Why I love my Bullet journal

    Many people often ask how I stay so organized and motivated, my answer to that question, every time, is my bullet journal, AKA my life planner. For those of you that have no clue what a bullet journal is, you are truly missing out. A bullet journal is a customizable and forgiving organization system. It can serve as your to-do list, sketchbook, notebook or diary, but most likely it will be all of the above. 
   A bullet journal is good for…..
– People who have a million little to-do lists floating around
– People who like to write things down
– People who are into goal-setting and habit tracking
– People who like stationery, journaling, scrapbooking, calendars etc.
– People who really really really love planners and journals
– People who want to be more organized

    I started my bullet journal about 4 months ago when my friend Abby Kiefer and I decided we needed to get our sh*t together. All throughout my years in school, I used my school planner and calendar religiously, but I always felt I needed/wanted something more not associated with school, solely for my personal interests. I started doing my research in November, googling hundreds of different types of planners for sale. All of them seemed to have their flaws: not enough writing room, a weird color scheme, etc.. Nothing seemed to scream Hannah. That’s when I stumbled across a bullet journal and was instantly amazed with the idea.
    Before I began my journal, I went to target to find the perfect little notebook. My end decision was to go with a classic black and gold polka dot notebook with lightly lined paper inside.Then  I grabbed a bunch of beautiful pens and was out the door. I started with mapping out how I wanted to do my journal. I knew I didn’t want anything associated with school in it because that was strictly for my school planner. I knew I wanted to have my sleeping patterns, how much water I drink daily, my moods, tracking my anxiety and what I would eat in a week. My personal choice was adding fun drawings and motivational quotes in every page, it gave my journal a touch of my personality.
    The nice thing about this is that I could change it whenever I wanted. It allowed me to have freedom of what I track and if I had a particularly busy week, I’d track less. You can customize it however you want, and that’s the beauty of it. I even recently started doing months instead of weeks. For example, December was a crazy month, and I chose to do a month overview instead of every week because it was less time consuming.
    All my friends wonder how I still keep up with my bullet journal, and I sometimes wonder that too. I’m not sure if it’s OCD freak in me or If I just do it now because it’s a part of me. The easiest way for me to remember to complete/check it is to always use it right after I use my school planner. It serves as a reminder, and I strongly suggest you to find something to use as a encourager/reminder.
    I am not exaggerating when I say this life journal has changed my life. I feel more motivated, energized, and put together. I encourage all of you to start one, you will not regret it.