How to start your first Bullet Journal

Ok, so first : What exactly is a Bullet Journal?

 Bullet Journal® (or BuJo® for short) was created by Ryder Carroll, a digital product designer living in Brooklyn, NY. It  is a customizable organization system. It can be your to-do list, sketchbook, notebook, and diary, but most likely, it will be all of the above.

And that’s what i love about it. That’s what we all need. A ultimate notebook that we can suit to our personal needs. Before i started usind BuJo, i had one big calendar/diary where i would write important dates and things to do, a little one in my bag, another one for study purposes and i ended up with a pile of organizers on my desk. Since I’m using this journal, I’m more organized and don’t have to carry multiple books with me at all times, because THAT one is enough What do you need to start a Bullet Journal ?

Basically, a notebook and a pen . Anything can be good if it seems suitable for you.

Most bullet journalists use notebook called Leuchtturm 1917. It doesn’t have any lines inside but instead you’ll find a dots and it might seem weird but it acctually works very good for many people including me.

You can find it on Amazon in plenty of colors to choose from.

But like i said before – anything that’s good for you will do the job.

If you want add some colours to it 

I’d recommend this little guys: Crayola supertips 

I got them for about 10 pounds from Amazon, and it’s 50 of them in the packet! Every colour you can think of. It’s a great thing, especially when you’re on tight budget.

So what’s next ?

First page of your journal will contain a INDEX and KEY

It’s very important thing to help you keep everything in place and saves you looking for specific informations . Pagination is really important, because you’ll be writing page numbers that contain important spreads and info.


Next, add your monthly spread

That’s big picture plan for each month.



Find your perfect Daily Log

 Here you can put goals you want to achieve each  day of the week.


Play with collections!

It’s like millions of them out there 🙂 Mood trackers, habit trackers, reading trackers,monthly budget and many many more.  Just check what works the best for you and put in in your BuJo.

Here are some examples:







All of these ideas above are beautiful, but you dont have to make it all perfect. Don’t stress about it. That was stopping me from starting my first Bullet Journal – stressing and being scared of not being perfect. Find your own way and you’ll be happy 🙂

Thanks for reading

K. xoxo


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