BULLET JOURNAL SUPPLIES: FOR ADVANCED USERS

 

If you’ve been using a Bullet Journal (BuJo) for a long time,

 

I can imagine you’re on the lookout for 

                  – how to UPGRADE your BuJo

                  – fresh ideas

                  – take a sneaky look at what others do 😉 

 

WELCOME!

 

 

Btw, if you randomly stumbled upon this blog, I’m super happy 🙂 check first Supplies for Beginners or What Bullet Journal is.

 

Click at what you’re interested in or just read on!

       Pens (color, white, black)

       Pencils

       Washi

       Stationery organizers

 

***This post contains the products that I personally use and those that constantly receive positive feedback from my readers. Affiliate links are used***

 

COLOR PENS

          Zebra Mild pack

What is critical when it comes to choosing pens for BuJo is that they should not bleed.

 

They should still be bright but do not bleed through the page. 

 

These pens below are relatively bright and don’t bleed (almost).

 

(Pictures are clickable)

 

        Zebra Neon pack

The above set fits my style better, but if you have certain creative ideas in mind

 

where these pens could help, go ahead and get the neon set.

 

(Pictures are clickable)

 

 

         A bigger set of Zebra Pens

A set of 5 pens might do for you; but if you paint a lot, you might want to get a set of 15 pens.  

 

They are double ended: there are a highlighter side and a pointed side of the same color.

 

I personally think they are good for headliners, they are thick so do not expect fine lines with them.

 

(Pictures are clickable)

 

   

       Planner Pens

A set of 18 pens. They are fine and smooth.

 

They bleed more than the pens shown above or below (i.e., Zebra and Micron) but not very badly.

 

I would go again for them if I needed particular colors. 

 

(FYI: I don’t do creative layouts anymore:))

 

(Pictures are clickable)

 

 

             Micron Pens

A set of 8 pens. They are known for not fading away but staying for a long time.

 

They are very smooth. It goes not get ruined when you go over with a marker.

 

(Pictures are clickable)

 

 

 

         Tanmit Pens

These pens are known for their unique and bright colors.

 

You will get a whole variety to choose from.

 

They are smooth and easy to use but they may bleed a little, especially if you use the ‘brush’ side.

 

(Pictures are clickable)

 

 

 

 

WHITE PENS

 

       Uni Ball White Pens

The most important feature of the white pens is they should be able to write over anything.

 

These pens can; they are bright enough and dry out easily.

 

(Pictures are clickable)

 

 

 
 

BLACK PENS

 

            Pigma Micron Drawing Pen Set

This set gets handy when you sketch and need different thickness: ultra fine and thicker.

 

These pens are waterproof and lightfast (which Micron is known for).

 

They smudge only slightly when you touch your writing right away,

 

but honestly it does not completely ruin your writing.

 

If you go over with a marker right after, it does not smudge though.

 

Be aware that the nibs are not refillable.

 

(Pictures are clickable)

 

 

 

          Faber Castell Pitt Pen

This set also comes in different thickness: ultra fine and thicker.

 

It does not bleed through the page and does not smudge.

 

I think this is what distinguishes them from the other sets.

 

If you touch your writing right away, it will not smudge at all.

 

Be aware that the nibs are not refillable.

 

(Pictures are clickable)

 

 

         Copic Multiliner Pens

They do not bleed through the page.

 

When you go over with a marker or touches your writing,

 

you may need to wait a bit till it dries out.

 

Otherwise, it gets ruined. They have refillable and replaceable nibs.

 

Thus, they are more expensive but could be cheaper in the long run.

 

(Pictures are clickable)

PENCILS

          Faber-Castel Graphite Sketch Set (includes metal sharpener and dust-free eraser)

 

(Pictures are clickable)

At some point, I realized that I need a greater variety of pencils I was using at that time.

 

 

I like minimalist designs, but I also had moments when I felt like sketching, drawing… 

 

 

To emphasize all the shades, I need more than just HB (Hard and Black).

 

Sometimes I need to go a bit softer, so I choose for B (i.e., Blackness).

 

The higher the number is on the B side of the scale, the darker the mark will be.

 

The higher the number on the H side of the scale, the lighter the mark will be.

 

WASHI

 

You get a great variety on Amazon.

I personally like something simple and minimalist, like this one:

          Black-and-white washi

(Pictures are clickable)

For those who want more colors, here is the option:

           Cheerful washi

(Pictures are clickable)

STATIONERY ORGANIZERS

Do you have a place to story your supplies? 

 

It’s a matter of preference, I included some ideas below. 

