adaptive layout

Hello friends!! So to celebrate 6k+ followers, I promised you all that I would finally get onto doing a bullet journal system post- and a mini-tour of my own bullet journal.

What is the bullet journal system?

The bullet journal system is a planning system designed for rapid logging tasks using ‘bullets’ and 'collections’ to organise your day to day life. It can be used by anyone, for students, for professionals and even for the everyday person. It was designed by Ryder Carroll. I suggest watching the original bullet journal videos before proceeding with your system to get down to basics. 

It can be customized as minimally or as decoratively as you would like- it’s your adaption of the system that matters. Ryder Carroll even stated that “If you look forward to coming back to your book and feel like it’s your ally, then you’re doing it right.” and praised both simple journals and embellished ones too. Each bullet journal system is unique from one another. As long as you are following the skeleton of the original system and enjoying your own journal and achieving your goals- you’re doing everything right. There is no set rules of aesthetics- so whether your bujo is simple or not, as long as you’re enjoying yourself then you’re a-okay!

Do I need x or y skills/stationery to have a successful bullet journal?

No not at all. You don’t need a Leuchtturm1917, a Moleskine, a Rhodia, a Hobonichi or a fancy notebook. A simple notebook would work too. You don’t need fancy pens, fine liners, markers, coloured pencils to pretty up your system too.  You only need a pen. One of my close friends uses her bullet journal with just her pen and a small A6 notebook she found from the local book store. There are no specifications of what size, style or paper you have to have with a bullet journal! You don’t need washi tape to decorate your journal, but if you want to- go for it!

You don’t need to have the most perfect handwriting or fancy lettering skills or drawing skills. Your journal doesn’t need to be artistic if that doesn’t fit into your lifestyle. Some people prefer to have distinguished headers so they can easily scan through a page and find what they need.  Some people don’t have the time to make their pages pretty- to fit into the “studyblr aesthetic”. Some people can’t afford buy fancy stationery and notebooks: and that’s totally fine.

Why the bullet journal system?

It’s not for everyone! And that’s alright. But the reason why the bullet journal system is so popular is because it’s so customizable and can be personalized. People use this for journaling, for tracking every day habits and for writing notes and many other reasons. It’s such a simple system and can be started right now in any notebook you have.

You don’t need fancy notebooks or special supplies to start your bullet journal. You only need a pen and a notebook so you can get started. However, some people don’t like having to create titles for their pages and that’s fine- you can also bullet journal in a planner system too! But you can discontinue it any time you want and go back to regular planning if you wish.

What’s in a bullet journal?

Every bullet journal needs the basics. Every bullet journal should follow at least some elements of this skeleton.

  • An Index - A compiled list of your pages for future reference.
  • A Key - A compilation of your bullets for your system. Bullet points distinguish the difference between a task, it being completed or moved. They also distinguish whether or not it’s an event too.
  • Future Log - A list of future events for the upcoming months; usually for the next three months or for next year.
  • Monthly Log - Where you transfer events from your future log, an overview of the current month’s tasks, events and projects.
  • Daily Log - Daily tasks which are rapidly listed through the day. Notes are usually written under the current day. If a task isn’t finished in one day, it can be easily transferred to the next page using a 'moved task’ bullet.
  • Collections - Collections are lists of whatever you wrote down in your 'notes’ during a week. Books you have read, shows you watched, things you want to collect? Put it in a collection.

There are so many different adaptions of the bullet journal system!

My Adaptation of the Bullet Journal System

My bullet journal has been altered slightly from Ryder Carroll’s and embellished for my personal enjoyment. It’s been tweaked and changed many times and designed for what I need to track! I like to theme my weeks and pages to one colour to keep things simple – sans the colour coding I have for specifics like Work or Uni. It’s simple yet decorative at the same time and it’s perfect for me. I use a Leuchtturm1917 grid notebook, for reference.

This is how I shaped my bullet journal to be mine!

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7.6.16, 00:16 // days 20, 21 and 22 out of 100 days of productivity

sorry I haven’t posted for the last couple of days, I’ve been a bit busy with my training on Sunday and then I just didn’t do any work to take photos of on Saturday. didn’t help that I left my phone in my friend’s car after coming back from training on Sunday and then I didn’t get it back until about 4 hours ago hahah.

tried a new layout in my bullet journal n I’m actually rly enjoying this. I kinda adapted it from another layout is seen before just with splitting the day sections into two for the date and then the bullets. it’s much more minimalistic than what I had before with all the colours n the timescale and the different headers n stuff. though granted, this isn’t /that/ minimalistic in comparison to like idk the original bullet journal.

the top left page I have “goals” but then I realised that it’s more tasks so for this week, I have put tasks instead which you may see if I post a picture of the next spread another time.

I also decided to do my “productivity” of each day and my productivity of the whole week, which I kinda like (I actually only put it in because the header bits were looking a bit bare hahah). also, as you can see last week was not productive at all because it was half term and I just had no motivation.

then I added a little reflections at the bottom just because I had extra space since I only did 5 days on this spread as opposed to the usual 7. for the next weeks I think I’m doing the 7 days on a spread thing but I kinda like the reflections bit so I may add a spread to put reflections n allocate each week a space, idk I’ll let you guys know when I figure it out.

(you can see how many things I’ve watched last week, including finally the second season of haikyuu which is so so soooo beautiful I can’t)

I did do some politics work on pressure groups, political participation and the core executive, as well as looking over a few (not many) biology topics.

I have 4 exams this week, 2 of which were today: politics and general studies. I thought both papers were quite good n they were nice questions (or nicer than some of the ones in the past papers for politics). now just hope that biology tomorrow (well today really) is quite good w nice questions n stuff n politics has nice qs too. n then I’m DONE with exams until next year (besides mocks for A2)!!!!!

also, in attempts to improve my studying, I have asked my teacher for an A2 textbook for politics (US government n stuff) n I will be reading through that before we start school again next Tuesday. I will be doing the same for the thing in history and see if I can get a second year textbook for biology. onwards and upwards!

happy studying and productive days! XXX


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