Top 3 Most Common Aesthetic Bullet Journal Themes

If you’re a beginner in bullet journaling and you want to step-up your aesthetic game but somehow, don’t know where to start, then this video is perfect for you. Here I tackled the three most common aesthetic themes in bullet journaling community: vintage, kawaii, black and white minimalistic. I will give you ideas on the staple materials and color schemes to achieve these aesthetic. Disclaimer though, I concluded that these are the most common aesthetic themes because I’ve been doing bujo since January and these are the three that usually come up in Instagram and Facebook. This is base solely in my observation.

Outline:

00:00 November Monthly Cover Page

00:52 Vintage (Monthly Log and Weekly Spread)

03:16 Kawaii (Trackers and Weekly Spread)

07:21 Black and White (Weekly Spread and Expense Tracker)

Music Credits:

Also sharing with you the Bujo Final Flipthrough of my October Set-up where I made different bujo spreads in 11 styles.

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September 2020 Bujo Flipthrough | Funny Memes Theme| with a Sound of Wind and Rain

Wake me up when September ends! Well it’s time to wake up! Here’s the final flipthrough of my September bullet journal set-up with the theme Funny Memes. And also a sneak peak of my October set-up. Today you’ll be accompanied with a relaxing sound nature sound of wind and rain. Hope you enjoy this flipthrough.

Closer photos of my spreads will be posted in my Instagram soon.

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Re-creating 11 Bullet Journal Style Ideas by Mistral Spirit //October Plan With Me // For Beginners

I was having a mental block crisis and searching for inspiration when I found Mistral Spirit’s vlog tackling the 11 Bujo Style. It was so fun to watch so I decided that for October, I’ll execute my own version of these bullet journal styles. It would be fun and educational. So join me in this creative adventures and figure out: which bujo style are you?


00:00
Introduction/Greetings
01:30 Cover Page
02:06 Minimalistic Style
02:31 Professional Style
03:04 Modern Style
03:34 Bold Style
03:59 Colorful Style
04:35 Stylish Style
05:00 Elegant Style
05:48 Crafty Style
06:55 Doodler Style
07:55 Scrapbook Style
08:35 Artistic Style

CHECK OUT MISTRAL SPIRIT YOUTUBE VIDEO ABOUT 11 BUJO STYLES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nIfh…

CHECK OUT MISTRAL SPIRIT YOUTUBE VIDEO ABOUT 11 BUJO STYLES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nIfh…

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Dream House Bujo Flipthrough (August 2020)

It’s that time of the month. Time flies so fast just like the birds in the sky. That’s why in this this video I used the sound of birds to accompany you as I flip the pages of my August Bullet Journal set-up with the team “Dream House”. This is also a sneak peak of my September Bujo cover page. So sit back and relax. Hope you find inspiration. Journal on!

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Plan with Me | September Funny Memes Theme (No Drawing)

Hi Friends!

September is here?! Can you believe it? It’s actually making me anxious. I would like to draw but I can’t for the life of me. I’m not in the mood to bullet journal even. But I fought the feeling because I know I’ll feel more down if I can’t . So this month I decided to just cut and paste, no drawing and no ruler. I also chose funny memes to be the main theme of my bullet journal so I could have a good laugh. In the end, this whole process became therapeutic for me. I’m glad that I did not give up. How about you? How do you face September? Hope you’re safe and feeling great.

“There’s a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in” —Leonard Cohen

Content Outline

00:00 Cover Page

01:30 Monthly Log

02:23 Expense Tracker

03:38 Brain Dump

04:20 Youtube Tracker

05:07 Weekly Spread 1 with Habit and Goal Tracker

07:16 Weekly Spread 2 with Habit and Goal Tracker

08:08 Final Flipthrough

MUSIC CREDITS:

Source: bensound.com

Title: Funny

Decorating My Bujo Cover with Washi Tapes and Stickers (Vintage Themed) 📔

HI Friends! My bujo cover is plain and boring. In this video I’m going to give it a twist.I will decorate it using washi tapes and stickers. I want it to give-off a vintage travel-inspired vibe. I hope you enjoy this video and find inspiration.

📔 Bought map washi tape and vintage ticket stickers in https://www.instagram.com/washicornerph/

📔 Bought Vintage Country Landmarks in Lazada https://www.lazada.com.ph/products/vi…

✍🏻Calligraphy brush pen: Tombow Fudenusoke

Remember you are awesome,

Gurezu 


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Journal With Me // Dream House Theme for August 2020

Hello Friends! What’s your dream house? Join me as I envision some elements of my dream house as inspiration in doing this set-up. This month I’m using pastel color scheme because I bought a set of “Fluorescent” pens. This is not my comfort zone because I feel difficult in combining colors in a spread but I am feeling risky this time. Hope you enjoy this video! This is Filipino language but I will work on the English subtitles. Enjoy! How about you? What’s will make your dream house? Would it be minimalistic? Boho style? Give me ideas. Let me know in the comment section. I would like to hear about it to broaden my imagination.