 

          Black Pencil holder

(Pictues are clickable)

 

            Black Pen Case

I think it looks so stylish! There are different colors, but I’m obsessed with the black one 🤩

 

(Pictues are clickable)

 

       Pencil Case Holder Slot 

(Pictues are clickable)

 

      UTRO Pencil Case

(Pictues are clickable)

 

    Multifunction Case

(Pictues are clickable)

 

       Large Pencil Case

(Pictues are clickable)

 

     Acrylic Case 5 Drawers

(Pictues are clickable)

Here is what it looks like when filled with BuJo supplies: 

Do you want content ideas for your BuJo as well? 

I wrote a guidance focusing on how to use a BuJo to improve mental health.

If you’re interested, look inside and see if it’s for you, How to Use a Bullet Journal for Better Mental Health“.

DON’T FORGET YOUR THREE FREE SESSIONS ON HOW TO SET GOALS

  • 49 days till 2020. Sh"""t. I haven't achieved all my goals.
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Familiar?
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Not to me.
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1st of January is just another day.
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True. It's a nice excuse to structure your thoughts and take the moment to reflect.
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But the reality is - you can start ANY DAY.
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1st of January is just a continuation. It's not a pill that is going to sort things out.
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Life goes on and is not measured from year to year but by steps that we take every day to enrich our lives with meaningful events and changes from within.
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Do you agree?
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#newyear2020 #taketheleap #buildyourempire #dontquityourdaydream #mybestlife #mindsetiskey #universehasyourback #embracechange #freedomlifestyle #knowyourself #consciousentrepreneur #quarterlifecrisis #goalcrusher  #abundantliving #retireyoung #faithoverfear #taketheplunge #onlineentrepreneur #buildyourbusiness #buildingbusiness #opportunityawaits #beyourownboss #empirebuilding #workforyourself  #sidebusiness  #overachiever #liveforyourself #2020 #goals2020 #selfwork
  • Walking through picturesque windmills in Zaandam I'm realizing that life is not about strategy. It's not about working harder, posting more or constantly wishing for a better future.
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It's about the present moment, and I'm lucky enough to be able to make those moments meaningful:
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✨ I'm realizing that I'm working hard not because I have to but because it's boring otherwise.
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✨ I'm writing my goals and vision in my #journalforbusypeople not because it's cool to set goals but because honestly - I LOVE IT!
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✨ I'm practicing gratitude and saying what I truly feel because it makes my heart so full that it can explode.
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What would you do if you could do ANYTHING?
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I've created a separate account for my Journal for Busy People. It's @busyjournal - if you were looking for a productivity journal, take a glimpse!
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#goalsetting #getshitdone #workaholic #productivitytips #focusedonmygoal
#selfwork #transformationalcoaching #timemanagement #goodhabits #workhardstayhumble #achieveyourgoals #reachyourgoals #goaldriven
#grit #disciplineequalsfreedom #goalcrusher #goalsanddreams #noonecaresworkharder #goalsasf #goalsachieved #goalachiever #goalseeker #endgoal #purposefullife #empirebuilding #universehasyourback
  • Standing out or fitting in when it comes to business?⁠⁣⁠
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I work for a male-dominated company. Like really it's 20 men and me. ⁠⁣⁠
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I'm often the only one who doesn't speak the native language.⁠⁣⁠
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I'm the one that comes from a business, not an engineering background. ⁣⁠
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⁠Putting it like this doesn't sound too bad.⁣⁠
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But in the heat of the situation, all I wanted is to just blend in. Why? ⁣⁠
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I wanted to be a part of the group, not a black sheep. I wanted to belong. ⁣⁠
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With time I weirdly came to terms with it because I've learned to see my differences as my advantage.⁣⁠
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Yes I don't talk football and cars.⁣⁠
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Yes I don't share men's humor.⁣⁠
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Yes English is not my native language.⁣⁠
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Yes I don't understand much about transmission equipment. ⁣⁠
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But should I really? ⁣⁠
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Being different is my inner power that no one can take away from me.⁣⁠
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I've learned to be OK to be different and now I'm actively learning how to confidently bring different perspectives and consciously benefit the conversation. ⁣⁠
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Have you ever felt different from the crowd? ⁣⁠
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#mindsetiskey #growthmindset #selfgrowth #millenials #limitingbeliefs #honoryourself #empoweringothers #universehasyourback #ceomindset #hustleandgrind #livingwithintention #buildyourtribe #findyourfearless #thinkandgrowrich #keytosuccess #rightmindset #sidebusiness #innerknowing #selfgrowthjourney #ownyourpower #stepintoyourpower #findingyourfearless⁣⠀⁣⁣⁠
#hustleandheart #faithoverfear #trainyourmind #dontquityourdaydream⁠
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  • “I see the value in coaching but let me just try to DIY everything first. I just don’t have the budget for it”.⁣⠀⁣⠀⁣
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The sad truth is, some of us don’t realize the power of investing. ⁣⠀⁣⠀⁣
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I get it. I myself was cheaping out on courses and coaches because good coaches are an investment. ⁣
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I would much rather spend my time searching for free advice and cheaper options than working on my business. ⁣
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Until I got really fed up with myself and decided that I was GOING TO afford it. ⁣⠀⁣⠀⁣
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I was listening to a book ‘You are a badass at making money’ where the author shared: ⁣⁣
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“If it doesn’t scare the crap out of you, you don’t want it bad enough”.⁣⠀⁣⠀⁣
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I’ve DECIDED to want it bad enough. I was no longer there to play small. I was there to make it work. ⁣
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Sounds easy? ⁣
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I was terrified to hire a coach and invest in courses because it was still a lot of money to me and you never know in advance if it’s a high return investment but I thought: ⁣
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“How can I expect big things happen to me if I’m not ready to play big?"⁣
