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Bullet Journals, Autism, and ADHD, Oh My!

Writing is a form of self-expression. It is also how we remember important events and tasks. It is also how we remember lessons and work meetings. As a matter of fact, you cannot be successful in life without being able to read or write. Journaling is a good way to relieve stess and tension. The most popular type of journaling is “bullet journaling”.

Bullet journaling is writing with bullets or numbered lists and can help you absorb information. You can even combine Cornell note taking and bullet journaling if you want! There are so many ways to do it and many resources online to help you get started and give you ideas.

You can do your bullet journal on paper or on your phone, tablet, or computer. You can even make the bullets be shapes and other objects depending on your software or how you want to draw them on paper. You can add emojis or stickers and if you are doing it digitally, you can even add your own photos!

 

Many Autistic and ADHD people live with many stressors, and writing gives them a way to vent without talking to anyone about what is bothering them. Not everyone is comfortable talking to others when they are upset. But whether you write about it or talk to someone you trust, it’s not healthy to keep everything inside if something is really bothering you.

 

I do my paper planner as a bullet journal when I write in it. I also use Google Calendar as well. I have an app, called Squid that allows you to handwrite or type that I pay $10 per year for. I need to renew it this month. As a social media specialist and blogger, I find it therapeutic to write. It is for many people.

Writing in a bullet journal keeps your writing neater and organized and you can even color code your writing if you want. There is no right or wrong way to do it. Everyone has a different way of doing it, and you need to make it your own. You have to do it in the way that works for you!

Some of the benefits of bullet journaling are:

  • Organizing your writing
  • Providing a peace of mind for the writer
  • Creativity
  • Productivity
  • Everything is where you can see it
  • Make it yours
  • No 2 bullet journals are the same
  • Easy to track long term goals
  • Affordable

For many Autistic and ADHD people, it really helps them be more productive and get things done. It helps them get motivated and set goals. It allows them to be themselves without someone bullying them. Organization is a struggle for them, so bullet journaling helps them organize.

 

Everyone has their own style of writing. You have to do what works best for you! How are you completing your bullet journal? Please share in the comments!

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