How To Start A 2021 Bullet Journal In Any Notebook

One of the hardest things to do is to begin a new habit. I’ve picked up and put down so many apps and tactics over the years. But the one habit that has stuck with me, for almost five years now, is Bullet journaling.

Created by Ryder Carroll, the Bullet Journal is a tool to keep yourself accountable and productive with your day-to-day tasks and notes. It’s sticky notes, notebooks, apps, and a calendar all in one. And when you start to use one, you instantly start to see the value it bring into your life.

In this video, I go through how to start your own Bullet Journal in any notebook you have. You don’t need to have an expensive notebook or any certain brand. And for what you write with, keep it simple. Use a pencil or a pen of your choice. This video isn’t about overly designing your journal or anything like that. In fact, I keep it to the basics.

We cover:

  1. Your Index and how to use it.
  2. Setting up a future log and how it works.
  3. Creating your first monthly spread
  4. Daily pages and rapid logging
  5. How to use the signifiers
  6. Creating your first collections page

These are the basic building blocks to creating and getting started in your first bullet journal. I call this the 101 level course. Once you learn the basics and how to use the system, then we can start talking about 201 and adding more design and color into your spreads… but only if you want. Remember, creative journaling is a little different than straight up bullet journaling. It involves the same foundation, but you are choosing to add on top of it.

Let me know in the comments here, or on Youtube, if this video was helpful for you and helping you feel confident in starting your journal.


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