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5 Benefits of a Bullet Journal for Beginners
Bullet journaling is a concept that is taking the world of organization by a storm, and for good reasons!
It offers us far more exciting features and capabilities than just the basic, mundane journal you're used to seeing.
It's even better than keeping a diary for stress management.
I believe we can be our own best stress coach when we have the right tools.
There is so much you can do in a bullet journal.
The limit really lies within your imagination.
By highly specializing and personalizing it, you can derive pure creative pleasure from your bullet journal.
You can do all that, while still helping you track, organize, and plan.
In this article, we will dive into some of the amazing benefits of keeping a bullet journal for beginners.
Benefits of a Bullet Journal for Beginners-
1. Unleashes your creativity
Feeling like drawing, coloring, practicing calligraphy in your journal? Go for it.
You can get inspiration from others online.
Although basic bullet journals still do the trick, because the primary objective is to get your life organized,
you don't have to limit yourself to tasks and assignments.
You can make the journal vibrant and enjoyable to read and to look at.
Use different colors, draw whatever inspires you and makes you happy.
Creativity alone helps your stress levels go down and this can help your brain and physical health at the same time.
Check out this article on how creativity actually improves health!
2. It keeps everything in one place
Most people decide to do bullet journaling because they are feeling disorganized in their lives.
The bullet journal is helpful since it's a place where you can keep almost everything.
Frees style writing in your journal is fine but so is setting it up in sections if you like.
The possibilities are really endless.
Some people have sections or even multiple bullet journals for multiple purposes.
For example, gratitude journaling, daily task lists, meals or eating habits could be in one journal or three.
Some use them for their life goals, financial plans, or other purposes.
So, when you feel like just experimenting and relaxing with your creativity, you can do that right in the functional journal.
Jot down stuff that pops into your mind occasionally while keeping track of most important things.
3. It helps you keep track of your goals and habits
Our goals are important to us and that is why we make them all the time.
However, it becomes hard to achieve these goals sometimes as distractions easily set in.
How many Sunday evenings have you started a new "diet" only to get to Tuesday, be so busy you can't even think about making a healthy meal.
Then you end up at a fast food place thinking, you'll start fresh next week.
Giving yourself a little tracking accountability in your bullet journal may help this yo-yo thing.
By noting the goals you have in your bullet journal, you can easily keep track of everything, including the habits that distract you from achieving your goals.
Then you can find a way to keep yourself on track.
It could be as simple as tracking your daily water intake or fitness goals, to as complex as saving for a house!
Studies show that we remember what we physically write down better.
This is true for handwriting, even more so than typing the same words.
So, the art of great penmanship is not dead after all.
4. It’s easy to set up
There are no specific rules on how to set up your bullet journal and this is what makes it easy to use.
You just need to make it highly personalized and you will be good to go.
You can always go online and seek other people’s inspiration on what they have done to their journals.
If it pleases you, you can borrow these inspirations or build yours from scratch.
I'd suggest you make it completely your own because you do not want to end up feeling stressed out over how yours is not as good or as pretty as someone else's.
The idea is to help you DE-stress and that looks differently for every individual.
5. It helps to reduce stress and anxiety
Stress reduction deserves it's own number on our list since it is so very critical!
Whenever you are feeling stressed or anxious, you can always turn to your bullet journal as an outlet.
Jot down these moods, behaviors and thought patterns that took you down that road.
Go back and look at how silly some of the real reasons behind your anxiety can be sometimes.
However, when you write it down and look at it from the outside, you will often see the situation very differently and this can allow you to relax and let it go faster.
You may even see that your thought patterns were catastrophic, jumping right into the worst case scenario with no real basis or truth behind them.
Instead of spiraling as your default, write down what could have triggered the stress and anxiety and make notes of how you will deal with the same type of situation
You can keep track of how the mood changes with time and learn more about how to live a stress-free life.
Supplies for your Bullet Journal for Beginners:
Notebook of your choice and style- this can be hard or soft covered, lined, or blank, calendar included-or not. You decide.
An assortment of pencils, erasers, colored pencils, pens of varying sized and colors.
Rulers, stencils, stickers, anything else creative you have around the house or see as you're out shopping.