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Today, I am starting a series on starting a bullet journal. We are weeks away from the New Year, and I know several of you, would like some guidance to start a Bujo. So, I will be breaking this down over several weeks. I have been posting all year about the Bullet Journal, and if you missed any of those posts, just search for them on the side.
Over the next several weeks, we will be going in-depth with several of these items below. I will be also guiding and taking questions and comments, because it’s how we all learn.
I have included several of the major words that we use in reference to a Bullet Journal, but there are more. I will be counting on all of you to send me my missing ones.
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Vocabulary for the Bullet Journal—
It is a measurement of paper size. The most commonly used paper size is A4 (297mm x 210mm) and the next paper size is A5 (210mm x 148.5mm) which is equal to half of the A4 dimension
It is a measurement of paper size. The paper size A5 means (210mm x 148.5mm) which is equal to half of the A4 dimension
Short name for Bullet Journal
Any type of notebook, a planner that you keep track of various information in. It is usually a different thing for each person. But all use the same structure, as we will explain later.
Topics of the same kind, i.e. books read, movies watched, etc. You update it, as you continue your Bullet Journal journey for the period. I find myself using it for things I want to keep track of, and actually know where the list is later, so I can add to it.
Like a future log, it’s a planner that shows you what you have planned for that day, goals, deadlines, events, etc. Usually, it has a list of my to-dos. But, I recently I started writing a list of what I actually did that day, so I can look back and reflect. This is a great thing to do if you plan to keep your Bullet Journals.
What you actually put into your bullet journal.
It’s really just a calendar that shows you committed plans in the future. Used to track goals, plans, deadlines, events, etc. We will go over this in more detail later. It really deserves a long explanation, since it’s one of the most useful items, in terms of planning.
Table of Contents, this is usually updated as you use up your Bullet Journal. Setting up a good index is key in getting the most out of your Bullet Journal. It is very important that you plan it first out on paper, have an idea of what you want your Bullet Journal to be. Remember to leaves spaces, so that your Bullet Journal can grow with your during the year. An index also serves a purpose, because as you start adding stuff to your Bullet Journal, you can find it easily in the index.
The most popular Bullet Journal in the United States.
This is part of the beauty of the Bullet Journal. You can move stuff around, to the next day, to the next month, to the next year…etc.
Things you want to do, ie., a list of books you want to read, movies you want to watch, recipes, you want to try, etc.
Shows your the plans and days in that month. It is a good place to put goals, plans, deadlines, events, etc. It’s also great because you can start your Bullet Journal in any month.
Monthy Task List:
This is the box I use under the monthly log, to keep track of all of the stuff that I would like to accomplish. It varies by month, what is going on in my life, etc.
Just like the name means it’s items that are still open, you have not completed them as yet.
Quickly writing things into your Bullet Journal, by using symbols and shorthand. Everyone has there own method.
Symbols to show the importance of a task/event/chore, etc. Everyone has their own, so we will talk about it later.