Ah, you’re thinking, “Oh this is just another story about how to get organized.” Well, kinda and kinda not. Bullet journaling is a new craze – or at least it is to me. It can easily be done in a matter of minutes each day to help you get the most of out your time and to reach goals you’ve set for yourself.
Step one: Get a journal. It can be anything from your local superstore or something nicer like a Moleskine or Leuchtturm1917. I started out with a $3 notebook from the school supply section. It had a grid, which I really like, but my next one will have a dot grid.
Step 2: Set up your journal.
Step 3: Organize your trackers or logs. These can be habit trackers, health trackers, spending trackers (which is a big one on a college budget), a gratitude log or a prayer log.
And there you have it. You can make it as pretty or plain as you wish. Some sites that are really helpful are www.bohoberry.com and www.wundertastisch.com . Both have monthly pintables which are useful for saving time. You can print them on regular paper or large label paper and then stick them down.
I’m a believer in using a bullet journal because I tried other systems and never finished a month. Now that I have been bullet journaling and know what is happening each week, I feel more in control and less stressed. So go, get creative, get organized and rock your semester!
Elizabeth Dyer Even is former Ouachita student (’91) and currently serves as a missionary with J-Life in South Africa with her husband, David, and children, Matthew (17) and Grace (15). Their son Andrew (not pictured) is a 2007 Ouachita grad.
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