Are you just starting to dip your toes into the wonderfully organized world of Bullet Journaling for beginners? Well, a hearty congratulations are in order! Welcome to the inclusive, creative family of Bullet Journal enthusiasts.
I still remember my first Bullet Journal, filled with the excitement of a new beginning and the anticipation of what was to come. It was a game-changer for me, and I’m thrilled that you’ve decided to embark on this journey too.
Now, I know it can feel a bit overwhelming at first – so many pages, so much potential, where does one even begin? Fear not; I’m here to guide you through this exciting new adventure.
To help you navigate this vast ocean of endless opportunities and creativity, I’ve put together a list of 11 Bullet Journal page ideas that are perfect for beginners like you. Trust me, these ideas will not only kickstart your Bullet Journal journey but also make it an enjoyable and fulfilling experience.
Let’s dive into these page ideas and get your Bullet Journal humming with personal touches and inspiration.
Isn’t it amazing how a simple notebook can become such a powerful tool for managing our lives? But with limitless possibilities, a Bullet Journal can sometimes feel like you’re staring at a blackboard of incomprehensible equations.
I’ve been there, trust me. One moment, you’re excited about all the potential, and the next, you’re overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude of options.
But don’t fret! I’ve got your back. I remember my initial days of Bullet Journaling, the mix of excitement and confusion, and I want to help you navigate this journey with as much ease as possible. I want you to experience the joy and benefits of using a BuJo without getting lost in the maze.
So, before we plunge into the specifics of the pages you might want to include, let’s have a little chat about how you should go about picking these pages. After all, the goal here is to create a planner that fits your unique needs like a glove, right?
And hey, if you’re itching to try out some or all of the page ideas I’ll be discussing, I’ve got a little surprise for you. At the end of this post, you’ll find some fabulous free printables that you can use to get started. They’re designed to make your Bullet Journaling journey smoother and more enjoyable.
How To Pick The Best Bullet Journal Page Ideas For You
Alright, let’s get down to business. You’re probably wondering, “How on earth do I choose which pages to include in my Bullet Journal?” Well, fret not, my friend!
I’ve got some tried-and-true tips to help you navigate these waters.
1. Start with the Basics
We’ve all heard the saying, “walk before you run,” right? The same principle applies to Bullet Journaling. Start with the basic pages – like a monthly calendar, a daily log, and a future log.
These are the staples of any good Bullet Journal and will give you a solid foundation to build upon.
And if you already started panicking, don’t worry! We’ll talk about these pages further down below.
2. Reflect on Your Needs
This is your personal planner we’re talking about! It should reflect your unique lifestyle, goals, and needs.
Are you a student juggling multiple assignments and exams? A project tracker might come in handy. Are you trying to cultivate healthier habits? How about a habit tracker?
Take some time to really think about what would make your life easier and more organized. Whatever you need some help with, there is a Bullet Journal page to help you with that.
3. Don’t Be Afraid to Experiment
Here’s the fun part. Your Bullet Journal is not set in stone, it’s an evolving tool. If a page isn’t working for you, scrap it! If you think of a new page that could be useful, add it! Give yourself permission to play around and see what works best for you.
4. Keep It Simple, Silly (KISS)
In the excitement of starting, it’s easy to go overboard and create a Bullet Journal so complex that it requires a Ph.D. to understand.
Remember the KISS principle: Keep It Simple, Silly! Your Bullet Journal is supposed to make your life easier, not complicate it further.
5. Let Inspiration Guide You
There’s a whole community of Bullet Journal enthusiasts out there! Browse through Pinterest, Instagram, or Bullet Journal blogs (like this one!) to gather ideas. But remember, what works for others might not work for you, and that’s okay. Use these as inspiration, not a rule book.
Remember, the beauty of a Bullet Journal is its flexibility. It can be anything you want it to be – a planner, a diary, a doodle pad, a goal tracker, or all of the above.
The key is to create something that works for you. So go ahead, grab your notebook and pen, and let’s start creating your perfect Bullet Journal!
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Stationery For Creative Bullet Journal Pages
The shiny pens, the colorful markers, the crisp notebooks… it’s enough to make any Bullet Journal enthusiast’s heart race. But I’ll let you in on a secret – it can also be pretty darn overwhelming.
You probably have your Amazon shopping cart full of supplies, but you are not sure what exactly to get. And chances are you might end up getting things you won’t like or are not worth it.
