If you’ve spent any time on Pinterest then I’m sure you’ve come across bullet journaling. Some of these journals are absolutely beautifully done and look like little works of art.
I fell in love with the idea of a bullet journaling. Unfortunately, I am not very artistic and my penmanship great. I pretty much gave up on the idea of doing a bullet journal before I even started. Thinking that I didn’t have the skill or the time to devote to developing a bullet journal. That changed when I came across the Moleskine 18 Month Weekly Planner.
This planner is amazing and is perfect for a quick and effective bullet journal. I realized that my journal did not need to look exactly like everyone else’s. If it wasn’t full of art or fancy graphs, and that’s okay. I don’t need all that stuff. What I need is something that is practical and allows me to track appointments, tasks, and goals.
The front of the planner has a full calendar for each month. The only complaint I have with the calendar is the small size of the blocks. I only put appointments and other important dates in this calendar.
After the monthly calendar is a list of holidays, a time zone map, and measurement conversion chart. Pretty much standard information that most planners will have.
Now the next part of the journal is what made me fall in love with it. The left side of the journal is broken into 7 blocks for each day of the week. The right side is a blank lined page. This allows me to keep track of important events for the week on the left, and write my goals and tasks for the week on the right.
On the left side of the page, I will simply write out my To Do list and Goals for the week. You could easily add any information you want to track in the right column. I fill in any appointments and other events I have going on during week in on the left page. Once I’m done with all of that I look to see what the best day is to accomplish a task or goal.
It’s a very simple and straight forward design that keeps me on track. I write everything in pencil because as much as I can plan for the week on Sunday night everything can change Monday morning. Writing in pencil gives me the ability to quickly make changes during the week. Really its all about ease of use and flexibility for me. I don’t have the time, talent, or the patients to develop an ornate or complicated journal that’s written in every color of the rainbow.
Bullet Journaling is all about what works best for you. It’s not a one size fits all deal and this simple Moleskine 18 Month Weekly Planner is what works best for me. Don’t let yourself be intimidated by the beautify journals you see all over the internet. Finding a way to create a bullet journal that helps make your life a little more organized and takes some stress off your shoulders is the most important thing.
Do you bullet journal? If so I would love to know what journal you use and how you like to organize it. Please let me know in the comments below.