* Guest Blog From Emily Edwards
What Is Bullet Journaling?
Bullet journaling is one part to-do list, one part diary, and one part planner.
It is a way to combine all aspects of your life in a way that is visually appealing and simple. You can customize it to fit your exact specifications. You can also use this to keep track of many different aspects of your life. For example, it could be a day to day tracker, water tracker and journal.
In a world of constant stimulation and confusion, Bullet Journaling is one way that calmed my worried mind.
Now I know it sounds silly, how can bullet journaling help calm you down? How can it make your soul at peace?
Well, listen up while I give you a few of my favorite tips and trips to tap into your meditative state while keeping your life on track.
- Pick a word of the year
It can be either specific or abstract but something you want to focus your energy on this year. For example, my word of the year is more abstract: Determination. I want to work more on my motivation and follow through in different facets of my life.
Use that word to create goals for different aspects of your life, work, emotional, spiritual, and physical. Once that is created, pick realistic goals that you can stick to and use your journal to guide you on your journey.
- Make your months page of your journal a meditative coloring page.
I find that doing frequent small meditative tasks like coloring calms the mind. This is super easy and fun.
Before the next month starts find a fun coloring page to make the background to your bullet journal month.
Listen to some relaxing music and work on both calming yourself down in the moment and added to the stability for the next month. It also motivates you to really plan out your next month and what you need to do to maintain strong mental, emotional, and spiritual health.
- Create a section of bullet journaling to track your meditations for the year.
If you are someone who is constantly on the go, taking time to mediate and remembering that you did can be a challenging.
I recommending creating a small space on your journal about your mediation. If you are feeling really ambitions make note of your favorites so you can do back to them.
- Declutter your mind
My mind is constantly racing. Trying to remember appointments, track my fitness goals, books I have read, bucket lists goals, and remembering to breathe is a lot for one brain to remember.
My bullet journal is filled with lists, charts, and graphics to help me keep track of all these and more.
Having a bullet journal allows me to have peace of mind as well as allowing me to calm my soul and focus on my spiritual health in a few small ways.
Hopefully, these tips will calm your soul and put your mind at ease so that you can go out and live life to the fullest!
Emily is currently serving in the Ukraine with the Peace Corps with her partner Aaron. They both work as economic and community volunteers.
Her and her partner Aaron love to travel, cook, and living a healthy lifestyle in all aspects. They run a blog called Life Travelers Traveling Life, dedicated to travel and wellness.
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