Well, take a deep breath, my friend, because I’ve got you covered. Having been down this rabbit hole more times than I care to admit (I mean, who can resist those glittery gel pens?), I’ve picked up a few pointers along the way. So, let me share some of my favorite Bullet Journal supplies that will have you creating pages you’ll absolutely adore.
- A good journal. Your notebook is your canvas, and actually, whether you’ll have ghosting or bleeding in your journal depends on the quality of your paper. So, picking a good journal is important. I love using Archer and Olive journals (get 10% off with my code MASHA10), but you can definitely start with something more budget-friendly, like a Lemome notebook.
- Fineliners. Fineliners are the blood of every page, so I recommend you get a good set. My top pick is Sakura Pigma Micron, which also come with different nib sizes so you can add more variety to your lines.
- Markers. If you want to add color to your journal pages, I recommend you get Crayola Super Tips. They come in many colors and are pretty affordable. Plus you can also use them for brush lettering.
- Stencils. As a beginner, you’re probably still struggling a bit with the creative side of Bullet Journaling. Well, it all becomes easier if you use stencils! From functional ones to help you set up pages faster to decorative ones to add beautiful doodles and lettering to your pages – they are perfect for transforming your journaling game. I recommend trying out this set of stencils.
Okay, now you know how to pick your pages, and you have all the supplies, so it’s time to start actually looking at some page ideas for you to consider.
I organized this list the following way. First, we’ll talk about the basic pages, the ones that are the core of the Bullet Journal method.
Next up will be collections, some other pages that are not a must-have but have been very powerful and popular in the Bullet Journal community, so I think they are worth trying.
Finally, there is a little bonus, but I won’t spoil that for you; just keep on scrolling. And don’t forget that also, at the end of the post, you’ll get some amazing free printables and more resources to learn about different Bullet Journal page ideas that can benefit you.
Basic Bullet Journal Pages
Starting with some pages that were part of the original Bullet Journal method. Most of these you can see in every Bullet Journal out there.
We're going back to the original Bullet Journal system, to those staple pages that form the backbone of almost every Bullet Journal out there. These are the classics, the oldies but goodies, the ones that have stood the test of time and proven their worth in journal after journal. They're like the bread and butter of Bullet Journaling - simple, reliable, and oh-so-satisfying.
So, grab your favorite pen (mine's a Pilot G2, if you were curious) and your trusty notebook, and let's dive into these time-honored Bullet Journal pages. I can't wait to share with you how these foundational pages can bring structure to your chaos, order to your creativity, and a whole lot of joy to your everyday life.
Bullet Journal Collections
These are the basic 5 pages, but there is so much more the system can offer you! The next 6 pages are what we call collections – spreads created on some particular topic.
I chose these because they are the ones that I use the most and that are very popular in the Bullet Journal community.
This only means that even though they might be something for you to consider, it’s absolutely not a necessity. Always remember that your planner is only yours and has to fit your needs, so if some of these don’t work for you – don’t feel pressured to keep using them.
Bonus Ideas: Creativity Pages
I don't include them as must have Bullet Journal pages for beginners, but I wanted to finish this post with some pages you can add to have fun and express your creativity.
Being creative in your journal is a kind of therapy because you finally have time for yourself and by yourself.
Working on creative pages, you are taking a well-deserved break from the world and just doing something you enjoy for yourself. It’s not selfish; it’s precisely the type of self-care we all need.
I’m sure this would give you enough to think about it and get you started with your Bullet Journal.
Free Bullet Journal Printables
Time to share with your freebies! Bullet Journal printables will help you with many things, including trying out new pages and faster figuring out what works and what doesn’t.
There are already 50+ free printables in the Resources Vault, including the key page, goal-setting pages, monthly review pages, brain dump, habit tracker, gratitude log, and more.
If you don’t have access yet, you can always sign up in the form below.
Once you confirm your subscription, you’ll get the password to get 50+ free Bullet Journal printables, stickers, and worksheets to use right away.
If you’ve never used printables before, check my post on How To Use Printables In Your Bullet Journal.
It’s pretty easy and all you need is:
- A printer. I recommend trying Epson EcoTank ET-2803.
- High-quality paper. You’ll need it to keep your pens from fraying; I recommend trying HP Premium Paper.
- Paper cutter. Cause you’ll need to cut the printables. I love using Firbon A4 Paper Cutter.
- Adhesive tape to stick printables to your journal pages. Tombow Permanent Adhesive is my go-to.
So, which pages are you using in your Bullet Journal?
Share with us in the comments.
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And always remember! Keep Bullet Journaling, and don’t be a Blob!