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How To Start A Bullet Journal!

Hiya Everyone!

I thought it would be cool today to show you how to stat a bullet journal! Now I am by no means a bullet journal expert but I have been doing it for pretty long so I know at least the basics. I know I still can improve but regardless I think it will be cool to show you all how to start one. So, let’s get into it!

Why Are You Starting One?

I feel like this is a really good question to ask yourself. When I first started doing a bullet journal I mainly just did it so I could do more with my art. But that is not all you can do. Most people use it as a cute way to plan out their month, year, day, etc. But you could also use it as a way to journal or use your creative abilities in a different platform.

So figure out first how you want to use and then go from there. Trust me it will be so much easier to work with when you know your “niche” so to speak.

Get Your Supplies

Having the right supplies for this is important. Yes, you can get around buying super expensive supplies but the one thing that you need is a dotted notebook. This really helps make your lines straight and makes everything overall just look neater. That’s the main thing but the rest are just supplies that I use that you can use as well.

  • a dotted journal
  • markers- really any type will work
  • a pencil
  • washi tape
  • gel pens
  • stickers
  • a ruler

These are just the main things I use but you can use a lot more!


There are so many different pages you can do in a bullet journal. There are a few main ones that you normally put in but there are also a lot of extra ones. I’ve put in the main ones below in bold and then the rest are just fun extra pages!

  • cover page
  • monthly or weekly planner
  • mood tracker
  • habit tracker
  • to do list
  • birthday calendar
  • want/need page
  • quote page
  • list of passwords
  • bucket list
  • savings tracker
  • my ideal morning/day

If you ever need more page idea go to Pinterest. They have so many good ideas on there!


I feel like this is the biggest thing you will or have struggled with. Coming up with a theme for the month can honestly be pretty stressful πŸ˜‚. Even though there are so many options I never know which one to choose. So that is why I’ve made a list of theme ideas for you!

  • lemons
  • mountains
  • flowers
  • ice cream
  • solar system
  • waves
  • donuts
  • Polaroids
  • clouds
  • plants/succulents
  • coffee
  • different shapes
  • butterflies
  • travel
  • puppies
  • avocados
  • stars
  • pumpkins

I hope this helps you guys who want to start a bullet journal! They are super fun and I hope you guys enjoy doing it as much as I do! Have a great day!

Do you have a bullet journal? What do you like most about bullet journaling? Was this helpful? Let me know in the comments!





17 responses to “How To Start A Bullet Journal!”

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this, Ainsley! I used to be super into bujoing, but recently sort of lost my touch with it, so I am actually working on getting back into it with an extra lined notebook that I have! This is very helpful, and it was an amazing post! Sending love!❀

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    1. No problem Hailey! I’m glade that this was helpful to you! Thank you so much! Have an awesome day!

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  2. This is super helpful! I’ve been wanting to start a bullet journal for quite some time, so whenever I get around to doing it, I’ll definitely be coming back to this post. 😊 Thanks so much!! πŸ’–


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    1. Awesome! Let me know how it goes!

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      1. πŸ‘

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  3. Great posts! I love your spreads! I have done this blog post subject but you inspired me to do it in my podcast❀️

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    1. Aww thank you! That is awesome! Can’t wait to hear it!

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    I have never heard of this before. Very neat! I will have to look into this 😊

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  5. Love all your bullet journals from previous months! Planning on starting for the first time next month so, this post was well time πŸ˜‚β€οΈβ€οΈπŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

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    1. Yay! I’m so happy you liked it! Thank you so much! Hope it goes well for you!

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  6. Hi, Ainsley Beth! Hope you’ve been doing well. 😊 I tagged you for the Quarantine Tag! You can check it out here:

    If you don’t want to do it, that’s completely fine. πŸ˜‰

    Hope you have an amazing day!! πŸ’–


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    1. Thank you Esther! I will definitely check it out! Have a great day!

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      1. Np!! πŸ˜‰πŸ’–

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  7. Awesome post!!! πŸ˜€ I just started a bullet journal in June for the first time, and I’ve been LOVING it!! πŸ˜€ ❀ I love bullet journaling so much!

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    1. Thank you! That’s awesome!

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