4 Reasons Why Every College Student Should Bullet Journal
Start writing a post
Student Life

4 Reasons Why Every College Student Should Bullet Journal

It's time to throw out your planner

4 Reasons Why Every College Student Should Bullet Journal

As a college student, I am constantly looking for a better way to be organized. I used to buy tons of planners in order to find the one that made the most sense to me. I’ve tried so many it’s ridiculous: The Passion Planner, the Target Eco brand planner, other planners from Target and even a wall calendar. And nothing has worked for me better than my own version of The Bullet Journal.

For those of you who do not know what a bullet journal is, it is basically a notebook that YOU customize for your needs. Now for some college students, this is already way too much because they have so much to do. And I get it. Here are just a few reasons why Bullet Journals are amazing, especially for a busy college student.

1. Writing Everything Down

This is probably the reason why bullet journals work well for most people. There is a study that shows that more people remember what they have to do if it is written down. Imagine writing down the events that you have for a month on one sheet of paper instead of just putting it on your phone. You might remember that you have something scheduled

2. Customization

Habit tracking has become one of my favorite things since I’ve started using a bullet journal. And these are customizable to all the things that you need/or want to do daily. And it's great because when you look back on the month you are tracking, it either feels like a pat on the back because you have been doing everything you need to do daily or it’s a reminder to get your stuff done. You can also add lists, spaces to remind you about appointments or meetings, or anything else that you can think of.

3.Keeping Track Of Your Thoughts

Every “Daily” page is like a To-Do list and a space for my thoughts all wrapped up in one. In a regular planner, there isn’t enough space to put my thoughts. So I have to write it down somewhere and hope that I don’t lose it. Even if it is on my phone, there are tons of notes there and everything gets mixed up and lost. So if I just write it down and make a separate page for that note and others like it, then I can easily go back to it instead of searching for bits of information.

4. It’s All In One Place

What I’ve come to love about my bullet journal is that everything is there. There is no need for me to search through all the paper that I have to look for that one note I made while I was in that class. Gone is the confusion and panic when you are searching for something because if you just write it all down in your bullet journal, then you have less to search through.

I’ve just finished my first bullet journal and I loved it. If you are not sure where to start Buzzfeed wrote a great article about what it is or you can refer to the original Bullet Journal website for help. I totally recommend this to anyone, even if they think they don’t have the time.
Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less
a man and a woman sitting on the beach in front of the sunset

Whether you met your new love interest online, through mutual friends, or another way entirely, you'll definitely want to know what you're getting into. I mean, really, what's the point in entering a relationship with someone if you don't know whether or not you're compatible on a very basic level?

Consider these 21 questions to ask in the talking stage when getting to know that new guy or girl you just started talking to:

Keep Reading...Show less

Challah vs. Easter Bread: A Delicious Dilemma

Is there really such a difference in Challah bread or Easter Bread?

loaves of challah and easter bread stacked up aside each other, an abundance of food in baskets

Ever since I could remember, it was a treat to receive Easter Bread made by my grandmother. We would only have it once a year and the wait was excruciating. Now that my grandmother has gotten older, she has stopped baking a lot of her recipes that require a lot of hand usage--her traditional Italian baking means no machines. So for the past few years, I have missed enjoying my Easter Bread.

Keep Reading...Show less

Unlocking Lake People's Secrets: 15 Must-Knows!

There's no other place you'd rather be in the summer.

Group of joyful friends sitting in a boat
Haley Harvey

The people that spend their summers at the lake are a unique group of people.

Whether you grew up going to the lake, have only recently started going, or have only been once or twice, you know it takes a certain kind of person to be a lake person. To the long-time lake people, the lake holds a special place in your heart, no matter how dirty the water may look.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments