Summer is officially here, providing the perfect opportunity to indulge in a relaxing hobby designed to make your life easier…and a lot more colorful. Bullet journaling has revolutionized the way we plan, doodle, and express creativity.
A bullet journal can be a planner, to-do list, journal, notepad, and/or sketchbook all in one. Include what you want and leave out what you don’t. Your bullet journal should be about you and can be customized to suit your needs. For some bullet journal inspiration check out “Zebra’s Guide to Bullet Journaling”
Whether you’re just starting out or you’re a self-proclaimed bullet journal expert, here are some foolproof techniques to turn your bullet journal into a fulfilling summer activity.
Designate a time to practice
To make bullet journaling part of your daily routine, it’s important to make sure you practice daily. Whether it’s fifteen minutes or an hour, find a time that works for you and designate it as your “bullet journal time.” Try working on your bullet journal when you wake up or before you go to bed, or as a method of fitting in some “me time” during a busy week. Disconnecting from digital and taking time to put pen to paper can decrease stress levels and cultivate your creativity.
Customize it to Suit Your Needs
No two bullet journals are the same. Don’t feel pressured to produce elaborate bullet journal spreads right away (or at all). Include things as simple as your grocery list, daily to-do list, weekly schedule, or get creative. No matter how you use your bullet journal, it should suit you and fit into your day. Remember, your bullet journal should be fun and relaxing, not stressful. Use it to keep track of new books you want to read, places you want to go, and long and short-term goals. Create a habit or mood tracker as a practical way of holding yourself accountable for achieving your goals. The possibilities are endless.
Get the Right Tools
Color makes bullet journaling fun and therapeutic. To optimize your bullet journaling experience, use products you love! Try our Sarasa Fineliners for smooth, vibrant, marker-like ink combined with the performance of a fine tip pen. For coloring, hand lettering, highlighting and more, try Zebra Mildliners, available in 15 unique, pastel colors! If you’re looking for a traditional writing tool with an modern twist, try Zebra’s Fountain Pens available in seven vibrant colors.
Take it Along
Bullet journaling isn’t just a hobby, it’s a lifestyle. Make sure your bullet journal is readily available by taking it with you wherever you go. Bullet journaling is a great way to unwind after a business trip, vacation, or long day of travelling. Keep it in a backpack, purse, suitcase or briefcase so you can find zen in bullet journaling anywhere.
The most important rule of bullet journaling is quite simple: have fun. All you need is your favorite notebook and some pens. If you need help getting started, connect with other bullet journalists to get tips, ideas, and positive encouragement. The bullet journaling community is vast and diverse, proving that anyone can create something amazing.
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