Why I Journal and Use The Bullet Journal Method

+ 5 mental health benefits

Ever since I was in about middle school, I have been journaling. The notebooks, pens, thoughts and methods have evolved a lot since back then, but journaling itself has remained an important part of my weekly growth. Journaling can be a cathartic experience, and while it won’t solve the problems before us, it can help us process our thoughts, emotions, and give us a place to unload what we have learned, and hopefully reflect back on one day.

Recently, I started using the bullet journal method to organize my day-to-day life, thoughts, and emotions in one place. After hearing a friend rave about it, I had to see what all the hype was about. Since then, I’ve learned there are a million ways that one can bullet journal, and that’s kinda the cool part. You can customize the key, how much you do (or don’t) doodle, your daily logs etc., to exactly what you need.

I also chose the bullet journal method because it allows me to merge my planner and journal, keeping all my thoughts and tasks in one place. This makes it very efficient and easy to toss in my bag to reach for as needed.

You can even have a page for “brain dumps”, tracking your habits, or monthly check ins. Just search “bullet journaling” on Pinterest and you’ll get a plethora of info and creative inspiration! I personally found the “key page” to be a little overwhelming because there are so many options, so I thought I would share which symbols I chose to use! They’ve been working well for me, but again, do you.

Benefits of Journaling :

-relieving stress

-organizing thoughts / notes

-working through heavy emotions

-self-reflection / bringing self-awareness

-promoting creativity

A Few Fun Accessories You May Want :

washi tape

fun pen colors

a ruler (this was a must for me)

My Bullet Journal Pinterest Board.