These 46 hand drawn Icons for your bullet journal are the fun new way to make note of tasks for the day. Use the examples in this blog post or make your own.
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Many people regard themselves as visual learners. They do better with pictures and demonstration than lectures and instructions. So, it’s safe to assume that remembering and following through with tasks may be simpler with visual reminders.
You guys know that I’m a hardcore doodlebug. Ok, maybe not hardcore. But, nonetheless, I love to doodle. Part of that stems from needing some visual stimulation. You can read all about how the minimalistic bullet journal layout did not work for me, here. It wasn’t my thing because I need the little doodles and flourishes on my page. I honestly think it 1). keeps me motivated to finish my tasks, 2). makes me utilize my bullet journal more frequently and effectively, and 3). helps me remember the things I did write down.
While you likely won’t use all of these icons, I hope you find a couple that you can incorporate into your bullet journal. I like to draw the washing machine when I have to do laundry. It’s one my least favorite tasks and drawing the washing machine makes it seem less cringe-worthy.
46 Icons for Your Bullet Journal
There’s a little bit of everything in these icons. From laundry to gym day, birthdays to anniversaries, and payday to Dr.’s appointments. You can easily modify these to fit your doodle abilities, your day-to-day task needs, and more. Make these your own. Create new icons. Share them with me on Instagram and let me know if using visual icons helps you stick to your tasks and remember events better.
The Easier Method
I know a lot of my readers and social media followers have this idea that they aren’t creative or can’t doodle. First of all, you can (check out this post)! Second, if you want to improve your skills, there are resources out there. I’ve been using Skillshare to improve my doodling and calligraphy skills, and it’s been fun and easy. But, if you are as stubborn as I am, I also know that you may just say, “no Erin, I’m not even going to try this bullshit. No way am I going to attempt to draw a tiny grocery cart every time I have to go to the store.” And I get it. It’s cool.
For you, there is another way to give visual memory a chance. No doodling required.
These clear stamps by Ink by Jeng are gorgeous, and these serve the same purpose. You’ll get stamps for gym time, shopping, birthdays, Dr.’s appointments, travel, and more. Grab a pack of 15 colorful ink pads for cheap, here.
More of a sticker person? You can get a pack of 52 functional planner stickers here. They’re customizable. You choose your color preference and your foil color preference.
Get Your Visual Planning On, Girl!
I honestly hope you give these icons a try. It’s definitely improved my bullet journal experience and contributed to being more productive. It doesn’t matter how you go about it, with stamps, stickers, or doodles, just try adding some visual elements to your planner or bullet journal. And if it doesn’t work, no big deal. Move on to the next idea.
If you come up with some icons of your own and want to show them off, please tag me on Instagram. I love seeing your spreads and creative ideas.
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