Let me be blunt: cleaning out your closet sucks. Some people find purging excess material goods to be cathartic, but I consistently fail to find the joy in that. I recently took a good, hard look at my closet, and found literal bags full of clothes that I didn’t need anymore – just thinking about it made me feel stressed out. I eventually took a day, cleaned, and got rid of so many things. When I was done, y’all – there was so much space! It made me realize that there are some things in your closet that everyone needs to throw away… like, yesterday.
Stationery haul for second term. I can’t believe that first term finals are actually over omg.
I’m loving that ring binder and those bic pens in gold and silver, and how cute is that rubber with a suit?? I had to buy a package of 50 bic byros because I go through one of those pens each week I swear to god
Some of the glorious results of my two week #cleaning and #organization spree, including rearranging #decor and scrubbing ALL THE THINGS. Starting to think the theme of this apartment is “rainbows 4 goths,” heh.
I’m pretty pleased with how my office/studio space is looking. Got the wire shelf and clear bins or organize all my thing (I keep collecting hobbies, I have so many supplies). Previously it was a too-small plastic drawer set with a pile of stuff on/around it on the floor that made it difficult to get at the white board. Just a mess. I didn’t think it would ever look so neat! I am not traditionally a neat person. Made the postcard display. The windowsill has some knick knacks and photos. I still have to organize some of the shelves attached to the desk and find homes for a few things, but overall I’m really happy with this.
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February 3// 3:59
I think I finally got the hang of the whole bullet journal thing! Its been about a month so it’s still a work in progress. It’s not much of a system, mostly just jotting things down, but it works for me!
It was definitely a hectic month but this planner saved me.
hey guys! i get a lot of asks about my bullet journal so i decided to make a post about my set up and how i use my bullet journal! feel free to send me a message/ask if you have further questions :)
note: i took these pics a while ago it just took me a while to put this post together so all the dates will be kinda old:)
pic 1: materials
these are all the materials that i use. pictured:
muji dot grid journal
love love love the paper and this was only $5.50 at the muji store in nyc!! :’) the only thing i would complain about is that it’s not that durable bc im clumsy and i always throw my things around and im worried this will rip apart on accident
because i’m super cheap and im not ready to get mildliners yet so i just use this old marker for colored accents
muji 0.38 gel pens
my favorite things ever. hands down
uniball signo 207 pen
i like the gel in this pen but holy it skips SO much. it’s really annoying and i can’t believe i’ve dealt with it for so long bc im almost done with it now…this pen used to be my main pen before muji but now i just use it for a “bold” effect
these were cheap (found them in my house) and i like the color pop it adds
definitely necessary bc i always mess up; i think i’ve used it on every page lol:)
not pictured: my stabilo pens. i hadnt used them to set up my bullet journal initially but not i use them for color coding.
i also included my symbols legend. i almost forgot about this because i don’t use it that much since i’ve memorized all the symbols in my bujo, but i just keep this index card on hand in case i have new symbols to add.
pic 2: table of contents
simple table of contents. in hindsight i wish i put this on a right-hand side page like most books are supposed to start so that it would start on an odd page (if u get what im saying?) but thats okay. if i have a lot of lists together, i would group it under one listing.
pic 3: yearly overview
most people just like to put a 12 month calendar with color coded dates for their yearly overview, but i chose to do a calendar and a list describing each thing i marked. this was super helpful for me because i forget everything so i knew i needed a description for all my markings. left side is a 6 month overview with color coded dates circled (see legend in first pic) and right side is a list view of each month with dates and event descriptions under each month.
pic 4: monthly overview
im gonna start with the right side, because that’s the page i set up first. i’m not very happy with the neatness of this page; i wish i left more room for the daily events list on the side! anyway, this page is set up like my yearly overview page, with dates circled and explained on the side. the difference is that i chose to put more specific short term events like deadlines, tests, and appointments. in the bottom left i put goals and tasks that span the entire month, which i wouldn’t be able to include in my weekly spreads.
the left hand page is for any useful notes, monthly tasks, or is simply a goals/planning page. as you can see, i planned a club meeting on this side, and also wrote down some random notes.
this was my first monthly overview page and im not v happy with it; next month i will definitely leave more room for the events list and have more of a focus on my goals.
pic 5: weekly spread
i’ve experimented with this a lot in my old bullet journals and previous pages, but this is my favorite way to organize my week (as of now) because it looks good and i save a lot of time not worrying about perfect calligraphic dates or nice straight lines or cute drawings.
1. write the date neatly in a bolder pen. i use a 0.7mm uniball pen. 2. underline it with a mildliner or a pastel marker. i use a light pink crayola marker. 3. list tasks, events, and notes in a thinner pen. i use a 0.38mm black muji pen. 4. put future tasks on a sticky note and transfer to daily task lists as necessary
pic 6: test schedule
sometimes, having a scattered list of dates and tasks in my bullet journal is not enough, especially when it comes to studying, because i often get distracted by less important immediate tasks, instead of my long term study schedule. this test schedule is super helpful when i have a lot of upcoming tests so i can see what dates are coming up and when i should take time out my schedule to study!
i made a chart of the next three weeks, listed everything i have to study for, marked the dates of the tests, and shaded in every day i was going to study for. this is definitely something i would recommend if you are a visual learner and you’re super forgetful (like me!!)!
pics 7&8: daily task format and symbols legend
after experimenting with a lot of daily task list formats, i like this one the most. i also included my legend last because most of the symbols are only ever used in the daily task lists.
if you’re new to bullet journals, a circle is usually used for events and a box is used for tasks. a “migrated” task means the task was not completed, but it has been moved to be completed on a different day.
for those of you who are familiar with bullet journals, you may notice some symbols that i use that aren’t bujo standard:
these are health trackers. inside each symbol, i evaluate each aspect of my health respectively
water: # of cups of water
apple: nutrition. i just put happy or sad faces based on how satisfied i am with my nutrition that day.
moon: # of hours of sleep
these are priority indicators. i include these within boxes when i have a lot of tasks to do, and i like them bc they keep me organized while keeping my bullet journal minimalistic.
i use the eisenhower urgent/important principle to prioritize. you can read more about it here, i might make a post about it soon!
and that’s all! that was a reaaally long post so im sorry if you just had to scroll through all that, but i tried to be helpful based on my experience with a bullet journal. if you take away anything from this post, it’s that i experiment a lot with the style and format, which is actually one of the reasons i love the bujo system. i hope you found this post helpful! reblog or like if you did, and feel free to ask questions in my inbox!