do you have any tips for bullet journaling?
ah sure! i didn’t know if you wanted my process on how i personally do my bullet journal, but here’s some general tips i could think of:
- the best tip is to just start, and try and make it part of your daily routine! it helps to know what you like, for instance i’m planning a color scheme and doing mini doodles because i love artsy, aesthetic style bullet journals. however, if you don’t have time, it can be completely minimalistic and functional–after all, the real reason why you have the bullet journal is to organize (as much as all the flourishes are pretty).
- if you’re more detailed and a perfectionist, especially in doing headers or drawings, you can always use pencil and then trace it over in pen/color it in with whatever you have!
- on that note, you don’t have to have the fanciest supplies. you can use pencils, crayons, and ballpoint pens if you really want. lots of people tend to use gel pens (muji pens, pilot juice) or fineliners (staedtler, stabilo), as well as washi tape, highlighters/markers (zebra mildliners; some people use crayola supertips!), post it notes, etc.
- you also don’t have to have the most expensive journal. you can do it out of a composition notebook or sketchbook, and it doesn’t have to have grid paper or dotted paper! personally, i’m using a small spiral notebook with dotted paper, cause it helps to have some structure to follow to keep it organized, and i love spiral because its easier to open!
- the typical spreads i do are the yearly overview, monthly overview, and then weekly. then i do pages for whatever comes to mind, like a list of school supplies, music i find, books to read, tvs and movies to watch, etc. the pages within your journal are totally up to you. the bullet journal is basically a universal everything book, although the primary reason to use it are to do lists and all that.
- set up a key for symbols you use in your book. it’ll help tons and plus i love drawing out all the little symbols.
- look at others’ bullet journals to get some inspiration on how to set yours up! you don’t have to make a replica, but seeing how others do theirs helps a ton.
- finally, don’t feel pressured to make it look perfect, or make it look like anyone else’s. the bullet journal is your personal thing. if you’re only doing it just so you can get notes on tumblr, or trying to get it exactly so, you may be missing the point.
- here’s my tag on tips, tricks, and ideas for bullet journals and this is my tag for bullet journal inspo!