TIPPIN' TUESDAY - BULLET JOURNALS FOR PROCRASTINATORS

Hey guys!

I haven't done one of these posts for a while. I had to take a break in this series as I wasn't sure what I wanted to write about. I'll continue this series, but they'll be posted about every other week instead of every week like I used to. This week's post is about bullet journaling!

If you haven't been keeping up with my studyblr, then you wouldn't know about my new bullet journal. Bullet journals are used to make quick to do lists where you can use symbols to signify if you've finished a task, if something is important, etc. It's really easy once you get the hang of it and find what works for you.

Since I'm a procrastinator, my studyblr was born out of my laziness and my attraction to pretty studyblr inspo photos. I used to use agendas to keep up with what I need to do, but I always end up abandoning them after the school year ends. During summer, I'm more likely to want to do something productive, but can't get myself to do anything because I forget about what I wanted to do. All those pretty bullet journal pages spurred the urge to make one myself.


TIP ONE 
Get a notebook that's small enough for you to carry, but big enough for what you're going to use it for. 

At first I wanted something large which didn't work at all. It was too large to carry around in my backpack without feeling like another textbook. I didn't like having so much blank space either. Then I saw this notebook from Denik, and I felt like the stars aligned.


TIP TWO
Look at other bullet journals for inspiration (AKA steal their layout). 

I like to look through different studyblrs to see how they set up their journals. Most are very colorful with quotes, drawings, and poems. You don't have to have that if you don't want to. My first month in my new bullet journal is based on a couple of bullet journals I saw on my dash. It was easy and simple, which meant that I didn't have to make up some elaborate layout for my bullet journal.


TIP THREE
Use pens that you have on hand.

Remember that your journal doesn't have to be pretty. Bullet journaling is all about helping you stay on top of your priorities. You don't need those pretty pens you see on some photos. Use whatever writing utensil you have on hand. Pens? Sure. Colored pencils? Go for it! The blood of your enemies? That's cool too! (Actually, don't use the blood of your enemies. Blood smears easily.) Whatever you have on hand is good if you're starting out and aren't sure if you're going to continue using a bullet journal.

TIP FOUR
Just do it.

Just watch the video and take it all in. As a procrastinator, I like to take a long time to visual how I want to organize my bullet journal instead of just starting it. It's great to have a layout in mind, but you can always change up each week's layout to see what you like. The most important step is to just start.


Here's the Official Bullet Journal Site if you want to learn more about bullet journals. For more inspiration, check out the bullet journal tag on tumblr and my post here.

Do you have a bullet journal? What do you think about bullet journals? Leave a comment down below! 

That's it for today! Thanks for reading!

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