I ran a poll on Twitter a few days a go asking which post I should do next out of: How to bullet journal, Reviewing mug food, a book review and my makeup routine. The results weren’t extremely useful in the fact I received 4 votes for Bullet Journal AND Book Review and 2 votes each for the other two. Obviously, I then had to decided between the two most popular ones and I decided on this one, How to Start a Bullet Journal! So here we go!
If you need reminding what a bullet journal is see –> THIS <– post. There’s also a link to a video walkthrough of my own bullet journal. A bullet journal can be whatever you want it to be, but I’m going to give you some tips on a basic layout, hopefully!
To start off with you need supplies! You’ll need:
- A Notebook (I highly recommend the Leuchtturm 1917 notebook with dotted paper)
- Nice black pen
- LOTS of coloured pens
- A Pencil
- Coloured Pencils
- Washi Tape
OK, it kind of depends what you want to do, so you might not actually need ALL those things but there’s definitely some essentials up there! Here’s a pretty photo of my bullet Journal:
One of the first things I recommend you do is look at Pinterest or Google Images for inspiration (At least, that’s what I did!). Or you could take inspiration from mine from the My Bullet Journal Post <– Here. Then I would begin to plan out what you’re going to do (what pages). The first page I did in mine was a Key so that I could have an organised structure and keep it consistent throughout. Here’s a list of pages I think are important:
- A Key (as mentioned above)
- A Future Planner/Year Overview whatever you want to call it!
- Monthly Overview/Planner
- Weekly double page spreads
I have used over 100 pages in my bullet journal so obviously I have more than just that, I have some fun pages too. Here are some ideas:
- Birthday/Holiday Calendar
- Yearly Mood Tracker
- Habit Tracker for each month
- Doodle page
- Books to Read page
- Pen Swatches/Testers
- My Wishlist
- Monthly memories
- Movies to watch page
- Bucket List
- Brain Dump page
I have a few extra pages such as blog post ideas as well.
At the beginning of every month I always follow the same structure:
- [Month] Overview
- [Month] Habit Tracker
- [Month] Sleep Tracker
- [Month] Food Log
Then I continue with each week’s spread.
Reading this back, it probably sounds very confusing, but it doesn’t have to be. It can be whatever you want it to be. Here’s a link to the walkthrough of my bullet journal and you can see all the pages and get inspired or whatever. I’ll be doing an update on it in a couple of months!
Mine’s a lot of fancy writing and nice presentation but it doesn’t have to be like that. It’s very time consuming and so if you don’t have the time to sit and do that then it won’t be like that but it doesn’t matter!
Here’s a gallery of some of my Bullet Journal Pages:
I hope that you were able to make some kind of sense of this post, I understand it maybe a bit badly explained and confusing but my next post will be 10000x better!
If you want some more information then feel free to contact me! Info on –> This <— Page!
Post again soon!