If you are like me and have a drawer-full of half-used planners (well, not anymore I threw them away because….really), then let me introduce you to the bullet journal. I came across the bullet journal idea almost two years ago. I have no idea where I saw it, but let me say, it has reinvented my life!
I keep everything in my journal: yearly calendar, monthly calendar, weekly calendar, daily planning, meal plan, grocery list, favorite songs, Scripture to memorize, book list, ministry ideas, Christmas ideas, gift giving ideas, prayer requests, and more!
I plan out and write my own journal. I start with a yearly calendar glued in the front for reference (I print this out). Then at the beginning of each month I list out the days of the month. Then every page is a running list of days with things to do, places to go, appointments, meal plans, grocery lists, shopping lists, brilliant ideas, WHATEVER! And you can use great little bullets (aha!) for different categories on your daily to-dos. (See picture above). In the back is where I keep my lists and in the front is an index so I can find those pages quickly if I need to.
Talk about a “one-stop-shop”. This is it.
Oh, and I didn’t mention….it’s cheap. I mean REALLY cheap. All you need is a composition notebook and a pen. Yep. That’s it. I got a free journal last year and this year I will be diving into my moleskin journal my son bought for my birthday. But you can do it for .99!!!
If you are looking for a planner that works, I hope you will check out the bullet journal and give it a try. If you are artistic, which I am not at all, it’s even more fun because you can add designs, sketches or doodles.
Okay, I have rambled and might not have made any sense at all. So, go check it out and don’t be intimidated.
Happy planning in 2016.
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