This piece is harder for me to write as it is very personal to me. I suffer from severe anxiety and am continuously trying to get through it and overcome it daily. I have tried so many things, from changing my eating habits to even changing the people I associate with. A bullet journal was something I managed to stumble upon in all my research and it has been a wondrous discovery. It is my calendar, my to-do lists, and journal all wrapped up in one very colourful notebook. A bullet journal is tailored to your needs and can be anything you want it to be. I’m a serious list maker and it helps me feel in control when my anxiety is trying to suffocate me.
An example of just one of my pages dedicated to memories.
Here are a list of some of the lists that I keep:
- To-do (obviously)
- To read
- Television shows to watch
- Movies to watch
- Makeup I want
My movies and television shows to eventually watch.
The list can go on and on, but it is to give you an idea of what you can do. I keep my schedule written out, so I don’t overbook myself. I keep pages for every month to sketch out some of the things I did and don’t want to forget. An important thing to remember is that you don’t have to be an artist to have this journal. It’s used to help you relax and work through your stress and anxieties. It has really helped me and though I’m still going through my anxiety, it helps having something where I can keep everything together and can look back on it with all its colourfulness and calm myself.
It doesn’t take much to start a bullet journal. Any notebook would do, the one I got was from Indigo in Canada. You need some pens, maybe some pencil crayons if you’d like. I’ve seen many people using stamps and washi tape but I haven’t gotten into those … yet. That is all you need, this isn’t something you should find stressful. If it is then it isn’t the right idea for you. You should look forward to adding to it and it should help calm you down when you’re feeling out of sorts with yourself.
I can’t recommend this bullet journal idea enough, it is an amazing idea. There are so many places to draw inspiration from if you’re feeling stumped on what to put on your pages. Pinterest is full of examples!
If you also suffer from anxiety or anything else, always know that you’re not alone. Just because we have this invisible disease doesn’t mean that it isn’t real to us. Believe me, it feels extremely real on the inside.
If you have any questions about the bullet journal or anxiety in general, please don’t hesitate in commenting or messaging us directly.