I’ve always kept a planner to help me keep track of things. I’ve also frequently had multiple types of notebooks to help me keep track of my different writing ideas as well as my to-do’s. With my responsibilities increasing I needed a way to keep track of all of my responsibilities in one place. So far Bullet journaling has really helped me get a hold over our finances. This month I just focused on getting the finances together, next month I plan to include appointments, meal planning, chores, and habits into my journal.
Here is how I plan to organize August in my Bullet journal.
Monthly Income Tracker
Monthly Bills Breakdown
August Debt Crush (Each month I have certain debts I want to get rid of)
Weekly Budget Breakdown
Chore Chart Monthly
Chore Chart Weekly
Chore Chart Daily
To Do List: Immediate, Later, Eventually
Weekly Meal Plan
The Last Time I (tracker) Changed the sheets, bought xyz, Cleaned xyz, etc.
Dr’s Appointments Myself, Daniel, Wesley
Blog Post Tracker (frequency of Posts)
Creating this bullet journal has really helped me in laying out my thoughts over the past week. I too often have a million things running through my head, and often feel that there is not enough time in the day. As I get more into bullet journaling you can expect a few how to hobby posts about it. It seems to be a popular idea at the moment, but it is an organizational tool that I am finding to be extraordinarily helpful. It is a one stop shop for all of my needs. Unlike in the past where I would write about my day in my diary, keep track of my future to-do’s in my planner, and make a list of my daily to-do’s inside of the nearest notebook I could find, now I am able to keep track of all my ideas in one spot. There is no right or wrong.
I had been wondering just what I was going to do with the beautiful leather bound journal my husband had gifted me a couple months ago, and now I have the answer. Its been incredibly freeing to just get all the ideas down in one place without constantly having to look for the right notebook to write it down in. Amazingly this organizational tool also has its own community, there are so many people online talking, sharing, and experimenting online with this concept. The inspiration for others on exactly how to do a bullet journal is ultimately refreshing.
So tell me have you experimented with bullet journaling? How do you like it so far? Please share in the comments below.