dotted paper

anonymous asked:

You are so talented and I love your blog! <3 Do you have any tips for when you want to start a bullet journal but have absolutely no clue where to start?

Hiya! :D Here are some basics that I did when I started my bullet journal (in December). I think other people have made posts about this as well, so do look at those too!

1. Find the perfect notebook for you! 

Having a nice notebook will definitely motivate you to continue bullet journalling. The notebooks from Muji are great, and many people also use Leuchtturm and Moleskin notebooks. I personally recommend using dotted or graph paper, as it allows your format to be more flexible. :)

2. Create a key

You don’t necessarily have to write this down, but figure out how you’re going to distinguish things that you’ve finished, things that are half done, things that you’re moving to a later date, etc. It’ll help great with organization!

3. Figure out what format of spreads works for you

I use two pages for each week, and I write my weekly events and to-dos in those two pages. You can also just go day-by-day, writing the date as a header and then listing things you need to get done. Many people also make a spread at the beginning of the month, with a calendar planning out what’s ahead. These are just the basics–you can also include special pages, such as habit trackers, sleep/water trackers, books to read, etc.

4. Be creative

If you want your bullet journal to be clean and straightforward, then I would use a minimalistic setup. But you can also decorate it with newspaper clippings, quotes, washi tape, etc. This is one of my favorite parts of bullet journalling (besides the actual planning of course).

I do hope this helped, and I hope your bullet journal turns out great~

Monday 8:27am
I woke up with you on my mind.
You called me babe last night —
my heart is still pounding.

Tuesday 10:53pm
Today I realized we won’t work.
What we are is hurting her.
And I think she matters more to me than you do.

Wednesday 11:52pm
I broke things off with you today.
She barely said a word.
I’ve never regretted anything more than this.

Thursday 4:03pm
I shouldn’t have sent that message.
You shouldn’t have been so okay with receiving it.

Friday 9:57pm
I almost messaged you today.
I didn’t.

Saturday 8:49pm
I’m walking around town in search of alcohol.
They say that liquor numbs the pain of having a broken heart.
I want to put that to the test.

Sunday 2:32am
I heard you texted a girl you’ve never spoken to before.
I wonder if it’s because you’re trying to replace me.
I can’t help but wish you weren’t.
I thought I was irreplaceable.

—  a week with you on my mind, c.j.n.
Move on, leave, run away, escape this place… but don’t forget about me, about us, about this town. Always remember where you come from so you can appreciate how far you’ve come.
—  c.j.n.