Hey Planning Mashers!
You are never too young to start a Bullet journal! As a matter of fact, if you are in school age and you aren’t using a BuJo for your studies, you’re really missing out. I’m here to convince you with 5 reasons below and give you a bunch of Bullet journal page ideas for school.
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Why You Should Use Your Bullet Journal for School
The Bullet Journal is a unique tool that combines elements of time management, mindfulness, and self-care. These are some very crucial areas you must care about especially if you’re a student. Let’s dive into all the advantages of this method:
1. Bullet Journal can help you with time management. First and foremost Bullet Journal was created as a tool to manage your present and plan your future. It’s a wonderful tool for time management that has personally helped me a lot. As a student, you probably already know the necessity of properly managing your time.
2. A Bullet Journal can keep you organized. Being a student means that you have to remember not just all the things they teach you, but also all the other organizational elements: class schedules, assignments, extra credits and so on. Bullet Journal will make sure you remember it all!
3. A Bullet Journal can make planning fun! Time management and organization sound like pretty boring chores, don’t they? However, I found that Bullet Journal really changes that! Given that this is a planner that you make yourself the way you want to, it allows for creativity and suddenly you start enjoying planning your days.
4. A Bullet Journal can give you a bird’s eye view of your studies. With a Bullet Journal, you can create spreads that show you your year at a glance. You can see what courses you have, what assignments, credits and such. This will help you immensely in planning your every day since you’ll always know where you stand and if you are moving in the right direction.
5. Bullet Journal can help you get and stay in better shape. I don’t exactly mean you’ll have a beach body all year long (even though it could help you with that if that’s your goal). What I mean is, it will help you keep track of the little things you should do for yourself to make sure you can give 100% to your studies. A little self-care, like drinking enough water and enough sleep hours can take you a long way!
I know a lot of you’re probably thinking, “But Masha! I don’t have time or money to set up my Bullet Journal spreads!” Well, if this is the case, first, head straight to my post on how to Bullet Journal when you don’t have time or 11 supplies under 10$ that will make Bullet Journaling faster and easier.
Second, keep in mind two things – first of all, you don’t have to put a lot of time in your Bullet Journal. Minimalistic BuJo spreads are wonderful; they look stylish and take usually much less time. If you want to get some ideas you can check my post on 11 Minimalist Weekly Spreads for Busy People.
Finally– think of all the benefits you can get out of using Bullet Journal for your school. These 10 minutes you’ll spend setting up your weekly will pay off immensely and they’ll actually save you a lot of time.
That being said, the Bullet Journal method really isn’t for everyone. So if you feel it’s really not working for you, it’s ok to just switch to something else that can personally give you better results.
Are you convinced and ready to give a try Bullet Journal for your school life? Let’s start by getting all the supplies.
Study Journal Supplies
I’m sure when it comes to stationery shopping for another school year, you pretty much know what you want. Still, here are a few recommendations based on my preference and popularity among studygram community.
Personally, I’m in love with the Archer and Olive one, and that’s the notebook where I created all the spreads I’m sharing down below.
B5 is a great format for school because it’s not as big and heavy as A4, but it provides that little extra space that makes all the difference in your spreads.
For colors, my old-time favorite (and pretty much beloved by everyone in the community) are Zebra Mildliners, both highlighters and brush pens. Their colors are nice and not too bright and they’re great for both planning and working with your school books.
Speaking of supplies, I know students are usually on a budget so all this might sound too expensive for you to start a BuJo. But worry not, Bullet journaling doesn’t have to be expensive! Check out my guide to Budget Bullet Journal with all the best supplies for any pocket.
Now that we got it all covered, let’s check there Bullet Journal page ideas to get you started.
Want to include school pages to your BuJo but have no time? I got you covered! The Resources Vault has tons of printables for school. So head straight there and find them in the “Other Printables” section.
If you aren’t a part of Planning Mashers yet, make sure to join us in the signup form at the end of the post and get access to a wonderful community and TONS of free printables for your Bullet Journal.
This is basically the future log of your study journal.
The useful trick here (and all over your study journal actually) is to color code it. Assign a certain color to a subject and stick to it throughout the entire semester. This will help you immensely to memorize the information and navigate your notes.
Another Semester Overview
This page is to keep all the information on all your subjects.
You can keep this info as part of your semester overview, or you can create a separate page for each of your classes. If you create a page per class, you can add there information such as assignments, grades, deadlines, required reading.
Speaking of requires reading….
Required Reading (yeah)
Keep all your school books info in one spread.
A useful thing to have in this spread is the best place to buy books. Check out your options, compare the prices and then decide which suits you best. This will be a lifesaver for when you start planning your budget.
Speaking of reading, here is a way to track and keep an eye on your assigned reading.
Probably the most important spread for the semester – your timetable.
As I mentioned before, try to keep up the same color-coding to get the most out of your study spreads.
A monthly log is a useful tool for your planning, and adding color coding will help you to make it work for your studies even better.
There are bound to be some projects during your school year, and here is an easy way to keep track.
Of course, you might need more space for coordinating everything and for your study notes, but this spread will be a great base and reference point.
The final crucial detail of every Bullet Journal is a weekly log.
Since school time is so very busy, this weekly is very simple and would take no time to set up. The important thing here is the inclusion of a meal plan – we all know during the school year if you don’t plan the meals you usually end up with some junk food (with chocolate, for me it’s always chocolate).
How do you use your Bullet Journal for school? Which pages did you find the most useful? Share with us in the comments!
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And Remember: Keep Bullet Journaling and don’t be a Blob!