How To Set Up A Future Log

26 March 2020

Hi there! Today, we will learn how to set up a Future Log in your Bullet Journal!

Now, just before I share with you some of the Future Log layouts that you could try out for yourself, let's take a quick re-cap of what is a Future Log.

A Future Log is a Collection that helps you keep track of all the events and important dates that takes place outside of the month you are in. Events such birthdays, anniversary, travel dates, moving day and etc gets noted down in this Collection.

In essence, a Future Log is your personal analog reminder that nudges you every day, if you religiously go through it, every day.

Future Logs are very handy, needless to say, but it can also be taxing as you'd might get hand cramps from writing down all of those dates. So, please do set up this Collection with patience.

Here are some of the Future Log layouts that you can try incorporating in your Bullet Journal:

#1 Vertical Month


For this year, I am using this style of Future Log. It helps me to pin point exactly which days or weeks that I am packed with events and things to do. If you are wondering, the double lines actually indicate the weekends.

The only downside to this layout is if you are a person that has plenty of schedule/meetings jam packed into 1 day, then this layout definitely will limit you in a way.

#2 Mini Calendars In Columns



This setup is clean and gives you ample amount of space to fit in all of your important schedules, travel dates, meetings, birthdays and etc. I can safely say that most of those whom Bullet Journal tend to go for this Future Log layout.

#3 All-In-One-Glance


FYI, I am literally just making up titles for each template, because there's no exact term for each of them. So, I am just labeling them as I see fit.

This Future Log layout is great for those who like to have all of their monthly events in one spread/page flip. However, each month there's only 10-12 lines for your reminders. For me, I find this layout is just right, because technically speaking, one should not over pack their schedule as there is only 4-5 weeks in a month; so having 10-12 events/important meetings (and such) would be sufficient and efficient in terms of your productivity.

#4 Fancy Mini Calendars


This layout is perfect for those who love some funk added into their Bullet Journal. As I was looking through Pinterest, I spotted this layout made by All Things BuJo and I immediately knew that I wanted to recreate this, and most likely will be using this style to create my next year's Future Log.

It was just so much fun creating this and it also has a lot of space to write in all of those important reminders, well at least that's what I think.

#5 Minimal Mini Calendars


Here's another mini calendars-in-columns that have a little change up to it. Just like the second style, this Future Log layout also gives a great amount of space to fill up till your heart is content. Rather than the typical aligned calendar, switching up the mini calendar's position can also help to give some 'flavour' to your Bullet Journal.

#6 Corporate Mini Calendars


This layout gave me the "Office" vibe almost instantly. I have not come across yet anyone using this style of layout for their Future Log. But I can see myself and others using this layout from here on out as it has a lot of space to write in (especially if your handwriting is small) and you can see all the plans for the whole year ahead.

Before I sign off, just wanted to remind you that writing all the mini monthly calendars can give you major hand cramps so please do this spread patiently. I definitely had major major hand cramps since I was creating ( and recreating ) this 6 Future Log Layouts in one go for you to reference.

Anyways, do let me know if you like any of this Future Log Layouts and if you have any requests of any other specific Collections layout, just leave them down in the comment section below. I'll be more than happy to come up with minimal-to-fun types of layout.

Also, as time goes by, I may be adding on more Future Log layouts, so don't forget to stay subscribed to The Little BuJo Steps.

Hope you have a fun time recreating these Future Logs! 💖





Hi there! Today, we will learn how to set up a Future Log in your Bullet Journal!

Now, just before I share with you some of the Future Log layouts that you could try out for yourself, let's take a quick re-cap of what is a Future Log.

A Future Log is a Collection that helps you keep track of all the events and important dates that takes place outside of the month you are in. Events such birthdays, anniversary, travel dates, moving day and etc gets noted down in this Collection.

In essence, a Future Log is your personal analog reminder that nudges you every day, if you religiously go through it, every day.

Future Logs are very handy, needless to say, but it can also be taxing as you'd might get hand cramps from writing down all of those dates. So, please do set up this Collection with patience.

Here are some of the Future Log layouts that you can try incorporating in your Bullet Journal:

#1 Vertical Month


For this year, I am using this style of Future Log. It helps me to pin point exactly which days or weeks that I am packed with events and things to do. If you are wondering, the double lines actually indicate the weekends.

The only downside to this layout is if you are a person that has plenty of schedule/meetings jam packed into 1 day, then this layout definitely will limit you in a way.

