Happy September! 🙂 I’ve officially started a bullet journal. Today kicks off my three-month bullet journal journey experiment as I test out some of the theories of bullet journaling to see if all the hype is true. I spent the last week or so looking for a suitable journal, planning my weekly and monthly layouts, and getting this bad boy as Instagram-worthy as possible. Did it work?
In the pictures below you’ll see that each page has been numbered, and I created an index for the first page and drew up a six month calendar for long-term planning.
I resisted the urge to buy a Moleskine notebook and decided to go with a Rifle Paper Co. notebook that I already had. It’s about 65 pages total and wide ruled. (They come in a three pack if you are interested in buying your own).
I don’t anticipate using the symbol method of keeping track of tasks, but have as of now employed a color-coded method (thanks to a new pack of multi-colored pens).
- Green = work and work related tasks. (Green like money, get it?).
- Blue = miscellaneous tasks and errands. (Blue like blue collar…)
- Purple = fun things that I’m looking forward to. (Because purple is the best color, duh).
- Black = appointments and things that I’m not-so-looking forward to (.ie., dentist).
- Pink = fun personal stuff like date nights or weekend trips. (Because I can’t very well assign anything serious to pink).
What I plan to include on my weekly logs (as of now): reading list of what I’m currently reading and what’s on my TBR, a notes space for blog planning and general ideas, and a weekly gratitude list which I am already in love with. At first I thought that making a ten item gratitude list would be too much but it’s actually been way easier than I thought it would be, which is a good sign already.
So it’s not a very type-A bullet journal aside from the color coding, it’s actually a bit bare since I am just starting to fill it in. Stay tuned in the coming months to see how it goes. I’ll be posting more updates between now and December.