Combating disorganization with creativity and planning

By Hailey Massey | Assistant Editor |

Disorganization plays a huge factor in every student’s life. Many think the solution to this is to get a planner and simply write down each assignment that they have each day. Despite that being a decent effort in the right direction, there’s a more effective and creative solution to this problem- bullet journaling.

The concept of bullet journaling is simple, you take a day out of the month, sit down and reflect on the past month and the upcoming  month. You then plan every detail you can by using hand drawn or printed spreads that better your thinking process and performance level for the next set of weeks.

The process of this is very helpful to people that live with ADHD, ADD, other learning disabilities and for people who simply can’t focus. In fact, many scientists, such as Neuroscientist and author Daniel Levitin, consider bullet journaling as an external memory extension to the brain because it creates a way to store multiple thought processes in a calm, organized way.

A bullet journal is essentially a complex planner, but it does much more than the average one that you can buy at any Target. Yes, you can use it to track assignments and appointments, but, you can journal, plan trips, track your mental health and take notes in it. It’s a personalized extension of you, so it can be whatever you want it to be.