Credits:

Pen used: Fluorescent Pen (that’s the brand name already)

For black calligraphy:Tombow Fudenosuke

For brown lines: Platinum Brush Pen

Hope you enjoy this video of mine and I hope you are inspired to do journaling as well as it can help you know yourself even better!

Remember you are awesome,

Gurezu

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My Travel-Inspired Bujo for July 2020

Now that July has ended,I would just like to share my travel-inspired bullet journal. I am inspired by my longing to travel so I just did it with bullet journaling. Writing my thoughts in paper is tremendously therapeutic. If you are like me whose work and hobbies involves a lot of screen time, bullet journaling is a way to disconnect and ease your crowded mind. I totally recommend it.

These are two videos. The first one was how I made the initial set-up at the beginning of the month. The second one was the final flipthrough on how it came to be. So sit back and relax. I hope my spread will inspire you as it did to me.

July Plan with Me.

July 1-minute flipthrough with a sound of rain.

Some images of my favorite spreads.

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My June Playlist

What are your current jams? For me, these are the songs in constant repeat. The theme of my playlist: ” Falling in Love is a Disease”. All of them are about heartbreak and unrequited love. Don’t get me wrong. I m not heartbroken but I’m writing a novel revolving in this theme. I listen to these songs to set me in the mood and they successfully make me feel all the pain, all the time.

This June Playlist is a collaboration bujo spread gallery with talented bullet journalists in Instagram. We came from different parts of the world, different ages but united with our love for journaling. I compiled this in one blog so I can have a quick glance of everyone’s June playlists for later listening.

This was supposed to be a list only but I ended up writing my analysis and memorable lyrics as well. If you’re interested, here is the list. It’s a combination of English and Filipino Songs. To tell you the truth, I created this playlist in youtube because I also love their music videos. Here’s a link for your convenience. Although there are more songs featured there, here are my top five.

SONGS FEATURED! ENJOY THE FEELS!
1. Slow Dancing in the Dark by Joji
2. True Love by Coldplay
3. Sol at Luna by Geiko
4. Sa Hindi Pag-Alaala by Munimuni
5. Nobela by Join the Club

Please also check-out the version of my collaborators! Check-out their instagram as well. Their feed will relax your eyes.

Kristell, 23 years-old from California USA

Nadia, 24 years-old from Montreal,Canada

Amaris, 15 years-old also from Canada

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Hi everyone! This is a large group collab with @bujowithnish @gurezu @junofleur @kryptonites.journal @lianastudiess @rilynscreativeinspo @sarahsunflower_ @temporaryskies ! We’re here today to bring you our June playlist spreads so make sure to go check theirs out as well! I’m going to be quite honest, I don’t own a bullet journal but I was invited to join so I took upon the challenge to “DIY” a spread for this collab, so I guess this was my first attempt at bullet journaling! (Also featuring my basic music taste oops) And lastly, quick disclaimer I’m not an artist of any sort so please excuse my album drawings. I’m thinking of investing in a bullet journal for 2021 though, what’s been stopping me is the constant pressure of keeping up with all the drawing, but being apart of this collab was so fun I’m seriously considering starting my own bullet journal! Let me know your thoughts down below! ————————————————— 🎵Watermelon Sugar by Harry Styles Level of Concern by Twenty One Pilots Sunday Best by Surfaces Supalonely by Benee Young & Alive by Bazzi Make You Mine by PUBLIC ✏️ Pentel Energel 0.5mm Needle Tip, Zebra Mildliners, Crayola Coloured Pencils, White Printer Paper, Sharpies ❓Do you own a bullet journal? What do you like about it? ————————————————— #study #studygram #bulletjournal #bujo #playlist

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Tessa, 19-years old, The Netherlands

Rilyn, 15-years old, Australia

Sarah, 17-years old from New Zealand

Nish, 15-years old from USA

How about you guys? What is your June Playlist? Feel free to share away as I want to discover new songs to hear.

Remember, you can write your own destiny and it’s not too late for everything,

Gurezu 

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Getting Started Guide on Bullet Journaling

Hi Friends! How are you holding up?! We’re still in quarantine here in my country. If you’re looking for new hobby to keep your sanity in bay. I totally recommend journaling. And with that I present to you a guide on how to get started in “bullet journaling”. It’s a journaling method which is a productivity tool as well. This guide is base on the key points in the book “The Bullet Journal Method” by Ryder Carroll. I did this guide as step-by-step as possible.

