How do people define what Bullet journaling is in their own words, and how do they make the system their own and really develop both the aspects of creativity and the aspects of productivity.
There seems to be schools of thoughts around productivity and creativity. Some seem to think that if your journal is creative, it isnt productive, and if its too productive, then you have lost you ability to be creative.
Well. Does it matter? Does it really matter? No! If it works for you it works for you regardless of how it looks and feel. The basic tenants is that 1. you’re thinking about your current time management system, make sure you’re keeping things up to date that are important to you and no one else.
This is essentially supposedly to be flexible and bend to your needs. So how do some people manage this?
Now if you are looking for a way to create a draft or template – check out our post on spread drafts
TIP 1: Creating a mind map of what Bullet Journal means to you
Here you can see these spreads summarized what BuJo meant them. What I really like about these spreads is they break down the basics of the book. I adore how simple it makes it for beginners.
Tip 2: Create a mind map of what you think you journal might need
Creating a simple spread layout before you get started is a good way to understand your own personal lay out and how you want to see your bullet journal set up. Its such an easy way to design the journal you want with out having to commit to those first few pages!
If you are a beginner and just starting out and potentially overwhelmed by all the incredible spreads out there, then you want to make sure you are defining for yourself what you find is important or what your focus and priority is.
If you need layout template ideas – check out this post.
Tip 3: Make a list of the supplies you might need for your bullet journal
You might already have a list of things you love having on hand to craft or journal. So keep a pretty track of those in case they go missing or you might have to purchase more. This include your favorite gel pens, washi tapes stickers and more.
There are so many ways for you to use your journal and really be happy with what you create regardless of it is at a minimal scale or if it is at a colorful and creative scale. Don’t for a second compare journals because guess what! Every single person is unique and every single persons take on the system is unique.