Children: check out our page here. We give lots of ideas for children getting started on their bullet journals.
For teens and adults, we set out some ideas and inspiration below.
For those of you who don't know what bullet journals are, they provide a paper system which will help you simplify and plan your life. Huge numbers of people find the process of using a bullet journal enjoyable as well as helpful to their organisation.
A bullet journal should replace the complex organisational system you are likely to be using currently. Are you one of those people who has lists and post-it notes everywhere, or ideas in your head, numerous email accounts for work and home and messages coming in texts, Whatsapp messages and on the phone? I was that person and truthfully I was ruthless with getting my work done but often late responding to personal matters like invitations, paying bills or requests for information.
Some people make their bullet journals so beautiful that onlookers are overwhelmed and put off by the consent but the whole point of journaling is that you make it work for you. You can set up a bullet journal in no time and you build them up as you go along.
A bullet journal should make your life EASIER as well as more organised. You may find the concept overwhelming and therefore off-putting but it can be as easy and simple as you want it to be. I suggest starting with the basics and adding more complex ideas only if you would find that useful. It's important to note that your bullet journal doesn't have to look good; it just needs to work for you!
Our fave bullet journalers and pages
Worth following/checking out on Instagram or their blogs:
Beth Olivia: see https://alovelycupoflife.com and she loved our journals: see review. Beth creates wonderful pages in her journal and regularly posts her pages on Instagram:@bujowithbeth
@_starfishdesigns_ on Instagram. A beautiful, fun and colourful account.
@bullet_daily on Instagram: Charlotte's page is great but she compiles photographs of other bullet journals spreads which she likes so there is a great variety of styles to be inspired by.
@notikjournal is another great account on Instagram.
@dutch_dots on Instagram: Manon is a Belgian artist whose spreads are sensational. They are the type of pages which would be off-putting if you thought this is what your bullet journal needed to look like! But if you are artistic and would like some inspiration her page is worth a look.
@appy.doodles on Instagram is a fantastic page full of doodle and writing help. This account is a masterful introduction to creating doodles and lettering for even the most incompetent artist.
Also worth following on Instagram are: #minimalistbujo and #thepalepaper.