Welcome back to this blog series, “Bullet Journal 101,” all about starting a BuJo.
This 14-day series is designed specifically for people who’ve never done bullet journaling before. It’ll help you understand the basics so you can open up that journal and really start using it to its full potential.
Yesterday, we covered some of the top supplies you’ll need for your bullet journal.
Now, it’s time to move on to starting your bullet journal, with one more prep step: deciding what you want to put in your bullet journal. It helps to know this beforehand, so that you don’t mess up your index or have to keep removing pages when you’re setting it up.
Daily, Weekly, and Monthly Calendars
First of all, decide what calendars you want to include. Everything on this list is optional of course, but calendars are often included in bullet journals so you can see appointments, schedules, lists, and just about everything in your life. You can choose any type of calendar, from daily and weekly calendars, to just a month-at-a-glance calendar.
Goals and Plans
You may want to go beyond just writing down events or birthdays, and actually have pages for specific goals you have. This is great because you can write the goal, then the tasks and plans related to that goal.
Lists of Any Kind
Lists are the cornerstone of bullet journaling. It helps you keep them organized, but also to stay on top of the various things you want to achieve. Remember there are many lists to use, from to-do lists for personal or work tasks, to lists about movies you want to see or places you want to visit. There is no end to the lists you can have.
This is when you really customize your bullet journal. If you have certain lifestyle goals or plans, it is a good idea to include them. This might include tracking your daily habits, having a section where you log food or fitness, keeping track of your weight, or having other lifestyle plans related to redecorating or moving.
Financial and Household Pages
Are you trying to stick to a budget? Don’t forget the financial pages! You can also customize these according to your preferences. Perhaps you are trying to save up for a vacation, or you are starting your own business and are trying to budget your income and expenses.
This is just the beginning of what you can include in your bullet journal. Don’t forget to look around for inspiration!