Hey everyone! I'm back this week sharing some more tips for how to use a bullet journal. If you've been keeping up with the blog, you know that I recently returned to college. I've never been particularly organized when it comes to school (or life in general if we're being honest) and I wanted to come up with a few ways to incorporate my newfound organization and love for the bullet journal with school. I came up with a few ways to use my bullet journal for college and wanted to share them with you all in case you might want to use your bullet journal for school too!
First, I created a page specifically for all of my assignments due this semester. I wanted a place where I could look at an overview of all the work I have to due this semester and what days they're due on. This way, I can go through and check each assignment off - it helps give me a sense of accomplishment to be able to mark things off as I go, and it also gives me a good idea of how many assignments I have in each class every week. In my bullet journal for school, I color coded based on discussion posts, responses, and things relating to our final project. I attend class online so things are pretty cut and dry this way, but if you attend classes in person, you might have a few more categories to color code by. (Ignore my horrible attempt at decorating my design page, I got carried away and then I didn't like it and rather than starting over, I just committed. That's the beauty of a bullet journal, right? It doesn't matter what it looks like and it doesn't have to be perfect!) I kept it simple this semester, but next semester I'm thinking of making a chart to separate all the assignments by category and week - so stay tuned to see that next term! My classes rotate every 9 weeks, so I was able to fit everything on one page in my little journal, but you might have to use a couple if you're doing a regular semester.
I also decided to start incorporating a school log in my weekly spreads to keep myself accountable for schol work every day. I didn't include it for the weekends because I like to have all my work done by Thursdays at the latest so I'm not running behind or barely meeting deadlines. As a 17 year old fresh out of high school, procrastination was my middle name. Now? As a mom of two who works full time from home as well, I just can't let myself get behind! Each day, I make sure to have a few things in each school log so I don't go a day doing nothing. I've talked about "no zero days" before in reference to fitness, but school and my degree are just as important to me now and I want "no zero days" to apply to my education too! If I don't have an assignment to work on or submit that day, I study and record it in my bullet journal for school.
Since I'm new to bullet journaling, I've just begun to use my bullet journal for school. I'm going to be experimenting with different designs and ideas as I journey through school to earn my Bachelor's in Digital Photography so keep checking back to see what I come up with each term!
If you're just looking to get into bullet journaling, I highly recommend a Leuchtterm dotted! I love the flexibility the dots give me for creating graphs, lines, etc.
These are my favorite "must have" supplies for making your bullet journal for school beautiful, too (including the pink journal that they didn't have when I bought mine that I really want)!
How do you use your bullet journal for school or other important obligations? Comment and let's discuss below! I could always use some new Bujo Mojo inspiration!