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So you want to start a Bullet Journal?

So you’ve read the articles, joined the groups, pinned a million pictures on Pinterest… what are you waiting for?

My first tip when starting your first Bullet Journal:

DO NOT FEAR THE JOURNAL!

Followed very quickly by my second tip…

THERE ARE NO RULES!

The journal is yours, you can include anything you want, you can make a whole year ahead or do it month to month, you can start it mid week, mid month or mid year.

So… where do you start?

First get a journal and a pen. Now you may want to get a few other supplies but this is by no means essential. Take a look on my blog post where I outline my essential journaling kit here.

Next job is to decide what you want to include in your journal, remember this is just a starting point. You can (and probably will) change how your journal as time progresses… THIS IS THE BEST PART OF BULLET JOURNALING!

Here’s how I set up a new journal… this includes a downloadable worksheet for you to brainstorm your layout.

And now all that is left to do is GET STARTED!

It really is that simple! Experiment with your style and layouts and have fun!

One thing I would suggest when you first get started is to not get too ahead of yourself. Do a few pages and see how they work for your. There is nothing worse than creating a whole month worth of daily spreads only to find out that daily spreads don’t work for you and you would rather use weekly spreads.

Oh and if you want afew more ideas then have a look at my journal videos for some further inspiration on page layouts.

Now stop procrastinating and put pen to paper… you know you want to!

Happy Journaling

Jo

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I live in Essex in the UK with my gaggle of furry friends including Daisy the dog. I have had lifetime passion/obsession for beautiful stationery and to do lists which has lead me to the wonderful world of Bullet journals. When I first starting bullet journaling it struck me the lack of UK based resources for journal accessories which lead me to create my own. I know have my very own webshop selling my hand made journal stencils and ship all over the world and am just as enthusiastic as I ever was about stationery and organisation!!

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