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8 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started my Bullet Journal

I've been bullet journaling for a few months now, and today I am going to share 10 things I wish I knew before I started...

1.You don't have to do it everyday
When I first started bullet journaling I would use it most days, but on the few I forgot or didn't need to I would rush late at night to fill in some stuff for that day. I've realised now that if I don't need to use it for that day, I just don't use it.

2.It's not just for to-do lists!
Originally I believed that the only thing that could go in my bullet journal were tasks I had to do. Now I understand that I can put whatever I want in there, trackers, calendars, tasks, notes...anything!

3.Find something that works for you!
At first, I would try and imitate spreads I saw on pinterest, or instagram and wouldn't use half of the things on the page. Eventually I worked out that I should chop and change things to suit me.

4.It doesn't have to be perfect!
At first I was really worried about making a mistake, so much so that I would use pencil and then go over it in pen. However, now I just go straight in with the pen, and embrace the mistakes.

5.You don't need expensive pens or books.
At first I didn't think this would work for me because I would have to go out and buy heaps of expensive stationary. However after some researching I worked out that anything will do, and just used the things I already had.

6.You can start whenever...
Before starting my first bullet journal I waited until the start of a new month. I kind of wish that I knew you can start a bullet journal whenever you want.

7.You don't have to be creative...but you can be.
It can be kind of daunting looking at all the beautiful pages on instagram, but I wish I'd understood that my journal didn't have to look like that- I could include/ not include as many pictures as I wanted.

8.It works really well!
I really wish I'd known how much I would enjoy bullet journaling, and how much it would make things easier for me....I would have started much sooner!

Make sure you check out all my other bullet journal posts! And let me know in the comments below what you love about bullet journaling.

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