It’s been a few years now since I started bullet journaling.
In the beginning, I wasn’t sure it would stick. I made some natural mistakes: First, my journal was too big; then, I bought markers that bled and drove me nuts.
But I’ve stayed with it, and found that it’s by far the most effective organizational system I have ever used. In fact, I joke that my bullet journal is basically my brain.
As a busy working, homeschooling mom, I put EVERYTHING in my journal.
I also write about it. A lot.
So I wanted to put all of those posts in one place in case you want to give this organization system a shot.
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I wrote this post after I had been using the bullet journal method for about a year, so it includes a “tour,” and some thoughts on what works well for me.
I also talk about some of the things I don’t do, ideas I’ve borrowed, and how bullet journaling helps me with my anxiety.
Still, it lays out the basics, and will help you get started!
This post, which I wrote for Simple Homeschool, really explains my planning process – how I start with a big picture, and how that eventually translates into everyday sanity!
It really gets into the nitty gritty of why this system excels when it comes to homeschooling planning for the … shall we say … “easily inspired” and “slightly disorganized?” 😉
You know all those ideas you run across in the course of a day – that cool slime recipe you want to make with your kids? That math video you want to show them? Books you want to get next time you hit the library?
This post breaks down how to get those ideas out of your head and onto paper, so that you don’t forget them, and also so you aren’t carrying the constant stress of trying to remember them!
From notebooks, to pens, to washi tape and even watercolor brushes, this page lists all the resources you need to keep your journal organized and beautiful!