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A bullet journal can save your life – and your sanity, for that matter, if you’re a mom. I may not be the most organized person in the world but I do love to write and keep my list. When you’re a mom who works at home and take care of the family at the same time, you need your lists as it simplifies your everyday life.
If you haven’t thought about what to give a planner mom, you will now have an idea when you know the reasons why a mom should keep a bullet journal.
#1. It keeps everything in one place.
Whether you have lists, trackers, goals, aspirations or even a diary, the bullet journal is the place where all of that will be kept. If you don’t know it yet, a bullet journal is a notebook that has dotted grids instead of lines so it’s not dated. You can do pretty much anything about it, without thinking much about what goes first and what comes next. If you’re a list keeper, then you might have a list for your schedules, for your grocery, for your kids’ activities and what-not. When you have a bullet journal, all those lists will be put in one place, so you don’t have to take one each time.
#2. It serves as a creative outlet.
Being dotted (or grid) and undated, setting up a bullet journal can be a chore especially if you’re pressured into making beautiful spreads that you can find on IG. Setting up a bullet journal spread takes more time than it would with a traditional planner. But the thing is, it serves as a creative outlet and it will be your best excuse for a “me time”. Writing journal entries, making a scrapbook entry – they can be therapeutic especially if you don’t have enough time for yourself.
#3. Keeps your sanity
And because you have all the lists you need – meal plans, this week’s to-do list, recipes you need, books to read (if you still have time), series to binge-watch, and the fact that you can spend some me-time attending to those lists and keeping things organized, then at least you get to keep your sanity in the chaotic world of motherhood.
Really now moms, if you don’t have it together yet, try bullet journaling. If you know a mom who’s struggling to keep her sh*t together, then give her a bullet journal as a gift for any occasion.