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Simple easy and uncluttered spread the ideas for Bullet journaling + January Plan with me

We have spoken about this before. Comparison. And this became really evident during a recent discussion on the official Bullet journal Instagram page. Here is the post – You will see that the post mentioned us – because we fought for equality and won! 

So the original post said “content over presentation” and my comment talked about how – once a newbie understands the fundamentals of the BuJo system, then branching out into  artistic journals shouldn’t be shunned, or shamed. Essentially its making productivity work for you, in a customised way. There are literally zero rules and there are no right or wrong ways to do this. I think over time it has essentially morphed into personalised planning over “The Bullet Journal Method”. 

How can I do a Bullet Journal if I am not Creative or Artistic? 

So one of the major comments, requests etc that come up for newbies is “but I am not artistic or creative” this doesn’t mean you can’t create a bullet journal, and personalise your journal? Noooooo, just have a look at our minimal bullet journal spreads, not one of those spreads are complicated, but they are gorgeous in their own right, and you shouldn’t feel that just because you lack artistic skills, will hamper your ability. 

The best way to start your bullet journal

If this is your first time creating one, there are some simple tips, that many many many webpages cover. You don’t need us to tell you this, as a simple google will give you the low down. 

You start with a contents page. 

Move onto an annual calendar, so you can see your year at a glance. Is there anything else you are tracking over an entire year? Pop that up front or in the back – there are no rules remember. There are things you can add like birthday trackers, goals etc. But keep it simple, see what style works best for you. I find that if you start off hot and heavy, you might lose motivation, and thats the worst as you’ll start to think the BuJo is not for you when in fact its for everyone and you’re sticking to self imposed rules which is absolutely ridiculous. 

Our 39 gorgeous featured Minimal and uncomplicated spreads

Simple easy and uncluttered spread the ideas for Bullet journaling

@thejournaltea

Simple easy and uncluttered spread the ideas for Bullet journaling

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@theplannerworld

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@junjournals

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@the.inky.bujo

Simple easy and uncluttered spread the ideas for Bullet journaling

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Simple easy and uncluttered spread the ideas for Bullet journaling

@papierprojekt

Simple easy and uncluttered spread the ideas for Bullet journaling

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@wolkenmeere

Simple easy and uncluttered spread the ideas for Bullet journaling

@fourdotspaper

Simple easy and uncluttered spread the ideas for Bullet journaling

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Simple easy and uncluttered spread the ideas for Bullet journaling

@augustrose.doodles

Simple easy and uncluttered spread the ideas for Bullet journaling

@supermassiveblackink

Simple easy and uncluttered spread the ideas for Bullet journaling

@wezz.bujo

Simple easy and uncluttered spread the ideas for Bullet journaling

@ajournalbyannie

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@colorfulblackrose

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@thingsbynina

Simple easy and uncluttered spread the ideas for Bullet journaling

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Simple easy and uncluttered spread the ideas for Bullet journaling

@plananotherday

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@aimighani

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@journalbymalin

Simple easy and uncluttered spread the ideas for Bullet journaling

@kela.journal

Simple easy and uncluttered spread the ideas for Bullet journaling

@fourdotspaper

Simple easy and uncluttered spread the ideas for Bullet journaling

@bullet_journalish

Simple easy and uncluttered spread the ideas for Bullet journaling

@w.a.bullet

@thebujobuzz

@thebujobuzz

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@bullet_journalish

Simple easy and uncluttered spread the ideas for Bullet journaling


bujo_nao

Simple easy and uncluttered spread the ideas for Bullet journaling

@journalbymalin

Simple easy and uncluttered spread the ideas for Bullet journaling

@journalbymalin

Simple easy and uncluttered spread the ideas for Bullet journaling

@bujo_nao

 
Cactus spreads

@kitoremi

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@journalmaxane

Simple easy and uncluttered spread the ideas for Bullet journaling

@journalmaxane

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@planwithady

Our January Plan-With-Me

 

January 2019 Plan with Me

January 2019 Plan with Me

Let's customise the Scribbles that Matter - Bullet Planner with a black and white theme for January 2019

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Instructions

  1. I used quote cards to cover us up the image for January as New Zealand is not wintery in January
  2. I then personalised the monthly calendar with washi tape and stickers
  3. I highlighted public holidays
  4. I then started personalising the weekly spreads
  5. Finishing off with creating a space for my monthly journaling and story capture.

Notes

This is really a no frills journal set up. What I like about the Bullet Planner is that I dont have to redraw spreads every month. It is tricky to personalise without loosing space.

Nicola Knobel

Passionate curator of pretty things

Hi Lovely! My name is Nicola and I am the face behind My Inner Creative. I am a die hard (obsessed) bullet journalist, and a over excited creative. Please note that some of our posts contain affiliate links, this means that at absolutely no additional cost to you, I can make a small comission from your purchase. You can read more about that, and me over at my "About page"
 
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I love The Art of BuJo repost account because there are so many different types of spreads. You can see how unique people are and how different each person displays a topic. I love that. It shows how individual we are and should be.

2019-06-08T10:11:02+13:00
I love The Art of BuJo repost account because there are so many different types of spreads. You can see how unique people are and how different each person displays a topic. I love that. It shows how individual we are and should be.

I love the Art of BuJo because of their amazing themes. I get so much inspiration scrolling through each theme and it makes me want to grab my planner every time i see thier feed and try something new!

2019-06-08T10:15:24+13:00
I love the Art of BuJo because of their amazing themes. I get so much inspiration scrolling through each theme and it makes me want to grab my planner every time i see thier feed and try something new!

I love the Art of BuJo because it was a source of inspiration right from the beginning of my journey and a place where i could connect with this amazing supportive community! I found friends!

2019-06-08T10:20:36+13:00
I love the Art of BuJo because it was a source of inspiration right from the beginning of my journey and a place where i could connect with this amazing supportive community! I found friends!

The Art of BuJo is the only account I regularly seek out for inspiration. I love that its divided into themes, it is brilliant to scroll through if you are stuck for a theme for the month. I also love the diverse range of styles they feature! 

2019-06-08T13:28:45+13:00
The Art of BuJo is the only account I regularly seek out for inspiration. I love that its divided into themes, it is brilliant to scroll through if you are stuck for a theme for the month. I also love the diverse range of styles they feature! 

The Art of BuJo has been such a helpful source for me to find great collections of other accounts for inspiration. I love that its got so many different accounts and ideas

2019-06-08T13:31:32+13:00
The Art of BuJo has been such a helpful source for me to find great collections of other accounts for inspiration. I love that its got so many different accounts and ideas