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I started a bullet journal in January of this year, and though I don't use all of the possible pages I've found it has helped me become more organized. However. I have a problem with the habit tracker grid, in that I have never been able to go more than two weeks in keeping it updated--there is a month that I think I have about three days tracked. This pains me because I love the idea of the habit tracker and I have several habits I want to establish in my life.

Does anyone have ideas about how I could have more diligence in sticking to the habit tracker? Or bullet journal alternatives to the habit tracker grid? I feel like a failure for not being able to make the grid work for me.


Aug. 4th, 2017 10:43 pm
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Does anyone use stencils or similar sort of drawing assists? I'm not even very good at a straight line, so I don't tend to do anything sketchy beyond the one banner style I've (satisfactorily, to me) perfected. I looked around Michael's for stencils today, and didn't come up with anything I liked. Any favorite links or recs?
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Hi Everyone! I'm pretty new to bullet journalling and am looking at getting a Leuchttrum 1917 journal. Amazon has them on Prime for just shy of $20. I'm currently using a small temp bullet journal for August to get an idea on what spreads and collections will work for me and which ones are not really. I see that these journals/notebooks (also Moleskine and a few other brands)use a system of type of journal(??) such as A5, A6, etc. New to the bullet journal movement, I am not entirely sure what that means. I figured if anyone knows, it will be here.

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I went for a little ramble today and on a whim popped into the gift shop for the Tower of London and found... these:

It's certainly not where I expected to find tea cup sticky tabs and washi tape (although they don't call it that, of course), but I snapped them right up!

Have you found Bujo supplies in unexpected places?
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I've been Bujo-ing in various incarnations for a couple of years now, and while I'm great at the journaling and collections aspects of Bujo, the use of it as a planner I constantly fall down on. I make a spread for the week or the month and then completely forget about it. Oops.

I know there are a eleventy-billion examples of logs and spreads on the 'net, but I'm wondering which sorts of monthly/weekly spreads/logs have been most successful for the community in keeping you organized? Which ones haven't worked? Why? How much info do you put on it? Elaborate? Minimalist? How often do you refer to it? How do you keep it from getting lost and forgotten 30 pages later?

(I feel like this is a ridiculous question, but clearly I haven't found a good answer on my own.)
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(From last month's post: I do a bit of a daily journal/recap in my bujo, and every day, I try to write down one to three things that I appreciated that day.)

I've posted my May appreciation list! Right this way!

I really like tracking this in my bujo. It gives me something to remember from every day and little hints of what had my attention in a month. From glancing at my list for May, I can see that I: spoiled my cats, planted my petunias, looked at lots of pictures of pretty hair, and saw Guardians of the Galaxy. XD


May. 26th, 2017 12:55 am
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I like to change books at month-end when I know I'm not going to get through the next month in my current book. I pretty reliably can fit three months in a pocket Leuchtturm.

Since I'm thinking about migration, I'm curious if other people have a process for it, and how you decide what to bring over?

Part of my process is the "closing up" of the old book by typing up anything that's left to need moved to Evernote, like story or poem notes, blog post ideas, that kind of thing. I gather up all of my outstanding to-dos for the first Master List in the new journal, and then move over the current month's bill calendar. If I have any ongoing projects, I might copy over relevant information, but very little actually moves.

I get the impression from youtube that this is a fairly basic process compared to how some people handle it. ;) What are your thoughts?
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Hey everyone - I was a member of the couple of bullet journal communities that were on Imzy but now that is sadly shutting down I'm moving to Dreamwidth and as the communities there inspired me to keep up with my bullet journal, I hope the same will be true of here :)

Below the cut are my posts from the Imzy community.

Read more... )
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I do a bit of a daily journal/recap in my bujo, and every day, I try to write down one to three things that I appreciated that day. I just started at the end of February, so I sat down and typed up all my appreciations so far.

Right this way!
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Recently there's been a bit of angst on the other bujo communities I follow that the comms have become more about planners than bullet journals.

So out of curiousity, I want to ask this comm: What do you feel makes a bullet journal a bullet journal? And what part of Ryder Carroll's system do you find the most useful for you?

For me, the part that makes my journal a bullet journal is rapid logging, the way I use signifiers/bullets for each item and the way items get migrated between my modules/spreads. I do use different modules/spreads from the usual system though, since I feel the rapid logging is the most useful!
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I don't know about you, but I'm prone to bouts of perfectionism. "Oh no! I misspelled a word in the page header! I have to rip out the page!" Things like that. In my defense, I've gotten over this, but it was bad in the beginning.

Or even better, I come up for this awesome spread that I intend to use for this Important Collectiontm...that I completely forget about. This possibly has happened to me more than once.

So I was wondering if any of you have had similar experiences? Did you create a tracker or collection that you never use? If you suffer from perfectionism, how do you combat those impulses? Let's chat.
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My Leuchtturm1917 dot grid A5 in navy blue should be arriving soon, and I'm gearing up to journal in my new fancy notebook.

Does anybody have links to decorative journal pages or pretty collections or layouts? Or post me a picture from your own journal I can use for inspiration.

Thanks so much, everyone.
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I'm thinking of adding a habit tracker to my bujo. For those of you who use them, could you possibly post a pic or two? I'm trying to get a feel for how everyday people (versus Instagram superstars) use them on a practical, routine basis.

