4 Reasons Why Every College Student Should Bullet Journal
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4 Reasons Why Every College Student Should Bullet Journal

It's time to throw out your planner

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4 Reasons Why Every College Student Should Bullet Journal
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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.
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