Bullet Journal

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The other day my (home educating) friend was talking about how her life had been changed by her bullet journal, OK maybe a bit of an exaggeration.  She did say it was a lot easier now to keep track of what they had done.  I had read about bullet journals a while before but thought they were just a glorified diary so dismissed them, but they are so much more. They are a diary, a ‘to do’ list, a notebook, a planner, even a scrapbook,  in fact anything you want it to be. After seeing hers I decided to give it a go.

I went for a ‘dot’ one, just a series of dots on the pages which make it easy to draw boxes and straight lines.  Although any form of notebook can be used as a journal. My bullet journal arrived earlier today, I do love Amazon Prime for the quick delivery  🙂 Now, where to start.

I could really do with keeping track on day to day events, especially where the home education is concerned, it’s so easy to forget what you’ve done or need to do.

As it’s halfway through May I’m probably going to just have a play and decide whether I am going to do it properly next year. There are so many ideas online on how you can set it out and customise them. I’m not the best artist so I’ll stick with the basics for now I think.

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As you can see, I utilised some sticky stars on the front page that I had been keeping for years as they would come in useful one day, they did 🙂 I also printed off a calendar on which I circled birthdays and some days and numbers (as seen above) for an easy start.

Inside the back page I’ve done a weight loss chart, hopefully that will be the first page I complete 😀

It’s still early days and at the moment it’s a chore setting it all out, hopefully it will get easier and become a ‘go to’ item instead of the calendar. I will keep you posted.

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