BULLET JOURNAL 101Pre-Planning
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Hi, everyone! It’s Kara here from Boho Berry.
And I am so excited today
cause I am back with week NO.2 of Bullet Journal 101.
And week NO.2, we’re gonna be focusing on pre-planning
for your first Bullet Journal or your next Bullet Journal.
But before we dive in, I really want to thank you all so much.
I’ve been getting so much positive feedback throughout this course.
I know I said this last week,
but I can’t even begin to tell you how much I appreciate it
and how much I love hearing back from you all that you’re enjoying the course,
and the qustions that you are coming up with as we go as well.
So thank you so much for that.
And as I do with every video in the series,
I do want to stress the fact that
I am not the creator of the Bullet Journal.
I highly highly recommend that you go check out bulletjournal.com
and check out all of writer Carroll’s advice.
He is the one that created the Bullet Journal over three years ago,
and he has so much great information on the website.
If you haven’t been there, please please go check it out.
I have been getting so many requests to do a getting started series.
That’s why I’m embarking on this, trying to make it as comprehensive as possible for you all.
But ultimately, I highly recommend you go straight to the source when you’re first starting out,
before you dive into this course or any similar series that’s out there.
Alright, so with all of that being said, let’s go ahead and jump in.
Cause I have a feeling this video might be a little bit longer than the rest,
cause we have a lot to cover.
But today we’re talking about pre-planning,
and what I mean by pre-planning is
simply sitting down and trying to figure out
what you want or need your Bullet Journal to do for you.
Each Bullet Journal out there is as unique as each everyone of us.
There is no one size fits all Bullet Journal.
And what I know is there’s so much inspiration out there
and I don’t see anything wrong necessarily
with taking inspiration from others online.
I do think that
your Bullet Journal is gonna be a hundred percent unique to you.
And the more unique to you it is,
the better it’s gonna serve you.
So that’s we’re gonna dive into today, and try to gain clarity
and help you to start off on the right foot with your Bullet Journal.
So I’m here to proponent that
being prepared and kind of brainstorming, doing some mind-mapping ahead of time,
all those things are gonna help to get you started off on the right foot with your Bullet Journal.
And, I wholeheartly believe that
it’s a great idea to get an idea what you want your system to do for you before you dive in.
So, today we’re gonna talk about a couple different aspects of pre-planning.
The first is to do some brainstorming.
And in brainstorming, you’re basically trying to answer the question of
“what do you need your Bullet Journal to do for you?”
While brainstorming was originally created
as a method to help groups come up with new ideas.
It can be equally as helpful when you’re doing it on your own.
So brainstorming can be as simple as
writing down a list of ideas on a page.
So I’m gonna show you through a few of my old Bullet Journals,
and some of my different brainstorming examples.
Unfortunately, I don’t have my very first brainstorming list,
cause it was done on a scrappy piece of paper that I no longer have.
But I do have quite a few examples throughout my Bullet Journals to show you.
So we’re gonna go over a few of those,
just to kind of show you what I’m talking about when I’m talking about brainstorming.
So this is my very first Bullet Journal that I started back in August of 2015.
You’ll see when I flip to the very first one that I have a book mark here.
This was some brainstorming I did
when thinking about my new Bullet Journal for 2016.
So this is kind of some advanced brainstorming.
It’s not as simple as just writing out a list of ideas on a page.
But this will kind of give you an idea of
how I was planning on laying things out for my very next Bullet Journal.
There’s a lot of things you might wanna consider when planning for your Bullet Journal.
So, you might want to think about
what type of notebook will suit me best.
Do I wanna be in a Bound notebook like a Leuchtturm or a Moleskine?
Do I wanna be in a Ring binder like a Filofax, a Discbound system, a Traveler’s Notebook?
What kind of things do I want to keep track of on a regular basis,
like habits, projects, work deadlines, school assignments?
And then, also, what areas of my life do I need to set and review goals for,
like personal development, health and fitness, finances, my career?
And then, do I need organize multiple schedules and recurring events?
Like extracurricular activities for the kids,
class schedules, work schedules, doctor’s appointments, things along those lines.
So when you are brainstorming, I’m just gonna start flipping through these.
I have a few others where these are definitely more lists.
You can see here are some of those questions I was talking about.
What layouts work best? Is keeping business and personal together working for me?
Functions that I want my Bullet Journal to cover for me.
We’ve got more here.
This one again is little bit more organized.
I had things that I wanted to keep in my Bullet Journal.