Here’s the outline of my guide. Feel free to jump to each topic by clicking the link below.

I.What is Bullet Journal and It’s History?

II.Materials you Need

III.Cover Page: To Set The Mood

IV.Basic Components of Bullet Journal

       A. Index

       B. Future Log

       C. Monthly Log

       D. Daily Log

V.Bullet Journaling Method

         A. Rapid Journaling

         B. Migration

         C. Collection

         D. Indexing

VI. Additional Tips

I. What is Bullet Journaling and It’s History?

Bullet Journal is tracker, planner and journal in one notebook. It is an analog productivity tool to keep track of your goals and priorities. The term and it’s method is invented by a digital product designer named Ryder Carroll. As a child, he was diagnosed with ADHD (“Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ”). It’s a mental disorder and also considered a learning disability. Through the years, he developed the system that helped him outgrew the challenges of having ADHD . Encouraged by a friend who found the same system useful in his own life, he shared his method online and soon garnered attention in social media. Bullet journaling or bujo eventually became a global productivity tool sensation as it helps others achieve their own goals.

Here’s a 10-minute interview of him talking about his book. For more info, you may visit the official website of bulletjournaling here.

II. Materials You Need

Let’s start simple. This is really all you need.

III. Cover Page: To Set The Mood

Reserve the very first page for your cover page. You can write a quote or your ultimate goal.
Or you can leave it blank. It’s up to you.

IV.Basic Components of Bullet Journal

A. Index page

STEP 1:Allot four pages for index. Just write “Index” on top. Index will be our table of contents. But we’ll get back to it later.

STEP 2: Put a page number on each page after the 4 index pages. As a start, you can number up to 50 pages.  Put in it a consistent place.

B.Future Log

Future log is the part wherein we write expected events and deadlines for the whole year. More will be written as time goes by. For now, here’s a basic future log set-up.

STEP 1: Put the “Future Log” on top of the page.

STEP 2: Divide the page into three then in each partition corresponds to a month of the year.

STEP 4: Continue the same steps to the next 3 pages.

STEP 5:Write expected events or deadlines that falls in a certain month if you have it.

C. Monthly Log

Monthly Log is the part where we list the goals and tasks to accomplish for the current month and then assign deadline for each tasks.

STEP 1: Put a header <Current Month> Monthly Log.

STEP 2: Write the date number then the day-of-the-week abbreviation. Example, 1-W on which W stands for Wednesday.

STEP 3: On the right side, make a list of task and goals you have for this month. You may put a check box before each task.

SAMPLE FINISHED FUTURE LOG

D. DAILY LOG

Daily Log is the part where you list the tasks before the day starts and evaluate those tasks at the end of the day.

STEP 1: At the left page, write “Keys” on top.

STEP 2: Then below it, copy the following symbols shown in the photo below. These are the symbols you will use before the day starts; • period for tasks, small circle for Events , dash for notes and star for priority.

STEP 3: On the same page, just skip one line space and copy the following symbols. These are the symbols you will use at the end of the day; an ex for “Done” , forward sign for “Migrate tomorrow” , backward sign for “Migrate  to future log” and strikethrough for “Cancel”.

STEP 4: At the right page, put the Daily Log on top.

STEP 5: Below enter  the date on when you would like to start using bujo for your tasks.


STEP 6: Daily Logs will be the list of task you have to do every day. Normally a single page can accommodate three days worth of daily tasks. So you can do it like this

Your Daily Log now may look like this. It’s not yet finished though as you will continue to work on your daily logs as the days go by until the end of the month.

The Basic Bujo Page set-up has been finished. It’s now time to use it using the bullet journal method.

V.Bullet Journal Method

A. Rapid LOGGING

-Listing tasks, thoughts and feelings in short form notation. This is what you will do everyday in Daily Logs.

STEP 1: Before the day begins, open your daily log page and jot down the tasks, thoughts, feelings, marking each entry with symbols  found in keys. Make the entries as short as possible.


STEP 2: At the end of the day, review the tasks and mark them according to the keys encapsulated below.

Let’s take a closer look on the task review done in our sample.

B. MIGRATION

Migration is the process of moving tasks to the next day (Daily Log), later of the current month (Monthly Log), to next month/s (Future Log) or to the trash.

STEP 1: Go back on your Daily Log and take note of the tasks marked as > . This means you want to do them tomorrow or later day within the month. Put tomorrow’s tasks on the next day’s Daily Log . If it’s not tomorrow but next week or later, put them in Monthly Log. Let’s take a look at the samples below.

STEP 2: Check the tasks with < sign. It means you want to do this task on later months. Go to your future log and write the task on the month you want to resume this task. Look at our sample below.

STEP 3: As you can see, we did not pay attention to the task with strikethrough because it means we don’t want to pursue this anymore. This task is now in trash can.

