Like so many others, I have jumped upon the Bullet Journal train. I started my BuJo (what die-hard fans call it) last year as a means of keeping art in my life while organizing the juggling of appointments, grad school, and managing a household. I’ve found my bullet journal to be the best way to be consistent in planning, because the blank pages provide a means for me to pick up where I left off and I can create the system I need when I need it rather than be locked into a planner with irrelevant trackers, boxes that are too small, and dates that are unforgiving if I take a month or two off (nothing is more demotivating than skimming through dozens of blank pages to get to today’s date – it just feels so wasteful!)
What we all call the Bullet Journal was created by Ryder Carroll and is a plain, streamlined system for organizing your life. You can read more about it here, as well as check out guest posts from Bujo fans who have gone to a whole other place in creatively organizing their lives.
This post is specifically regarding using a bullet journal for tracking your health. I use my own bullet journal to plan meals and track my supplements, exercise, coffee consumption, and any dietary tweaks I am focusing on at any given time. This allows me to stay connected to whether or not my supplement regimen needs tweaking, prevents me from becoming over-caffeinated, and note the effects of any dietary changes I am making.
Others use it to track medical symptoms, mood, keep a food log, or organize meal planning and medication schedules. The great thing about a Bullet Journal is it is tailored to you and your needs, and is effortless to change as your needs change. You don’t need a new journal – you simply need to turn the page and shift your focus!
Here are some samples of what can be done with a Bullet Journal:
Do you Bullet Journal? What are some things you are tracking in your life these days? If you are curious about Bullet Journaling for health let me know and I’ll happily share more posts on the topic!