“You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” -John C. Maxwell
Everyday is a new opportunity to get ahead of what may happen and choose what to do. A bullet journal morning routine is the quickest and simplest way to plan your day and begin anew. It doesn’t require fancy printouts or complicated planner page designs. What is a Bullet journal morning routine? It is a simplified method to get your day planned and started off right!
Discover 8 tips for planning your day that I’ve learned doing my morning BUJO routine.
Lets begin with what Bullet Journaling is
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I discovered bullet journaling a few years ago, and have found it to be a very practical way to plan, track, and reflect what is going on in my life. I use it to structure the things I have to do for my personal and business life. It’s a method developed by Ryder Carroll that uses a clear and concise way to record notes and activities.
Find out more in the book “The Bullet Journal Method.”
Why is a BUJO Morning Routine Useful?
I find a morning routine very helpful in getting my day off to the right start. By planning ahead all the things that I want to accomplish, I can do MORE. No matter what the day brings, I know that I already DID something for my own personal benefit!
8 Tips for a Bullet Journal Morning Routine
- Keep it Simple.
- Let Go of Yesterday
- Pencils are practical
- One Pen Only
- Art is Optional
- Note your health too
- Don’t give up
- Learn more about yourself along the way
Keep it Simple
It’s easy to get overwhelmed by bullet journaling when you being by comparing your pages with professional designers. Don’t compare. Just DO. Bullet journaling is for YOU. So, keep it simple when you begin.
Let go of Yesterday
I have a tendency to want to keep working on old projects that I know need to be let go of. And the Bullet journal is the right place to realize that yesterday is DONE. So, move on. If you find yourself continuing to put something in everyday, but never get around to doing it, just let it go or delegate the task.
Pencils are practical
I enjoy making charts, graphs, and calendars to track things in my BUJO. And the only way I would ever be able to not have to start over on a new page if I made a mistake is to begin with a pencil. There are some useful guides for how many dots apart things SHOULD be, but that just crosses my eyes. I just draw and place things as I see fit by drawing with a pencil first.
One Pen Only
Start with only one pen. Not the million colors, colored pencils, washi tape, glue, glitter, etc. Just one pen. Yes, ONE PEN. before all of the fancy stationery that people use now, there was only paper and calligraphy, so one pen is PERFECT! I have a pack of pens that I bought from Dollar tree and they work well.
Time in the morning is NOT to be wasted trying to design a page using all the materials you have on hand.
Art is optional
I have no idea how people create such fancy pages unless they spend a lot of time on the spreads. And I don’t look back at my BUJO that much to wish I did all the decorating. My pages are boring, and not really interesting unless you like regular graphs, charts, notes, and data. Discover what works for YOU.
Note your health too
One thing that I looked back on was some notes of mine from how I was feeling. And I did find it useful to recognize that my bullet journal helped me discover when I was feeling well, ill, or out of my cycle.
Reflect and take notes for you and your healthcare provider. Make a page spread that you plot or have notes in. Things to track for this are temperature, food eaten, sleep, menstruation, exercise, medicine, mood, etc. Talk to your healthcare provider to find out what is best for you.
Don’t Give Up
I’ve been keeping a bullet journal for over a year on and off. I don’t get to it everyday, but I do find a morning routine with a bullet journal keeps me on top of it. Pick up where you left off, and begin again if you need to.
Learn more about yourself along the way
A bullet journal is a place where you can find out things about yourself, your habits, and discoveries. Reflect every now and again to find out things you are improving, new goals you have, and what you’re learning.
A bullet journal morning routine can help you plan your day before it begins. If you haven’t designed your own morning routine yet, check out this morning routine post for a day that can begin cozy!