What is a Bullet Journal?
The bullet journal (or Bujo) is a completely customizable organization system. A bullet journal can be so many things. You can use these journals as to-do list, diarys, habit trackers, daily planners, and so much more. Bullet journals are great for minimalist because they teach you to do more with less.
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Bullet journals are built on the theory of rapid logging.
It consist of four components:
- Page Numbers
- Short Sentences
At its basics it also contains three basic layouts:
- The daily log- where you track daily tasks, and to-dos
- The monthly log- where you log your to-dos for a specific month
- The yearly log- where you log monthly dates, big events, and tasks
Just like all things customizable a bullet journal can also be so much more. There are so many awesome designs online of journal pages.
It can really turn into anything you want it to be.
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What supplies you need
One of the great thing about bullet journaling is it does not actually require anything but a notebook, and a writing utensil. Though if you do want to be a bit more fancy, (OK and admit it a bit more fun) there are plenty of fun accessories.
The Leuchtturm 1917 with dotted pages is the Cadillac of bullet journal notebooks. It has great bleed proof, smooth quality pages, and will hold up well for the long haul. Leuchtturms already have numbered pages, and a table of contents. It makes being able to catalog your journaling so easy.
Staedtler Color ( Triplus Feltliner) Pens are some of the best colored pens you could buy for your bullet journal. The fact that they are available in may different size sets makes them great for any budget… Of course I am partial to the 36 pen set, because variety is awesome. The 36 pack also includes 6 neon color which really standout especially on the Leuchturm paper. One of the best part of these feltliner pens though is that you can leave them uncapped for days, and they will not dry out.
You see that cool little gadget up there it is a Helix Angle and Circle Maker. It may be unexpected, but it is so handy. This circle maker can help you create any sort of bulleted list, or just make a perfect circle around something you want to remember. Not having to worry about having perfect circles is such a little thing, but it can really make a page look neat and tidy.
Masking/Washi Tape stickers are super handy. They come in so many designs and color everyone should be able to find ones that would suite their bullet journal best. I personally like this set of solid colors. These stickers are great to write on and can really make a page heading pop. Also if you want to put anything additional in your journal such as a photo, or tickets they are great for that also. Plus these sticker are REMOVABLE!
How cute is this little organizer? This I-Color Universal Organizer is a great way to keep all your bullet journal items in one spot. The great thing about this double layer organizer is it come with a bunch of different types of slots and pouches. It has loops for holding things like pens and ruler, zippered pouches, a slot for your journal, and open top slots. It also comes in a lot of great colors, and designs to personalize it to your own style.