I don’t know what it is about this time of year but as summer comes to an end and we move into the colder months, I always put in an extra effort to get organised. I’m not an organised person at all, I never have been, but I’ve recently started doing a lot of things I’ve never done before so maybe it’s time for change! So, along with my new skin care routine and sleep schedule comes another attempt at a bullet journal, but this time I’ve made it my own.
Last time I tried bullet journaling I bought a dotted note book and stickers and went the whole nine yards for something that lasted less than a month. I’ve figured out by now that extremely organised planning isn’t going to work for me and so I present to you my new and improved, incredibly less impressive bullet journal!
My month cover page was inspired (heavily) by this video. I like having a monthly cover because it does make it that little bit more organised and now that I’m using a smaller note book it’s more fun to have a little doodle at the start without having to stare at a huge blank piece of paper.
Then we have the actual set up. It’s simple, each different type of thing I need to do has a different shape that I can shade in when I complete the task and I can fit plenty on a two page spread to not have to constantly flick through pages. There’s also enough space that I can doodle and pretty it up without having to put too much effort into the doodles or the amount of them on the page.
I’m really happy with the way I’ve figured out to help make a bullet journal work for me and I’m going to keep it up for at least a couple of months before deciding once and for all that this type of organisation isn’t right for me. I want to give it a proper chance without being so concerned about it’s appearance and being more focused on having it actually motivate me to stay productive and do the things I both need and want to do.
How do you stay organised? I’d love to hear any tips down in the comments!