#2 Mini Calendars In Columns



This setup is clean and gives you ample amount of space to fit in all of your important schedules, travel dates, meetings, birthdays and etc. I can safely say that most of those whom Bullet Journal tend to go for this Future Log layout.

#3 All-In-One-Glance


FYI, I am literally just making up titles for each template, because there's no exact term for each of them. So, I am just labeling them as I see fit.

This Future Log layout is great for those who like to have all of their monthly events in one spread/page flip. However, each month there's only 10-12 lines for your reminders. For me, I find this layout is just right, because technically speaking, one should not over pack their schedule as there is only 4-5 weeks in a month; so having 10-12 events/important meetings (and such) would be sufficient and efficient in terms of your productivity.

#4 Fancy Mini Calendars


This layout is perfect for those who love some funk added into their Bullet Journal. As I was looking through Pinterest, I spotted this layout made by All Things BuJo and I immediately knew that I wanted to recreate this, and most likely will be using this style to create my next year's Future Log.

It was just so much fun creating this and it also has a lot of space to write in all of those important reminders, well at least that's what I think.

#5 Minimal Mini Calendars


Here's another mini calendars-in-columns that have a little change up to it. Just like the second style, this Future Log layout also gives a great amount of space to fill up till your heart is content. Rather than the typical aligned calendar, switching up the mini calendar's position can also help to give some 'flavour' to your Bullet Journal.

#6 Corporate Mini Calendars


This layout gave me the "Office" vibe almost instantly. I have not come across yet anyone using this style of layout for their Future Log. But I can see myself and others using this layout from here on out as it has a lot of space to write in (especially if your handwriting is small) and you can see all the plans for the whole year ahead.

Before I sign off, just wanted to remind you that writing all the mini monthly calendars can give you major hand cramps so please do this spread patiently. I definitely had major major hand cramps since I was creating ( and recreating ) this 6 Future Log Layouts in one go for you to reference.

Anyways, do let me know if you like any of this Future Log Layouts and if you have any requests of any other specific Collections layout, just leave them down in the comment section below. I'll be more than happy to come up with minimal-to-fun types of layout.

Also, as time goes by, I may be adding on more Future Log layouts, so don't forget to stay subscribed to The Little BuJo Steps.

Hope you have a fun time recreating these Future Logs! 💖





The Bullet Journal System

24 March 2020

Hi there! Today we will be diving in deep into the Bullet Journal System. It is not as complicated or even technical as it may sound, that I can assure you.

So, a "standard" Bullet Journal would consist of an index, future log, monthly log, daily log, rapid logging, series of collections and migration.

What are all these systems? Allow me to break it down for you!


Index


An index is a spread/layout/page that helps track all of your content in one space. You can fill in this spread with the topics/collections (with content) and their corresponding page numbers to make it easier for you to find them later on.

I personally, skip this part, as somehow I am always able to find back particular collections when I need to. And I've also come to realize, that I prefer to label/tag the certain pages with washi tapes instead of using the index.

If you like to have all your things organized in a specific manner then having an Index is a great way to go!


Future Log


Often times, we have plans and events that fall outside of the current month, so having spreads that show the whole year ahead helps us plan our schedule more efficiently.

Of course, this spread also acts as your personal "assistant" and reminder of those important dates throughout the year.

For me, this is a must have spread in my Bullet Journal! I am so bad with dates that if I don't have them all noted down in one space, I'd probably forget them and the rest is pretty much history.


Monthly Log


Need a spread that showcases all the tasks that needs to be done and an overview of that month? That's exactly what the monthly log is all about.

Usually, in these Monthly Logs, besides the "timeline" of the month's progress, there'll also be sub-collections (as the Monthly Log itself is considered as a core collection) like your Habit Trackers, Workout Trackers, Sleep Trackers and etc. These spreads makes it easier to take note of your progress in achieving your goals.

Setting up the Monthly Log can be a bit daunting especially if you are planning to incorporate a lot of trackers in them, more so if you are planning to get crafty with each page.

I'd usually try out a spread (individually) and as time goes by, after understanding what sort of tracking system works for me, then I would try to simplify those spreads (combining them) to make them easier to track, saves me some extra pages in my Bullet Journal and also the time put in to setup these spreads, in general.

Now, I know some of you may say that that is a lot of work, but hear me out for a bit. There's literally no harm in spending/using 10 - 30 minutes of your time at the end of each month to setup something that will only make your life much more easier and efficient for the new month.

Trust me, it is all worth it!


