Inside My Bullet Journal

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Last week I uploaded a video of my bullet journal to my YouTube channel. It’s one of my most popular videos already, and everyone is being so lovely about it, so I thought I’d take some pictures and write a blog post too.

I started my bullet journal halfway through July, so I haven’t had it long, but it’s already become so integral to the way I organise my life. It’s also a lot of fun: I’ve decorated mine a lot with stickers, magazine cut-outs, and even glitter nail polish! It’s become a kind of art journal for me too, a way to be creative.

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I made my bullet journal from a pretty gold confetti notebook from That Lame Company. I didn’t want to spend £12 or so on a Leuchtturm1917 journal that most people use for their bullet journals, because I didn’t know if I’d enjoy bullet journaling, I’m a poor student, and I wanted mine to be a little different from everyone else’s. Anyway, I’m really happy with how it turned out, and I’ve been using it every day.

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My planner for the previous year was an academic diary from Busy B, which was awesome (I wrote a review here), but this year I’m definitely going to use a bullet journal because it’s more customisable and creative. I actually had a few pages left over in my Busy B planner, so I pulled them out and stuck them into my bullet journal, as well as some pockets, which are really useful! In the pockets, I keep important things like a tube map, passport photos, and a tiny little notebook that I use for blog and YouTube ideas.

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I’m really happy with the first page of my bullet journal! I stuck in a print from That Lame Company, and a little set of stick & memo tabs (which are useful for marking important pages). On the opposite page, I’ve written out my key and decorated it with things I love – Star Wars, Disney, Adventure Time and Harley Quinn!

I’ve been experimenting a lot with different layouts for my daily log, so I’ve pictured a few examples below. The daily log is one of the most useful parts of a bullet journal, so I’m trying to find a layout that I love. As you can see, I’ve been decorating these a lot, and often covering up non-busy days, making cute collages.

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Monthly spreads are also very useful, so you can see everything happening that month at once. I like to have a monthly to-do list opposite my monthly spread, so I can have a brief overview of things I need to do that don’t have a specific day.

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One of the things I love about a bullet journal is that it’s not just a planner. I’ve been adding lots of fun and useful pages like habit trackers, 2016 goals, things I want to learn to do, a bucket list and even a Pop Funko wishlist!

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At the back of my bullet journal, I have a page of useful numbers, a page of empty timetables ready for the upcoming academic year, and finally, a yearly calendar, opposite a huge sticker of Rey from Star Wars of course! I also took out the page marker and pen holder from my old planner and stuck them in, both of which have proven useful.

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If you want to see a flip-through of every page in my bullet journal, check out the video below

Thanks for reading,

Emily

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