bujo series - HOW to bullet journal (part 2)

Updated: Sep 17, 2020

Hey, bumblebees! In today's post, I will walk you through all the steps and the layout of bullet journaling.

Before I continue I would like to disclaim: There are absolutely NO rules in your bullet journal.

You do not have to feel obliged to follow everything another person does because at the end of the day the most valued aspect of your bullet journal is how it makes you more productive and how much you enjoy it!


This layout is how the bullet journal system works but feel free to tweak it to make it work your system! :)

Step 1: Yearly Log

Create some pages in your journal that affect the year ahead of you. Here are some examples:

  • year-at-a-glance

  • Books I want to read

  • Wishlist

  • Goals

  • Dreams

  • Key

  • Index

The list is endless!

Click here for some amazing videos that walk you through this step!

Step 2: Monthly Log

The monthly log is where you keep all your planning and information for that month. Create a few pages you like that assist you for the month ahead. Here are some examples you may enjoy:

  • month-at-a-glance

  • habit trackers

  • mood trackers

  • assignment/exam planner

Step 3: Weekly Spreads

The weekly spreads are the core of your daily productivity. You allocate a section of a two-page spread to each day and below you write any tasks you have to do. You can also add other things into the two-page spread such as:

  • week to-do

  • quotes

  • events

  • journaling

  • weather

  • meal planning

Click here for some videos to guide you on your monthly AND weekly spreads!

Get Started!

Step 1:

Gather your materials and notebook you want to use.

Step 2:

Plan out your yearly pages and your first monthly log with pencil first. In this step lightly layout how you want each page to look and what you want to use it for, this is helpful for when you have to make a table and lines so that you can minimise the chance of mistakes.

Step 3:

You do you!! Style your pages however you want and DO NOT COMPARE IT TO OTHERS! Comparison is the worst thing you can do when starting your first bullet journal, give yourself time and you will eventually get really good at it.

I hope you enjoyed this post and you are inspired to start a bullet journal! Be sure to check out part 1 of this series for more information on the bullet journal method! Contact me here for any questions, queries or suggestions!

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