You may have heard me talk about journaling or my bullet journal previously. I do actually have an Instagram story spotlight for my bullet journal. I’m sure you’ve heard of a bullet journal by now, if you haven’t, in this post I’m going to be showing you a peek into mine this year, and my very first one.
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There Are No Rules.
In bullet journaling, there are no rules, and that is one thing I love so much about it. Last year was my second year of bullet journaling, and I was still getting a feel for what I liked to have in it, compared to this year, 2018, and 2019’s was jam-packed with trackers, and lists, this year’s is a lot more simple, as sometimes in the past I would feel pressured to fill out my bullet journal, and that isn’t how it should be; Like I said… there are no rules!
Stress-Free and Simple.
In the past, I did a lot of structured weekly spreads, like the ones you see everywhere, but it would dishearten me if I didn’t have anything to fill that space with, this lead to me buying so many stickers, and using them as place fillers, which I do in this years, but I am much happier with how I use them this year. In this year’s bullet journal, I still do a monthly calendar and a habit tracker, but I skip the mood tracker, except for those pages, I now just write when I want, rant when I want, make lists when I want, and even stick in paintings and drawings I have done, it’s more of a creative outlet now, with so much less stress.
Front Pages for 2020.
- In this year’s journal, I have a future log, with important dates, and work holidays highlighted in separate colours.
- A page showing grid spacing references in case I want to portion the page in certain ways.
- A period tracker, I used to have an app for this, but I just like to see it on paper.
- A blog post-Kan-Ban to organize blog post ideas, and ones I’m working on
- A stats planner for the year for Instagram followers, and Blog email subscribers
Pages I Got Rid of From 2018, and 2019.
- Structured weekly spreads
- Weekly habit trackers
- Mood trackers, and year in pixels
- Films to watch
- quotes and sayings
- Books to read
You’ll see that I very rarely used these pages, and they ended up quite bare.
Supplies I Use.
All you need to bullet journal is a notebook, and a pen, however, once it became something I enjoyed, my stationary just grew, and I am constantly buying new things, unnecessary things, whoops. Some of my favourite items I use are:
- Uni Pin Fine Liners, I love how durable these pens are, plus you can get loads of different nip sizes, even a brush one, which I love, it’s kind of like a hybrid between a soft, and hard tipped brush one, I love to use it for titles.
- Pilot Light Frixon Highlighters, I find that regular highlighters are a little bit intruding, whereas these pastel ones are perfect, plus, they’re erasable!
- For my regular writing, I love to use a Parker Jotter, however, these come with a black ballpoint cartridge which I’m not a fan of, so I got a black ink refill, and it made me fall in love with the pen all over again, plus, there are so many colours to choose from for the outside.
- A glue roller, there are a few of these around now, you can get them the works, and Poundland, however, my favourite one is the blue Stick It one which I get from The Range.
There are so many more things I use, coloured fine liners, washi tape, coloured cards, post-it notes, if you see any items in these photos what I haven’t mentioned, feel free to ask down below if you’re interested, and I’ll be able to help with it, on my Instagram I will also write all products in the caption of a bullet journal post.
Bullet Journalling is one of the best things I’ve ever done, it’s helped me keep track of my habits, self-care, and has also become a creative outlet for any emotion I am feeling. Have you tried Bullet Journalling, did you get on it with it? I’d love to know down below!
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