I’ve been looking for a planner recently; not liking the Filofax personal or A5 size, I bought this notebook from Paperchase, promptly adding in a date a page. So far, so good.
But I became very annoyed at how messy it became. Yes, this Journal is vaguely ‘artsy’-if that is even a word-but some important information gets lost along the way. It contains everything, but the minor details could get lost.
I think that this was because I didn’t know enough about the bullet journal system prior to (sort of) beginning one. ‘Just go at it’! was my approach.
This isn’t a very clear layout, is it?
Yes, it was ascetically pleasing to look at-and I did enjoy playing around with stickers and washi tape-but this is a diary that is not helping me really.
There was even a collage that I could cart around with me; just to add something seemingly completely needless to my bag.
If you’re going to start a Bullet Journal, my advice would be to research it carefully-so that you know what layouts, spreads, etc you’d like-then create it slowly. I wrote out mine over the course of three days, without much thought; look how disorganised it looks! But if you’d like to see some (really cool) bullet journals, take a look at these:
When Tania Talks:
A Beautiful Chaos:
Tiny Ray Of Sunshine:
What do you think about bullet journalling?