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Are you familiar with Bullet journaling? This is what you should know.
Bullet journaling is great, but not everyone is familiar with the term. The Bullet Journal is an analog system created by Ryder Carroll, a Designer based in New York. In his words, the Bullet Journal is meant “to help you track the past, organize the present, and plan for the future.”
Let’s break down the pros and cons of bullet journaling in this article.
Let’s start with the benefits:
Bullet journaling gives you the structure of a planner but with the flexibility to tailor it to your own needs. You can be goal specific and create your monthly and weekly pages to fit those goals. You will get encouraged by writing down your tasks so you can get them done and stop trying to remember them.
The bullet journal is far superior to any planner when it comes to helping you with organization. You can create collection pages for just about anything. Want to keep track of all of your passwords? You so can!
3- Creative opportunities and joy
The bullet journal offers the benefit of creativity on your own terms. This can encourage you to continue improving your creative skills and fueled your desire to be creative.
All of this results in joy! Sounds a little cliche or something, but, as adults, many people sometimes forget to enjoy things that satisfy their own individual needs.
Now let’s go with the cons:
1- Productivity vs Creation
As people get so involved with creativity, sometimes it can take some time away as many spend many hours just sitting and drawing instead of completing the tasks of the day.
Sometimes, you just need time to enjoy yourself and not rush from task to task like a factory worker. Call it self-care.
2- Overwhelming pressure
There’s pressure to be good at drawing and an expert in brush lettering. And then there’s the pressure of filling it all in and making sure to never skip a day. A lot of the pressure that comes with bullet journaling is brought on by the hype that surrounds it.
Bullet journaling is more time consuming than your standard planner. That’s because you have to set up each weekly spread, make your own habit trackers, and monthly calendars.