Learn how to Bullet Journal

The newest trend in time management and to-do lists is Bullet Journalling, also known as BuJo. This article will help you create a Bujo for your own specific needs. The purpose of a Bullet Journal is to help you keep track of your work and all the other jobs and things you may need to remember. The best part about bullet journaling is that it is a simple method of use that you create. Everyone makes their own unique Bujo with their own specific markers and sections. Here is a list of all the things you need to create your very own bullet journal!

Step 1: Journal

Buy yourself a journal. It is best if you buy a dotted journal because it is easily customizable. You can draw your calendars or simply take notes, it is extremely flexible. It is alright if you want to buy a plain journal too. It all ultimately depends on what you will feel comfortable using.

Step 2: Journal Topics.

This is one of the most important steps while curating your journal. You must be able to make a list of what the purpose of your journal will be. Will it have a monthly calendar or a daily one. Will it help you track your medicine consumption schedule, your homework schedule, and your sports schedule? Make a list and create those sections in your journal.
Pro-tip: Number your pages during this time. This will make creating the Index page easier for you.

Step 3: Bullets.

As you may have already understood, Bullet Journals are named after bullets. Once you have your sections ready, you need to create a bank of bullets for specific tasks. For eg:
• – marks a task
x – marks a task which is over
~ – marks a task that is being carried forward to the next page.

Similarly, you must make a bank of icons/ bullets that you will use as markers throughout your journal.

Step 4: Ingredients.

A bullet journal is not simply for you to log tasks and events. It is also used to make short notes and entries. To sketch or sometimes even store objects. You can choose! Your bullet journal is exclusively yours. You can put motivational quotes next to your diet plan. You can also draw out your week in the form of a visual journal on some pages. These smaller ingredients make your bullet journal specifically cut out for you.

Step 5: Significant Elements.

While a bullet journal has no fixed form, there are certain elements one must definitely have in the journal. These are,
– The index
– A calendar
– A task manager
– A future log section
– A priority log section
– Free space to allow unpredicted additions

The above-mentioned elements aren’t compulsory but are definitely key to helping you build your Bullet journal structurally.

Final Step: Adaptability

You must design your Bullet Journal in a fashion which allows you to make changes. To change a task in the plan, to task accomplished. To sketch a map to a friend’s place you need to visit from your future log, and a lot more. This is why the best way to do this is to build an ideal set of bullets and the right pages to allow flexibility.

If you want to go the extra mile, decorate your cover with stickers and washi tape to make it your very own signature journal and you are good to go! Your trusty old bullet journal is now ready to help you to take over the world!

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