THERE’S A LOT OF REWRITE HERE,DON’T YOU THINK?

Oh yes. It could be bothersome but this method has its purpose. It forces you to ask yourself, is this worth re-writing for? Is it really important?

As Ryder Carrol said in his book,

“During Migration, we transfer content from one place in our Bullet Journal to another by rewriting it. This may seem like a lot of effort, but it serves a critical purpose: It weeds out distractions… It helps you identify and focus on what is meaningful by stripping away what is meaningless.” ‐ Ryder Carroll

C. COLLECTION

Collection is  the component in Bullet Journal where you can take notes or track things that matters to you. It could be in a form of a list, tracker or drawing. Anything!

For example, it could be page for the list of books you want to read, list of blog ideas, bucket list, your meal plan, habit tracker, mood tracker or a doodle page. It’s up to you!

For example, at the middle of the day, you decided to write a list of books, movies or series to watch and as well as healthy meal ideas. So you write them at the next  blank pages.

D. INDEXING

Indexing is just dynamically writing your table of contents.

STEP 1: Let’s look back on the basic bujo pages that we have set-up so far.

STEP 2: We can now update our Index. We use (-) to signify if a certain category is spanning consecutive pages.

STEP 3: In our example, since p9-10 was reserved for collection, we resumed the daily logs on page 11. So in the “January Daily Log” row, just put a comma (,) and write the next page where you resume that component..

STEP 4: Your index gets updated as you continually use your bullet journal. This is just a sample Index. This time, it would be totally depend on your how to spend the pages of your bullet journal.

Some bullet journalist would prefer to allot pages for daily logs in advance. Some would put the collections after monthly logs. It’s up to you. Just update the index for your later reference.

YOU ARE NOW FINISHED LEARNING THE BULLET JOURNALING METHOD!

But before you dive, here are some additional tips.

VI. Additional Tips

  1. Number your pages beforehand.
  2. When writing task for the day, review your Monthly log to make sure you are including the task you put in a specific day as a result of migration.
  3. When it’s time to move on to another month, review your Future Log first to make sure you are including the tasks you put for that month as a result of migration.
  4. Feel free to create your own keys or symbols. Feel free to add if you need it
  5. Start simple.The internet is full of bullet journal inspirations that you may eventually feel pressured to make beautiful spreads. Remember, bullet journal is a productivity tool more than a creative outlet. It’s okay if you don’t have time to decorate.
  6. Make it a habit. A 5-10 minutes journaling time is already good enough!
  7. If you want to get creative with the formatting of the pages, then feel free to do so! If you want write by paragraph for your daily logs, then do it! This guide is just to provide the core concepts of bullet journaling. Formatting is up to you. Do what works for you.

To give you an idea on how you can modify the formatting, sharing with you a sample of my latest bujo set-up which is for June 2020 as of this writing.

COVER PAGE

Sample Cover Page I made for my bujo. This is my second journal already for the year 2020. I hope it will last for the whole year already.

INDEX

Sample Index Page

FUTURE LOG

Sample Future Log of my bujo. This time I stick to the original horizontal layout. I kinda have a mistake here as I intended to start the future log from July. So I just put November and December in one container.

MONTHLY LOG

How did I do my Monthly Log for June 2020. My Monthly Log is usually in four pages. I love doing cover page for each month because it’s an avenue to be creative and set my aesthetic theme of that month.
The second part of my Monthly log is in the form of a calendar, each week divided at the right to distribute my weekly goals. I also use this page as Habit Tracker to maximize the page.

DAILY LOG

Sample of my Daily Log page for June 2020. In my case, I did a vertical layout. I did not remember what I did on Monday and I still don’t have my bujo that time. So I decided to dedicate the space for Keys.
Two pages are enough for one week for me. In the bujo community, this format is often called a weekly spread.

COLLECTIONS

My Morning Routine
My June Song Playlist. This is the list of my favorite heartbreak songs. I also wrote the meaning and snippets of my fave kines in their lyrics.
My Social Media Content Planner. This collection is consistent part of my bujo set-up each month since I intend to grow as blogger

CONGRATULATIONS! YOU ARE NOW READY TO BE A BULLET JOURNALIST!!!

Now that you know the skeletons of a bullet journal it’s now up to you to modify it to fit your style and need.

Welcome to the world of bujo!

I hope this guide would help you kick start this new wonderful hobby and habit. Feel free to ask questions or give feedback!

Before I end this blog, I would also like to invite you to be one of my International Blogger Friends . The basic idea is to have at least one blogger friend in each country. For more details, just go to this link. I hope you accept my invitation!

Remember, you can write your destiny and it’s not too late for everything,

Gurezu 

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