Point Taken: Bullet JournalΒ 

Hello

2017 is fast approaching and so naturally I’ve been trolling Pinterest looking for some planner inspiration. And then I came across the bullet journal. 

Now, I’ve heard the term before, but I never knew what it was. After reading one cheat sheet, I was so confused! What on earth is a future log?! And an index? In a planner?!
 But, it seemed to be popular, and ‘easy’. So I did some more reading and checked out the official website, bulletjournal.com 

So, the question I guess is, what is bullet journaling? The answer? A customizable planning system that is based around bullets. Yeah. That’s it. And it’s AWESOME 

It’s described as the analog planner for the digital age.
What intrigued me is how customizable it is. You write as you go along. You add what you need. You take out what you don’t. You use just the amount of space necessary.

If you’re like me, the ordinary planner just doesn’t do it! Some days there’s too much space, other days not nearly enough. The bullet journal is perfect if you change your system as the year goes along, and if you find yourself making little notes and lists everywhere. 

Here are the basics of Bullet Journal: 

The Index 
All your pages are numbered and you fill in the index as you go as a quick find for any of your notes. 

The Yearly Log 
This is your typical year at a glance. 

The Monthly Log
Your typical month at a glance.

The Daily Log 
Your daily notes, events and tasks.
 
Modules 
Other spreads such as book lists, goal lists, etc. 

The Symbols 
The system is based around these symbols used for what is known as rapid logging: 

β€’task 

-note

<scheduled 

>migrated 

*important ( signifier) 

I’ve just started bullet journaling and I love it! 

It’s practical and functional. You can use any notebook. It’s a new kind of organized.

I’ll write soon about how it’s going! 

Nabeela x

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DIY Blog Journal

Hello

One of my new year’s resolutions (even although I don’t fully agree with only making fresh starts in a new year) for 2016 is to carefully plan and curate my inspiration and ideas into output as creative projects. More often than not, ideas stay at just that. Ideas. Because inspiration isn’t organized meaningfully, its hard to use it constructively.

I decided to make a ring-bound note-book to store my blog ideas, plans and inspiration so its easy to go back to. Here’s how I made it:

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You will need: paper, scrapbook paper, rings for binding, stamps
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Step 1: First punch holes through all the pieces of paper

 

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Step 2: Slide the rings through all the paper
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Step 3: Stamp your cover. (You can decorate it however you like).

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I know it’s really simple to make, but its so great for storing anything from quick ideas to magazine clippings and polaroid print-outs.

Have a fab week

Miss Artsy-Crafty xxx