December 16, 2015

BULLET JOURNALING

I was getting pretty restless at home with no work and with nothing to document, but I wanted to do something. I wanted to write. I wanted to use my MTN. I wanted to create. So I decided to research Bullet Journaling to see what all the jazz is about. I've heard of it before, but I knew that when it comes down to it, the whole concept is basically just a to-do list system - with fancy icons. Put it simply, Bullet Journaling is basically just a fancy name that someone has given to an already known / mundane task. But, that doesn't make it any less helpful. I guess someone had to lay down the basic 'rules' to make it universal, even though, in the end, Bullet Journaling can basically be anything you want. Everyone has their own way of doing things, and everyone will alter the system to their liking, because what's the point if not useful? But don't get me wrong, I'm not here to bag on Bullet Journaling and its creation, because I'm currently using the idea of it in my MTN, and I'm loving it so far. On the contrary, I'm here to spread the word on Bullet Journaling (even if it doesn't seem like it), and demonstrate my second little project for this year and beyond.

I started my own little Bullet Journaling system in my MTN last weekend after doing some meticulous research online. I love how everyone has customised their Bullet Journal to fit their own lifestyle and I was absorbing every little bit of idea to implement it in mine. The past 4 days of Bullet Journaling has been going great, and I always can't wait to use it because for the first time in ever, I actually have a notebook where I know I'll be able to doodle / write in without feeling guilty that I've ruined a perfect book. The thing is, I still haven't laid down a particular format I like. It's still early days, after all, and I need to experiment a little bit more. So what I've planned for my Bullet Journaling is to document each facing spread differently, that way, I'll be able to find out just the right style for me. This week has been all about monotone colours - black and white and nothing more:



I must admit, black and white does make things look neat, but I do miss colours, therefore, I'm aiming for the next two spreads to contain them. My mission will therefore be the continue altering of page styles until I find my 'just right' format. I will of course, document these pages in batches as I did with my MTN daily November, in the hopes that maybe it will help you future Bullet Journalers know how you'd like to style yours. In order to make things a little more organised, I've included a list of things that I should try out for each facing spread. I'll be adding more ideas to the list as the days go on. Feel free to try it out yourself and chip in with ideas!

Bullet Journal Challenge:
1.       Black and White
2.       Colour
3.       Boxes
4.       Stamps
5.       Photo
6.       Illustration
7.       Quote
8.       Washi tape
9.       Sticky Note
10.   Stickers
11.   Watercolour
12.   Icons
13.   Pie chart

Exciting days are upon us and I hope you'll be able to join me on this journey!

2 comments:

  1. Hola!! Para este 2016 tambien quiero probar Boullet Journal. parece un sistema muy interesante. Saludos.

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    1. Hi! ¡Debieras! Es genial :)

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