Bullet journal, or bujo, as it’s affectionately referred to, can seriously be life-changing. Whether you are an avid bullet journal enthusiast, just starting out, or don’t know anything at all about the bullet journal or bullet journaling, you’ve arrived at the perfect place to get your bujo on.
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Also, stick around for the video walkthrough of this year's set up of the most popular bullet journalist on YouTube.
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Recommended resources in this post:
- The #1 bullet journal notebook recommended by your favorite bullet journalists or this up and coming popular alternative
- Pretty pens and more pretty pens to decorate your bujo
- Subtle highlighters and washi tape collection to pretty up those pages even more
Or check out the BEST recommended bullet journal buys by your favorite bullet journalists.
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I also love the flexibility in the system, a blank slate for you to create whatever pages and spreads fit your needs and lifestyle.
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And best of all, the BUJO COMMUNITY. The generosity, the creativity, the sharing and exchanging of ideas blows me away. No wonder this life organization planner system is sweeping the globe.
Bullet Journal for Beginners
What is a bullet journal?
Bullet journal has two meanings. First, it refers to an adaptable, efficient life organization system that keeps your past, present, and future together seamlessly in a single notebook. Second, the actual notebook itself is called a bullet journal. It is used interchangeably with the term bujo.
Bullet journal basics: A quick guide
This 5-minute quick but comprehensive bullet journal beginner guide includes a rundown of the original system by founder Ryder Carroll. There are also best tips and advice from seasoned bullet journalists to get you started, and more importantly, stick with it.
Best Bullet Journal Supplies
What is the best bullet journal notebook? Or what pens to use for a bullet journal? Where can you find cute washi tape? Before you get carried away with all the pretty things in the stationery world, check out the top recommended bullet journal buys by the most popular bullet journalists on the web. There’s also a breakdown of starter kits for any budget, from $5 to $100.
Bullet Journal Index
The bullet journal index allows you to keep track of where everything is in your bujo. You can go the traditional route of using it like a table of contents as the first page of your bujo, or, check out other creative ways to mark your pages so you know exactly where everything is located.
Bullet Journal Key
The bullet journal key is a shortcut, using symbols and signifiers, to label entries or collections within your bujo. Combined with the index, you have a winning combination to hone in on anything in your bullet journal with ease.
Bullet Journal Future Log
With a bullet journal future log, you are able to see what’s ahead in the coming year. You know those dentist appointments that only happen twice a year, or friend’s wedding that hopefully only happens once ever, and other important events? Perfect to log in a bullet journal spread like this.
Bullet Journal Monthly Log
For a closer yet still somewhat broad overview of what’s coming ahead for you, use a bullet journal monthly spread.
Bullet Journal Weekly Log
Most people function well in weeks, in which case checking out these bullet journal weekly spread ideas will keep your bullet journal layouts fresh and creative.
Bullet Journal Daily Spread
For hardcore bullet journalists, or if you know you have a particularly busy day that you want to keep track of by the hour, try a bullet journal daily log. There are options if you want to be very specific about the day’s details, or more general pages that are more guidelines than a strict to-do list.
Bullet Journal Collection Ideas and Inspiration
Find a free printable mega list of bullet journal ideas to keep in your bujo. Or, if you want to explore example spreads by themed categories, continue on below.
Ideas for Bullet Journal Goals
One of your bullet journal goals might be to increase efficiency in your day. These bullet journal ideas will help with goal setting, tracking time, establishing routines, and reflecting on your actions and behaviors so you can continue to make strides in productivity.
Bullet Journal Examples of Habit Trackers
Tracking habit in your bullet journal can serve as motivation for being consistent with your tasks. Find a list of 101+ things to track in your bujo plus creative habit tracker spreads to display the trends.
Bullet Journal Spreads for Mood Trackers
Tracking mood in your bullet journal is another way to increase self-awareness and a step closer to overall well-being.
More Bullet Journal Layouts Monthly Mood Tracker
If you function well with a monthly time span and love themed ideas, then you may want to try one (or all) of these monthly bullet journal mood trackers. These bullet journal spreads fit a theme for each month of the year perfectly.
Bullet Journal Pages for the Home
Bulllet journal housework and home cleaning schedules are only part of what it takes to take care of your home. Check out spreads to maintain your humble abode and give it proper care, attention, and upgrade.
Bullet Journal Ideas for the Moms, Baby, Kids, and Family
Here are some great ideas for trying a bullet journal for new moms to track your newborn, want to get your kid started in the wonderful world of bullet journaling, or just want to add some bullet journal layouts that will give you some warm and cozy feels.
Bullet Journal Examples for Students & School
There’s so much going on in your life when you’re in high school, college, or going back to school after taking some time off. Get yourself into the groove of academics with these school bullet journal ideas for students.
Bullet Journal Spreads for Budget & Financial Planning
Love or hate thinking about finances, everyone has to face it sometime. Why not make it look pretty with these bullet journal budget, expense, and finance trackers and spreads.
Bullet Journal Layouts for Mental Health and Self Care
Don’t forget to take care of yourself! There are a bunch of great mental health and self-care bullet journal pages to give yourself the TLC you deserve.
Bullet Journal Sleep Tracker
Sleep, so darn important yet so easy to lose out on. If you find yourself not getting enough zzz’s, then you might want to try any of these creative bullet journal sleep tracker ideas. I also created a free printable that you can access on that post.
Fitness Bullet Journal Weight Loss Pages
Get healthy with your bullet journal with these fitness and weight loss bullet journal spreads that focus on getting various forms of physical exercise, being careful with your diet, and keeping up with healthy practices.
Bullet Journal Meal Planning & Food Log Ideas
Food is one of life’s necessities, so you’re bound to find a bullet journal meal planning or food log or two to try in your bujo. Great in conjunction with the weight loss bullet journal ideas from above.
Bullet Journal Examples for Travel
Who doesn’t wisht to travel and see more of the world? Make it possible with proper planning in your bullet journal travel log.
Fun Bullet Journal Spreads for Interests & Leisure
Your bullet journaling experience should be enjoyable, so why not try one of these recreational bullet journal layouts and pages for entertainment? Perhaps motivate you to take up and stick to fun hobbies.
For the Love of Bullet Journaling
Some people just love their bullet journal more than the average bullet journalist. Here are some signs that you may be a slightly obsessive bullet journal addict.
Bullet Journal Hacks
These tricks to use your bujo more efficiently are the best bullet journal tips out there that will definitely take your bujo to the next level. Oh, and you definitely want to snag the free bullet journal cheat sheet on that post.
Bullet Journal Printables for Free
Creating your pages from scratch can get tedious, and sometimes there’s a certain layout you just love and want to try. Snag any of the free bullet journal printables in this extensive curation of the best resources around the web that won’t cost you anything.
Minimalist Bullet Journal Ideas
Keep your bullet journal aesthetic sleek and clean with minimalist bullet journal spreads that look pleasing to the eye and save you time because you won’t have to add so much embellishment.
Bullet Journal Washi Tape Ideas & Uses
Who knew you could do so many productive things with washi tape in your bullet journal? These washi tape ideas and uses are pretty, creative, and effective.
How to Set Up Your Bullet Journal Video
Have you heard of Amanda Lee? It's highly likely considering she has over 750,000 subscribers to her channel. She does a monthly walk through of her bullet journal set up and other videos, but here is her overall 2018 set up for you to admire. 9 minutes in bullet journal bliss. (via AmandaRachLee)
TONS of great bullet journal ideas to try out, huh? Just remember, don’t get overwhelmed by all the bujo madness. Progress starts one bullet journal page at a time, so check them out and try out a few. Happy bullet journaling!
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