A Look Inside My Minimal Bullet Journal

Minimal Bullet Journal using Muji a5 PP Notebook and Tombow pens

If you have a Pinterest account or are prone to spending hours on YouTube, you've probably heard of the bullet journal system.

I never thought bullet journalling would work for me, but after watching my friend Rachel's videos where she flipped through her many completed Leuchtturm's, I decided to give it a go for myself. I picked up a very cheap Muji notebook and some Tombow pens and started doodling, and I haven't looked back. If you want to see what my bullet journal looks like so far, scroll down to the video at the end of the post.

Minimal Bullet Journal using Muji a5 PP Notebook and Tombow pens

I didn't want to spend hours creating beautiful pages because I knew I wouldn't have time to keep it up, or I'd be too scared of making a mistake and ruining a lovely design.

My bullet journal has more of a messy and laid-back approach. It's full of scribbles and brain-dump pages, spreads get covered in post-its, and the use of rulers is strictly forbidden. My point is that bullet journals can be whatever you want them to be. If you can't draw, that doesn't mean you can't have a bullet journal. They're supposed to be unique and designed to suit your needs. 

Minimal Bullet Journal using Muji a5 PP Notebook and Tombow pens

So what do I think of the bullet journal?

I've actually really enjoyed using a bullet journal! They're very flexible and allow me to have my calendars, to-do lists, as well as my blog and channel ideas all in one place. However, I don't think I'll be picking up the Muji Notebook again next time. The design is absolutely perfect, but the paper isn't quite up to my standards. It scuffs easily and is too thin to stick photographs to the pages. That being said, it was nice to have a cheaper notebook to practice in, and now that I know I'm going to stick to bullet journalling I can justify spending more money next time, and treat myself to a Leuchtturm book.

Do you have a bullet journal? If you do, what do you think of the system? Have you ever thought of starting one?


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