How to start bullet journaling this school year

It’s that time of year again! You’re getting your new backpack ready, shopping for the perfect fit for day one, and texting your best friends about what your year is going to be like this year. But part of the equation is the most important … organization.

Bullet journal entry it’s a top-notch way to keep all your homework organized this school year, and we’ve got the ultimate guide to get you started.

Step 1: Find the supplies

Bullet journals are partly a planner and partly a reflection tool. They are fully customizable and super fun to create. The first step is to find the perfect supplies for you.

Start by choosing your diary. Many bullet journals use grid-style dashed notebooks, but your paper preference is up to you. When looking for your diary, make sure the cover has a fun color or pattern that reflects your mood for the school year. You can also buy a simple notebook and customize it to make it totally yours.

So, collect your pens, pencils and markers. The more aesthetic, the better when it comes to bullet journals, and that includes your writing tools.


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Step 2: Set up the sections

The next step in creating your perfect bullet journal is planning your sections. Each bullet journal needs an index page and a key page. The index tells you where all your sections in your diary reside, and your key helps you remember the color coding system you create.

From there, it’s all up to you! Try creating monthly event pages, mood trackers, habit trackers, to-do pages for assignments, brain dump pages, and daily affirmation pages. Your bullet journal can help you keep track of everything you want to achieve and express your creativity, so don’t be afraid to try something new!


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Step 3: get creative

Here comes the fun part: decorating. Now that your pages are all laid out, you can finally start making it cute! Start with creating your own color scheme (this is where those aesthetic pens you have come into play). Decide which colors you want to represent for each key element. Maybe purple is a go-to thing, green is taking walks, and blue is making time for your new hobby.

After that, start drawing on your pages. He uses a pencil to trace the design of your pages, so he continues with lots of color. Your bullet journal can be used as a creative outlet, so let your inner artist shine!


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Step 4: make it a routine

The key to a successful bullet journal is routine. Add the compilation of your bullet journal to your nightly routine to make sure you are using it to its full potential. Your bullet journal can only help you kill this school year if you use it regularly. So prepare your diary, because this year is your year!


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