The Bullet Journal craze is a pretty difficult phenomenon to sum up in one post, but suffice to say that it’s a new way of diarising that is charming everyone with its genius and creativity. The basic idea is that we should have one place to put everything, from our to-do lists to our calendars to our goals, and it should have a logical flow. Check out founder Ryan Ryder’s video for the low-down on how it works, but in the meantime, here are four reasons why it’s a parent’s best friend:
It’s a Space for EVERYTHING
From planning the family’s meals to logging different outfit combinations, the bullet journal is a space for absolutely everything. If you’re struggling to keep a mental list of something, just start a collection in your BuJo, and suddenly you’ve got a handy place to refer to whenever you need it.
It’s a Great Outlet for Creativity
Your bullet journal can be as plain or fancy as you want. Some go for a low-key minimalist approach, whereas others prefer a funkier design. Spruce up your pages with washi tape, highlighters or just good old doodling.
It Helps Harness Your Inner Domestic Warrior
You might be able to remember the last time you hovered or washed the dishes, but can you remember the last time you cleaned the skirting boards, or bleached the en-suite sink? Using your bullet journal to track everything from your daily chores to your yearly tasks helps to simplify housework, and it’s always nice to have something to tick off once you finish a task.
It Teaches Kids to Get Offline
When they see you doing something, they want to do it too. You’ll already know this through setting good examples with eating habits, but this logic applies to every aspect of their life. Brew a cuppa, butter a few Toast Me’s and settle down to bullet journal while your kids do their homework. Making time to draw, craft and colour as an adult teaches them an important lesson; that time away from our devices to focus on one thing is important, no matter what your age.