Bullet Journal

I’ve always been  planner person – and have tried them ALL.  I just never stuck to them for very long; a few months into the system and I would inevitably discover that it didn’t suit my ever-changing needs. In a mode of experimentation, I had tried the bullet journal before, but it wasn’t until last year where I really took the liberty of making my own, and it was at that point that it stuck.  I’ve been using the system ever since, tinkering with it as I go.  Hopefully this will inspire you to find a system that works for you and helps you cultivate an intentional life!



Here are some great posts to get you started, then check out a few videos and the latest blog posts below.  You can always search by tags (#weekly layout, #ideas, #work, etc) to help you find the content you want.


YT Bullet Journal 5 year plan YT Bullet Journal May Designs Folio YT Bullet Journal for Learning_ Politics and Citizenship YT Bullet Journal Capsule Wardrobe House of Color part 1 YT March bullet journal inkwell press YT Budget and Finance in Bullet Journal I experiment with using the bullet journal system in the pre-structured passion planner Calligraphy doesn't need to be expensive - you can use your everyday Crayola markers to create some fun brush lettering Check out a few ways I'm planning a casual domestic trip in my bullet journal Check out my bullet journal set up in my Mocassin Foxy Notebook Part two of my career development series - using my bullet journal for job interview prep! I have a lot of tips on how to use your bullet journal for your job search and career development! A walk through of how I use my bullet journal system for college teaching YT PWM August Bullet Journal Setup Figuring out your weekly layout? Here's how I set mine up!  YT rhodia soft cover notebook review  YT using rolling weeks in bullet journalDeciding on a notebook? See my comparison of the Rhodia and Leuchtturm!  Check out how to incorporate stamps in your bullet journal setup this month Fineliner show down - is the brand name worth it? Take a peek at my bullet journal and how I've set it up for June! Curious about the Erin Condren notebooks? Thinking about it for your next bullet journal? Check out my latest review! YT May Bullet Journal Dive into how I plan to use my bullet journal for my freelance lettering business! // www.prettyprintsandpaper.com Stay on top of your blogging and social media - here's how I do it with my bullet journal // www.prettyprintsandpaper.com Follow my journey through the bullet journal over the last 10 months + my tips for beginners // www.prettyprintsandpaper.comYT March flip through and April setup Join me as I walk through how to bullet journal in a traveler's notebook // www.prettyprintsandpaper.com Do you work in education? Whether you're a teacher, administrator, student affairs professional, you might get some fresh ideas from this video! // www.prettyprintsandpaper.com You might be tracking your habits, but now what? Make the most out of your habit tracking! // www.prettyprintsandpaper.com Walk through how you can use the bullet journal for your 9-5 // www.prettyprintsandpaper.com Flip through my February bullet journal and how I've tweaked it for March in my traveler's notebook // www.prettyprintsandpaper.com A hyperlapse of just how I put together my weekly layouts - see how it's done! // www.prettyprintsandpaper.com


