What is Bullet Journal and Why You Need One

What is Bullet Journal and Why You Need One

What is a Bullet Journal and Why You Need One

Are you feeling unproductive at work and lazy at home recently?

Getting distracted with emails, social media and too lazy to do anything (which includes unhealthy diets and bad habits) ?

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Well the good news is – it’s never too late to try and improve your life, even if it’s tiny steps at a time.

If you are thinking of ways on how to improve things around and getting motivated to lead a healthier and happier lifestyle, here’s something you can do.

You should try Bullet Journalling.

You may have recently heard alot about these two words ‘Bullet Journal’ (or ‘Bujo’ for short). So what is bullet journal, and why do you need one?

I’ve read tons and tons of articles on it and some are too complicated to understand and the jargons will confuse you. I will try my best to simplify them and explain it to you in the easiest way possible.

I promise that you’re going to have a fun time learning about it in this easy-to-follow 5-part bullet journal step by step guide and become a better version of yourself.

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Let’s start!

This is the 1st article of a 5-part series on Bullet Journal for Beginners.

Part 1: What are Bullet Journals and Why You Need One

Part 2: Bullet Journal Index Page Ideas You Need To See

Part 3: Simple and Easy Bullet Journal Future Log Ideas

Part 4: Easy and Simple Monthly Spread Ideas

Part 5: Bullet Journal Weekly Spread Ideas

What are Bullet Journals?

Bullet Journal(or BuJo in short) is like an amazing planner, to-do list and diary all in one, that you create and customise for yourself which will help you improve all aspects of your life.

There are many categories you can put into your Bullet Journal and it’s really fun and exciting because no one Bujo is the same, it is your very own special planner.

You can journal your thoughts, track your habits, organise your tasks and so much more.

I am so excited to share everything I know and will share them with you in abit! ;D

So are you ready?!

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Let’s Go!

How to start a one?

First things first, you will need 2 basic items: a Bullet Journal notebook and writing materials.

I wish someone had shared with me the following tools when I first started my bullet journal journey(tongue twister haha) instead of the overpriced books and markers that the pros always recommend.

Getting these good basics tools will allow you to explore and find out if you like bullet journalling without spending a bomb. Plus, they can last you for quite awhile. 

  1. I use this notebook now, which is a good but cheaper(less than half the price) alternative to the popular favourite Leuchtturm1917
  2. These colorful markers have a broad tip and fine tip that you can use for most of your decorations. My favourite!
  3. These stencils are less than $10 and there are 20pcs of all kinds of shapes that you can play around with. Super fun.

I promise you can start your bullet journalling very well with just these few items. 😉

But of course, you can get all excited and start looking at all the other beautiful affordable options here!

Yay, you are all ready to start your Bujo journey now! 😀

Bullet Journal for Beginners

What to put in it?

Then next step will be to have some kind of organisation. Just like a regular book, it will have a table of contents at the front, followed by the content. So similarly for our bujo notebook, we have this 4 basic categories.

Bullet Journal Basics

1. Index Page: This section is at the front of your notebook and serves as a table of contents with page numbers to different collections and a symbol key that you update as you go.

2. Future Log: This four-page spread is a year-at-a-glance calendar with future events, goals, and long-term tasks. Add birthdays, travel plans, and major holidays.

3. Monthly Log: This two-page spread includes a calendar with a bird’s-eye view of the month and a task page with things you want to tackle during the month. You can also add other monthly tracking pages (“modules”) including a food, fitness, finance, or book log.

4. Daily Log: This is your day-to-day to-do list.

Okay, so these 4 points are the main gist of the entire Bujo and there are so many beautiful ways to design and create them.

I will be sharing with you in detail all the different options and ways you can do it.

So we’re going to cover on index page next. Click here if you are ready to go on! 🙂

p.s. Don’t say we didn’t share- NOW WILL BE A GREAT TIME to stock up on things you need on Amazon (including your bullet journal supplies!) because they are having a great sale!

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