A new year is a perfect opportunity for a fresh start. Make 2018 the year that you plan those dream trips, set time for the movies and tv programmes you’ve always planned to watch, and track your fitness plan and set goals that you won’t forget about. The bullet journal is a fantastic trend of 2018 that will help you put all of these goals in to action. Many of us are wondering what this fresh new trend is and my favourite answer so far is that it is a mood board for your thoughts. The bullet journal is a brand new way of planning, leading to a clear and positive mind. Lois from team Scaramanga made her own version of a bullet journal and we think the finished product is fantastic!
The amazing thing about the bullet journal is that it can be anything you want it to be. It is a great way to express your own individuality and find out what is important to you. The bullet journal is a method of journaling and noting that uses bullets as its key structure. The beauty of this idea is that it is non-job-specific therefore you are not limited to a certain structure. This allows you to express yourself and plan in a way that you prefer. You no longer have the excuse that you don’t have enough time as the bullet journal is a method that is very flexible. You are not limited to dates or times already lined out for you. This is a great way to combine mindfulness with productivity, giving your life the structure that you feel you need. It is important that you choose a journal that inspires you to be creative. Lois chose a Scaramanga medium leather bound journal to give that highly desired vintage look.
Lois started her bullet journal off with an index page. This is a great way to find out what page your fantastic creations are on, allowing you to get creative quicker. A great way to start off your new journal is to state your goals for the year. This is a great way to stay focused and remind yourself on a daily basis. You can decorate your journal in any way that inspires you. Lois has added small stickers and colourful graphics to make her bullet journal even more enjoyable.
Lois has added a page to keep up to date with her tasks for the week. This is a great way to remind yourself of what you have planned for the week. You can use small colour coded stickers to show if plans are canceled, rescheduled or going ahead.
You can add an expenses tracker to your notebook so you can keep up to date with what you are spending throughout the week. Tracking your expenses can be helpful when you are saving up for that holiday you have always wanted to go on or that car you’ve always wanted. It can be effective to review what you are spending and work out how you can improve this for the following month.
Adding quotes throughout your bullet journal can keep you motivated and help you to focus throughout the year. Make sure to choose a quote that is unique and personal to you!
Life can get hectic sometimes and we can forget to put things in to perspective. The bullet journal can help you to become more organised, allowing you to have clearer thoughts. Team Scaramanga are a big fan of the bullet journal and we will be incorporating it in to our lives. Let us know what you have added to your bullet journals