People have always loved keeping track of their thoughts and experiences. The most common form of doing this were the journals, but they got a bit lost as the internet started to dominate our lives. Those who resisted the digital revolution a bit longer were the business professionals with their complicated planners, but ultimately they too switched to planning their busy days digitally.
It was clear – in order to keep the paper planners/journals alive, a big change needed to happen. But what could be so great that it beats all the benefits of having every aspect of your life right beside you, on your phone? The answer came in form of bullet journal.
It all starts with bullet points. You can create your own to-do lists and weekly/monthly/yearly plans by simply writing down a bullet point list. There’s a basic key and it goes something like this:
- dot for a new task
- x for a completed task
- < for the task you want to schedule for another time
- o for event
- – for note
- > for migrated task
Now that you know what the bullets mean, you can use them to create your own daily, weekly, or monthly planners. Here is how those pages might look like:
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10/1/2018 I know I‘m a bit late but wanted to show you my last filled weekly spread anyway 😅 Btw THANK YOU SO MUCH for over 6k followers!! I can’t believe i was featured by @leuchtturm1917 and @bulletjournal 😱😍 #bujo #bujobeauty #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournals #bujosetup #leuchtturm1917 #germanbujo #creative #tombow #fineliners #art #planwithme #minimalistbujo
Ok, you got the basics, and the rest is completely up to you. You can make it as simple or as complicated as you want. Some people prefer neat handwriting with black pen only, while others use colors, draw, paint, scrapbook, and more.
Popular bullet journaling equipment includes colorful pens, washi tape, stickers, stamps. Don’t get too overwhelmed; start from the basics and see which style fits you the most.
It’s all about having fun while effectively planning your life!
Couldn’t be more excited to start bullet journaling this year. I’ve always wanted to do it but didn’t think I was creative or talented enough. However, I have always loved to write things down instead of using hundreds of apps to keep track of my everyday life, tasks and habits. So for 2018 I decided to give this a go and have been loving it so far! It’s almost therapeutic to sit down, doodle and practise my handlettering in the evenings. I wanted to share my journey with you so here I am. This is my future log, where I keep track of important dates and birthdays. I hope you like it! ✨