Things I wanted to let go of, and things that I wanted to try.
And then, see if I got more here.
Right here.This is, was my final brainstorming list rows,
kind of mapping out what I wanted my 2016 Bullet Journal set up to be like.
And then, I’ve got another one here,
where I was cleaning out my blog and business Bullet Journal,
which I no longer keep separate.
But I was kind of coming up with ideas of what I wanted to include there.
And then, moving on to my next Bullet Journal,
I have a couple of spreads in that one as well.
This very first one, this one is actually a mind map,
where this one I wasn’t actually planning for my Bullet Journal itself.
But I was trying to get a handle on
my ongoing schedule for my monthly, weekly and daily tasks.
So I was doing some mind-mapping.
So that’s another way to kind of brainstorm and pre-plans.
See you would start with your central topic or theme,
and then kind of branch off to these other main ideas
and little details about each idea.
So that’s another great way to brainstorm through mind-mapping.
This one wasn’t really a brainstorming session,
but I thought it was very fitting.
It was me asking myself some of those questions.
There was “Why do I Plan?”, and I had some ideas here why I plan.
One is to keep track of all my tasks.
Taking the time to sit with my planner relaxes me.
And planning helps me to maintain a forward momentum in my life.
So this was kind of answering that question of what is my why.
Why do I plan?
And then here, I had just a little list
in between some of my dailies, of some hacks I wanted to try,
like a daily food log, tabs for frequent pages, perpetual shopping lists
And then hacks that I currently used that I wanted to keep.
So there are so many ways to brainstorm,
and my favorite way again is just to start writing down a list.
Once you’re done with your brainstorming session,
you should have a pretty good picture of what you want your Bullet Journal to contain.
And then you should be able to use your list or your mind map
to kind of pick out some themes and wrangle your thoughts until a more organized plan.
So here you’ll see, my plan for my Filefacts Bullet Journal.
And this is the one I’m gonna move into in January.
So it’s mapping out the different sections I want to have in my Bullet Journal,
what I need to track monthly and some other miscellaneous things.
So this is another brainstorming example page.
So again, once you’re done with all of your brainstorming,
you should have a pretty good picture of what you want your Bullet Journal to contain.
And the very next step that I recommend
after that brainstorming and pre-planning
is to do a little bit practice.
So, before we dive into the supplies,
I want to talk briefly about practice.
If you’re a member of any of the Bullet Journal groups on Facebook,
chances are you’ve seen people who are struggling
with the fear of getting started.
And maybe you’ve even been that person.
I know I was at some point.
I’m gonna show you here my very very very first Bullet Journal.
I know that I said that turquoise one was my first Bullet Journal.
But this is…actually my first Bullet Journal.
This notebook… is from…
I wanna say Staples or Target.
It’s a marking spread notebook, super cheap.
It is a Dot Grid, which I was very lucky to find.
But I actually started Bullet Journaling back in September of 2014.
And I started it, and I didn’t stick with it.
And you can see I had my key here. I had a little envelope for some receipts.
I had my index.
I’m giggling at myself cause this is gonna prove to you all
that practice definitely makes perfect.
But this was my first September stats.
Tracker, my first attempt to the tracker.
I had my first monthly spreads, September tasks.
I did have something glued in here, but I think I took them out at some point.
And then, we had my first daily spread.
You can kind of see this…
you can see a resemblance between this and my current Bullet Journal.
But, I even had a calendex here.
Holy cow! I haven’t looked at this in a while. So you’re all getting my reaction.
But, yeah! So I had birthday spread here.I had another daily page.
And, the key here with practice is
what I mean by practice is while you are waiting on
your notebook or your pen, or …
whatever it is that you are waiting on to get started,
just grab any old notebook that you have laying around and play around with it.
Set up some different layouts, write out some different daily pages.
You can see that I never continued here.
I kind of gave up on it back then.
I don’t think I was quite ready to dive into the Bullet Journal system.
But it’s kind of fun to flip back through here and I keep this on my desk for that reason.
But, really with that fear of getting started,
I think that there is something
about a brand new notebook that can be …
It can be really exciting and it can be really daunting all of the same time.
And stage fright is very common among beginners,
not wanting to mess up their brand new notebook that they so carefully pick out.
So my biggest tip to overcome that fear is to practice on a cheap notebook,
or even loose-leaf paper before you dive into your Journal of choice.
So spend a few days trying out to find layouts,
getting a feel for the flow of the system in your practice Bullet Journal.
