I haven’t shared images of my bullet journal for a long time…mainly because it tends to get a bit messy and doesn’t look pretty in pictures!
But I’m still a huge fan of the concept of bullet journaling and I’m getting mine ready for 2018. The main thing that appealed to me initially was the idea of keeping everything in one place – my diary, work lists, plans, ideas and information. Rather than lots of notebooks and random bits of paper I could keep everything together!
My first attempt wasn’t great. The blogs I read about “how to start a bullet journal” suggested numbering pages and having an index to make it easy to find things. This didn’t work for me at all and I wasted a lot of time flicking back and fourth through that note book!
I think it’s about finding what works for you – and for me that’s a filofax. I can section things off with dividers and easily remove/add in pages so it’s really flexible. Whilst juggling two jobs it has been invaluable.
I have a diary section with monthly spreads so I can see at glance what I’m doing both socially and with work.
A freelance section where I have a monthly plan, weekly plans and then more detailed lists for each week. As you can see I haven’t planned much for next year yet!
Most of my designing happens in seperate sketchbooks – but I get small ones that slot into my filofax so that everything is still together.