Hello, Georgia from 2019 here! I have rewritten this post and given it a complete makeover so please click here for my How To Start a Bullet Journal in 2020!
WHAT IS A BULLET JOURNAL?
A bullet journal is your very own, adapted by you, personal organiser/ anything else you want it to be. It can be as messy or as tidy as you’d like, as long as it works for you.
It is essentially a to-do list system which aims to help you get and stay organised. You can add trackers, weeklies or dailies (no matter all will be explained soon) to help you stay on top of every aspect of your life.
- Â Leuchturm 1917 (link)
- Scribbles that Matter (link)
- Moleskin (link) Â (both dotted.) I prefer dotted as it makes drawing out spreads a lot easier and cleaner.
- Â Staedtler Triplus Fine Liners (link)
- Papermate Inkjoy (link)
- Staedtler Ballpoint Rainbow Pens (link.) You can use any pens you want but I love how these write.
- Washi Tape (link)
- Journal Stickers (looove these! )
- Watercolours (an up and coming style)
- Stencils (amazon and amazon)
Some of these photos are from my first ever bullet journal and I really do not have the heart to replace them! If you want to see my bullet journal, three years later, with much better spread quality (i promise) click here.Â
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YEAR AT A GLANCE
A monthly spread is essentially your monthly dashboard. I still haven’t found a monthly spread which suits me and that’s okay because every month brings different changes. I already hate this monthly spread but it’s good for what I need. My monthly spread includes my goals for the month, to do’s, my work schedule and a mini calendar. Your’s can include all of that and quotes, sticky notes, whatever you want!
WEEKLY / DAILY SPREADS
Forgot something? Just add it in between pages! Your bullet journal is not supposed to be perfect. In fact, its supposed to be the opposite, as long as it keeps you organised. Don’t be afraid to mess things up, that’s what the washi tape is for 😉
So, that’s How To Start a Bullet Journal. You don’t have to follow this, you do what you want to do. If you make a mistake on the way, don’t worry about it, just cover it up (with drawings, washitape, post its. etc) and move on. Also, don’t expect to get everything right right away- I’m still getting to grips with what suits me but I and you will get there.