What is a Bullet Journal Used For?
Bullet journaling is a very popular planning tool. However if you are new to bullet journaling, you may be asking what is a bullet journal used for?
A bullet journal an open journal that allows you to plan and organized every aspect of your life. By using a bullet journal, you can say good-bye to sticky notes, random to do lists, and missed appointments. By keeping every in one book, you’ll be more productive, organized, and relaxed.
In this article, you’ll learn how to use a bullet journal and make it work for your lifestyle.
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How is a Bullet Journal Different than a Planner?
A bullet journal is a plain notebook, while a planner has the pages preprinted. There are differences between the two based on your personal needs.
In fact, for more in depth review check out my article, Planner vs. Bullet Journal: Which is the Best?
Why is a Bullet Journal Effective?
A bullet journal allows you to use pages as you need them instead of trying to force a lot of information into a small amount of space or to have blank wasted pages when you have nothing to write.
The Bullet Journal concept was invented by Ryder Carroll as a way to record all of his past events, current projects, and upcoming appointments.
A bullet journal begins with a blank notebook and you can create pages for whatever you need!
In the next section, we’ll discuss what to put in your bullet journal and how to use it to fit your life.
What Should I Write in my Bullet Journal?
With a bullet journal, you will write EVERYTHING you need to make note of. That includes appointments, holidays, birthdays, goals, to do lists, family schedules, wishlists, vacations, groceries lists, and more.
I made a complete list of 101 Things to Write in Your Bullet Journal. There’s a free printable at the end of that post with an additional 33 bonus ideas.
How Do you Start a Bullet Journal?
Starting a bullet journal is easier than you think! All you need is a notebook and pen. Here’s a Complete Beginner’s Guide to Bullet Journaling to get you started.
Now you may have seen some decorated and colorful bullet journal on Pinterest or Instagram that got you here in the first place. That is the fun part of bullet journaling!
A basic bujo (short for bullet journal) starts with just a pen and notebook but there are popular notebook brands and page styles, (dot grid) is a favorite, as well as highlighters, washi tape, stencils, and more. Here’s a list of Beginner Bullet Journal Supplies along with lots of Amazon links to buy them.