Starting Bullet Journal

Lately, I have heard a lot of people were bullet journaling. I was always more diary and to-do list girl, but I decided I would give it a shot since I started using monthly planners recently. Bullet journal is a great ways how to stay organized (other techniques here) whether you are at school or work. All you need is a notebook and a pen.

Setting up Bujo

Nothing about Bujo is given. The beauty with bullet journal is that you can make it into anything you want. However, you might want to consider these when setting up a new bullet journal: cover page, index, monthly and daily spreads, bucket list. I, for example, skipped index as I know I wouldn´t use it. You can also skip cover page but it is always good to have some kind of contact info in case you lose your Bujo. Monthly and daily spreads are the essence of bujo – this is why they were created in the first place.

Personalization

Once you have set it all up you can add anything you want. You can create a table with birthdays, you can have lists of to do/read/buy/watch, and you can have mood tracker, habit tracker or a page of memories/dreams. You can literally make it into anything you want. I find it easier to put lists and general guidelines at the beginning and then do your year with monthly spreads. It is ok to skip pages and leave some space for future additions!

Decoration

By no means does you bujo have to be artistic, however, I like it much more when it is decorated and properly spaced out. I am in love with my geometrical pages with windows of the same size. It looks perfect! You can draw in you bujo or use washi tape and stickers to give it a bit of oomph or you can leave it bear with just the important tasks. Remember, bujo is supposed to help you stay organized and on top of all activates, not suck your life out of you. So have fun and make it work!

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