I made the video to go along with this post back in December, and then promptly forgot to write the post. Ironic since I blog mainly about planners and being organized, but what can you do?
If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you know I’ve dabbled in bullet journaling and that I enjoy the concept. However, I couldn’t get past just how unstructured the system was. I need a little bit of structure. So I decided when I started a new journal, I would set it up how I thought a bullet journal should be set up—well, to make it work for me at least.
Here’s the video link so you can see what it looked like before I started using it: https://youtu.be/12GscRLft7s
I’m about half way through the journal, which isn’t saying much, since all my set ups took up about 2/3 of the pages. This journal is also college ruled, something I don’t care for in journals, but I loved the cover sooooo much I made an exception for the paper.
How I set this journal up:
MO2P—24 pages for December 2015 to December 2016 monthly set ups.
WO1P—52 weekly set ups. I tried to vary the design.
Then I started the collections/journaling/dailies section. I didn’t do any official collections or lists, just used this section for journaling.
I did start my Index, in the back, but don’t keep it up to date. I only make reflection sections or if I do a pro/con or Compare&Contrast of some planners.
This set did not work for me. Mainly because I didn’t remember to use it. That’s my own fault. I love the bullet journaling concept, especially the collections, so I think I’ll just take that part of the system and run with it.
© Cori Large February 19, 2016