Then one day as I was scrolling through Pinterest, I found the concept of bullet journals (bujos). I liked the idea because a bullet journal gave me the freedom to do whatever layout I wanted and the ability to track whatever I needed.
I made my New Year’s resolution to make a bullet journal and stay on track with it. Might I tell you it has been a big success! I fell in love with bullet journaling and find it so relaxing and fun to do. Through my own experiences, I have a few tips to share about what to do when starting a bullet journal.
1. Not everything will be perfect.
You’ll mess up sometimes and make mistakes, but it’s okay, because that’s why God made Wite-Out!
2. Keep it simple.
It’s best to start off simple and work your way up to more complex designs and layouts. Ease yourself into the hobby instead of diving in face first.
3. Do what you want.
This bullet journal is about you and it doesn’t have to look like anyone else’s. My bullet journal reflects how my brain flows and my unique preferences, as yours should, too.
4. Stay on top of it.
It's easy to get into the habit of putting off making your layouts and forgeting to write down events. What I do to combat this is I have a "notes section" in my phone where I write down important dates that I need to put in my bujo later.
Lastly, and most importantly…
5. Have fun!
Keeping a bullet journal is supposed to be a stress relief and a way to let your creativity thrive while still staying organized. Don’t stress over missing a day or messing up! At the end of the day a bujo is meant for fun and creativity not restrictiveness and stress.