When I first started my bullet journal, I spent a lot of time writing in it. But both planning and decorating the pages was taking too much of my time. Somewhere around July last year I stopped journaling altogether.
As you can see from the picture above I spent a lot of time getting a page just right, which got in the way of planning. A couple of months ago, I started planning my (work)days using the original Bullet Journal method. Nowadays I only spent about 10 minutes each day writing everything down, which really helps to get things done.
In the meantime I was still following the Kawaii Journaling Facebook group. And to be honest I did miss the kawaii aspect of journaling. I decided to get a smaller booklet for kawaii journaling, to use alongside my bullet journal. I got both a gridded A6 Prism notebook and an Iconic B6 drawing book from South Korean seller CupidGift. In one of these journals I’ll write down memorable moments, decorated in a simple but cute way.
To add a kawaii touch to the pages, I will use stickers and washi tape. My resolution is not to buy any new ones this year since I might have hoarded a bunch of stationery last year ;) You can find my favorite Japanese kawaii stationery shops on kao-ani.com.
I will also use Bande washi in my new journal, because they are so pretty and blend right into the pages. Last year I drew tree branches for April and decorated them with this cherry blossom washi. I got these tapes from Rainbowholic Shop and you can also find them at Washi Wednesday.
What creative activity would you like to pick up this year?
Natasja lives in the Netherlands with her husband and works as a freelance web designer. She likes to spend her free time browsing for cute stuff, blogging and reading. Natasja is currently taking a break from writing, as she’s got to prioritize family and work. But she does miss SCK and its readers, once things settle down, she’ll be back to write occasional posts.