My New Obsession For Bullet Journals
You may not have heard of a bullet journal, it’s a new combination of a planner and a diary. In here you write all of your thoughts and you use it to help you organise. In this blogpost I’ll further explain what a bullet journal is and how you can use them.
I’ve had journals before but this year I decided to use a bullet journal which more for planning. I also wanted to decorate my pages more with pictures and coloured fineliners and markers.
What do you use it for?
You can use a bullet journal for multiple things: planning, notes, sparking your creativity or for writing your feelings down. I use mine for a mix of all of the above, if I’m not in the mood to write I also draw in it.
I really like to write down my thoughts to be able to clear my mind and to have a clear list of what I want to do in a day. The idea of having something to remember my youth also makes me very happy.
How do you make a bullet journal?
You start off with an empty journal or notebook, then you can add an index page, a monthly calendar or lists that you’d like to add. I for example have a list of blogpost ideas and a list of goals at the front of my bullet journal. Then you can plan in weeks, days or months, that’s totally up to you. Here’s a site that shows you what you also can do with a bullet journal: http://bulletjournal.com/. My layouts mostly contain things that I need to do and notes.
There are also notebooks that are designed for bullet journaling but those are more expensive (https://www.bol.com/nl/p/leuchtturm1917-bullet-journal/9200000063465340/).
You can also choose to use bullets, those are symbols in front of a task or something to indicate wether a task is done or important. You can make up all the bullets that you like with your own meanings behind them. (Click on the website above for more information).
In the picture above you can see my bullet journal, I like to add a lot of pictures to my pages to make it look more interesting. I usually use tumblr for that. Tumblr is basically a social media website that I use for inspiration. You’ll find lots of pretty pictures and you can add them to your own account. You’ll also find very funny posts! My tumblr website is: http://blanqueroses.tumblr.com/.
My bullet journal essentials:
– Fineliners (also colorful ones)
– Double sided tape/washi tape
– A ruler
– My canon selphy printer (click on this link to see my review about it: http://rebelnoir.com/about-the-canon-selphy-cp910/)
I also follow people on youtube that show how their bullet journals look, that’s also very inspiring. Here is an example of one of those videos:
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