of other tasks.  Unfortunately, there weren’t any suitable planner for me to jot down everything in one place.  I had no choice but to combine a few planners. Sadly I got more stressed when I lost track of some important task along the way and my workflow got badly affected.

That’s when I gave Bullet Journaling a try. I bought a suitable size notebook and started jotting down everything that I needed to do. To remind me to stay motivated, I wrote down my daily, weekly, monthly and yearly goals. Slowly my bullet journal became a stress therapy. I wrote down anything and everything that crossed my mind. And I noticed that I became more focus and very productive.

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If you are thinking that A Bullet Journal may not be suitable for you, these 10 Reasons To Start A Bullet Journal below might change your mind

A Bullet Journal Is So Much Fun

All you need is a notebook and a pen. Ok, maybe you need some colour pencils or stickers to add in more fun. No more long paragraph writing. No permanent tables or charts to fill up.  You can create your own layout for every task or goals or ideas or whatever that you want to write about.  Draw, scribble or colour your thoughts and ideas, task and goals. Jot down everything in point form.

 

Polish That Creative Side In You

We all have a creative side. Remember as a child we love to draw and colour. That’s when we set our imagination run free. Unfortunately, as an adult, that creative side of us are slowly forgotten. Why let that creative side go to waste. Let’s be creative and think creatively. Add some colours, stickers or quotes to your bullet journal. Colours enhance that positive aura within us. We need something to keep us motivated to complete each task and achieve every goal.

Improves Mental Health

Mental health issues are reaching an alarming rate. Stress is a key factor to mental health issues. Having a bullet journal is like having a best friend with you 24/7. When you are feeling down or unproductive, just go on and pour your heart out in your bullet journal. Jot down whatever that is troubling you or stopping you from achieving your goals. Once everything is written on paper, you will have a clearer mind to find a solution to your problems.

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Your Thoughts Will Be More Organize

A bullet Journal is the same as mind mapping. It will be a place for you to organize your thoughts in a creative way. Sometimes you will have so much to do, that you will lose track of a few tasks. By jotting it all down in your bullet journal, you will be more organize and definitely more productive.

10 Reasons To Start A Bullet Journal

You, Will, Get Things Done Instead Of Just Planning

When you have a List To Do page in your bullet journal, you can clearly see every task that needs to be done. It is up to you to make it daily, weekly, monthly or even yearly. Each time you complete a task, make it a habit to cross it out from your list. This step acts as a motivation for you to be more productive in future. The joy of seeing every task in a To Do List had been crossed out is unexplainable. You should give it a try and you have to experience that feeling yourself.

There Is No Wrong Way In Bullet Journaling

There are no rules to follow in a bullet journal. It’s just that everything has to be short and sweet in point form. Don’t get stressed out if you messed up a page or two in your bullet journal. After all, that’s your very own private journal. No one would ever know that you messed up. Don’t let anything hold you back from jotting down your thoughts. As long as your bullet journal is making you more productive and nearer to your goals then you are on the right track.

Create Your Style And Be Unique

As I mentioned earlier, design your bullet journal the way you want it to be.  If you are a minimalist then maybe you would want your bullet journal to be as simple as it could be. But if you are someone that loves art and craft, then you would want to decorate, draw and colour every page of your bullet journal.

 

Record Your Journey

Keep a record of every step of your journey in your bullet journal.  By recording it all, you can track your progress and build a consistent workflow. Jot down every failure and achievements.  Your failure will help you to grow and your achievements will keep you motivated. A bullet journal can be a keepsake for future references. One day you will look at every page and see how far you have come.

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There Is A Huge Bullet Journal Support Community

You can easily find a huge support community for inspiration or motivation to start your bullet journal.  Just look up for bullet journal and you will find tons of creative and fun ideas. Reach out to the community for support if you need any.

Reflect On Your Personal Growth

There are loads of journal prompts online for you to reflect on your personal growth.  When you are having a blogger’s block or feeling blue, just choose a prompt and fill your thoughts on a page. Every reflection of your personal growth will shape you to be a better you.

So are you ready to start your very own bullet journal?  If you have any questions, do leave a message in the comment section below. Or if you are a fan of bullet journaling,  I would love to hear your inspiration and bullet journal ideas. Do share it with me.

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40 Comments

  1. I’m down with the idea and motivation behind bullet journaling (any written/physical journaling, for that matter), but my problem is that I’ll start a day or two, then I never go back to it again! I’ve heard such good things from friends and colleagues about their experiences keeping a bullet journal though— so I may give the habit creation for it one more try. 🤞🏻

    1. karenmonica says:

      I understand you Kristina. I usually have the same problem. It feels so routine when you got to write in you journal day after day. To help me stick to this bullet journal, I only write when there is something important I want to remember. Or when I do a brainstorming for blog ideas. Maybe you can try it out too.

