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Bullet Journals – Starting Out


If you are a Pinterest addict like me you will undoubtedly come across lots of pins about Bullet Journals. I was intrigued about the beautiful  pages people were sharing and pinning of their notebooks so decided to try and find out a bit more.

What exactly is a Bullet Journal?

A Bullet Journal is a really flexible and customisable planner that you can adapt to meet your needs better than most diaries. If you want to be organised and get more done the Bullet Journal is your secret weapon. The best description for the total beginner can be found here from Kendra over at The Lazy Genius Collective blog.  It is definitely the clearest description I have found and how to get started.

A Bullet Journal can be your to-do list, sketchbook, notebook, and diary, but most likely, it will be all of the above. They say it will teach you to do more with less. (I so need this!)

I have been busy pinning away lots of things on Bullet journals over on my Pinterest page

Rather than start in a whole new journal I have bought a six hole punch for my Filofax and I am adding pages into my diary within my Filofax organiser. I also bought squared paper to do this with as it seems much easier to work with squares (it seems that this is the favourite in the Bullet Journal world) and it has definitely been much easier to make tables and create grids.

I found the site Pretty Prints & Paper <https://prettyprintsandpaper.com/bullet-journal/> a really useful place to start and Jessica has a really comprehensive list of links and ideas on how to make the bullet journal work best for you.

Do any of you use a Bullet Journal? I would love to know if it is mainly a US thing or if it is catching on here in the UK too. I will try and keep you updated to my progress too!