Want to try bullet journaling for your 2018 planner?
It’s probably the biggest trend for planner enthusiasts today. You can see it everywhere online from Facebook groups for planner hoarders, your Instagram feed, and especially in Pinterest.
And let’s be real – it’s aesthetically pleasing.
But while the visual satisfaction is easy to get. Reaching that level can be a bit… overwhelming.
Basically the bullet journal system begins with a blank page and a pen—giving you the freedom to customize your own planner.
It can be intimidating at first but if you’re more comfortable using a planner, you can adapt the bullet journal system in to it. (Yup, it’s possible.)
“A bullet journal can be a planner, and your planner can be a bullet journal. The main difference is the space,” said by Belle Mapa, the owner of the Tita Bullet Journal blog, at the first Belle de Jour (BDJ) Launch Weekend.
According to Mapa, the use of the “key” is the way to adapt the “Bujo system” in whichever planner you want to use.
The “key” is a set of symbols or icons you can use to indicate a task, a note, or a schedule. It helps you keep track of everything written in your planner using symbols.
“The heart and soul of the bullet journal is your key,” Mapa said.
You can check out the bullet journal tags on Pinterest to guide you in creating your own key for your planner.
Mapa also reminded planner hoarders to never feel pressured in working with your planners or journals.
“It’s personal. At the end of the day, it has to work for you. It has to be your own thing.”
If you’re ready (and excited) to bullet journal your way to 2018, but quite not ready to leave the planner life yet, try the bujo system with the Belle de Jour 2018 Power Planners that come with different styles and layout that fits your lifestyle and needs.
For more information, you may visit BDJ’s official website: https://ilovebdj.com/product-category/2018-planners/
Dare to be you: The BDJ Launch weekend which celebrated uniqueness was held on October 21 and 22 at the Shangri-la Plaza East Atrium. Proceeds of the event will go to chosen charities for 2018.