If you don't know what bullet journaling is please look it up on Pinterest. Bullet journaling can give you an output to release all of your stress and anxiety, at least it does for me. I have always had a passion for all things arts & crafts so when I found out about bullet journaling I was excited to try one out just to make cute random layouts. Then Freshman year of college came along and I fell in love with being organized. It makes me feel like I have all of my shit together and feel like I can actually survive in the big girl world. So if this fits your characteristics and hobbies perfectly stick around and I can tell you how to start your very own journal!
• Spreads, these are when you have the same type of idea on two pages, so I remember that by calling one single page only half of a page and the page right next to it is the same page. Many people create a full calendar spread which means the calendar will be on 2 pages total. We call that a "monthly spread".
• Layouts, a layout is one page and it is mainly used for small ideas like a way to track your expenses or a way to plan your week. Those are often called "weekly layouts".
What you need:
• A bullet journal- Most stores like Walmart, Target and bookstores carry bullet journals. They will probably be called dotted journals our grid journals. I bought a plain black one with a bookmark holder and an elastic band to keep it in nice shape. Other qualities of the journal don't matter, it just has to have dots.
• Super Tips- These are a type of marker made by Crayola and you probably have forgotten about them but once you see them, I swear some deep memory from Kindergarten will resurface. These markers are so very helpful for calligraphy or for any kind of cute lettering!
• A ruler- I don't always use a ruler because I like the way my free hand looks, it gives a more natural look to it.
• A pencil- ALWAYS... and I repeat ALWAYS draw/write things out in pencil before you trace over it.
• Marker pens- I love using marker pens because it gives me a lot of access to cool and interesting colors to trace or write small details with.
• Ball point pen- Sometimes a regular black pen will be your best friend.
My best advice that I can give you while you start your new and creative journey to bullet journaling is to "cheat" off of other people. You can copy what someone else does, there is nothing wrong with that. You can make it the exact same way or add your own artistic twist to it! Either way let your creative juices flow and your organizational skills shine!