Two days ago, I uploaded my very first video guide on YouTube about my Evernote Bullet Journal Set up with some guide. Today, I’ll just share with you the story behind why I made a bullet journal with my Evernote. Also I am going to share with you the template that I created.
Just a quick note before you read it:
This template that I am about to share was created on iPhone. There are some limitations in formatting them on iPhone, so it may not be as fancy as other templates you may get from the web. What you are about to see is just a very simple set up. You can improve them on your own and if you have a computer, I’m sure that there are better options to make this set up more eye pleasing. The steps that you’ll see here as well may be different when using other devices. Although, this templates can be used on any platforms that is supported by Evernote.
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When did I start using bullet journals?
If you’re a follower, you may have noticed in the past that I am sharing my Bullet Journal Set Up here every month. I love journals and notebooks but I really don’t know how to use it for planning. I usually use them for note taking and outlining some ideas. Way back last year, I found out that there is a systematic way on using your journal in planning your life and goals.
I really liked the system of bullet journaling. To be honest it helps a lot. However, as my baby grows older, she started reaching things. She became more playful and active. Whenever she see me writing, she’d cry for the journal.
Also, I am a commuter. From Cavite to BGC and vice versa, it’s almost 6 hours a day. Plus, 9 hours at work. The rest of the day is spent with my kids, eating and sleeping. I can’t even get a full 8 hours of sleep. So imagine how I could possible do my bullet journal, from setting it up to filling it out with logs every day.
It’s really hard to manage it as a working mom.
After four months of keeping up my bullet journal I decided to stop it in May. From May to July, my life is almost out of focus. I wasn’t able to determine what would be my goals and what needs to be addressed. It isn’t really nice seeing yourself without direction. So I decided to get back to bullet journaling.
However, because of some factors, I decided to do it on my phone instead.
I used to like the DayOne app because it gives you full packed features for digital journaling. However, you wont really enjoy it when using it as a free user. It’s very limited. Unlike with Evernote you get tons of great features even as a free user. The only thing that lacks on free users of Evernote are the upload limit and synced devices. You only get 60mb monthly upload and 2 device limits. The thing is if you don’t upload much photos on your journal then that should be enough. Also you have an option to minimize your photo uploads on their settings.
Also Evernote is cheaper that DayOne in terms of subscriptions. Just take note that when subscribing to Evernote, do it on their site and opt in for a yearly subscription than the monthly. Subscription with Evernote on App Store and Play store is higher.
Basically, the templates I made were super simple. This was just made using an iPhone which is not capable of creating a better one. I’ll be sharing the screenshots and the link below. To know how to use it please check out the video which I embedded below as well. Just please don’t get sick of my face and voice on the video. I really suck with verbal communications and I hate seeing my self. LOL
Here are the Evernote Journal Templates below:
First part of the journal (main page) – – – http://bit.ly/mv1main
Second part (productivity and tasks) – – – http://bit.ly/mv1tasks
Third Part(daily logs) – – – http://bit.ly/mv1daily
Fourth Part(Gratitude and Reflections) – – – http://bit.ly/mv1gratitude