6 Ways To Start A Bullet Journal For Your Unorganized Life
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6 Ways To Start A Bullet Journal For Your Unorganized Life

This journal is yours to run with, so wreck it in the most organized way possible.

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6 Ways To Start A Bullet Journal For Your Unorganized Life
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If your planner isn't holding your life together the way you expected it to (and completely relied on it for) then I have another solution for ya.

Get yourself a bullet journal.

A bullet journal is a colorful, creative, goal-setting journal that gives you the illusion that you have your life in order even though you don't.

Pinterest has lots of ideas to get your creative juices flowing, though!

Here's what you need to get started:

1. A blank journal

2. Colored pencils/markers/crayons/pens

3. A little bit of time

There's something about getting a brand new blank journal that invigorates me and my creative mind. There's so much opportunity. For a bullet journal, there are a couple loose guidelines to follow just to organize your book.

1. Create an index

In the first page or two (depending on what you'd want to do for the first page you open to) you will write out what's going on the following pages in the book.

2. Make a section for project pages

Here you will write about what projects are coming up, or what projects you want to take on. You can make it for academic purposes or just for funzies.

3. Create a monthly calendars and goals section

Write our your life for the next month. Set goals, and attainable goals at that. Then

4. Write a rewards page

With those goals you just set, you gotta treat yo self, right? Some great rewards could be getting your nails done, getting a massage, treating yourself to some cheesecake, or even taking a mental day if you really checked a bunch of stuff of your list.

5. Lists, lists, lists

Just list it all out. If anyone saw my desk area, they'd be like wow, get this girl a journal to keep all this stuff in. I have sticky notes for everything, and notecards and scrap paper taped and pinned everywhere. I just have a lot of random thoughts I gotta get on paper, so having a journal to collect and organize these thoughts in would be so handy.

6. Just keep adding

Not everything has to be goal-oriented per se. Set aside pages for doodling, for sketching out ideas, or for just cursing about a day. This journal is yours to run with, so wreck it in the most organized way possible.

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