You've heard me bang on about it so much, I thought it was probably time I wrote a post actually dedicated to my bullet journal. I'm no expert, but having started a bullet journal last year (video here) I've experienced enough to see what works for me, and to offer some sort of wisdom on how to get started.

If you've seen my latest bullet journal video, you will know, the main difference between my 2017 and 2018 bullet journals, is that I decided to simplify things a lot more this year, which makes it easier to maintain, more uniform and requires less stuff.

I tend to pretty much stick to the bullet journal key, cross things off when they are complete and using an arrow if they need moving.  Sometimes, I'll tick rather than cross but I find it looks a little messier. 

What I use: 

Pages I like to have: 
- Index
- Goals
- Future Log
- Books I've Read
- Books to read
- Blog Post Ideas
- Monthly Favourites
- Video Ideas
- Habit Trackers
- Mood Trackers
- Good Things list
- To-do lists
- Weekly plans 
- Finical Planners

What I've learnt /Tips/ Thoughts:
 - Use the Index, it's there for a reason
- Spend some time setting up when you get it. I didn't do this last time, and everything ended up everywhere.
- Figure what works for you, don't do something because you feel like everyone else is if it's not working out
- Use the page markers, they also have reasons.
- Don't worry about mistakes or be overly precious, it's not going to get you organised if you're too scared to write in it.  A Tippex mouse may become your best friend.
- Dotted paper is life-changing
- Although your paper is dotted, still use a ruler when you need to
- Find pens that work for you, sounds excessive, but being a smudger, I can't tell you what a difference this makes

Links I've found useful

If you want to see the ins and outs of both my 2017 and 2018 bullet journals, I've made a full video about them which you can watch below (or on my youtube channel)

I hope you found this useful! Please comment your own bullet journal tips and tricks below!

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