I recently (like a week ago today) got into bullet journaling (or BuJo for short). If you haven’t heard of a bullet journal, it’s basically a notebook system that’s the ultimate to-do list, planner, note taker, etc. The original concept is quite simplified; however, if you merely search Pinterest or search #bujo on Instagram, you’re bound to be inspired with other journalers’ creativity.
I have a weird obsession when it comes to notebooks and organization, so when I discovered the BuJo (it kept popping up on my Pinterest feed), I was intrigued. Over the past week I’ve been bullet journaling more than just daily to-do lists though. I’ve been creating spreads to track my financial debt, to track my daily habits, to party plan, etc. The possibilities are endless!
Though the bullet journal system can be adapted to any notebook, the one most commonly used is the beautiful Leuchtturm1917.
The Basics of Bullet Journaling
First you start with your index or table of contents. The Leuchtturm comes with a built-in index and pre-numbered pages. Then you have your key or legend.
Next you’ll go into your Future Log…
… and then this one isn’t part of the original system, but I highly recommend a Weekly Spread.
And last but not least, the Daily Spread.
Why am I blogging about a notebook? Because if you’re like me, you’ll see this as a medium you can use for health and fitness! I’m using my monthly habit tracker to record how often I workout, hit 10k steps, double my move goal, drink Shakeology, etc. And then to compliment the habit tracker, I have a point system in place to reward myself for good habits. Like I said earlier, the possibilities with a bullet journal are endless!
Do you currently BuJo? Does this sound like something you’d be interested in too?