  2. Omg, I have the same problem! I’ll get excited and start the first couple days and then never get back to it. Thanks for sharing this! I’m motivated now.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Hope the bullet journal will keep you motivated like how it does for me now. Sorry for the late reply Jessica it was due to some technical issues, unfortunately.

  3. Love this idea! Thanks for the tips!

    1. karenmonica says:

      You’re welcome, Hannah. Sorry for the late reply. Had some technical issues, unfortunately.

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  8. I have been a lifelong journaler…Is that even a word…!?! Well, it is now…lol! Anyways, I have thought many times of transitioning to bullet journaling vs just plain old school journaling. I enjoyed all 10 points you’ve made here and you’ve offered some compelling reason why I should just make the transition instead of just thinking about it!

    1. karenmonica says:

      Lol…yes I think its a word now 🙂 Since you are already a journaler 😀 I am sure you will enjoy bullet journaling too.

  9. These are all very good tips. I don’t keep a journal myself but I do sometimes list what I need to do for work.

    1. karenmonica says:

      That’s good Melanie. As long as you have list, its some sort of journal too

  10. I don’t have a journal, but I am good with lists. I may just have to give this a try so I can keep track of my thoughts and goals, and to keep motivated.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Yes Marysa, do give it a try. Its the same as keeping a list it’s just that its all in one place.

  11. Kristine Nicole Alessandra says:

    I am that person who buys a beautiful journal at the start of the year and start off with big plans and then come early March, I lose my enthusiasm. I should try your tips. This looks like it will help me be more organized.

    1. karenmonica says:

      I used to be like that. Always get so motivated by a new journal than in a couple of months the journal remains untouched…lol

  12. Thank you so much for this tips. I have been journaling for the last five years now and it’s one of the best things I’ve done. But I’m thinking to start Bullet Journaling after reading this.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Wow, that’s a long time. I am sure you will enjoy bullet journaling too.

  13. You’ve inspired me. I need this really bad, both for my day job and for my blog work. Thanks for sharing this info.

    1. karenmonica says:

      You are most welcome Dale 🙂 I am sure it will help you to be more organized

  14. I used to maintain a bullet journal but because of the busy schedule, I had stopped maintaining it.
    Hope I’ll try to maintain it again.

    1. karenmonica says:

      With a busy schedule, it can be hard to maintain a daily journal. But you can try a weekly one too.

  15. This is such a great idea! I’ve been blogging for 2 years now and have always felt I’ve not been all that organised with it. I’m definitely going to give bullet journalling a go.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Bullet journal really helps to get your more organized. Glad that you going to try it 🙂

  16. I think bullet journals sound like such a great idea. Not everyone has the time nor the inclination to write lots. Short and to the point, and easily done as the ideas come.

    1. karenmonica says:

      And also it’s so much easier to track our progress since it’s in point form.

  17. Hmmmm, interesting… Though I never heard of it but I think I will first try to keep a journal. Then I will try for bullet journal blog.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Bullet journaling is the same as ordinary journaling, its just that it is written in point form

  18. Annemarie LeBlanc says:

    I have 4 out of those 10 reasons you mentioned. I should try to be more consistent with mine. I agree that it is easier to keep track of things if we do bulleting. Almost everything in one glance.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Yes it’s very easy to keep track especially for to do list

  19. I love bullet journaling! I love the reason of “There Is No Wrong Way In Bullet Journaling” – I think that is one thing that attracted me to bullet journaling in the first place. I felt so much less stress that there wasn’t one way I had to do it. My spread from last week could be completely different from my spread for this week, depending on how I felt.

    1. karenmonica says:

      I am sure you have a very creative bullet journal then. Yes, I feel so much less stress too after I started bullet journaling.

  20. I love the idea of bullet journaling! I feel like I have the worst memory ever. I think this would help me out so much. I agree, I always say I’m going to do something but end up forgetting. This will help me with being organized.

    1. karenmonica says:

      I am sure bullet journaling would be a great help to you Jesusa. Do try it 🙂

  21. Kristine Nicole Alessandra says:

    I am kind of a minimalist so writing down tasks, goals and plans are always in the form of short phrases. Bullet journals are my jam. I like seeing everything in one glance.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Yes I think bullet journal is kind of a minimalist thing, isn’t it? 😀

  22. It’s my 9th year of using a bullet journal. I totally agree with all your points. It makes life easier!

    1. karenmonica says:

      wow, that’s a long time. You must be really enjoying it 🙂

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