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Bullet Journaling: The basics

Heya guys!

Now, this is a super fun post as it’s something (fairly) new for me that I started doing at the beginning of July that has helped make me a more productive person and given me a customisable, creative way of staying organised. In this post, I’m going to tell you about this system, how it has helped me and how I use it.

What is bullet journaling?

Bullet journaling is a journaling, organisation system where symbols are used to show the tasks and/or events for the day. You can also use monthly and yearly logs to make future planing a lot easier! The creator of the bullet journal explains the system best, so I’d recommend checking out his video on how the system works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fm15cmYU0IM

How will it help me?

For me, the system has made me a more organised and productive person. I have school work that can be easily kept track of using the system, but apart from school, bullet journalling made me realise I don’t have much going on, so it’s helped me to fall back in love with a lot of hobbies. I’m crocheting now again and it’s probably the first time I’ve been doing it almost daily in one, maybe two years. Even on its own, I’ve been able to get a bit artistic with some collections (on to that later) and I’ve loved doing that!

What do I need to start?

All you need is a notebook and a pen! I’d also completely recommend checking out Pinterest and Instagram for some help on how to get started, and definitely watch the video linked above for a quick run down of everything.

Some extra equipment I use regularly for my bullet journal are mainly household items, like rulers and different coloured pens, but if you want to get more artsy with it I’d recommend washi tapes and other things like that! I’ve seen some beautiful bullet journals that have cute sticky notes, page flags and other things like that, that can work really well.

How can I get ideas for how to start?

Social media will be your best friend! I use Pinterest all the time and blogs like Boho Berry and YouTube channels like Studyign really help me.  It all falls more naturally for what you can do to make your Bullet Journal more personalised after you’ve started! However, I’ll recommend a few of my favourite ideas:

Monthly habit tracker

This is a helpful way of encouraging you to make everyday tasks a habit. I’m going to be honest and say that my first two habit trackers I didn’t ever finish, but my most recent one I completely filled. I haven’t used this method this month, but I have used a similar alternative (I’ll do a walkthrough post soon where you’ll see it!)

Mind maps

I mind map all the time in my bullet journal, from things like writing prompts to weekly homework. It’s really customisable and can look really pretty!

 

So that’s it for today! I’d love to make more posts like this, so if you have any questions leave them in the comments and I will definitely reply!

Lots of love,

Libby xx

 

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