How often do you feel like days are passing you by in the blink of an eye? Or like you’ve just become a part of the crowd, unable to find an identity for yourself? Nowadays, our lives have been reduced to mere seconds, and often we find it difficult to hit pause and set aside time for ourselves. Journaling is an easy habit one can adopt to get out of this rut.
Journaling has been proven to have a good effect on mental health and overall, one’s life. Writing down one’s feelings can allow them to understand the root of their problems, and figure out solutions through self-reflection. Moreover, journaling provides a space where one can release feelings they usually repress in a healthy manner. Being able to gain control over emotions in the long run and stop reacting out of impulse helps develop calmness over time.
Bullet journaling is one of the more popular types of journaling. The purposes of bullet journaling usually include:
1. Keeping track of habits/moods
2. Creating To-Do lists
3. Creating Gratitude lists
4. Reflections after events
One of the great things about bullet journaling is how customizable it is. There are no set rules or guidelines for how to create a bullet journal. You can include anything you wish-self-care routine, birthday dates, book reading list, bucket list, password log, gift idea, weekly review, and so on. This is because the outcomes of bullet journaling can be made to suit each individual according to what they want. They can be helping you stay organized, provide peace of mind or enhance and inspire creativity.
As the inventor of the bullet journal himself said, ‘’you learn how to get rid of things that are distracting you and add things you care about.’’
So what are you waiting for? Grab a paper and pencil, and start journaling!
By Natalia Islam