There are all different types of journals you can keep—one for to-do lists, one for future goals, one for ideas you don’t want to forget. And one of the most visually pleasing ways to keep a journal is through bullet journaling.
Here are a few tips to get you started:
First of all, try to stick with it.
If you’re looking to start journaling because you want a quick way to jot down your thoughts, bullet journaling might not be the solution. This style can take time to master and, because it’s meticulous in nature, might take up a little more time in your day than traditional journaling.
Experiment with different styles.
Like any other trend, there is no right or wrong to bullet journaling. Experiment with different styles. Maybe you want to keep a monthly calendar and try a bullet style for this? Maybe you want to bullet journal your meals for the week? Give it a go with as many ideas as you can think of until you find a bullet journal method that works for you.
Surf the web.
There are a lot of bullet journaling enthusiasts out there. One look at Pinterest and you’ll know what we mean. Take a look at outlets like Instagram and Tumblr, too, which are full of pictures of gorgeous bullet journals to serve as inspiration.
As we said, bullet journaling is meticulous. So, bullet journaling in your car or while you’re doing other work might not be the best idea. Set aside a little time each day to work on your journaling in a peaceful, relaxed environment. Some people find the act of journaling relaxing in itself. Why not find a quiet place to do it?
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