Hi, Imperfectly Perfect Mommies!
I’ve decided to do shake a few things up on this blog and do something a little different! I am offering 12 days of resources for all you mommies out there!
These resources are all totally amazing and totally FREE!
Christmas is almost here and that means the year is almost over. I don’t know about you but a new year means new goals for me!
One goal that is a repeat of mine is to become more organized!
No matter how much I strive to meet this goal, with four kids- I can always find room for improvement in this area.
Bullet Journals are an excellent way to get organized and *bonus* they are also amazing at helping you to set (and keep!) goals!
Studies have shown you are 42% more likely to reach your goals if you just WRITE THEM DOWN!
Bullet journals are my favorite way to do this. Plus with their luxurious blank pages and beautifully colored markers, pens, and Washi tapes, it’s also something I can look forward to.
There is not much I love more in life then blank notebooks and colored pens or markers. They just ooze with all of their prospective possibilities.
Plus anything that makes it look like I have my life together (which I don’t) is a real winner!
When I first started bullet journaling it all seemed so complicated and way over my head. So I thought I would take the time to share with you some free resources and how-tos to get you started!
Keep reading to begin your bullet journaling journey today!
These resources are a part of a 12 day series of holiday freebies I compiled just for you! Use them to maintain your sanity this holiday season, and to set your resolutions for 2019- whatever they may be!
Before you read this post consider checking out the previous posts in this series!
What is a Bullet Journal?
Before we get started you may be asking yourself what a bullet journal even truly is. Although you are aware it has to do with a blank journal and something to write with- you have to understand it is SO MUCH MORE than that!
Here are a couple resources to clear your questions right up!
Now that you know what a bullet Journal is, and you are super excited to create one. This step-by-step guide is here to take you every step of the way! This is a basic, no-frills guide that can have you into the deep world of bullet journaling in no time.
If you are excited about your journal, and yet not so excited about the idea of creating all the cutesy little designs from scratch- I have you covered. There are dozens and dozens of people who took this into account and are offering FREE Printables to take the burden off of you.
This page has free printables that you can print out and use on paper, or that you can grab and use in your digital planner as well. There are dozens of printables on this site, from your basic calendar to movie and mood tracker pages.
This page has taken the time and gathered 13 awesome free printables, all in one convenient location. It even has free printable dot graph paper that you can print and use to create a bullet journal from scratch! Convenient and frugal! Win/Win!
If you didn’t find what you needed in the previous printables. You are bound to find it here. A curated list of 30 free bullet journal printables, enough to brighten the day of any bullet journaling mama. Make sure you read the printing directions carefully and have fun!
You know what a bullet journal is and how to use one and you have plenty of free printables. What’s next?
Layout! Designing the layout of your journal is one of the most exciting and important choices you will make!
Use these layout designs and ideas to get started!
But don’t forget to get creative and have fun in the process!
Bullet Journaling Apps
Now to me, the whole idea of a bullet journal is to get you away from technology and use a pen and paper. However, some people just don’t like the “inconvenience” of a hard copy of their schedule, and despise carrying around a notebook.
If this is you… check out these bullet journaling apps. You still get the organization of a bullet journal, without the need to carry around anything extra than your smartphone.
Check out this post on how to use Trello as a bullet journal, to really get the most out of your experience.
When did you first hear of bullet journaling? Is it something you currently do or something you would like to try?
Let me know below!
Jenna is a former Early Childhood Educator who now spends her days chasing after her four rambunctious children all while pursuing a freelance writing career, guest posting, writing for the website Mommyish, and running her own blog. As a writer, she is passionate about bringing charisma and color to everything she writes. You can find out more about Jenna by visiting her website or by clicking the social media buttons below.