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How to Create a Simple, Basic, Bullet Journal

How to Create a Simple, Basic, Bullet Journal

Come watch how I simply create a basic bullet journal. If you’re new to the idea, it’s a planner scheduler that you create around your needs and not a preprinted or digital system. Many of us prefer the act of writing things down and this is a way to collect your ideas, dates to remember, tasks and more.

In a nutshell, a bullet journal is a simple way to capture what you need to do.

Whether you’re planning your entire year or simply brain dumping information a bullet journal allows you to come back to those thoughts. Many types of bullet journals have popped up on Pinterest and it’s grown into a movement. However, don’t let all the fancy stuff overwhelm you. The basic framework that I demonstrated is all you truly need.

Consider using a rocket book for your bullet journal. Check out my post on the magic of a rocket book here. 

bullet journal

Also, like I mentioned last week, if it doesn’t fit on a sticky note, it won’t fit into a day. I purposely put on my day limited tasked and fire time. Fire time is a block of time where I have NOTHING. Usually an hour in the middle of my day. This block allows me to take care of a higher priority item or emergency that would normal derail me. I use my fire time to catch up and if I don’t, then I use it to catch up on other things. Such as writing thank you notes.

Post it notes make great tabs!

I’ve got stacks of post-it notes and use them to flip through my journal quickly. Using many of the skills I introduced you too in my note taking video. Which means that I’m repeating a few of my favorite ideas because they really do make me more effective.

Putting this all together is like a calm meditative moment. Allowing you to gently be quiet in your space while planning. Which is a great habit.

Let me know in the comments if you have a bullet journal or plan on starting one!

Stay tuned – next week – I’ll share how I quickly customize my journal!


Suzasuzanna kaye, florida organizernna Kaye is a professional organizer and owner of Spark! Organizing, LLC.

She has special experience with organization for office, financial, ADD/ADHD, elderly, disabled, overwhelmed and special needs. With the belief that cluttered people are some of the most creative and interesting people she knows, she loves working with her clients in a supportive and loving environment. For more information about Suzanna visit our about us page, email info@SparkOrganizing.com or call 321-234-5499


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