Daily Log


Here comes the "every-day-10-minutes-me-time" in your Bullet Journal. The Daily Log is exactly as what it says; logging in all your thoughts and tasks throughout the day.

What has absolutely worked for me till to-date, is to spend 5-10 minutes in the morning to plan out my day and then at night I'd usually spend another 5-10 minutes concluding my day's tasks and thoughts.

This usually preps me better in terms of knowing how I'd want to tackle the next day and also re-affirming my actions may it be positive or even negatives ones. Before, I didn't really cared much about how I did things, as long as I did it, it was enough - but I soon realized that to live a more meaningful and purposeful life, how I did things should matter as well.

For example, if I was "forcing" myself to get a task done, that task may have been done half heartedly and surely the outcome was not as how I've visioned it. Nowadays, I've come to realize that the reason why I am forcing myself to get that one thing done is purely because my mind or my body is begging for some rest. This is when I would mindfully, take a moment or even a day off to make sure that I am functioning at my highest potential.

Needless to say, that after getting some proper re-charge, whatever it is that I have to tackle gets done in a way that I am absolutely satisfied with.


Rapid Logging

This rapid logging system is an efficient way that was created by Ryder Carroll to note down all the things you need in your Bullet Journal. Ryder introduced a few short-form notations paired with symbols to quickly capture, categorize, and prioritize your thoughts into Notes, Events and Tasks.

These are the initial Bullet Journal symbols that were suggested by Ryder:




As you may have noticed, I used the word "initial" above because as you transform your life, your Bullet Journal will eventually transform along with you. At that point, you'll realize that you may need additional symbols to categorize and differentiate everyday notes from special notes or even reminders.

I would say that these are more of the "spice" that you'd want to add on to your Bullet Journal.

Kindly do remember, that every Bullet Journal is unique as it tells and showcases your life story. Basically, we are all authors! (in a way)


Collections


This is where/when your Bullet Journal really represents your life! The Core Collections of any Bullet Journal would be the Index, Future Log, Monthly Log and Daily Log.

The Collections that you create along the way, is basically to keep track of anything that you'd like to keep a tag on, essentially. Some of the common Collections are the Habit Trackers, Sleep Trackers, Savings Trackers, Workout Trackers and Expenses Trackers.

If you are a project-based type of person, then you'd may want to create Collections like a Project Management Spread that helps you breakdown all the nitty-gritty details of the project.

If you are a student, then you'd may want to create Collections that will help you not only track your studies but also to showcase your progress.

If you are an instructor of any sort, then you'd may want to create Collections that would cater to your needs, schedule and workflow.

You get the idea, right? So, that's basically how Collections in your Bullet Journal work.


Migration

Finally, we have come to the concluding part of the Bullet Journal System. The reason why I say the Migration is part of concluding your Bullet Journal is because during Migration, this is when you can clearly pick and choose what Collections or methods to keep and "throw out".

Migration is basically a monthly process of filtering out meaningless content from your Bullet Journal. This is also when you will come to learn what works for you, what didn't, how you can improve certain aspects of your life and so on.

You may start with a Bullet Journal that is filled with many Collections, but as time goes by, your Bullet Journal will be filled with only the essentials of what is the best for you.

Using myself as an example again, honestly, I have cut down quite a number of Collections, if not, minimalize my Collections so that I can perform more efficiently throughout my whole day. It will be very tempting at first to add on a whole bunch of Collections into your Bullet Journal, but I'd suggest starting of with the basics.

Because having to look at a Bullet Journal with many demands of tracking can be overwhelming and intimidating; which sometimes also causes one to lose interest in it.

Remember, we want to cultivate a better environment for us to live and work in, not to create more distractions and cluster in our already messy lives.

Generally this is how the Bullet Journal System works. It is a safe space to collect all of your wants, needs, to-dos and goals, in hopes to live a more meaningful and intentional life.








Hi there! Today we will be diving in deep into the Bullet Journal System. It is not as complicated or even technical as it may sound, that I can assure you.

So, a "standard" Bullet Journal would consist of an index, future log, monthly log, daily log, rapid logging, series of collections and migration.

What are all these systems? Allow me to break it down for you!


Index


An index is a spread/layout/page that helps track all of your content in one space. You can fill in this spread with the topics/collections (with content) and their corresponding page numbers to make it easier for you to find them later on.

I personally, skip this part, as somehow I am always able to find back particular collections when I need to. And I've also come to realize, that I prefer to label/tag the certain pages with washi tapes instead of using the index.

