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First Experience with Bullet Journaling

December 7, 2016

What is a Bullet Journal?

You have probably heard of a "bullet journal" (or Bujo for short) before, but if not it is this organizational system developed by Ryder Carroll that has been gaining popularity. It is a journal, planner, diary, log, to-do list, located all-in-one place. I was trying to explain it to my boyfriend and he said,"...So, it basically is a blank journal?". Essentially, yes it is just an empty notebook, but I think that is the beauty of it. You have the opportunity to completely customize this journal and to fill its pages with whatever you desire. I will direct you to the introductory video by the official Bullet Journal website:
 

Who is it designed for?

The Bullet Journal is for anyone. However, it is ideal for people...

  • Who have millions of to-do lists laying around
  • Who struggle to stay organized
  • Who enjoy stationary, journaling, & scrapbooking
  • Who cannot live without their planner
  • Who are seeking a unique creative outlet
  • Who keep a diary
  • Who are patient

What do you need to get started?


To start your own Bujo, the only things you really need are a blank journal and a pen. However, there a couple useful tools that improve the process including: a ruler, pens (ink, glitter, colored, markers), stickers, and washi tape. The journal I am using is the Strathmore softbound drawing journal and I picked it up at Michael's Craft Store.

How to Start a Bujo?

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After conducting my research prior to starting my own Bullet Journal, I found the first thing to do is to use the first 3-4 pages to make an index. This will be filled out as you go and is an easy way to keep track of all the content and to use as a quick reference to find a specific page in your journal. Next, I used 3 pages to create a future log by laying out each month in calendar form, so I was able to see an overview of the entire year. The next page I utilized to create the Bullet Journal key (pictured below). These symbols will help keep all of your tasks in check. Following that, I started my December section and began with a monthly log (pictured above). The next page breaks down my week where I am able to jot down all my daily tasks and events. After the weekly log, I dedicated a page to "blog ideas". This is where the beauty of it comes in because you can seriously fill the pages with anything you want/need.


What are some fun Bujo ideas? 

@the.nerd.in.disguise
@thebulletjournaladdict

Helpful Resources
That concludes my quick overview of Bullet Journaling. My own journal is now only 3 days old, but has been proven to be quite useful already, especially as a student heading into final exam season. The day I started it, I spent a solid 4 hours putting it together, so I do conclude with a slight warning. Bullet Journaling takes a lot of patience and does require some time commitment. but it is a unique way to stay organized and creative.


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21 comments on "First Experience with Bullet Journaling"
  1. Bullet journaling sounds so interesting and something that I would actually be able to keep up with everyday!

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  2. Wow, this is such an interesting concept. Love all of the examples. I really should try this!!

    xx, Elise
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  3. Oh! I will have to try this! Thanks for sharing. Xo, Ellese

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  4. I love bullet journeling sooo much I do it all the time

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  5. Very cool post!

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  6. I've been doing a variation of bullet journaling to maintain my work and personal to-do lists online (on a site/app called Workflowy). It's been extremely useful!

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  7. I've seen them around, I love the idea of them but I'm not good enough with pen on paper - mine would look terrible! I just use an ordinary diary to keep track of things.

    Jane / deluminators

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  8. I have never heard of this, I love things like these! Thanks for sharing

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  9. I've always loved the look of bullet journals and the amount of creativity they offer! I can see myself being way too lazy to fill it in though - which sucks because the idea of it is amazing! I love the way yours is starting out :)

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  10. I love how creative this can be!!!! Im thinking about trying it going into 2017!
    xx Chelsea
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  11. Your bullet journal is beautiful! I'm planning on restarting bullet journaling in 2017. I hope I have the discipline lol x

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  12. I was planning on looking into this after exams when I saw Claire Marshall doing this in one of her vlogs haha, thanks for putting this together :)

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  13. These are amazing! I love making lists and planning/organizing but I haven't tried my hand on bullet journals yet.

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  14. Never heard of this ! It sounds so interesting !
    Nina
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  15. I actually prefer a planner that already has dates since I'm more of a "lister." My sister though is planning in doing this for next year. :)


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  16. Wow I've never heard of this before but it's such a great idea! And I just bought myself a Passion Planner lol. Hopefully I can be organized for the new year :]

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  19. Never head of this, but I like it. Just wish I was at least little bit creative.

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  20. Very interesting, I like how you share with us

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