Bullet Journaling – A Creative Outlet

 For me, my Bullet Journal has become more than just my daily planner. It has become somewhat of a journal, and very much a creative outlet. By no means am I an artist, and have never thought of myself as someone who is overly creative. However, over the years, I’ve found that keeping a Bullet Journal has allowed me to be more creative, and provided me an outlet where I can transfer my thoughts, feelings, dreams and ambitions onto paper.

For the most part, my Bullet Journal is fairly practical and straight forward. But every now and then, I find myself doodling, colouring, writing, and finding new ways to express myself. There are a myriad of ways to utilize your Bullet Journal in creative ways. Originally I started with adding colour coding, and then adding fauxligraphy to my headers. Slowly I started to draw small doodles, and more recently I’ve ventured into the #zentartchallange which is run by the Facebook group Mindful Creativity with Tangles. There are various other challenges out there, one of the popular ones being the #PTLdoodles run by Passion Themed Life.

You don’t have to be a crazy, amazing, super talented artist to be creative. Once of the best places to start can be your Bullet Journal. Have fun with it! After all, your BuJo is all about you, for you, created by you. It’s a safe place to express yourself and try new things. I’m still hesitant to fully journal in my BuJo, because I take it everywhere with me, and frequently leave it open on my desk at work, as I work through my to-do list. But, I still like to write down quick thoughts, mark down milestones or things I want to document, and track important memories. I also loving being able to flip back through a Bullet Journal once I’ve filled it up, and see colour and doodles scattered throughout the pages. It’s like a book filled with my personality. I can see how my style has changed over the years, and it’s just a fun, creative, and productive way to organize and document your life, IMO.

What are some of your favourite ways to be creative in your Bullet Journal? Do you take part in different challenges? Do you doodle throughout your pages? Maybe you try a different font every week. Who knows! But I’d love to hear it 🙂


– V

What I’m currently using

Leuchtturm1917 Dot Grid A5 Yellow

Staedtler Triplus Fineliner

Faber Castell PITT Artist Brush Pens

PITT Faber Castell Artists Pens

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