Hey! If any of you read my “Back to School Stationary” post from a few weeks ago you’ll noticed I mentioned that I have began using the Dingbats A5+ dotted notebook for my bullet journalling and that a post specifically on bullet journalling would be coming. Well here it is! All of my bullet journal inspiration has come from @amandarachlee so the only credit I take from this work is physically copying her youtube pan with me’s. This might not be the most creative way to set up a bullet journal but I enjoy doing it honestly and thats all that really matters. I have been using my bullet journal for about a month and a half now and here are a few tips I have learnt along the way.
- Only incorporate spreads into your journal if they benefit and improve your life.
If you feel as if your bullet journal spreads are a drag or a chore to fill out then get rid of them the following week or month. Bullet journals should be an enjoyable positive add on to your daily or weekly routine. Whether your goal is to become more organised or to procrastinate less it should have a positive impact on you so if you’re starting to detest filling out budget trackers or mood trackers then just don’t include them in the following weeks. You can always add them back in if you feel as if you need them again.
2. Embrace your mistakes!
This is one the hardest lessons I have had to learn. I do a lot of doodles in pencil before I go over them in pen and the same goes for some wording but it doesn’t matter how many outlines you draw or how many stencils you use, you will make a mistake. Of course there are ways to cover up mistakes and @amandarachlee has a youtube video specifically on covering up bullet journal mistakes. But over the short time I have been bullet journaling I have learnt that most of the mistakes aren’t worth going through the effort of covering so I just embrace them. They become part of the journal.
3. Expensive stationary is not necessary
A lot of people on Youtube or Instagram who run accounts based off of bullet journaling have flashy expensive pens and notepads. Don’t get me wrong, I could pend hundreds on stationary that I don’t need but if you’re a newbie to bullet journalling a simple pen and noted pad are absolutely fine. It can be tempting to splash out as soon as you begin but it can also be a good idea to save the money initially and find out what works for you.
Ive included some photos below of my fist month of Bullet Journaling. Again, these are all inspired by @amandarachlee so check out her Instagram if you want to get into bullet journalling.
I hope this inspired some of you who might be thinking about taking up bullet journal or at least gave you some pretty space doodles to look at! Thanks for reading! Let me know in the comments if you guys enjoy bullet journalling and what kind of weekly/monthly spread you include!
Peace out guys x