If you like to have all your things organized in a specific manner then having an Index is a great way to go!


Future Log


Often times, we have plans and events that fall outside of the current month, so having spreads that show the whole year ahead helps us plan our schedule more efficiently.

Of course, this spread also acts as your personal "assistant" and reminder of those important dates throughout the year.

For me, this is a must have spread in my Bullet Journal! I am so bad with dates that if I don't have them all noted down in one space, I'd probably forget them and the rest is pretty much history.


Monthly Log


Need a spread that showcases all the tasks that needs to be done and an overview of that month? That's exactly what the monthly log is all about.

Usually, in these Monthly Logs, besides the "timeline" of the month's progress, there'll also be sub-collections (as the Monthly Log itself is considered as a core collection) like your Habit Trackers, Workout Trackers, Sleep Trackers and etc. These spreads makes it easier to take note of your progress in achieving your goals.

Setting up the Monthly Log can be a bit daunting especially if you are planning to incorporate a lot of trackers in them, more so if you are planning to get crafty with each page.

I'd usually try out a spread (individually) and as time goes by, after understanding what sort of tracking system works for me, then I would try to simplify those spreads (combining them) to make them easier to track, saves me some extra pages in my Bullet Journal and also the time put in to setup these spreads, in general.

Now, I know some of you may say that that is a lot of work, but hear me out for a bit. There's literally no harm in spending/using 10 - 30 minutes of your time at the end of each month to setup something that will only make your life much more easier and efficient for the new month.

Trust me, it is all worth it!


Daily Log


Here comes the "every-day-10-minutes-me-time" in your Bullet Journal. The Daily Log is exactly as what it says; logging in all your thoughts and tasks throughout the day.

What has absolutely worked for me till to-date, is to spend 5-10 minutes in the morning to plan out my day and then at night I'd usually spend another 5-10 minutes concluding my day's tasks and thoughts.

This usually preps me better in terms of knowing how I'd want to tackle the next day and also re-affirming my actions may it be positive or even negatives ones. Before, I didn't really cared much about how I did things, as long as I did it, it was enough - but I soon realized that to live a more meaningful and purposeful life, how I did things should matter as well.

For example, if I was "forcing" myself to get a task done, that task may have been done half heartedly and surely the outcome was not as how I've visioned it. Nowadays, I've come to realize that the reason why I am forcing myself to get that one thing done is purely because my mind or my body is begging for some rest. This is when I would mindfully, take a moment or even a day off to make sure that I am functioning at my highest potential.

Needless to say, that after getting some proper re-charge, whatever it is that I have to tackle gets done in a way that I am absolutely satisfied with.


Rapid Logging

This rapid logging system is an efficient way that was created by Ryder Carroll to note down all the things you need in your Bullet Journal. Ryder introduced a few short-form notations paired with symbols to quickly capture, categorize, and prioritize your thoughts into Notes, Events and Tasks.

These are the initial Bullet Journal symbols that were suggested by Ryder:




As you may have noticed, I used the word "initial" above because as you transform your life, your Bullet Journal will eventually transform along with you. At that point, you'll realize that you may need additional symbols to categorize and differentiate everyday notes from special notes or even reminders.

I would say that these are more of the "spice" that you'd want to add on to your Bullet Journal.

Kindly do remember, that every Bullet Journal is unique as it tells and showcases your life story. Basically, we are all authors! (in a way)


Collections


This is where/when your Bullet Journal really represents your life! The Core Collections of any Bullet Journal would be the Index, Future Log, Monthly Log and Daily Log.

The Collections that you create along the way, is basically to keep track of anything that you'd like to keep a tag on, essentially. Some of the common Collections are the Habit Trackers, Sleep Trackers, Savings Trackers, Workout Trackers and Expenses Trackers.

If you are a project-based type of person, then you'd may want to create Collections like a Project Management Spread that helps you breakdown all the nitty-gritty details of the project.

If you are a student, then you'd may want to create Collections that will help you not only track your studies but also to showcase your progress.

If you are an instructor of any sort, then you'd may want to create Collections that would cater to your needs, schedule and workflow.

You get the idea, right? So, that's basically how Collections in your Bullet Journal work.


Migration

Finally, we have come to the concluding part of the Bullet Journal System. The reason why I say the Migration is part of concluding your Bullet Journal is because during Migration, this is when you can clearly pick and choose what Collections or methods to keep and "throw out".

