I have an insanely bad memory. Just horrible. The kind of bad where if I don't write down every single thing, it will instantly fall out of my head and fly into the cosmos, never to be seen again. This is mostly due to the fact that I am on a lot of medication that affects certain important things like MY BRAIN and my mom did drop my baby head on concrete in the rain once...  Anyway, I needed to find a solution and fast because writing things in my phone was not a great option as I was even forgetting to do that.

I honestly couldn't tell you where I first heard of Bullet Journaling (you know, my whole bad memory thing). It could have been Pinterest, Facebook, a coworker in passing... all probable candidates. Wherever it had come from, it felt like the perfect fit for me. I love journals, doodling, making lists, pens/markers... seriously, I was in heaven. So, I did what I normally do when I find a new hobby.
My collection of notebooks, markers, and stencils boomed almost overnight. I also joined Facebook communities, learned which pens write best, which journals had the best paper... etc. When I go for something, I truly don't fuck around. I take a lot pride in things that I do. I am also really hard on myself and need to be constantly perfect. Whichever one you want to go with.

Usually for me, these love affairs don't last too long. I don't have a very long attention span, to my great annoyance. I started Bullet Journaling back in March and six months later I am still doing it and am even more stoked about it than before. Six months might not seem that long to some but for me, I usually will get distracted after about a month or two. Personally, Bullet Journaling is more than just a "planner". It's being accountable to yourself. It's a way to stimulate your creativity when life is so crazy busy. It's a way to motivate yourself to do things you normally don't even get around to. It's organization in chaos. 

Another thing that I find my BuJo to be excellent for is tracking my physical and mental health. I track my levels of pain everyday and my moods alongside other daily things I do so I can see what could attribute to bad days. I can write down important things to tell my doctors that I normally forget about. One of my favorite things is I make whole page "spreads" about how to deal with obsessive thinking or how to do self care. I definitely will have top make a post soon about all my mental health spreads.

Now, I don't want to sound like a salesman because it isn't even like Bullet Journaling is a product for sale. BUT, if you are struggling to keep up with things and any of this sounds appealing to you I would highly suggest doing some research on Pinterest and Instagram. It is the most helpful tool in at home health care. And pretty much everything else.

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