The Bullet Journal

IMG_2959A fresh new year is spread out before us, and many are embarking on their New Year’s resolutions. I thought it a good time to share about a planning system I discovered this past year. Up until now, I have not been able to find a planner that worked for me. Computer-based was not my style. Paper planners were either too rigid or not detailed enough where I needed them to be. I required something flexible and inclusive to suit my homemaking, homeschooling life. (More than one planner was NOT an option.) Sometimes I would buy a planner and waste large portions of it when I’d let it slide. Then I would feel guilty and avoid trying more options.

When I heard about the Bullet Journal from another blogger whose taste I had come to trust, I knew I needed to look into it. The beauty of it is its complete flexibility. You can use it however, and whenever, you like. The Bullet Journal utilizes a simple journal or notebook and can be structured for to-do lists, calendars, notes, lists, diagrams, or whatever you need. If I take a break from planning my days (which I find I need to do occasionally), I can just pick up again when I need to and there is no waste or guilt. A completed journal makes a fascinating summary of the past months or years. And as a side benefit, I have noticed that my daily jotting has revitalized my handwriting, which has languished in these past years of increasing technology! I use a Moleskine notebook for my Journal, with a dotted grid. Elegance and simplicity.

I’ve been keeping a Bullet Journal for several months now, and I think it’s safe to say that I’ve found my solution. Learn more on their chic website: