Bullet journals provide an easy way to track all of your thoughts, feelings, appointments, and goals for your life, whether for today, next week, or 10 years from now. Here are some of the different benefits of having a bullet journal.
You Can Reduce Stress and Anxiety
First of all, if you struggle with a lot of stress and anxiety on a regular basis, the bullet journal can help with that. You are able to record your moods and behaviour changes, which help you to determine triggers for your anxiety and panic attacks.
Since you aren’t missing appointments or schedules and become more focused on a daily basis, you can also find great stress relief.
It Helps Keep You Organized
You can also become a more organized person with the help of a bullet journal. Perhaps you remember to get to work on time and bring your kids to their dentist appointments, but you tend to forget about your daily fitness regimen or don’t feel organized enough for meal planning. The bullet journal can help with these tasks and much more.
The Journal Replaces Your Traditional Planner
Planners are great, but there tend to be some limitations with the store-bought varieties. They aren’t very customizable, so you are forced to use whatever calendar layouts and note pages are provided to you. This limits you to how much you can include on each page and what sections there are.
With a bullet journal, it replaces your planner and includes absolutely anything and everything that you find important.
You Get More Information About Your Personal Goals
Bullet journals can give you a better idea of what your personal goals are and what is required to reach those goals. You will start including lists, aspirations, and bucket lists. This, when looking back on it, really gives you a good idea of what you want out of life and what tasks you need to do in order to achieve them.
You Can Track Your Regular Habits
When you enter detailed information in your bullet journal about your daily life, you will then be able to track your regular habits.
For example, if you have a food and exercise log section, it lets you see what you are eating on a regular basis, how often you eat out, and what areas of your fitness routine need work.
You can also track your moods and resulting anxiety or stress, or track your daily expenses to see where you might be able to cut back.
If you would like to know more about how best to use a bullet journal, I can thoroughly recommend this book by Rachel Wilkerson Miller : How to Bullet Plan: Everything You Need to Know About Journaling with Bullet Points. Available in paperback and Kindle. Although it has been out a couple of years, she covers everything you could need to know about using a Bullet Journal and was my goto when I first starting using one myself. 🙂