Migration is basically a monthly process of filtering out meaningless content from your Bullet Journal. This is also when you will come to learn what works for you, what didn't, how you can improve certain aspects of your life and so on.

You may start with a Bullet Journal that is filled with many Collections, but as time goes by, your Bullet Journal will be filled with only the essentials of what is the best for you.

Using myself as an example again, honestly, I have cut down quite a number of Collections, if not, minimalize my Collections so that I can perform more efficiently throughout my whole day. It will be very tempting at first to add on a whole bunch of Collections into your Bullet Journal, but I'd suggest starting of with the basics.

Because having to look at a Bullet Journal with many demands of tracking can be overwhelming and intimidating; which sometimes also causes one to lose interest in it.

Remember, we want to cultivate a better environment for us to live and work in, not to create more distractions and cluster in our already messy lives.

Generally this is how the Bullet Journal System works. It is a safe space to collect all of your wants, needs, to-dos and goals, in hopes to live a more meaningful and intentional life.








How To Bullet Journal

19 March 2020

Hi there! Looking for some neat tricks and tips on how to bullet journal? Then you have come to the right place!

Before I begin, ask yourself first, why would you like to start a bullet journal? If your answer falls along the line of "wanting to organize my life", "I don't want to keep forgetting stuff", "I want to be motivated enough to get things done" and etc, then with my arms wide open, I want to warmly welcome you to join in on this Bullet Journal Journey.

It has to become a norm at this point in your life to always ask yourself first "Why" you would like to do something. If you figure out your "Why", may it be to improve yourself or to simply keep track of life, then everything else (should) fall in place the moment you step your foot in to 'it'.

For example, at the very beginning, I told myself that I wanted to improve everything that I can about myself, that includes being organized, to stop the 'habit' of forgetting stuff and to keep churning my creative brain juice. Those are my core reasons for starting my Bullet Journal Journey.

Now, that we got the "Why" out of the way, here comes the "How"; which is pretty simple unlike what others might have said about Bullet Journaling.

How to Bullet Journal?


Seriously, all you'd actually need is these 4 steps to conquer your Bullet Journal Journey.


1. Having A Basic Stationery Set Or A Platform


Having a notebook and a pen, is essentially all you'd ever need to start your Bullet Journal Journey. If you are not the kind of person to pen things down on a piece of paper, then you can always opt for Digital Bullet Journaling; the purpose and the system pretty much works the same.

For me, personally, I prefer writing things down manually, as it gives an extra level of awareness and intention to the whole process. What I mean by that? Well, if you have to write something down, you have to be extra intentional about it as you are going to be taking up some time to write it down and this motion itself serves as the first layer of "reminder' to your mind. If you were to just type things into your Digital Bullet Journal, since it is easy to "type" and "delete" with a tap on the screen, sometimes things which are unnecessary also tends to get "written" down or accidentally deleted off your Bullet Journal.

Like I said, all you need is a notebook and a pen or an app that can help you get started with your Bullet Journal Journey!

2. Setting A List Of Spread Ideas


As you have taken the time to find your "WHY", you will (or rather should) know what are the aspects that you'd like to reinforce in your life. Here's a list of a few general ideas and go-to spreads that are implemented by many others in the Bullet Journal Community:

- The Year's Calendar
- A Year At A Glance
- Future Log
- Goals Spread
- Savings Tracker
- Travel Goals
- Monthly Layout
- Weekly Layout
- Habit Trackers
- Exercise Trackers
- Expenses Trackers

As you can tell, these are pretty generic spread ideas. If your goal is more to push forward in your business, or tackling all those new projects or even to map out your studies, you can add and do all of that in your Bullet Journal. Your Bullet Journal is your story to tell!


3. Get Creative a.k.a Finding Inspirations


If you are on the crafty side, this will come rather easily to you but if you aren't on the crafty side, you can always opt for a minimalist approach to your Bullet Journal. For this, there are tons of Bullet Journal Ideas that you can research on Pinterest, Instagram and Youtube. 

From minimalist spreads all the way to the most award-deserving artistic spreads are scattered all over the Internet. Just take an hour or less, to do some research of which themes and layouts speaks to you the most, and try to implement them into your own Bullet Journal with your own added spice!

Here are some of my favourite Instagram profiles and Youtubers that I binge on, every night.

Instagram

Youtube


4. Don't Try To Be Perfect

Your Bullet Journal is your journey to what you deem as a "perfect" life, so it is unreasonable of you to want your Bullet Journal looking perfect (all the time). Throughout your Bullet Journal Journey, you will find that how some of the spread that you initially started with, evolves as you do.