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"How can expect someone to invest in my services and if I am not investing in myself?”⁣⠀⁣⠀⁣
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And you know what happened?⁣⠀⁣⠀⁣
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Not only that I got paying clients but also the money came to me from the least expected sources. ⁣
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It’s called the power of investing. ⁣
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Money is the energy: you will get back 2x more than what you’ve invested in. ⁣
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You can never expect to reach ‘a serious level’ if you are holding onto your money and refuse to take bold actions. ⁣⠀⁣⠀⁣
Tell me, what holds (held) you back from investing in yourself? ⁣⠀⁣⠀⁣⠀⁣
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Disclaimer: In this post I’m sharing my personal experience and NOT giving any financial counseling. ⁣⠀⁣⠀⁣
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#persevere #personalgrowthjourney #trustyourjourney #hustleandheart #taketheleap #quitmyjob #embracrchange #freedomlifestyle #quarterlifecrisis⁣⠀⁣⠀⁣
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#beaboss #hustlewithease #fireyourboss
  • Saying Yes when your answer is No⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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I used to be a people pleaser.⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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But I would NEVER describe myself that way because I thought: ⁣⁠⁣⁠
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"I don't want to please people, but I just don't want to offend anyone or hurt people's feelings.⁣"⁣⁠⁣⁠
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What's the difference though 🙈​⁣⁠⁣⁠
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My conflict strategy was conflict avoidance. ⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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I would much rather agree than go down the path of confronting people with saying NO.⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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I'm still suffering from being a YES girl but much less so.⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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Because... ⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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I figured that it's not only personal but also cultural:⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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I live in The Netherlands, and I've noticed that people here are direct and efficient. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣⁠⁣⁠
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They consider it polite to honestly assess your abilities and communicate it.⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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So, when they cannot do it, they answer: ⁣⁠
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No I cannot.⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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They don't even add "sorry" because from their point of view:⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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⁣⁠⁣⁠what do I apologize for? I haven't done anything wrong. I just cannot do that right now. ⁣⁠⁣⁠That's it. ⁣⁠
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To their mind, it's polite and much more respectful to be upfront with what you want / can do than ending up not doing it or worse - building up the inner resentment.⁣⁠
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I once shared that I didn't say No because I felt bad. ⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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They got really confused: "Why didn't you just say you couldn't do that?"⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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Got me thinking... ⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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Yes indeed, why? It's just three simple words:⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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No⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
I⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
Cannot⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
[I'd still add the fouth though: "sorry"]⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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What do you think about this kind of approach?⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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#honoryourself #quitmyjob #taketheleap #buildyourempire #dontquityourdaydream #mybestlife #mindsetiskey #universehasyourback #embracechange #freedomlifestyle #knowyourself #quarterlifecrisis #goalcrusher #abundantliving #retireyoung #faithoverfear #taketheplunge #onlineentrepreneur #buildyourbusiness #buildingbusiness #opportunityawaits #beyourownboss #empirebuilding #workforyourself #sidebusiness #sidehustle #overachiever #liveforyourself #hustlerclub #selfwork
  • Finding the right mentor is such a slippery slope...⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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I realized the true power of coaching only when I became one. ⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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Still, I often debate with myself whether a coach is worth my financial and time investment.⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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Recently I've hired a coach. I had the same questions: ⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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"Maybe I can still do that alone?"⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
"Maybe I don't really need one?"⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
"Maybe I can progress myself?"⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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Honestly, answers to all these three questions are ⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
✔️ Yes⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
✔️ Yes⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
✔️ Yes ⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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The problem I've discovered with these questions is that they aren't right to ask. ⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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The real question here is:⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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"Am I ready to spend years / months figuring it all out myself? Or will I rather pay someone to save me pain and show me a faster way?"⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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Essentially, I'm asking here what's more important time or money?⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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#buildabusiness #sidehustler #futureceo #freedompreneur #imperfectboss #myownboss #bossladymindset #hustleandheart⁠⁣⁠
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