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My Bullet Journal Experience

If you're like me, you spend hours upon hours scrolling through the explore feed on instagram into the wee hours of the morning. Lately I've been drawn to time lapse videos of people creating things, whether thats cooking, painting, installing hair extensions and as of late: bullet journaling.

If you haven't heard of bullet journaling, congrats- you're probably outside exploring things IRL, but I'll try to explain it. Bullet journaling is a new trend that basically consists of a journal that unlike a traditional journal with lines, has bullets or dots throughout the page. This gives the user the opportunity to have more creativity in designing layouts while still giving some structure for straight lines, and spacial intelligence.

I have never been the girl who was overly organized, kept a journal or diary, carried a planner and tons of markers in her bag....until now. What intrigued me about a bullet journal was it's organic nature. I can create whatever I want based on my individual needs.

I've been starting my monthly spread with a monthly header page and a monthly overview calendar. February being the month of loooove, I decided to make my focus about self-love as it is something I am always striving towards achieving. I challenged myself to do daily self affirmations- things I love about myself physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

Mine is pretty simple so far, as I find the more I complicate things, the less likely I am to continue doing it. If you search the hashtag #bujo (short for bullet journal in case you missed that) on instagram you would be blown away by some of the ideas that these people, er... artists, come up with. See some of these examples below that are totally NOT mine, although... #goals.

One of my favorites #bujo ideas that I have used monthly so far, are the different types of trackers- specifically habit trackers and mood trackers. I've always been one who struggles with creating and sticking to positive, albeit usually easy, habits. These habits are things that range from easy things like taking vitamins and making my bed to more time consuming and intentional things like going to bed before 10pm and drinking 64 oz water a day. If you're a "to-do list" kind of person who is highly satisfied from checking things off or highlighting something then you too will love the idea of a habit tracker.

The other tracker that I've grown to love, although originally I thought it was a touch cheesy or over the top, is the mood tracker. I've always been prone to headaches, but when asked by a doctor, have never able to identify the leading cause or even how often they happen. As much as I try to be self aware, I'm usually doing a million things at once that I tend to be very out of touch with my body until I'm experiencing a full blown sinus infection. The mood tracker helps me to identify how many days of the month I truly felt tired, happy, anxious, motivated, sick, etc.

Unfortunately, March has been a bit hectic as I was out of town the first two weeks so I am taking a break from bullet journaling this month, but I look forward to sharing with you my monthly spreads throughout the rest of the year.

Leave a comment below and let me know what you would put in your bullet journal.