Reasons Why You Should Start A Bullet Journal


If you are looking to organize your life, you should look into starting a bullet journal! When I started working, my life became a bit hectic. I had bills to remember to pay, good habits I wanted to work on, and a never-ending to-do list. I would get home from work and I would be so exhausted, I would completely forget what I was supposed to be doing that day. I knew it was time to get my life together. I did my research on Pinterest, and I decided I was going to start a bullet journal. It was the best decision ever.

Here are my top reasons you should start a bullet journal:

1. All of your to-do lists will be in one place

Before I started my bullet journal, I was using post it notes, notebooks, and my computer to write down my to-do lists. I would throw out my post it notes, forget what notebook my list was in, and I would not check my computer. I was loosing track of what items on my to-do list I had finished, and what items still had to be done. When you use a bullet journal, your to-do lists are all in one place. You can bring your bullet journal around with you, and if something pops in to your head, you can just write it down then and there.

2. The habit tracker helps you stay on top of good habits

Whenever new month would begin, I would make a list of the habits that I wanted to start doing. For example, I wanted to start reading my book for 20 minutes every single day. The habit tracker in my bullet journal allows for me to be accountable for my 20-minute reading habit. I check off if I did that task that day, and I am able to see how many days I read for 20 minutes a day every single month. It makes you feel so good knowing you accomplished your goal at the end of the month.

3. A gratitude list helps you stay grateful and content with your life

I keep a list of things that I am grateful for in my bullet journal. Every single day, I take 5 minutes to write down three things that I am grateful for that day. Even if I had the worst day, writing down this gratitude list allows me to see the good in that particular day. At the end of the month, I look back on my gratitude list for the month and reading it makes me so happy. I am so much more grateful after starting this list in my bullet journal and content with my life. The days of the week fly by and we forget the little things that made us happy each day. The gratitude list allows for you to look back months later and remember little happy memories.

Do you use a bullet journal? How do you keep track of your to-do lists? Let me know in the comment below!

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  1. October 26, 2016 / 2:02 pm

    I\’ve finished a journal before (not a bullet journal though, just a regular one) and agree with everything you said. Not only is it useful but it\’s so good for our mind and could really contribute to our happiness in general! <3

    Joanne | Life in Blue Skies

    • October 27, 2016 / 10:36 pm

      It really does! Such a lifesaver! Thank you for the comment!

  2. October 26, 2016 / 7:15 pm

    This was a really interesting read. I think I need to start doing a bullet journal as I always have lists all over the house or forget something i needed to remember x

    Steph x

    • October 27, 2016 / 10:35 pm

      Yes, that is the number one reason why I needed to start the journal. I was so forgetful before! Let me know how it works for you!

  3. October 26, 2016 / 7:15 pm

    Really good blog hun loved it πŸ™‚

    • October 27, 2016 / 10:34 pm

      Thank you for the sweet comment, girl! πŸ™‚

    • October 27, 2016 / 10:34 pm

      Thanks so much, girl! They are amazing, I definitely recommend trying it!

  4. morgs90
    October 26, 2016 / 7:33 pm

    Ahh I did a bullet journal post a week back too! They\’re amazing, right? Xx
    Morgan /

    • October 27, 2016 / 10:33 pm

      No way! I\’ll definitely have to check out your post. They are the best!

  5. October 26, 2016 / 7:41 pm

    I\’ve always wondered what a bullet journal was, this is such a good idea! great post!:)
    Melissa / xxx

    • October 27, 2016 / 10:32 pm

      Thanks, girl! I recently discovered the bullet journal and it changed my life!

    • October 27, 2016 / 10:31 pm

      You\’re so welcome! I hope these tips do help!

  6. October 26, 2016 / 9:05 pm

    This is a really good idea and I think I may follow in your steps, the only problem is I just forget all the time or I have no motivation some days haha! X

    • October 27, 2016 / 10:31 pm

      Aw I definitely know the feeling! Haha. Some days I don\’t want to use it, but I always feel better after I do! Keep at it, girl!

  7. October 27, 2016 / 10:33 pm

    The habit tracker is my favorite part of the journal. I completely understand your point about it being disorganized. I felt that way at first. You just have to find a system that work for you πŸ™‚

  8. October 27, 2016 / 11:09 pm

    I somewhat use a bullet journal, it\’s so messy at the minute but it\’s already started helping me! I love your ideas and think I may use the gratitude list myself ☺️ Great post! – Sarah xoxo

    • November 20, 2016 / 11:03 pm

      A gratitude list will change your life. Definitely try it out, girl! πŸ™‚

  9. October 28, 2016 / 5:20 pm

    I really need to do this – at the moment I just end up with bird of random paper all over the place! x

    • November 20, 2016 / 11:03 pm

      It definitely has completely helped me organize my life. Let me know how it goes!

    • September 3, 2017 / 5:25 pm

      Glad to hear you love it too! πŸ™‚

  10. January 21, 2017 / 5:33 pm

    I was the biggest offender of having multiple notebooks at a time, all with different lists and notes in them. Bullet journaling has really streamlined my organization and planning by having everything in one place! Great post!

    • September 3, 2017 / 5:25 pm

      Yes! Great way to having everything in one place!

  11. January 26, 2017 / 7:52 pm

    Recently started a bullet journal and I love it. I am very good at keeping it up to date because I enjoy it and because it\’s less of a distraction that switching on the computer. I am a huge fan of pen and paper anyway and I\’m enjoying personalising my bujo in the way you cannot do with a pre-printed diary.
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on bullet journals.

    • September 3, 2017 / 5:23 pm

      It honestly is the best way to organize your thoughts. Thank you for reading! πŸ™‚

    • September 3, 2017 / 5:19 pm

      Right! It\’s 10x better. I\’ll check out your blog post πŸ™‚

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