In 2013, Brooklyn-based Ryder Caroll changed how thousands would organize their lives when he introduced the concept of bullet journaling. According to Caroll, he developed the method as a means to help him keep track of his life. The idea resonated with many. Soon, it felt like everyone from your favorite Instagrammer to your second cousin, twice removed were not only keeping a bullet journal, but also praising it for increasing their productivity and helping them return to the old-fashioned act of taking pen to paper. It demonstrated how the seemingly simple act of using dots to keep track of your life is actually an effective way to stay organized. Browse through #bulletjournal on Instagram and you'll be treated to a feed of how proponents of the method have used it to flex their creative muscles. Does Bullet Journaling Work? According to Medium, bullet journaling, affectionately abbreviated as "BuJo" by followers, can actually benefit your life - especially if you're trying out a new lifestyle or diet. People tend to think better on paper and it can act as a log of everything you're going through. While you can get fancy with stencils, stickers, and doodles, you can also take as little as five minutes a day for journaling. Whether it's keeping track of appointments or what vegan meals you're going to cook (which is great for beginners, flexitarians, and longtime vegans, when you're going to meal prep, meditate, clean, or all of the above, many testify about the possibly life-changing power of writing things down. How Bullet Journaling Can Support Your New Vegan Lifestyle (and 7 to Try) 1. Minte Vegan Leather Bullet Journal Minte's vegan leather bullet journal is ideal for keeping track of important events, establishing new habits, setting goals, staying motivated, and practicing daily mindfulness - it's also a great place to start for those who are new to bullet journaling. Each dotted journal features a faux leather cover (in pastel pink or light blue) with durable binding, a magnetic closure, an inner pocket sash for notes, receipts, and business cards, and an integrated bookmark so you'll never lose your place. The book comes in a protective sleeve with a sleek metallic pen. Check it out here. 2.\u00a0Leuchtturn1917 Bullet Journal\u00a0 Fans of the\u00a0Leuchtturn1917 Bullet Journal affectionately refer to it as "The BuJo Notebook." This dot journal features a classic vegan black leather cover and 248 pages of everything you need to stay seriously organized. At the front, you'll find an index, followed by separate logs for future events, daily to-dos, monthly goals. Check it out here. 3. Artfan Dotted Bullet Grid Journal With a price tag that's under $10, Artfan's Dotted Journal is ideal for budget-conscious people who want to stay organized. Featuring a chic teal vegan leather cover, this lightweight journal contains 124 numbered pages, thick pages that are resistant to ink bleeding, erasing, and shading (so doodle to your heart's content!), an inner pocket for receipts and small papers, two bookmarks, and label stickers. Check it out here. 4. Lemome Natural Cork Bullet Journal This eco-friendly Lemome bullet journal features a cork fabric cover that's soft to the touch, but more sustainable than leather. It features high-quality, acid-free writing paper that's thicker and smoother than standard paper. It comes with an elastic pen holder with an elastic pen holder and a ribbon bookmark so you'll never lose your place. Check it out here. 5. ThoughtSpace Hardcover Bullet Journal ThoughtSpace's hardcover bullet journal has lay-flat finding that allows you to easily create full-page spreads. Smooth, thick, acid-free paper prevents ink from bleeding through, whether you're using a fountain pens, markets, or fineliners. The durable cover can be kept closed with an elastic closer, making it travel-friendly as well. A folder in the back cover is just the right size for stencils, stickers, or a small ruler. Check it out here. 6. Minimalism Art Classic Dotted Journal San Francisco-based Minimalism Art's budget-friendly bullet journal has a vegan leather cover and a sturdy design that will last for years. An internal accordion pocket helps you keep track of loose notes and business cards while sturdy paper prevents feathering and bleeding. Check it out here. 7. Robin Notebook Hardcover Bullet Journal This Robin Notebook bullet journal features 192 sheets of pages that are acid-free and resistant to bleeding. Dotted pages are perfect for planning, designing, sketching, and making charts and graphs. An expandable pocket in the back cover holds notes and business cards. Check it out here. Become a CLUBKINDLY member today!