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Bullet Journaling 101: Here’s Everything You Need To Get Started

But can you do it even if you’re lazy? Find out here!

Bullet journaling, or bujo, is popular for a reason. All you need to get started is a blank, notebook, a nice pen, and a ruler. You can write whatever you want in a bullet journal. For example, you can jot down schedules and tasks.

You can even make hourly, daily, weekly, and monthly tabs. This is an excellent way of figuring out what goes where. But the question is, can you get into bullet journaling if you’re lazy?

Let’s find out.

Why get into bullet journaling?

Planners became popular in the early 2000s. At the time, they were usually made for women. Belle De Jour and Filed released planners with creative designs. Their planners also came with freebies, such as pens and stickers.

But let’s go back to basics. If you want something uncluttered, why not make your own planner? Bujo is the best way to do this. You can make your bullet journal your own by using your preferred color palette and layout.

If you’re feeling uninspired, there’s always YouTube. You can watch vloggers like AmandaRachLee, who does a monthly spread for her bujo.

How to bujo like a pro

To begin, you can get a blank, unlined notebook, a ruler, and a pen. Jot down the spaces you want on a spare piece of paper, and visualize how you want them to look in your journal.

You can design it any way you want and put in anything you deem important. In bullet journaling, you can put a water tracker if you’re the type to watch your water intake.

You can even leave your bujo undated for the days when you don’t have anything going on. You can even put stickers and use them as symbols for anything. For example, you can use a sticker or draw a red droplet to symbolize your menstrual cycle.

Bullet journaling is an interesting activity, and to be honest, you don’t have to do it every day. If you’re the type to leave an activity for a long time before returning to it, bujo is for you.

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So yes, even lazy people can do this too.

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