At the beginning of 2019, I discovered bullet journaling. You’ve probably seen a bunch of posts on Instagram and Pinterest about bullet journaling. If you’re reading this, you’re also probably wondering “what the heck is a bullet journal?!” Well look no further, I’m going to explain all about it.
What is a bullet journal?
The Bullet journal (BuJo) is actually a method of journaling. The concept of bullet journaling was created by Ryder Carroll, a digital product designer with his book, The Bullet Journal Method. He designed it as a mindfulness practice to help those who use it live intentional, more productive and meaningful lives. Though the concept has evolved, in my opinion, it’s an awesome creative outlet and way to organize your life. To me, the journal can be a combination of a planner, calendar, diary, and whatever else you want it to be. Every person’s journal is different and tailored to them.
Who bullet journals?
If you have a lot of things to remember, like to doodle, and like to organize/plan, then bullet journaling is totally for you! You could use a bullet journal for personal use, or work, or both. People of all ages and genders can do it as long as they find it helpful. Additionally, people with learning or intellectual disabilities could find this very helpful.
How do I do it?
Usually, a bullet journal is a blank, dotted journal like this that allows users to fill it how they’d like while providing a faint guide for set up. The journals come in a variety of sizes, cover colors, and hard or soft covers
You can use black & white/colored pens, markers, colored pencils, or whatever other medium your heart desires. I use pens in my bujo, and I have friends who use markers and highlighters in their journals. This year I’ve also started using washi tape and stickers which are really fun and add a little more creativity to my pages.
You should first decide how you want to set up your journal and what you want to use it for.
Monthly spreads are similar to chapters or sections of a book- a two-page spread with the month written out in a creative way. Here are some examples of monthly spreads.
Bullet Journal Inspiration
If you want to follow me on Pinterest, I pin a bunch of ideas to my bullet journal board. These are also my favorite Instagram accounts that post bullet journal inspo:
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