Don't stop filling in your Bullet Journal just because you are afraid to make a mistake in it....that's the whole purpose of your Bullet Journal; it tells or rather shows you the progress of your own story. Cherish those "mistakes"!

Learn to enjoy the process of "creating" a new you. There's really no use fussing over a supposed straight line, if at all, with much practice, those supposed straight lines and messy doodles will act as your training ground to bring out the best skills of yours.

Take it slow, learn how to jive with the basics of the Bullet Journal System. Then, as days, weeks and months go by, add a little more of "you" in it. Slowly but surely, you will become proud of your own Bullet Journal Journey and the person that you have bloomed into.

That's all there is to it, into starting your own Bullet Journal. Now, if you'd like to know more of how the Bullet Journal System works, click here >>>


Hi there! Looking for some neat tricks and tips on how to bullet journal? Then you have come to the right place!

Before I begin, ask yourself first, why would you like to start a bullet journal? If your answer falls along the line of "wanting to organize my life", "I don't want to keep forgetting stuff", "I want to be motivated enough to get things done" and etc, then with my arms wide open, I want to warmly welcome you to join in on this Bullet Journal Journey.

It has to become a norm at this point in your life to always ask yourself first "Why" you would like to do something. If you figure out your "Why", may it be to improve yourself or to simply keep track of life, then everything else (should) fall in place the moment you step your foot in to 'it'.

For example, at the very beginning, I told myself that I wanted to improve everything that I can about myself, that includes being organized, to stop the 'habit' of forgetting stuff and to keep churning my creative brain juice. Those are my core reasons for starting my Bullet Journal Journey.

Now, that we got the "Why" out of the way, here comes the "How"; which is pretty simple unlike what others might have said about Bullet Journaling.

How to Bullet Journal?


Seriously, all you'd actually need is these 4 steps to conquer your Bullet Journal Journey.


1. Having A Basic Stationery Set Or A Platform


Having a notebook and a pen, is essentially all you'd ever need to start your Bullet Journal Journey. If you are not the kind of person to pen things down on a piece of paper, then you can always opt for Digital Bullet Journaling; the purpose and the system pretty much works the same.

For me, personally, I prefer writing things down manually, as it gives an extra level of awareness and intention to the whole process. What I mean by that? Well, if you have to write something down, you have to be extra intentional about it as you are going to be taking up some time to write it down and this motion itself serves as the first layer of "reminder' to your mind. If you were to just type things into your Digital Bullet Journal, since it is easy to "type" and "delete" with a tap on the screen, sometimes things which are unnecessary also tends to get "written" down or accidentally deleted off your Bullet Journal.

Like I said, all you need is a notebook and a pen or an app that can help you get started with your Bullet Journal Journey!

2. Setting A List Of Spread Ideas


As you have taken the time to find your "WHY", you will (or rather should) know what are the aspects that you'd like to reinforce in your life. Here's a list of a few general ideas and go-to spreads that are implemented by many others in the Bullet Journal Community:

- The Year's Calendar
- A Year At A Glance
- Future Log
- Goals Spread
- Savings Tracker
- Travel Goals
- Monthly Layout
- Weekly Layout
- Habit Trackers
- Exercise Trackers
- Expenses Trackers

As you can tell, these are pretty generic spread ideas. If your goal is more to push forward in your business, or tackling all those new projects or even to map out your studies, you can add and do all of that in your Bullet Journal. Your Bullet Journal is your story to tell!


3. Get Creative a.k.a Finding Inspirations


If you are on the crafty side, this will come rather easily to you but if you aren't on the crafty side, you can always opt for a minimalist approach to your Bullet Journal. For this, there are tons of Bullet Journal Ideas that you can research on Pinterest, Instagram and Youtube. 

From minimalist spreads all the way to the most award-deserving artistic spreads are scattered all over the Internet. Just take an hour or less, to do some research of which themes and layouts speaks to you the most, and try to implement them into your own Bullet Journal with your own added spice!

Here are some of my favourite Instagram profiles and Youtubers that I binge on, every night.

Instagram

Youtube


4. Don't Try To Be Perfect

Your Bullet Journal is your journey to what you deem as a "perfect" life, so it is unreasonable of you to want your Bullet Journal looking perfect (all the time). Throughout your Bullet Journal Journey, you will find that how some of the spread that you initially started with, evolves as you do.

