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Build Your Perfect Bullet Journaling Bundle!

Bullet journaling is an exciting and creative way to organise your life and express your personality. To begin, gather a kit of bullet journal essentials, which typically includes a notebook, pens or markers, a ruler, and decorative elements like stickers or washi tape.

Bullet journaling offers numerous benefits, such as increased productivity, improved organisation, and enhanced mindfulness. With its customisable structure, you can design your bullet journal to suit your unique needs and goals. Whether you want to track habits, plan your schedule, jot down ideas, or simply enjoy the therapeutic act of writing, a bullet journal can help!

Step 1. Choose Your Journal

When choosing a bullet journal, it's important to consider a few factors to ensure a smooth and enjoyable journaling experience.

One crucial aspect is the paper weight (measured in grams per square metre, or GSM) of the pages. For bullet journals, a GSM of 100 to 160 is generally preferred as it ensures minimal bleed-through and ghosting from various pens and markers.

Additionally, consider the overall size and format of the journal. A5 is a popular choice as it strikes a balance between portability and ample space for creativity. You may also choose between dotted, grid, or blank pages depending on your preference. Dotted pages provide guidance for creating neat layouts, while grid pages assist with drawing straight lines. Blank pages offer complete freedom for unstructured designs.

Ultimately, finding a bullet journal that matches your preferences and meets your specific needs will enhance your journaling experience and help you stay organised in a way that suits your style. So let's get started!

Step 2. Choose Your Pens

We've curated a selection of our favourite pens for bullet journaling to help you achieve the perfect look. Our top picks include fine-tipped pens for intricate detailing and neat handwriting, fountain pens for a smooth writing experience, pastel-hued highlighters that won't overwhelm your page, and dot markers to create the perfect bulleted list.

Whatever pens you choose, it's important to test your pens on a spare page in your journal to ensure they don't bleed through or create excessive ghosting on your pages.

Step 3. Add Stickers, Tape & Accessories

Bullet journaling accessories are the perfect companions to elevate your journaling experience and inspire your creativity. Washi tapes, stickers, stamps and stencils all offer a way to add functionality and artistic flair to your journal pages.

Not sure where to start? Journaling how-to books are an invaluable resource, providing guidance, inspiration and helpful tips to enhance your bullet journaling skills.