At first, I had seen sooo maaanyy posts on Tumblr, Instagram and even youtube videos on bullet journaling that even with my lack of art skills I was enticed to make one! However as amazing as it seemed I wasn’t going to kill my savings on it so I bought a squared paper book from Wilkinson for an amazingly cheap price of 25p which is exactly what I needed for a practise book.
More creative people might like dotted pages for more freedom and if you want less effort and more structure lined paper would be good; I chose squared paper because it’s in the middle so I can see how I feel with this.
So far it’s been great I have been looking at it daily and seeing what tasks I need to get done, overall it has helped me feel less stressed and more organised cause I know what I have done and what I’m procrastinating from. The layout is pretty simple with dots for tasks, I got some dot stickers for larger or more urgent tasks. Before this I used to use post-it notes, on busy days I would go back to this method and just stick them in the book in the evening.
The creative side is kind of failing me though 😦 I am so glad that I started with a practice because I can test out shapes and sizes, create new designs in the middle of the page and most importantly make mistakes without stressing. Because this is a personal planner I’d like to point out that there is no need to be perfect all the time and if you end up scribbling over a mistake just take a deep breath and focus on doing good now so you can look back and realise the scribble wasn’t as big as you thought.
I really enjoy the trackers because I get to really reflect on my life and what I’m doing right and what I’m missing out on because I just started I don’t have a lot but I’m planning on adding more like a habit tracker and more creative pages. I WILL INVEST IN WASHI TAPE right now I’m using colourful labels and they’re amazing because I can right on them and it’s really handy for things later in the week because I can just stick it at the bottom of the page and then move it when the date arrives!