Feeling like your life is a tangled mess of to-do lists and deadlines? Ditch the chaos and ignite your creativity with the enchanting world of bullet journaling. It's like a cozy coffee date with your goals, sprinkled with a dash of artistic flair. Let's paint your days with colorful habit trackers, sprinkle in some sparkly future plans, and embrace the messy beauty of it all. Because life's too short for boring planners, don't you think? Follow along for a short introduction to bullet journaling using an assortment of KINGART pens, markers and journaling materials.
Track Your Habits
Habit trackers help us stay on top of our goals. Updating your tracker daily lets you adjust your behavior and refocus. Dot markers are great for marking calendar-style habit trackers for hydration, workout, or gratitude goals. Meanwhile, brush pens can create long strokes for bar graph-style trackers for daily step count, sleep schedules, or screen time.
Keep Daily Pages Simple
Create a key for your daily tasks. Use bright gel pens to mark items getting pushed to tomorrow. Keep headers simple and use the chisel tip of Creative Markers for clean lines. Finally, grab a fine Inkline pen for your to-do lists!
Beautify with Easy Designs
A pretty bullet journal (aka “bujo”) is more fun to use. Don't worry about being an illustrator! Simple themes are perfect for beginners. Try drawing colorful blobs with brush pens or creating daisies with dot markers to fill weekly spreads and decorate monthly covers.
Include a Future Log
Since your bullet journal won't be set up for the whole year, create mini-calendars at the front. Use dot markers and glitter gel pens to mark future plans and write details below. This helps you get organized before setting up detailed pages.
Experiment with Weekly Layouts
Bullet journals are better than pre-dated planners because you can adapt them to your needs. Try weekly spreads with to-do lists, gratitude logs, or mini-trackers. Reflect on how well each layout works before starting a new week.
Utilization is King
Keeping up with your bullet journal is key! Tie journaling into an existing routine, like drinking your morning coffee. Keep your pen handy with the built-in pen loop of your hardcover sketchbook journal!
Life gets messy, and so will your bullet journal. Don't sweat mistakes or smudges! Just use some whiteout and accept that not every page needs to be perfect. Have fun with your new creative hobby!
About the Author
Rachel Rohan has been taming life's tornado of to-do’s with bullet journaling and calming the storm with calligraphy since 2017. When she's not melting in the Florida sun, she's creating DIY masterpieces, transforming wedding signs into works of art, and sharing her passion for lettering through live workshops. Get lost in the vibrant world of Writers of Rohan Calligraphy on YouTube and Instagram, where Rachel's quick-talking humor and eye-catching layouts will inspire you to embrace the endless (and messy) possibilities of creativity within your own notebook!