HOW TO: Starting a bullet journal

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You want to learn everything about starting a bullet journal? No problem. I am here to help! I will show how you can create your first bullet journal.

There’s nothing you can do wrong with bullet journaling!


If you are completely new to bullet journaling, I would highly recommend you read this article first to learn the ropes.  

What is a bullet journal and how can it help you

How to start

Read this post to get an overview of the best supplies to start! (LINK)

The things you need to start are:

  • Journal
  • Pens
  • Markers

If you have gathered all your supplies, you can move on to collections!

If you do not know what collections are, you can read about it here!

Focus on topics that are important to you. You can also look at some bullet journal ideas on the web for inspiration, but don’t forget it should fit your needs! If you are a fitness addict you could include a fitness tracker, a meal planner, and more.  You want to organize your day? Then you may want to include a daily/weekly log and some to-do lists.

There are infinite possibilities.

After that, move on to the next step: the index!

As soon as you know what to include in your bullet journal, you can start creating your index.

I recommend creating 2-3 pages for your index, as you will add more items over time. Space out the sections so you have enough space for all your pages; this part depends on how you would like your bullet journal to be organized. Most people stick to either monthly or weekly logs.

In my case, I do both a weekly log and a monthly log for each month on my calendar. I prefer to have all pages of one month together for an easy overview of each month. At first, I put the weekly logs of a month and the monthly log as a conclusion.  I feel more comfortable with this assortment.

Next, we get into doing keys!

There are a few standard keys I will show you now. Of course, you can always create your own. It’s your bullet journal and it should benefit you and only you.

Original Keys:


You should use this journal daily!

I know it may take some time until you feel comfortable with your bullet journal, but the most important point is to start using it on a regular basis. Bullet journaling will help boost your productivity the more you use it and is such a great way to plan and organize your daily life.

For a long time, I did not plan or organize my day. Once I started bullet journaling, my days became more productive and my quality of work has increased exponentially.

Now you know all the steps you need to start your first bullet journal. I hope this post has helped you and I would be super happy to see your own journal results. Comment down below if you have decided to start your own bullet journal or would like to talk about one in progress.

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  1. I am so glad I came across your blog today! I’m in the process of creating a new type of journal and was thinking to include some bullet options as well. Thanks so much!

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