What Exactly is a Bullet Journal!?

I have been working on my bullet journal and thinking of what would be the next best post to share with you all.  I thought a little more explanation of what a bullet journal is would be best.

In my first post about bullet journals , I linked up the actual bullet journal site http://bulletjournal.com/.  There are many options outside of using an actual bullet journal, for instance the Leuchtturm 1917 notebook, but really you can use whatever notebook you want.  The system is quite flexible to what you have on hand and what you want to include in your book.  I use the journal to keep track of my monthly and daily “to dos” but the best part for me is that I also keep track of many other goals, thoughts, and things I want to track in the same journal.  The idea with the journal is to turn the page and create whatever it is that you want to do next, whether it’s your daily pages or a new spread with ideas or goals you want to track.  The book has page numbers on each page and an index in the front. You can document all of your pages in the index or just the ones you want to easily refer back to.  For instance, I have a spread that presumably will take me 52 weeks to completely fill out.  I will need to be able to refer back to that spread every week, so I have it indexed.  There will be other spreads throughout my book that I used as creative or inspirational pages that I might never need to refer back to, so I choose not to index them.

Here is an example of a spread I would want to refer back to throughout the life of the book:
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Here is an example of a page that I may never need to go back to but I enjoyed creating at the time:

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You can create as many or as little spreads as you want and use it for whatever type of journal writing, planning, documenting, drawing, etc. that you want.  Keep in mind too that the bullet journal isn’t just a book full of lists and charts.  You can use it for daily journaling too!

I hope this helps explain a little more about the bullet journal and some of the ways you can use it.  I would love to hear from you!  What type of book do you use for planning, journaling, or doodling?

Leave me a note if you have any questions or have something you would like me to show from my bullet journal 🙂

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