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How to Start a Journal

Who you are tomorrow begins with what you do today.

-Tim Fargo



To start a bullet journal you need two things: a notebook and a pen. Any notebook will do but I used the bullet notebook. And also any pens will do, you can use whatever you want.
So let’s start!

The system has four parts; the index, future log, monthly log and daily log.
BUT! You can put other parts like mood tracker and etc
.

The Index

You just need to dedicate the first 2 to 4 pages as the Index, and label them.

If your notebook doesn’t have numbered pages, you’ll want to number them yourself, as you will need this for your index.

Future Log

The Future Log is a great way to log all the important and fun events you have going on in your life. It keeps all of your future events in one place. Anything that occurs in future months such as birthdays, holidays, trips, meetings, and more would go in the Future Log. … Update the Future Log as needed.

Now go to your Index and write in which pages your future log is on. You can also start to write in appointments and tasks that are upcoming in the future.

Monthly Log

The Future Log is a great way to log all the important and fun events you have going on in your life. It keeps all of your future events in one place. Anything that occurs in future months such as birthdays, holidays, trips, meetings, and more would go in the Future Log. … Update the Future Log as needed.

Now head to your index and add in the page numbers for your current month.

Daily Log

 It’s called a log, and not a to-do list, because it’s for more than just your list of things to do. You can start your day by writing in the day and date, then list your tasks. As your day continues, You can jot down, or log, other things like information from phone calls, notes to yourself, and even things that you want to remember for memory keeping purposes.

Now head to your index and add in the page numbers for your days.


And that’s it! That’s bullet journal. Sure, if you search on Pinterest you will see lots of different ideas on how people use their bullet journals, and make various kinds of collections for all sorts of things. Those are great, but my advice to you is to ignore all that pretty stuff when you start, and commit to using the system in its bare bones form for at least two weeks, as you use it and get familiar with how it works, you’ll have a much better idea of the things you might want to add in to future versions.



Got any questions? Comment down below!


References:
http://www.theorganisedcrafterbrain.com/2016/11/04/how-to-start-a-bullet-journal-without-getting-overwhelmed/
https://www.pinterest.ph/pin/584553226612292030/?nic=1a
https://www.pinterest.ph/pin/61502351147660828/?nic=1a
https://www.pinterest.ph/pin/860539441281514989/?nic=1a
https://www.pinterest.ph/pin/142637513186591208/?nic=1a
https://www.pinterest.ph/pin/452822937529599838/?nic=1a
https://bulletjournal.com/blogs/bulletjournalist/monthly-logs

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