And you’ll feel a lot more confident
when it’s time to dive into your precious new Bullet Journal.
So now I want to talk a little bit about supplies.
And I’m not gonna dive too, too deep into any of my supplies here today.
Because I do already have a whole video about my Bullet Journal supplies.
which I’ll link up in the corner for you, for sure.
So you’ll be able to check those out.
But I just wanna kinda do a brief overview of
my recommendations and some of popular supplies out there, as well.
So, now that you’ve got an idea of what you want your Bullet Journal to do for you,
it’s time to start thinking about those supplies that you’re gonna need.
And I do want to stress something from the bulletjournal website that I love,
when you first click on getting started.
It says all you need is a notebook and a pen, and that is so so true.
I actually reached out to the Boho Berry Tribe over the weekend.
And I requested some pictures of people using
the not popular notebooks or the “cheapie” notebooks.
Just show you all example and proof that all you really need is a notebook and a pen.
You don’t need the fancy materials or supplies that everybody recommends or uses.
You can use whatever you have laying around the house.
And, well, many in the Bullet Journal Community, myself included,
recommend specific notebooks and pens.
It’s important to stress that you do not need to go out and spend a fortune to get started.
So here are some great examples from Boho Berry Tribe of what you can do
even with the simplest of tools.
OK, so let’s dive into my personal recommendations.
And these are Bullet Journal supplies that I have used and loved.
And the first one is Leuchtturm 1917 A5 Dot Grid Notebook.
And I know that’s mouthful. But that’s basically these right here.
This is what I first started with.
And I absolutely love these notebooks you all.
You’ve got a elastic closure that come in a huge variety of beautiful colors.
They have two book marks.
And all of the pages are already numbered for you, which is wonderful.
And you also have an index at the front, this is already laid out for you.
So all you have to do is fill that in with your page number on the left, so that’s great.
And then, at the very back, there are some perforated pages.
If you ever wanna take notes, you need to tear out.
And then this is a pocket in the back as well.
What’s great about these notebooks is they all come with these little labels or archiving.
So you can see,
I have my labels on the spine and on the front.
And, I just love these notebooks.
So many people use them, that’s for a good reason.
I do have a very detailed review of these notebooks,
comparing them to another popular notebook, which is the Moleskine Dot Grid Soft-cover.
So if you’re curious about that, I’ll link that as well.
My second recommendation for a notebook is actually
a step up from that, this is still Leuchtturm 1917.
But this is the Official Bullet Journal Notebook.
And this is what I currently use as my Bullet Journal.
And writer Carroll himself uses a Leuchtturm as his Bullet Journal.
And he actually collaborated with the folks over at Leuchtturm
to develop the Official Bullet Journal Notebook.
Now this one contains all the elements from the regular Leuchtturm,
with the addition of a third bookmark, which is fabulous.
It has this beautiful, embossed logo. I don’t know if you can see that there.
Unfortunately, it does only come in black.
That’s my one drawback to this notebook. It only comes in black.
But I decorated it in mine by putting a little vinyl Mandala sticker over the cover.
I also did a quick first impressions of this notebook.
I’ll link that video for you as well if you want more details.
But the basic difference here is obviously you have a third mark.
It has a key for your different signifiers of front.
It has some tips for getting started,
a four-page index, which is great.
And it has a dedicated future log spread.
And then the pages are still numbered in everything,
just like the original Leuchtturm.
And then, at the very back, you have an introduction to Bullet Journaling.
And it gets you a brief overview of the system, of rapid logging.
and some different tips and tricks along the way.
How to set up your collections, your future log, your monthly log,
all those things that we’ve been covering so far.
How to handle migration and indexing.
So there is a lot of information in this notebook.
It’s great, especially for your trying to get someone into Bullet Journaling.
This is a great gift, cause everything is all set up already with instructions for you.
I’ll definitely put a link where you can purchase one of these in the show notes below.
Now we’re gonna dive into some pens.
These are the pens that I use on a regular basis,
and I absolutely love in my Bullet Journal.
The first is this Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pen.
I use this pen for everything black within my Bullet Journal.
And hopefully that is focusing for you.
But this is Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pen.
I love these. It’s a felt-tip pen, as you can see here.
I get it in the S, which is 0.3 mm tip.
I find that to be the perfect size for writing in my Bullet Journal.
What I love about these pens is how black they are.
They are super black.
It’s um… it’s in India ink.
And they are water resistant, smudge resistant.
And they won’t fade over time. They’re acid-free.
