Hello Planning Mashers!
So… what’s all the fuss about Bullet Journal? Why is this system so popular?
In this post, you’ll learn if Bullet Journaling is worth it and if it’s a good fit for you.
Let me tell you why I personally think Bullet Journal is the best planner for you!
It’s funny how Bullet Journaling came into my life almost by accident, but then it made it THAT much better and hopefully, it will stay with me FOREVER!
That’s why of course I’m one of the biggest supporters of the system.
But let’s be honest – it might not be fore everybody. And after looking at Bullet Journal pictures online it’s easy to start asking yourself – is it actually worth it?
It seems like people are potting ours into their journals and maybe you don’t have that amount of time.
Let me answer this question.
Is Bullet Journaling Worth It
Well, I’d answer a resounding yes to this question, and here is why.
- You don’t need to spend hours of it
On of the first worries people mention is that you need to be creative and you need to spend a lot of time on your Bullet Journal.
This is simply not true! You can if you want to, but if you don’t you can easily go for a minimalist Bullet Journal setup and create your pages in a matter of minutes.
- It’s versatile
Unlike other planners, Bullet Journal gives you freedom to use it for anything you need. Even though it might take more time to create a Bullet Journal spread than just add information to a pre-made planner, it’s worth it because BuJo is fully customized to your needs.
- It’s more affordable than alternatives
Unlike some pre-made planners that might come with a hefty price tag, you don’t need much financing to start any cheap supplies you have laying around the house. A $2 school notebook and any pen you have will be enough to get started.
And yes I know it sounds weird coming from me with all the crazy amounts of pens I have. But that was my choice, not a necessity to start a Bullet Journal.
In case you’re not convinced yet. here is what you’re missing.
5 Reasons To Plan With Bullet Journal
It’s always a bit scary to start something new and to commit to a brand new planning system.
There of course be some difficulties in the beginning, like with every new habit. But eventually it will give you so much.
Here are just a few reasons for you to try out the Bullet Journal method.
Bullet Journal Is Very Easy
This planning system is extremely easy to use – you just have to divide everything into tasks, events, and notes, then log it all in short condensed sentences and write it in bullet points.
All you need is a pen and a notebook. And boom! That’s it! You can log all the information you need and make it very easy to access.
Want to know how? Check out my Ultimate Guide To Bullet Journal for Beginners, all the answers are there.
Your Planner Will Be Whatever You Want It To Be
It can be a planner, a personal diary, a sketchbook, an art book – the limit is your imagination.
You can use Bullet Journal for anything. You and only you decide what your planner will be.
Personally, at the moment I’m using 3 different Bullet Journals. One for planning and everyday life, one for work and study and one is for art and collections. I might have a problem, I know…..
The Bullet Journal System Is Very Flexible
The planner is filled out in a linear way, which means you make new pages as you go. This is AWESOME, because it allows you to try all the formats you want, until you find that perfect one.
It’s such a wonderful way to let your imagination flow!
I’m definitely using it a lot in my weekly spreads. Each week of my life is different and my planning needs are different.
Some weeks I need lots of space for daily tasks, some others I just need a big to-do list. Bullet Journal allows me to experiment and customize my spreads to my current needs.
Also – you can log anything you want on any page. For me dividing my planner by category was always a struggle, but not with Bullet Journal.
Your Planner Is All Powerful And Almighty
In the Bullet Journal system you can add anything you want to your planner.
The system can help you plan your day, track workouts, plan meals, vacations, review and keep an eye on your latest books and movies.
This is for example a cleaning spread and it definitely helped me to turn cleaning from chores to an easy everyday habit.
Plus it was super fun doodling all these cleaning supplies.
There is a limitless amount of spreads you can do and ways your journal can help you.
It’s a mighty tool and only you command it!
You’ll Definitely Become More Organized
The idea of Bullet Journaling is to have all the information in one place. From completing all your daily tasks on time to not re-watching the same movie twice, cause you forgot you watched it a few months ago and didn’t like that much (yes, yes, this happens to me quite a lot), Bullet Journaling will help you use your time in a more productive way.
And your brain will thank you for giving it a break and keeping some information somewhere else.
You can also see below my Plan With Me video where I talk about Bullet Journal while setting up my week 45.
In the beginning, it will be a bit strange to write everything down, but don’t give up, the result is worth it!
Is Bullet Journaling For You
It all sounds great, but is it really the method for you?
The short answer is – you have to try and see. There are so many ways you can use your Bullet Journal that it’s difficult to say without giving it a try.
Ultimately it also depends on what you need.
If you’re looking to manage different areas of your life, to have something that can help you with mental health, to achieve your goals, maybe something where you can be creative – the Bullet Journal method might be the perfect fit.
However if you just need something to write your daily to-do list in, you might want to just get a pre-made daily planner.
How To Start A Bullet Journal
Hopefully this post convinced you of giving the Bullet Journal method a try.
Let’s answer one more question – where do you start.
The Bullet Journal method might sound complicated, but the basics are actually very easy. I recommend you start from them and then do your adjustments and add-ons as you go and get a better feel for it.
Here are some blog posts that will help you to get started:
Remember, one of the advantages of this system – you can start it any day! Don’t wait for tomorrow, start your Bullet Journal today.
This planner is 100% customized and will fulfill all your needs with minimal effort from your side.
Do you already have a planner? Which one do you use? Why did you start using it?
Let us know in the comments below.
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And remember: Keep Bullet Journaling, and Don’t be a blob!