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If you’re new to the custom planning system known as bullet journaling, it can be a little overwhelming. Trying to figure out how to set up a planner with nothing more than a pen and a blank journal is no easy task. Luckily, the online bullet journal community is an incredibly active one that is chock full of inspiration.
There’s an incredibly active bullet journal community on Instagram sharing ideas for layouts, bullet journal pages, embellishments, and more. These are some of the busiest Instagram hashtags you should follow:
Some great accounts to follow that curate work by others include:
- BulletJournal — This is the account of Bullet Journal founder Ryder Carroll, who shares photos from other Bullet Journal accounts.
- therevisionguide — If you’re looking for doodle inspiration, look no further. You’ll find doodles, banners, wreaths, and just about everything you’d need to decorate your bullet journal
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#Repost @aimibujo #bulletjournal ??? EXERCISE TRACKER • I have never done any kind of exercise in my entire whole life but I've been doing a few simple exercises for the last two months (on and off) and actually enjoy it. My goal is to exercise at least three times a week. I was kind of reluctant to post this photo because I've been slacking off a bit this month. Questions: Do you have any tips on how to stay motivated? Also how do you track your fitness/workout in your Bullet Journal?
And some accounts full of ideas from their own bullet journals include:
Pinterest is another popular community in the bullet journal community. Just search for the term Bullet Journal on Pinterest and you’ll find endless inspiration. When you click on any image in Pinterest, be sure to scroll down and you’ll see more similar posts. Be sure to check out this list of ways to mine Pinterest for interesting content to uncover all the bullet journal the site has to offer.
A lot of popular YouTube users share videos at the beginning of each month, sharing how they set up their bullet journal for the month. Search for Bullet Journal or Plan with me and you’ll find a lot of interesting ideas.
If you spend any time on Pinterest, you’ll find that a lot of the Bullet Journal images are coming from Tumblr. Tags to follow on Tumblr include:
If you’re getting started with your bullet journal, you definitely shouldn’t get caught up in the embellishments and design. It can be easy to see all these gorgeous bullet journals online and be discouraged from starting your own. Sometimes, a minimal approach is all you need. After all, the bullet journal is simply a system that you can use as a springboard for your own personalized planner.
Where do you go for bullet journal inspiration? Let us know in the comments.