So I absolutely, absolutely love these pens.
The second pens that I use
on a regular basis in my Bullet Journal are
the Staedtler Triplus Fineliners.
And I use these for color and color coding within my Bullet Journal.
You’ll see these a lot in my habit tracker, my time trackers.
I mainly, mainly use these for color coding.
And I absolutely love them.
These again are felt-tip. They are 0.3mm.
These do fade over time. They are not acid-free.
But they are dry safe. They don’t, um…they don’t smudge, so that’s great.
And then, finally I have my Tombow Dual Brush Pens.
I absolutely love these brush pens.
I use them a lot for, again, color coding and coloring and headers, and things like that.
What I love about these is
this brush tip I can color things in,
and it does not bleed through the pages of my notebook.
And I absolutely, absolutely love that.
And then, last but not least are my fountain pens.
And I absolutely love fountain pens.
I use these more than just in my Bullet Journal.
I use them on a regular basis. Pretty much everywhere else.
But these are two of my favourites. And two of cheaper ones on the market.
Because fountain pens can definitely get expensive.
But this is the Pilot Metropolitan and the Lamy Al-Star.
I did do a comparison video beween these two.
if you’re trying to figure out a good fountain pen, starter pen for yourself.
so I’ll link that in the show notes below for you as well.
But the thing I love about fountain pens is that
First of all, they are pleasure to write with.
They write superly smooth.
And then you can refill them with different color inks.
And, basically your pen changes with your mood.
So if you wanna get rid of the black ink, get put in some purple
Whatever you want to do, you can change that all the time.
I just love how smoothly they write.
Plus they are gorgeous and just so fine to write with.
So those are my recommendations for supplies.
Of course, there are so many different notebooks and pens out there.
So I’m gonna include a list
in the show notes below of some other really popular brands of notebooks and pens for you.
Also, if you go to my blog today, bohoberry.com,
I’m gonna have this video, kind of as a text and pictures posted for you all.
So if you wanna see any of these spreads I showed you earlier,
if you wanna see any of those up close,
if you want links to any of products that I mention,
and also, if you wanna see that full list of other brands of notebooks and pens that are popular,
I recommend you head over to my blog today,
and I have all of that available for you.
So that is all I have for you all today
on the pre-planning aspect of
getting started with your Bullet Journal.
Next week, we’re actually gonna be diving into Bullet Journal Basics.
So all those little points that I covered
in last week’s kind of introduction video.
We’re gonna be diving deep into each of the different sections that make up Bullet Journal,
like the index, the monthly log, the daily log, etc.
One thing I want to mention today before I let you go is
a great, great guide by Kim over a Tiny Ray of Sunshine.
She created a Bullet Journal Reference Guide,
which is basically a sketch note PDF,
and guides you through each and every little tiny step of getting started with the Bullet Journal.
I absolutely love her guide.
I actually took it with me to the Planner Con at Atlanta
and passed it out to anyone who was interested. I thought that was good.
And actually writer Carroll from bulletjournal.com,
the inventor of the Bullet Journal,
he thought it was that good as well.
And he has it up for free on his website, too.
Along with translations in a bunch of different languages.
So this is a guide that has definitely taken off.
It’s been helpful to so many.
And the fact that it’s been translated in so many different languages
is absolutely incredible to me.
So I definitely link that down below for you.
And I recommend printing that off and keeping that as a handy guide
with your Bullet Journal as you’re getting started.
Also, next week, I’m hoping to
start diving into some of your questions
that you’ve all had for me along the way.
Anything that fits in with Bullet Journal Basics,
I’m gonna try to get that covered.
So if you have any more questions about the basics of Bullet Journaling,
absolutely drop those in the comment section below,
and I’ll try to get those answered for you in next week’s video.
As far as all the other advanced questions that I’ve been getting,
once they are specificly geared towards college students or professionals,
things along those lines that aren’t unnecessarily covered in the basics,
I’m thinking about doing a final part to this series
that’s basically gonna be a Q&A.
So any questions that I was not able to answer
within the basics of this series,
I’m gonna do a Q & A at the end.
So you all can look forward to that.
I don’t want leave any questions unturned.
So thank you all for watching.
I’m sorry of this video was a little bit longer than most.
But I had a lot to cover today.
I’m looking forward to seeing you back here next monday
for the third part in Bullet Journal 101,
which is gonna be Bullet Journal Basics.
And besides that,
I’ll see you all here on Friday for my regularly scheduled video.
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