In recent years, I have started using a bullet journal to plan, structure, and keep track of everything in my life. I am not a fan of regular calendars and feel a bullet journal gives me the opportunity to be creative and to fuck up if needed.
In the beginning I was scared – so many of the bullet journals I saw was filled with drawings and perfect lines. But I soon realised that mine doesn’t have to look like those amazingly beautiful notebooks, instead I can fill mine with words, words, and more words.
I have had a few different ones, they’ve all looked different and had their own character, but my new one that I got in January is my favourite one yet. It is so pretty and contains all the things I need to keep track of life without it making me feel like it’s a chore.
I have created my own way of bullet journaling, and it is so freeing that there is no right way to do it. I don’t even have keys to follow!
In my bullet journal I have a Future Log, a “Hanna” section where I list my favourite books, places, podcasts, and restaurants, and a “Good Habits” section which is new for this year. This section is also included in all my weekly pages and includes good habits that I want to keep up with during the year. This year’s good habits include:
- Sleeping 7-8 hours every night
- Drinking at least 2 glasses of water (I am horrible at drinking water)
- Running/going out for a walk
- Not eating anything sugary
- Spend less than 3,5 hours on my phone every day
- Going to therapy
Every day, I go through the list and tick off the good habits I have been able to keep up with. I am specially proud of how little time I spend on my phone every day! Usually less than 3 hours, which is a big step in the right direction.
On my weekly pages, I also have to do lists that I tick off, and a grateful for column where I write 3 things I am grateful for every day. It can be everything from reading a good book, going out for a walk, or seeing a friend. I think it’s important to find things to be grateful for in everyday life.
Do you have a bullet journal and how does it work for you? Do you like to construct your calendars yourself or do you prefer already made ones, or maybe even *gasps* online ones?
Also, shout out to Linn who inspired me to get a bullet journal in the first place!