Bullet Journal Basics

Starting a new Bullet Journal can be both exciting, and intimidating. Especially if you are brand new to the Bullet Journaling community. Ryder Carol, the creator of the Bullet Journal, does a great job of explaining the basics over at www.bulletjournal.com. I highly recommend starting here to build a foundational knowledge of the system.

This particular blog post is more so directed at those who have a very basic understanding of the Bullet Journal and are looking for some ideas, direction, structure and inspiration. I will cover a few things in this post:

  1. The purpose of a Bullet Journal
  2. Recommended Supplies
  3. Basic components to include
  4. Ways to make it your own
  5. Places to look for inspiration

So, are you ready to take your first steps into the Bullet Journal world? Great! Let’s get started….

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Bullet Journal Flip Through

As August comes to an end, I am almost finished in my Bullet Journal. Before I archived this one, and started in a new BuJo, I thought I’d give you a brief flip through of this one. I’ll talk about what I loved, what I messed up on, what worked for me, and what I’m likely not going to do again.

First – 2016 Year at a Glance

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I loved this page, both for its functionality, and the way it looked. I frequently referred back to this page to see at a glance when we had Stat Holidays, Vacations, Business Trips, etc. This is definitely something I will keep in my next BuJo.

 Second – The Calendex 

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Tracking in my Bullet Journal

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Anyone who knows me, knows that I’m big on tracking. I love being able to have a visual, tangible way to see my progress. So I can always look back and see how far I’ve come. My bullet journal provides the perfect platform to do this. Generally, I try to keep all of my tracking at the start of each monthly set up.

Currently, this is the monthly spread that I’m using. I was heavily inspired by Kara from Boho Berry (can you tell?). This allows me to easily differentiate between my personal appointments/tasks and my business appointments. I like that I can also write down my monthly goals & notes, and refer back to it throughout the month to see if I’m on track.

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