Why I actually don't have a 5 year plan, and am guided by different things instead Notebook review Red Co Dot Grid See how I'm bullet journaling in this May Designs Folio system! How do you keep track of what you want to learn about in your bullet journal? Check out how I'm learning about local politics - maybe it will help you learn about whatever you want to learn about, too! In my bullet journal I'll be documenting my journey toward a capsule wardrobe - first, figuring out what colors work best for me in collaboration with my friends at House of Colour! embracing mess in the bullet journal Today I share my Bullet Journal set up for March - inside of an Inkwell Press planner! See how you can use the structured planners to bullet journal too. Today I share my methods for budgeting and finances in the bullet journal! Need some ideas for how you set up your monthlies? Here is an archive of a lot of my monthly layout experiments! I'm experimenting with how to bullet journal in the Passion Planner - I share my set up, method, and reflections so far. bullet-journal-and-minimalism After using the bullet journal for a year and a half, I wanted to share a few thoughts with bullet journal newbies! I share how the bullet journal helps me plan my next vacation Some bullet journal layout inspiration from this minimal weekend layout that's been working really well for me in the most simple of ways. Use the bullet journal to stay sane as a student - check out tips from Jady on the blog today! I'm keeping up my curiosity and sense of adventure with my Heart List - because life could be about maximizing our experience and not just our to-do list. See how @faded_edges_ uses the bullet journal system for personal life and faculty work in a pre-dated planner! Take a peek at the latest mocassin Foxy Notebook made just for May Designs notebooks and how I set up my bullet journal inside! bullet-journal-for-job-interviews See how @alecfischr uses his bullet journal and how it's helped his mental health If you're new to the #Planwithmechallenge and #rockyourhandwriting monthly challenges, I walk through how they work and how you participate! Join @Prettyprintsandpaper, @decadethirty, @tinyrayofsunshine, and @boho.berry to rock your handwriting with this daily Instagram challenge! Join @prettyprintsandpaper, @tinyrayofsunshine, and @boho.berry for October's #PlanWithMeChallenge to dig into how your planning system works for you and how you can make it even better! Today I combine 2 interests of mine - bullet journal and career development/job searching. See how you can use your bujo to get to your career goals! See how Cristina @shilen.qc uses her minimal bullet journal to manage her home, family, and flexible nature of life. Today I share some big lessons I've learned while balancing a full time job and a side hustle Bullet Journal Teaching Setup There are so many bullet journal hacks out there - here are a few of my favorites! Join @prettyprintsandpaper, @decadethirty, @tinyrayofsunshine, and @boho.berry for another month of practicing your Handwriting! Join Jessica @PrettyPrintsandPaper, Kim @tinyrayofsunshine, and Kara @boho.berry for another month of the #PlanWithMeChallenge! Sharon's Bullet Journal Set up & Tips Ideas for how you can use the bullet journal for work I painted my Foxy! Walk through with me in this QUICK tutorial Check out my bullet journal set up in this Foxy Fix traveler's notebook! @prettyprintsandpaper Join @prettyprintsandpaper, @decadethirty, @tinyrayofsunshine, and @boho.berry to practice your everyday handwriting this August! Join @PrettyPrintsandPaper, @TinyRayofSunshine, and @Boho.Berry in this month's @PlanWithMeChallenge to share and refine your planning system Check out @minimaljournal's take on bullet journaling in adulthood What is a rolling week and how can you use it in your bullet journal? Rhodia notebook lovers, here's those colored dot grid notebooks you've been wishing for! Take a peek inside. Will you use it for your #bulletjournal? Deciding on a notebook? See how the Leuchtturm and Rhodia notebooks compare! There are SO many words to learn when you start bullet journaling and planning - here is your dictionary of terms. Check out how to incorporate stamps in your bullet journal setup this month Join @prettyprintsandpaper, @tinyrayofsunshine, @decadethirty, and @boho.berry in another month of improving your everyday handwriting in this daily challenge!  Join @prettyprintsandpaper, @tinyrayofsunshine, and @boho.berry in sharing and refining your planning system this July in the #planwithmechallenge Walk through how I use May Designs notebooks to bullet journal and tips for beginners! Get productive in your bullet journal by using this focus process. www.prettyprintsandpaper.com Check out how I've set up for June in my bullet journal! Join @prettyprintsandpaper @tinyrayofsunshine and @boho.berry to refine and share your planning system this June! It's that time of year where educators shift to summer project work - not just for teachers but tracking projects in general! See how on the blog! Looking for more bullet journal inspiration? Check these ideas out! Curious about the Erin Condren notebooks? Thinking about it for your next bullet journal? Check out my latest review! Check out what changes I'm making for my May bullet journal set up // www.prettyprintsandpaper.com Life can get hectic - here are 5 ways you can incorporate self-care into your bullet journal // www.prettyprintsandpaper.com Are a freelancer and bullet journalist? Check out how I've set my journal up for my calligraphy business! // www.prettyprintsandpaper.com Having a weekly house meeting has changed my life - read more about why on the blog // www.prettyprintsandpaper.com See a flip through of my March bullet journal and how I'm setting up April // www.prettyprintsandpaper.com A walk through of how to bullet journal in a traveler's notebook // www.prettyprintsandpaper.com 16 layouts for educators, higher ed professionals, teachers, and more! // www.prettyprintsandpaper.com What I'm keeping and shaking up in March in my bullet journal // www.prettyprintsandpaper.com There are so many ways to use washi tape in your planner - here are just a few! // www.prettyprintsandpaper.com Curious about that new $15 Notebook Cover from Michael's? Is this the perfect starter traveler's notebook for you? Find out! // www.prettyprintsandpaper.com A peek at how I use the bullet journal system and my traveler's notebook for planning at work + Exciting announcement with FoxyFix // www.prettyprintsandpaper.com Go step by step through how I set up my bullet journal for February, PLUS the Periscope flip-through of my whole system, including trackers, monthly overview, collections, and weekly layout // www.prettyprintsandpaper.com Capture your thinking in a spatial and visual way #sketchnotes // www.prettyprintsandpaper.com New to Bullet Journaling? Here are some things to keep in mind as you begin // www.prettyprintsandpaper.com GOAL SETTING Track your finances and budget in your bullet journal - here's how it works for me // www.prettyprintsandpaper.com Read more about how I set up my Bullet Journal for January! @prettyprintsandpaper Take your reflections from 2015 to create strong concrete resolutions for 2016 // www.prettyprintsandpaper.com Take time to dig deep as you think about your 2015 to launch your 2016 // www.prettyprintsandpaper.com Infuse technology into your bullet journal to make it an even more powerful tool // www.prettyprintsandpaper.com When I transitioned to a new collections notebook, here's how I made my bullet journal lists much more useful and robust // www.prettyprintsandpaper.com The week before the new month, I'll set up the next in my bullet journal - A peek into how I set up December // www.prettyprintsandpaper.com I do a pen test and comparison across May Designs, Moleskine, and YellowPaperHouse inserts // www.prettyprintsandpaper.com A walk through of how I set up my November monthly and weekly in my bullet journal // www.prettyprintsandpaper.com What are the lists you keep in your bullet journal? Sneak peek into some of my lists // www.prettyprintsandpaper.com Join me as I set up my monthly and weekly layouts in my bullet journal for October // www.prettyprintsandpaper.com Check out how I set up my bullet journal in a traveler's notebook system // www.prettyprintsandpaper.com New to planning? Unsure what coil, ring-bound, traveler's notebook, bullet journal, foxydori, and other terms mean? Get started with these questions // www.prettyprintsandpaper.com Your bullet journal can transform the way you manage your work - see how you can too // www.prettyprintsandpaper.com How you can use the Sunday meeting to make our household run smoothly and plan for the week // www.prettyprintsandpaper.com Habit tracking is so popular, but how do you implement it effectively in your planner? // www.prettyprintsandpaper.com Sometimes we just need a reminder that we can plan the way we want to, as ourselves // www.prettyprintsandpaper.com Peruse my pen stash for my bullet journal! // www.prettyprintsandpaper.com