It doesn't matter if it's weekly vs monthly (or even daily!). I'm not wedded to format. I'm just trying to figure out what would work best for me, what I'd find useful to track, etc etc.


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Feb. 17th, 2017 07:10 am
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Happy Friday!

[community profile] bujo now has an affiliate community: [community profile] journalsandplanners, for those of you who use journals and planners beyond bujos. :)
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Do you have any spreads you're especially proud of? What about a collection? Anything interesting there?

On things related to productivity: What about your daily logs? Is there one day where you finished everything and didn't need to migrate any tasks?

On a more aesthetic level: Had a day where your handwriting was on point? Has your calligraphy leveled up? Do you want to show us that cute washi tape border?

Share a photo in the comments. Go!
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So, as I've mentioned in comments on a few previous posts, I've changed notebooks recently for my work bujo and it's been a revelation. Unfortunately I have realised that my holy grail notebook might not exist.

Here are the qualities I want, in order of preference:

1) B5 or quarto-ish size (definitely larger than standard Moleskine or A5)
2) larger than 5mm, preferably 7mm ish
3) grid or dot grid!
4) nice paper
5) as close to white (rather than cream) as possible

I'm currently using a J Burrows journal which meets 1, 2 and 4 above, and is okay on 5.

I reeeeeeeally want something that meets 1, 2, and 3 - a B5 notebook with a 7mm grid or dot grid - but it's really hard to find anything like that and I suspect it just flat out may not exist.

Does anyone have a line on such a thing or any suggestions to investigate?
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We're starting a new month and for many people, new months mean new beginnings. It's arbitrary, but there's something about seeing that 1 on the calendar, right?

So let's turn to our bujos. Are you trying anything new in February?

Maybe you're getting a new journal. Or do you want to try out that new fountain pen? Perhaps you've decided to experiment with a habit tracker. Or are you beginning a bujo for the very first time ever?

Whatever it is, let's talk about it here. Go!
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If you haven't been keeping tabs, I recommend checking out the comments in the newbie-friendly resource post. Lots of good ideas and suggestions there!

Today, I thought it'd be fun to share our essential bujo gear. Maybe it's something basic like your bullet journal and a ballpoint pen. Or maybe it's something fancy like this amazing stamp and sticker set you have.

Whatever it is, leave a comment with a photo and/or a simple list of items. Consider this your introduction to the community and each other. Go!
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In these early days of the community, I'd like to keep things low-key while people discover us and filter in. So, to start things off, I thought our first post could focus on introductory bullet journal resources. We have some members new to bullet journaling or are thinking of giving bullet journaling a try, and I think this would be very helpful. I know I was very overwhelmed when I discovered bullet journaling a couple years back (and I actually didn't adopt it then because it was just too much!)

I'll start.

  • Bullet Journal: The original bullet journal site. Now, I personally found this site confusing when I first discovered the system, but I still think it's useful. If you're overwhelmed by all of the options, bells, whistles, and artsiness, come to this site because it brings you back to the original, spartan form.

  • WTF Is A Bullet Journal And Why Should You Start One? This Buzzfeed primer, however, walks through the bullet journal. With examples! This is the article that helped me understand bullet journals and how I could make them work for me.

  • Dear Bullet Journal Newbies: Jessica Chung is an avid bujo user and probably one of the bigger names in the Planner Communitytm. (She's one of the people behind the #PlanWithMeChallenge on IG.) This post has some great down-to-earth advice about starting your first bullet journal and not getting trapped into the mindset that your bujo must look a certain way.

So, let's open the floor. What are your favorite introductory bullet journal resources? The only thing I ask is that you avoid resources based on Pinterest, Instagram, and Tumblr. Since these are visual-based platforms, they tend to showcase the artsy, crafty bujos and I think that can be overwhelming for newbies when they're still thinking about function and how to make a bujo work for them. This isn't meant to diss prettiness, to be clear! I color-coordinate Mildliners and washi tape in my spreads. It pleases me visually. But that's not the point. Function before aesthetics!

Or: If you're a bujo newbie or thinking of becoming a bujo newbie, what questions do you have about the system? Anything confusing you? Are you wondering how a bullet journal can apply to your life? Ask away. I bet someone in this community will have some ideas for you that can get the wheels turning!

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Hello and welcome to [community profile] bujo!

As you can probably guess by the name, we're a community dedicated to all things bullet journal. If you use bullet journals or want to learn more about bullet journals, this is the place for you.

The types of things you can post here include:
  • questions

  • advice

  • new spread or collection ideas

  • thoughts about bujo gear (e.g. journal types, pens, Etsy stores, etc)

  • interesting links

As long as it's related to bullet journals, it's on-topic.

There will also be regular free chat posts where you can share pics of pages from your bullet journal, so we can ooh and aah over each other's genius and get some inspiration. :)

On images: When in doubt, use a cut. (Info on how to do that here.) If you're posting multiple images, you can leave a reasonably sized one before the cut as a preview but please put the rest behind it. I trust you all to use common sense about what reasonably sized means.

On tagging: I have an organic style when it comes to developing community tags. In other words, I prefer to see what kinds of things are posted before determining what kinds of tags are needed. What does that mean for you? If you don't see an existing appropriate tag for your post yet, don't worry. I'll take care of it.

That's it for now. I'll update this post as needed. It'll be linked in the handy sidebar so you can always come back in the future and refer to it. :)


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