Bullet Journaling Workshop
This is a workshop that can be easily completed through a Zoom conference or other online platform.
Bullet Journal Workshop
Bullet Journals/Composition Notebooks
Bullet Journal Pages
There are multiple ways to create a bullet journal. You could purchase the bullet journals that have dots on a page that you connect together to draw things. You could just use a composition notebook without dots and do free draw. Or you can print bullet Journal pages online and put them in a folder or binder. There are hundreds of free bullet Journal pages online. You would just have to print the pages or send them to your charity partner and ask them to print the pages.
On the day of your workshop, each person who is participating (volunteers and those at your charity partner) should have either a bullet journal, composition book, or bullet journal pages with a folder or binder.
You could go over the benefits of bullet journaling, which are below:
- Helps organize and prioritize life tasks, thoughts and feelings
- Helps identify stressors and then one can identify solutions to problems
- Can help process and release emotions and intrusive or avoidant thoughts
- Can help gain insight and confidence
- Help us see situation from other points of view, decrease our reactivity to others, and promote empathy
- Easier to track progress, feelings, habits than multiple journal pages- can fit all on one page
- It is a beautiful, artistic, and creative way to express yourself.
You Could also give tips for bullet journaling for beginners
- Try to write daily at least a few minutes.
- Be accepting and non-judgmental of your attempts, focusing more on getting words on paper.
- Journaling doesn’t have to follow a certain structure or format, just let the pencil flow!
- Some people prefer to keep a gratitude journal for one thing per day they are grateful for.
- Others write down negative thoughts to “throw away” & help clear our mind.
- Experiment with tying journaling into your daily routine at a certain time or after a certain daily activity – like eating breakfast, riding the train home or eating dinner.
Now that you have introduced your topic it is time to complete a few bullet journaling pages with your group. You could use the bullet journaling pages that are available on self-love. The link is posted below. I like to start with that because it is something I feel we all need to do on a regular basis. We need to identify the good things about us, acknowledge our gifts and talents, and overcome the negativity that a lot of these ladies (and many of us) have probably been exposed to.
As the ladies are filling out their journal pages, encourage them to share what they are writing. Encourage the volunteers to show their work so that the ladies at your charity partner will be vulnerable enough to share as well.
At first, people will not want to share. They will be too nervous. But as you share your work and your volunteers share, it will give those you are serving the confidence to share their work. By the time we ended our workshop, everyone wanted to share.
End the workshop by thanking your charity partner for their time and also letting them know that they can Google or Pinterest free bullet journal pages so that they can continue doing this.
Here is the link to the bullet journal pages that I used as well as printable directions.