Declaimer: I am in no way, shape, or form an expert on Bullet Journaling. This post is here to help anyone who is struggling with the concept or is in need of some guidance. Thank you.
What is a Bullet Journal?
A Bullet Journal is a customizable organization system. It can be your to-do list, sketchbook, notebook, and diary, but most likely, it will be all of the above.
Bullet Journal website link: http://bulletjournal.com/
Some Bullet Journal Terminology:
Key- explanatory table of symbols used to aid in the finding of similar subjects/events/or notes
Weekly Spread- a week shown out over the course of one or more pages listing out events, notes, pictures, lists, etc.
Index- a list of names, subjects, etc., with references to the places where they occur over the course of the journal
Month on two pages view- two pages where on one page the big monthly events are listed and on the other is an overview of the month
Daily to do list- a list that changes day to day where it contains the activities or goals of that specific date
Migrate- to move a task that was not accomplished or finished on the day that it was intended to another day
How do I get started?
Step 1) Get a journal, notebook, planner, binder with notebook paper, basically anything that will allow you to write a copious amount in one organized place
Step 2) Use pencils, markers, pens, highlighters, or any form of writing utensil that will let you jot down your notes, plans, or daily schedules
Step 3) Find a design, links for some of my personal inspirations will be linked down below, or format that suits your liking. If any of those aren’t your cup of tea don’t feel like you have to choose one, make it your own and have fun!!!
Videos/Posts that inspired me:
And my running tag for Bullet Journal inspiration:
Step 4) Decorate, decorate, DECORATE!!! This, again, is completely optional but don’t be afraid to spice up your journal with anything you like. Stickers, magazine cutouts, ribbon, washi tape, jewels, sequins, pictures, sticky notes, basically anything that you like!
- What I use: I use sticky notes, washi tape, flags, and stickers
Step 5) Start your journey to a new style of organization and planning!!!
Feel free to message me about any further Bullet Journal questions :)