With a few little tweaks your bullet journal can also become an easy and fun way to save your memories. You’ll love thumbing through the pages in years to come and having the pages take you back in time. Here are three ways to do just that.
Make Note of Small Daily Events
Before you head to bed at night, add a little note, or even just a bullet or two about memorable things that happened today that you want to remember down the road. Even mundane things can become interesting down the road. Think of how much your life has changed in the last decade. Wouldn’t it be interesting to remember what a typical day was like for you at certain points in your life?
If you have young children, you may want to record their accomplishments or funny things they said. It doesn’t take long to make a note that this was their first day going down the slide all by themself:)
Making small notations of daily events takes the pressure off of making the full blown memory books so many of us have the intention of creating. If and when you get around to making a dedicated memory scrapbook the task will be so much easier if you’ve made notes along the way.
It’s up to you what you want to record and in what format. If you’re so inclined, add a picture, draw something, or stick a something in your page that reminds you of the day’s event. For example, you could include the ticket stub for the movie you went to see on tonight’s date. It will be fun to look back and read about these memorable events of days past.
Look Back And Reflect
Even without any special entries, your bullet journal will be a great tool to walk back in time. Seeing your past entry about ordering a raised garden bed will remind you of the early days of growing your first few vegetables in the garden, or the “take down and wash the curtains” task may remind you that this was the day your washing machine broke and you ended up taking six load of laundry over to your parent’s house. Without paying any special attention to recording memorable events, your journal will already act as a memory keeper for you.
Add A Monthly Memory Page
Last but not least, you can decide to add dedicated memory pages to your journal. Think of them as little scrapbook pages. How you design them is entirely up to you. Use your creativity and make it fun! It could mean making a traditional scrapbook page with photos and washi tape, it could mean writing a short essay, or it could be a page of doodles and words that represent things you want to remember from the month.
Remember this is your journal and there’s no right or wrong way to use it as a memory keeper. Figure out a way that makes sense for you. As an added bonus this focus on recording little memories will encourage you to live in the moment and help you appreciate the fun and interesting little things that happen every day.