Last year, I discovered the world of the Bullet Journal.
Quickly, I became addicted. It helped me stay organized and focused on tasks better than anything else in the past.
There is just something about a fresh start, and with the arrival of the new year, I spent most of last week reflecting on what I wanted to accomplish throughout 2017.
Typically, my thoughts are a jumbled mess in my head, so I decided that I would kind of re-create that on a page for my journal by creating a word cloud.
I brainstormed about everything I wanted to do this year.
I thought about my crafts, knitting, self-care, health, things I want to learn, my blog and my relationships. Then, I started writing each thing in a box, and connected the different ideas that were in a similar category.
Before I knew it, my page had turned into a great visual for the year.
Yet, I still felt like something was missing.
I realize that I kept my journal pages pretty basic last year, and just used a black ink pen. After all, I was trying to keep it simple while learning the ropes. I didn’t want to overwhelm myself and end up quitting. However, this year, I want to branch out a bit, and feel that my journal needs some color.
I thought that by using color, it might be a fun way to track my moods throughout the day. My mom gave me this cute little book about colors and their different meanings, so I decided this would be the perfect tool to help me choose the perfect colors to associate with my moods and thoughts.
Of course, once I settled upon my colors, I needed to make a page to serve as a key for my bullet journal.
After that, I returned to my 2017 overview page, and I filled in my different boxes with color.
Now, it felt right!
I already love the addition of color, and I am hoping that it is helpful in tracking my moods. Stay tuned for an update on how it is working for me in a few weeks.
I also made a little color and their meanings printable, it highlights a few colors and their most popular meanings. Just click here and print!
I’m also looking forward to working on learning some lettering, playing with different layouts, and adding new pages to my journal this year. I am ready to dig deeper and branch out!
Do you have a bullet journal? If so, what are some of your goals and what pages are you looking forward to adding this year? I would love to hear from you in the comments.
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