Don't stop filling in your Bullet Journal just because you are afraid to make a mistake in it....that's the whole purpose of your Bullet Journal; it tells or rather shows you the progress of your own story. Cherish those "mistakes"!

Learn to enjoy the process of "creating" a new you. There's really no use fussing over a supposed straight line, if at all, with much practice, those supposed straight lines and messy doodles will act as your training ground to bring out the best skills of yours.

Take it slow, learn how to jive with the basics of the Bullet Journal System. Then, as days, weeks and months go by, add a little more of "you" in it. Slowly but surely, you will become proud of your own Bullet Journal Journey and the person that you have bloomed into.

That's all there is to it, into starting your own Bullet Journal. Now, if you'd like to know more of how the Bullet Journal System works, click here >>>


Start A Bullet Journal Today

Hi there! Welcome to the space where we talk and share everything about Bullet Journal!

You may have already heard about Bullet Journal before or at least you were Googling up about it, hence why you are here now.



Allow me to briefly share with you what is a Bullet Journal according to the creator of the system itself, Ryder Carroll;


The Bullet Journal Method is a system that helps you

track your past, order the present and design the future.

Ryder, who is a digital product designer, came up with this method as a way to cope with his "attention deficit disorder (ADD). Now, although most of us do not have this disorder specifically, but what we have is an enormous amount of distractions in our day-to-day lifestyle. By Bullet Journaling, you'll be able to set aside all of that distractions and focus on what that matters, which is YOU!

In a way or another, we all have been "bullet journaling", is just that we don't realize it because we weren't being intentional enough with it. Remember the one time, you took out your notepad and started writing down all your to-do list for the day and tried your best to ticked them off as the day went by? Or the time that you wrote small notes on sticky pads that went missing somewhere in the pile of your work space only to find it a year down the line? Or the time when you kept an "album" book to store all your memories?

If you said yes to any of the above, then yes! You have been "pre-bullet journaling" (in a way...).

So, if you realized, before I started throwing out all those scenarios, I did mention the word "intentional" and that's basically the key of Bullet Journaling ( as how I see it). After reading through the whole "The Bullet Journal Method" book that was published by Ryder Carroll, I can safely say that to start a Bullet Journal you NEED (and I emphasize this a lot) to understand WHY you want to Bullet Journal in the first place.

Starting something new can be very exciting at first but if you lack in the "intentions", you will quickly find yourself being bored of having to do it, after awhile. For some, they started Bullet Journaling because it piqued their interest and at that moment they thought it will be fun (although, I highly agree that, Bullet Journaling is a whole lot of fun, if you want it to be!) but soon they run out of ideas and motivation to keep going at it.

That's a sad case scenario, but it happens! So, get to know and understand your "WHY" before starting a Bullet Journal.

For me, I started Bullet Journaling because I really liked seeing how the tasks of the day was getting ticked off and the excitement of having to illustrate/draw/doodle/scribble in my Bullet Journal. But just like some of you, after 5-6 months, I just wasn't feeling it anymore. I felt like it became a chore and I just wasn't doing any justice to it.

I left Bullet Journaling for a month or so, and that right after that something sparked in me, and I decided to give it another go, but this time with proper guidance, foundation and intentions!

The thing that sparked in me, was the fact that I felt I was going nowhere in life but then I knew at the back of my mind and in my heart that I really wanted to progress, move forward in life so that I can live the life that I want.

And that's the reason why I started Bullet Journaling from the very start. Of course, to start something you need to know where to start and that's when I took a whole month, dedicated an hour of my day, to read and truly understand "The Bullet Journal Method" book. That was the step I took to get my guidance and foundation in check!

As for my intentions, this time, I not only wanted to tick tasks off my list, create beautiful spreads that will inspire and be admired by others but also to grow myself as a human being. I wanted to be more intentional with everything that I wanted to do and needed to be done, in order to be in control with my life.

After all, all you need is a pen and a notebook to start steering your life into the direction that you want it to be.

So, first things first, ask yourself these question:

Why you'd want to Bullet Journal?
What is that you'd like to achieve through Bullet Journaling?
Would you be willing to spend 5-10 minutes a day to give yourself a time to re-focus on your wants, your needs, your goals?

- All of these just sounds like a whole bunch of "Me-Time" logged into a book, doesn't it? Well it is just that! You are important, you are essential and you are here on earth for a reason.


If you've found your answer that is taking to the path of Bullet Journaling, then you are all ready to start! Just need to get yourself a pen and a notebook!


