…That is the Question….
OK, guys…I need some serious advice.
I keep seeing all these wonderful posts and beautiful photos on Instagram and I really have an itch to try to start a Bullet Journal.
But you know my reality…I barely have time to post here anymore…I went from posting daily (including lots of memes and blog tours) to being a lot more selective and trying for more unique content and ended up sporadically posting weekly or bi weekly. I come home from a long day at work and by the time all my real-life to-dos are accomplished – the blog (and to be honest even going to the gym) get postponed and postponed.
However, I really want to buy into the idea that there is something out there that can actually keep me organized, make me feel accomplished, and perhaps force me to write a little bit…even if it’s only a line a day to track gratitude etc. And for real – I like the idea of having a master list area and not having to rewrite my non-accomplished tasks on each new days to-do list. Although writing is a great way to focus yourself, isn’t it?
To be honest they are really just so darn cute!
Let’s get real though…I have a really bad habit of wanting to be crafty without the ability or follow through. I am so not creative. I can barely even write legibly. And I’ll let you all in on a little dirty secret…I have a whole closet full of crafting supplies that I have barely used including supplies for:
- Cross Stitch
- Candle making
- Colored Pencils
I got frustrated at my lack of ability, lack of time etc. And yes I know that with practice, I’d probably be able to accomplish something…but at the end of a long day…do I want to drag out craft supplies and try to teach myself something…or get in a little reading time? Pssst – Reading wins every single darn time!
I even saw all of these posts and photos of Hand Lettering (and thinking ahead then about perhaps starting a bullet journal and wanting to at least be able to write legibly) I bought a book on hand lettering and those Tombow pens.
Guess what? It’s been months and I haven’t cracked either open yet.
I feel like a failure before even starting.
But anyway…enough negativity (Thanks for listening guys – HAHA)
I love the idea of being able to track multiple things all in one place. I don’t plan to use this for work but I would love to use the journal to keep all of my personal stuff together. I love excel and I use it all the time for lists and tracking and save everything in my google drive. I also love Goodreads.
I don’t see how I could ever replace them with a bullet journal but would this help me keep on task minute to minute, day to day even when not on a PC?
Is it really going to end up saving me time? Beacuse honestly – the thought of using a ruler and trying to create a calendar etc. in a notebook makes me think I should just use one of the 5 existing calendars in my house! lol
- Daily reflections/gratitude logs
- Books Read
- To Be Read Lists
- To Be Reviewed Lists
- Blog Tasks
- TV Shows
- Grocery Lists
- Home Improvement Projects
- Daily To-dos
- Monthly Goals
- Long Term Goals
So obviously you can’t tell me whether I’m likely to follow through…but I’d love to hear your thoughts and/or experiences with Bullet Journals.
So Bullet Journals – Yay or Nay? And what have your experiences been?
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