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Bullet Journals

Stay organized and inspired in style with your own bullet journal.

What is a Bullet Journal?

​Bullet journals are great if you:

  • have a million little to-do lists floating around
  • prefer pen and paper 
  • enjoy goal-setting and habit tracking
  • like stationery, journaling, scrapbooking, beautiful pens, etc.
  • love planners
  • want to be more organized
  • are having trouble sticking with a habit

Bullet journals can be a fun and productive project, a beautiful work of art, and a great memento or keepsake.

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Examples of Types of Bullet Journal Pages

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Sleep tracker


Mood tracker

Getting Started

A good place to start with your bullet journal is considering what you want to use it for. This will help you figure out what sections you'll be creating. If you aren't sure exactly how you want to use your journal, no problem! You can always add more sections down the line.

Here are a few ideas to consider to get you started:

  • Trackers - Personal goals (think fitness or financial, for example), habits, and mood/sleep trackers are popular choices
  • Time management and scheduling
  • Journal or writing prompts
  • Drawings, doodles, or other artistic projects

If you plan on using your bullet journal to keep yourself organized, INDEXES and KEYS are great tools for doing this, thanks to the use of different colours and symbols to help you easily identify tasks and events at a glancce.

Materials Needed For This Project

What your bullet journal looks like is completely up to you! The most important thing is finding a system that works for you and your goals. Trying new things is an important part of figuring out what works, so you may choose to create your bullet journal in a notebook, a binder, or on loose sheets of paper that you can move and rearrange as you choose.

Whatever format you decide on, you will need something to write with, and something to write on. Pretty much everything else is optional, depending on what you have access to and how you want your journal to look. 

Here are some optional materials you might find useful:​

  • Pens in different colours
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Markers and/or pencil crayons
  • Stencils
  • Stamps and stamp pads
  • Washi tape
  • Stickers
  • Any other embellishments you choose!

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