Sunday, 10 December 2017

How I Bullet Journal



I started keeping a bullet journal a few months ago, sceptical of whether I would really persevere. I expected I'd do it for about a month, and then eventually give up due to lack of time. However, I have stuck at it, and it has proven to be a very effective method of organisation! 

I love reading posts about how people organise their lives, and I thought you may enjoy an insight into how I structure my bullet journal. 

Titles


I wrote the title in a circular wreath, and continued to do the same for the year. I feel these have a very elegant feeling, but also are very therapeutic to draw - so it's a win, win!

To Do Lists


As the purpose of my bullet journal is organisation, it's full of lists. I usually include a to do list for my weekly layouts, and then a mega one (as you can see above) if I am inundated with work and other matters. 

Including these lists allows me to highlight them and have a constant tracker of how I'm doing with everything. 

This Month





I don't normally do this, but as you can see my 'December' title was drawn within a wreath also - it is the Season, after all! I usually include an inspiring quote within the weekly layouts, this acts as a reminder whenever I use my journal, and I usually source these words from my Pinterest board here.

My month begins with a day-by-day account of what I should be up to. This is basically a mini calendar, so I can consult it whenever I need to; as soon as I find out what I'm doing on a certain day, I write it here. 

My weekly planner is usually written in cursive writing to split it into days, as you can see. This is very quick to do and therefore doesn't use up as much time as drawing out the titles and monthly calendar. 

I love writing in my bullet journal; it's so therapeutic to do before I go to sleep, and it really keeps me on track in the crazy time of my life that is A-levels!

I hope this has given those of you who already bullet journal some fresh ideas, or inspiration to those who haven't as of yet!
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21 comments

  1. Your journal is the most amazing thing! I wish I could do things like that but I'm to busy and have little patience!!

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    1. Thank you so much! Trust me, I thought I was too busy, but it's the perfect task to do before bed. It's so relaxing and doesn't take too long once you get in the swing of it!

      ~Lauren x

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  2. I love your bullet journal layout! I wish I had enough artiness and patience to do it consistently, but alas... perhaps someday!

    xoxo Abigail Lennah
    ups & downs

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    1. Thank you so much! Ah I really don't see myself as arty, I've never been a very good artist. I promise that you don't need to be a miracle worker with pens to make a beautiful journal!

      ~Lauren x

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    1. Aw thank you so much Grace, that means a lot!

      ~Lauren x

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  4. SO BEAUTIFUL. I seriously wish that I was artistic enough to make my journal look as good as yours does. But it never does lol. This is definitely inspiring though!

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    1. Aw thank you so much, Lauren! I don't view myself as very artistic; I definitely think you could make a beautiful journal!

      ~Lauren x

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  5. Your layouts are so beautiful! I have tried bullet journalling so many times but I get so frustrated at how messy mine become! Super jealous of your skills!

    Jessica x // jessistrying.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much! My journal is definitely not perfect and yours doesn't have to be either! I definitely recommend trying to persist, thank you for your lovely words :)

      ~Lauren x

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  6. Your bullet journel is so pretty! I tried and totally failed. :)

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    1. Thank you! You can do it, Nabila!!!

      ~Lauren x

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  7. Your bullet journal is so pretty i am jealous

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  8. Love your post dear ♥
    If you want you can check out my blog.I write about fashion,beauty and lifestyle.Maybe we can follow each other and be great blogger friends !

    http://herecomesajla.blogspot.ba/?m=1

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    1. Thank you, I will have a look at your blog!

      ~Lauren x

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  9. Your journal looks so beautiful!
    xx www.isabellazogheib.com

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  10. I really love your journal, so inspirational! Thanks for sharing it :)
    Alys
    https://alysjournals.wordpress.com/

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    1. Thank you, I'm so glad you think so!

      ~Lauren x

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  11. Oh wow these are beautiful! I wish mine looked as good as this!

    xx Hannah thegiraffeslifeblog.wordpress.com

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