Easy bullet journaling ideas to get you started

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Here are some tips we recommend for anyone who wants to try out bullet journalling:

  • Brainstorm and conceptualize your bullet journal layout
  • Choose a color scheme that suits your style
  • Invest in different materials that allow you to be creative
  • Have fun and enjoy the process
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Bullet journaling is a journalling method where you can practically design your blank spaces however you’d like. With bullet journals, you can easily write or draw your thoughts, feelings, and emotions, and come up with different sections for your space, including:

  • to-do lists
  • calendars
  • notes
  • physical and mental health trackers
  • short-term and long-term goals

While bullet journaling is a great creative outlet for when you want to unleash your artsy side, it can also be an effective productivity or organization method to stay on top of your daily or weekly routines. If you want to get into bullet journaling but don’t know where to start, here are 3 tips we recommend so you can kickstart your bullet journaling journey in no time.

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Brainstorm and conceptualize your bullet journal layout.

Before fully getting into the execution phase, it’s important to brainstorm and conceptualize the layout, spread, and content of your bullet journal first. Since you’ll be starting from scratch, it’s up to your own needs, lifestyle, and preferences to plan out your bullet journal. What’s important is that it reflects you.

If your resolution is to read at least two books per month, perhaps you can come up with a reading list and tracker in your bullet journal. If you need to keep track of your meetings and deadlines, you can consider creating daily to-do lists. Of course, you can also mix and match what you need in order to maximize your bullet journal.

Choose a color scheme that suits your style.

Once you have set the foundation for your bullet journal, you can consider its aesthetics. Make sure that your chosen color scheme represents your personality, and also inspires and motivates you to keep decorating your space. You can get inspiration on color palettes from Pinterest if you need to. Also, make sure to choose materials that suit your color palette. Consistency is key!

Invest in different materials that allow you to be creative.

Your bullet journal should be your happy space so make sure to purchase different materials and supplies that will allow you to fully immerse yourself into it. You can buy colored pens, markers, highlighters, stickers, washi tape, and other stationery items to create a beautiful spread hat you can call your own.

Have fun and enjoy the process!

Lastly, make sure to always have fun along the way! Bullet journaling can be a therapeutic form of self-care, but you can also amaze yourself down the line with the things that you create in your bullet journal. Enjoy!