How to Bullet Plan is a beautiful book packed with illustrated examples of bullet journaling.
A bullet journal is ‘a planner, to-do list, and diary that will help you get your life together.’
This creative method of journaling meets note-taking is based on using bullet points as the core structure. By using your own symbols and illustrations you can create a shorthand for keeping track of your goals and your life.
Bullet journaling can be used to keep a record of:
- Your daily activities
- Track habits
- Log appointments
- Keep calendars
- Plan trips
- Record your ideas and random thoughts
- Keep track of your diet and fitness goals
This book is full of example page spreads to help you get started covering yearly spreads, monthly spreads, monthly habit trackers, weekly spreads and daily spreads.
The second part of the book is devoted to specific spreads, like health and fitness, financial, chores, meal planning and travel.
For example, the health and fitness spreads include a sleep tracker, food diary, full-year exercise log, therapy debrief and rant boxes.
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The list ideas are my favourite chapter – I particularly like the TV series tracker.
The end of the book is about making your bullet journal your own. I liked to read about the different handwriting scripts and methods and to see the different pens and markers tested.
Handy note: Bullet journaling is also known as dot journaling.
How to Bullet Plan is the perfect guide to getting starting with bullet or dot journaling, especially for visual learners.
How to Bullet Plan is available from your favourite bookshop in paperback.
About Rachel Wilkerson Miller
Rachel Wilkerson Miller is a senior editor at BuzzFeed with a focus on DIY, weddings and lifestyle. Her BuzzFeed article ‘WTF is a Bullet Journal and Why Should You Start One?’ has been viewed over a million times. After graduating from Michigan State University with a degree in journalism, she worked at Elle magazine. Her writing has appeared on Hairpin, Huffington Post, The Knot, and A Practical Wedding. She lives in Brooklyn, USA.