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I’m not even exaggerating when I say that starting a bullet journal changed my life. It sounds a bit OTT, but it’s true! Before I picked up my first Leuchtturm  I would forget when I’d made plans, I was lazy and got next to nothing done in my free time after work. Starting a bullet journal has turned me into a crazy organised person.

So what is a bullet journal? Simply put, it’s a planner, organiser, and journal. It can be as minimal as you’d like, or as creative as you like. You can use it to keep track of appointments, or you can use it to write down your deepest, darkest thought. That’s the best thing to me about bullet journalling – it can be whatever you need it to be.

One of the things that put me off bullet journalling for a long time was the idea that they were incredibly time-consuming. I saw some really beautiful ideas on Instagram and Pinterest, but they looked like they would like hours to do! Some were watercolour masterpieces in delicate pastel tones, others had a tracker for just about every aspect of life. And when I started out, I totally went for that. And wow, did it take me hours!

Now, however, I’ve calmed down a little bit. I don’t feel the need to try something new every week because I’ve found something that really works for me – it’s simple, consists of a handful of straight lines and now I can crank out a month’s worth of weekly spreads before my coffee even reaches drinking temperature. I

This template was designed for the Leuchtturm 1917, but it’s simple enough that you can make it work for just about any notepad. Bullet journals don’t need to be fancy to be functional! In fact, if you’re thinking of starting one I totally recommend picking up an old notepad first to give it a go before splurging on anything expensive.

The great thing about this weekly spread is it can be as straightforward or intricate as you like. You can leave it as-is for a minimalist approach. Or you can jazz it up with stickers, washi tape, and doodles if you’re feeling fancy. It’s a great layout for anyone new to bullet journaling, and I hope you enjoy it!

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 You can find more information about Bullet Journalling from bulletjournal.com, or try searching on Instagram using one of the below hashtags. I’m warning you though, it’s a rabbit hole!

 

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