How to Start a Bullet Journal

This year I have started a new way of organizing my life, work and various other projects and inspirations. You may have heard about the Bullet Journal… or not.

Definition:  The Bullet Journal is a customizable and forgiving organization system. It can be your to-do list, sketchbook, notebook, day planner, and diary, but most likely, it will be all of the above.

I have just started mine and look forward to sharing some of the layouts and my ideas with you.  It is a great way to stay organized and infuse each day with a little more creativity. I chose a mini binder from staples to make mine in, this way I can switch the pages around and transfer anything over for next year’s journal that I want to keep.

If you are an avid list maker, have more than 3 notebooks on the go at one time, and love stationary items and office supplies——THIS IS FOR YOU!

It took me a little bit to get the concept and customize it to how it would fit my life best, now that I have I am so glad I took the time to lay it out.  I feel organized and inspired and feel I have a much better idea of what I hope to accomplish and where I can add more balance into my life this year.

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This is a good article to get started with and find a little more out about the Bullet Journal system: Learn more here.

It doesn’t have to be fancy! Above is an example of a page I am working from right now to create this newsletter.  The difference between this and a random note in a notebook is that this page is now indexed and easy to find again, I can add to it for each months newsletter and look back to see what I have covered earlier in the year each time, and it is now one collection in a larger group of collections which together create a cohesive big picture for my brand, and creative business ideas and where I want to go with them this year.

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