Bullet Journaling Is Now a Thing—Here’s What You Need to Know
We've all heard about the myriad benefits journaling can offer us. Of course, at its core, a journal is a tool for organisation, but depending on which type you engage in (yep, there's more than one), journaling can also make you a more positive person. (True story: Gratitude journaling is proven to boost your mood.) While the perks are undeniable, the issue I (and I suspect others) have with keeping a diary is this—it takes too long. As anyone who's tried (and failed) to become a habitual journaller will know, the more time and effort something requires, the more likely you are to give it up.
That journaling needn't take hours to keep on top of was the driving force behind bullet journaling, a buzzy new technique that promises all the pros of both a diary and planner with none of the cons. Search the tag #bulletjournal on Instagram and you'll find over 300K hits, which is to say, it's BLOWING UP. Amongst the zillions of "BuJo" flatlays you'll spot neatly penned dates, calligraphed headings and swirly flourishes—we haven't seen people this excited by organisation since Kondo.
Take a peek at the video below for an explainer.
So, how does it work?
Essentially, bullet journaling is a coded system based on using bullet points to organise everything from your to-dos to wellness goals. Bullet journallers use "rapid logging" which involves several time-saving components designed to keep your life in order with minimal effort on your part. Each journal is split into an index (this is where you record page numbers for easy reference), a future log (a place to include anything that doesn't need to be dealt with immediately/anything you'd like to get around to at some point) and a daily log (your day-to-day tasks and events). The best part? It's entirely customisable which means it works for everyone. (Even time-poor career girls.)
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