Oh! May I remind you that it is absolutely okay, perfectly fine and totally acceptable, to start Bullet Journaling no matter whether it is in the end of the year, the beginning of the year, in the middle of the month...just get to it! Your life starts now!

If you'd like to know how to bullet journal, click this link >>> https://thelittlebujosteps.blogspot.com/2020/03/how-to-bullet-journal_19.html










Hi there! Welcome to the space where we talk and share everything about Bullet Journal!

You may have already heard about Bullet Journal before or at least you were Googling up about it, hence why you are here now.



Allow me to briefly share with you what is a Bullet Journal according to the creator of the system itself, Ryder Carroll;


The Bullet Journal Method is a system that helps you

track your past, order the present and design the future.

Ryder, who is a digital product designer, came up with this method as a way to cope with his "attention deficit disorder (ADD). Now, although most of us do not have this disorder specifically, but what we have is an enormous amount of distractions in our day-to-day lifestyle. By Bullet Journaling, you'll be able to set aside all of that distractions and focus on what that matters, which is YOU!

In a way or another, we all have been "bullet journaling", is just that we don't realize it because we weren't being intentional enough with it. Remember the one time, you took out your notepad and started writing down all your to-do list for the day and tried your best to ticked them off as the day went by? Or the time that you wrote small notes on sticky pads that went missing somewhere in the pile of your work space only to find it a year down the line? Or the time when you kept an "album" book to store all your memories?

If you said yes to any of the above, then yes! You have been "pre-bullet journaling" (in a way...).

So, if you realized, before I started throwing out all those scenarios, I did mention the word "intentional" and that's basically the key of Bullet Journaling ( as how I see it). After reading through the whole "The Bullet Journal Method" book that was published by Ryder Carroll, I can safely say that to start a Bullet Journal you NEED (and I emphasize this a lot) to understand WHY you want to Bullet Journal in the first place.

Starting something new can be very exciting at first but if you lack in the "intentions", you will quickly find yourself being bored of having to do it, after awhile. For some, they started Bullet Journaling because it piqued their interest and at that moment they thought it will be fun (although, I highly agree that, Bullet Journaling is a whole lot of fun, if you want it to be!) but soon they run out of ideas and motivation to keep going at it.

That's a sad case scenario, but it happens! So, get to know and understand your "WHY" before starting a Bullet Journal.

For me, I started Bullet Journaling because I really liked seeing how the tasks of the day was getting ticked off and the excitement of having to illustrate/draw/doodle/scribble in my Bullet Journal. But just like some of you, after 5-6 months, I just wasn't feeling it anymore. I felt like it became a chore and I just wasn't doing any justice to it.

I left Bullet Journaling for a month or so, and that right after that something sparked in me, and I decided to give it another go, but this time with proper guidance, foundation and intentions!

The thing that sparked in me, was the fact that I felt I was going nowhere in life but then I knew at the back of my mind and in my heart that I really wanted to progress, move forward in life so that I can live the life that I want.

And that's the reason why I started Bullet Journaling from the very start. Of course, to start something you need to know where to start and that's when I took a whole month, dedicated an hour of my day, to read and truly understand "The Bullet Journal Method" book. That was the step I took to get my guidance and foundation in check!

As for my intentions, this time, I not only wanted to tick tasks off my list, create beautiful spreads that will inspire and be admired by others but also to grow myself as a human being. I wanted to be more intentional with everything that I wanted to do and needed to be done, in order to be in control with my life.

After all, all you need is a pen and a notebook to start steering your life into the direction that you want it to be.

So, first things first, ask yourself these question:

Why you'd want to Bullet Journal?
What is that you'd like to achieve through Bullet Journaling?
Would you be willing to spend 5-10 minutes a day to give yourself a time to re-focus on your wants, your needs, your goals?

- All of these just sounds like a whole bunch of "Me-Time" logged into a book, doesn't it? Well it is just that! You are important, you are essential and you are here on earth for a reason.


If you've found your answer that is taking to the path of Bullet Journaling, then you are all ready to start! Just need to get yourself a pen and a notebook!


Oh! May I remind you that it is absolutely okay, perfectly fine and totally acceptable, to start Bullet Journaling no matter whether it is in the end of the year, the beginning of the year, in the middle of the month...just get to it! Your life starts now!

If you'd like to know how to bullet journal, click this link >>> https://thelittlebujosteps.blogspot.com/2020/03/how-to-bullet-journal_19.html