Bullet journal for beginners

 

What is bullet journaling?

A bullet journal is a customization and forgiving organization system, it can be your to-do list, sketchbook, notebook, diary, calendar, and over all life tracker.

What do i need to get started?

First i would suggest finding a notebook you love, there are many notebooks designed for the bullet journaler in mind but at the end of the day any notebook that you love will do just fine

weather its lined paper, grid paper, dotted or blank these all are totally up to your own preference and dont add or take away the end result.

I will include a list of popular notebooks on the market today, the one i love to use is the Leuttreum1917

BondiBook

North Books

Miliko Transparent Cover

Miquel Rius

Moleskine

Once you have found the book of your dreams now you will need to find the tools, if you have a pen or felt tip marker that you love test it on the last page to see if it goes through your pages, the last thing you want is to start a page spread the discover your pen has bled through to the other side rendering the other side useless

I found these great pens from U-Brand that are bleed resistant from homesense and i only wish i could find them again here in Canada

Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pens

Copic multi-liner

U-brand Gel pens

Tombo duel end brush pens

Different tools such as rulers, protractors, erasers, pencils, sharpeners are great to have on hand, i like to map out my spreads with pencil and then retrace with a black felt tip pen

From here you can of course add decorative touches, if you are a minimalist then you can of course stop there but if you are looking at this as a life tracker/creative outlet then you can add some personality with Decorative washi tape,  Water Colour, Markers, stickers, stamping and so many other things

OK! you are ready to start your spread, What items would you want to include in your planner? what things would you like to track?

Check out this awesome list, check off some of them and write them down.

100+ bullet journal ideas

plan out your first few pages, start off with a Title page

this can be very overwhelming to start and a bullet journal wont be made in a day just like Rome, even if you start planning for the month of February but work on making the journal in January so you are ready to go on the 1st of the month.

your first journal might not be everything you want it to be as its a work in progress, don’t get discouraged and write down all the things you like and disliked so next month or year when you buy your new journal you will have exactly the way it worked best for you

The great thing about this is its can be a journal of your life and you can collect these books over the year to have  to look back at memories and moments in time.

 

 

 

 

Bullet journal Ideas

This years Resolution was to be organized… maybe too organized?

I dont think there is such a thing is too organized… Here is a list i have compiled of different Bullet Journal ideas, use them all or use a little! either way this can def help you assess your life and prioritize important things such as doodling haha!

What Bullet Journal Do i use?  Leuchtturm1917 Dotted pages

Scroll to the bottom to see other Bullet Journals on the market today

The Basic’s

Weekly Spread

Monthly Spread

To do list week/ month / year

Yearly Goals

Future Year list important days to remember throughout the year such as concerts, vacation, important events (i.e weddings, showers)

Grocery List

Meal Planning

Health and Wellness

Weight Loss Tracker

Habit Tracker

Exercise Tracker

Period Tracker

OPK Tracker

Pregnancy Tracker

Symptom Tracker

Disease/condition tracker (ie Diabetes ect.)

Beauty Routine

Hair Care Routine

Sleep Log

Dream Log

Fit Bit Tracker

Hiking Tracker

Mood Tracker

Parenting pages

Children Schedule

Lunch Tracker

Homework Tracker

Music Lesson Schedule

sports Schedule

Milestone tracker

Child Habit Tracker

Doctor Visit Tracker

Due Date Tracker

Labour And Delivery list

Baby Name list

Baby shower ideas

Collections

(Collections are a list of things that are all based on the same theme)

Book List

Movie Tracker

Birthday List

Wish List

Special Quotes

Bible Verses

Tv shows Watched

Netflix watched

Monthly Favourites

Sticker Collection

Address Phone Numbers

Lifestyle

Zone Cleaning

Recipes

Travel Plans

Travel bucket list

life bucket list

De clutter your life

30 items in 30 days list

Gratitude Journal

Favorite. Memories Log

Lessons Learned

Write some poetry

Dream wedding inspiration page

Engagement party inspiration page

bridal shower inspiration page

Wedding list

honey do list

Party games to remember

Wedding Registry list

Home Management

Zone Cleaning

honeymoon list

Meal planning

Room decor inspiration

Money

Monthly Budget Tracker

Utilities tracker

income growth

Saving tracker

Buying and Selling list

Car Payment Tracker & Car Care

Water plant Tracker

Pet Tracker

Dog tracker

Cat Tracker

Illness Tracker

weather tracker

Temperature Tracker

Travel

Travel Destination Tracker

Travel Wish list

Packing List

Cities to visit

Arts & Crafts

Doodle Page

Quote Wall

Paint page

Sewing Project  Tracker

Crochet  / knit tracker

Craft Tracker

Social Media & Blogging

Blogging Ideas

Blogging Schedule

Youtube Ideas

Youtube Schedule

Instagram tracker

Twitter tracker / schedule


Other Notebooks Great for Bullet Journals

BondiBook

North Books

Miliko Transparent Cover

Miquel Rius

Moleskine