BULLET JOURNAL SUPPLIES: FOR BEGINNERS

 

– Unbelievably expensive pens…

– Fancy bags for supplies…

– Washi and other complex stuff…

 

THIS BLOG POST is for YOU if you don’t want to spend much just to LEARN if Bullet Journaling works.

 

           If you don’t know what Bullet Journal (BuJo) is, click here.

 

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

WHAT BULLET JOURNAL TO CHOOSE?
  
Medium size fits my hand well when I’m writing. 
 

This journal comes with pre-numbered pages 😍 which OMG – such a time saver!

 

It has a greater number of pages (249 pages) than other journals you will see in this post.

 
This is a cheaper friend  of Leuchttrum1917.
 
I’ve recently discovered this one for myself, and I think it’s decent.
 
The only thing that does concern me is non-numbered pages. 
 
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Ultimately, it boils down to if you prefer dotted or blank paper.
 
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Lemome is known for thick pages.
 
It comes with 120gsm paper which means you should have a little-zero show-through. 
 

 

To my mind, it’s among the BEST Journal to start with because:

   – Minimum show-through if you happen to get clumsy with pens;

   – Not as expensive as the first Journal;

   – It has everything you need except for the pre-numbered pages.

 

It’s up for you to decide whether you’re willing to pay extra and have the individually numbered pages

(Leuchtturm1917), or pay less and get your Lemome.

SUPPLIES

 

 

               Faber Castell Grip HB Pencil

This pencil is very popular among experienced users.

 

HB stands for hard and black nature of the lead. See the scale below.

 

 

HB is the most suitable for writing and kind of “one-size-fits-all”.

 

Let me explain.

 

When I was studying at the Art School, they always told me:

 

       “If you unsure, go for HB”.

 

GRIP in the name stands for the pencil’s body which prevents it from slipping out of your hands.

 

So, I recommend this one as it is quite standard to start with and easy to use.

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             Faber Castell Pencil Eraser


A good eraser that does not produce much dust.

 

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              Pilot G2 0.38 Black Pen 

These pens are perfect for drawing because gel dries quickly.

 

They do not leave ‘drag marks’ from your hands.

 

They are extremely easy to use: you don’t need to press down hard to get the result you want to.

 

In my experience, the majority of Bullet Journalists use these pens.

 

You can start with it as a default option and learn what you need.

 

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            Muji Point Black Pens


Still, there are some people who prefer Muji over Pilot G2 0.38 Pens.

 

If you don’t like Pilot for some reason, you can go for Muji pens.

 

They seem a bit brighter on paper and can smudge slightly more than Pilot G2 0.38 Pens.

 

There is no dramatic difference between them, but…

 

I would recommend starting out with Pilot G2 0.38 Pens as they are easier to use.

 

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An example of how Muji writes:

 

 

 

              Plastic Transparent Ruler

The only requirement for a ruler is that it has to be transparent.

 

It’s simply more convenient when you can see where and what you are drawing.

 

With this link you should get two rulers: 12 Inches and 6 Inches

 

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That’s it.

 

In total, you will invest $ 19.68 + Journal on your preference.

 

When (and if) you get more certain about Bullet Journaling, check more advanced tools here.

 

If you’re still not entirely sure WHAT’S NEXT?

 

I KNOW THE FEELING.

 

I FELT THE SAME WHEN I JUST STARTED.

 

That’s why I wrote, A Practical Guide How to Start A Bullet Journal.

 

Look inside and decide if it’s for you.

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

  • As someone who is into planning, I reflected on my 2019 and planned for 2020 already in November 😆🙈
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Only on the 5th of January I sat down to transfer it all to my #journalforbusypeople though
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But I did not.
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Instead - I simplified it drastically based on three key principles:
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x1: What does Tiana really want?
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x2: What are the most important categories I want to develop myself in? (Reduced from 8 to 5)
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x3: What are three important goals in each category? (Reduced from 5 or 7 to 3)
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Wrote it down. Put it on my whiteboard. Now busy executing.
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How are you getting on with your 2020 goals?
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#newyear2020 #taketheleap #buildyourempire #dontquityourdaydream #mybestlife #mindsetiskey #universehasyourback #embracechange #freedomlifestyle #knowyourself #consciousentrepreneur #achiever #goalcrusher #abundantliving #getafterit #faithoverfear #taketheplunge #onlineentrepreneur #buildyourbusiness #buildingbusiness #opportunityawaits #beyourownboss #empirebuilding #workforyourself #overachiever #liveforyourself #2020 #goals2020 #selfwork
  • Do you make promises for the next year?
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My friend gave me an awesome idea: "Why don't we try to take things lighter in 2020?"
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- Do you see fewer results than expected and get disappointed?
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- Someone didn't call you back as promised?
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- You manager / client didn't treat you properly?
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Take it at least one degree lighter than you typically do. Take everything with humor and don't take yourself and your life too seriously.
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HOW?
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My friend has a great way of approaching it:
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Imagine you are an observer. You're looking at your life from the outside. It's not really you who has a leading role, it's someone else. You're just watching.
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Being detached allows you to still make sensible decisions without being too emotional or sensitive about what has happened.
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Shall we try starting from today?
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#newyear2020 #takeiteasy #takeyourselfseriously #dontquityourdaydream #mybestlife #mindsetiskey #universehasyourback #journalforbusypeople #knowyourboundaries #knowyourself #changeyourlife #quarterlifecrisis #goalcrusher #abundantliving #liveyourbestlife #faithoverfear #taketheplunge #onlineentrepreneur #buildyourbusiness #buildingbusiness #opportunityawaits #beyourownboss #empirebuilding #workforyourself  #sidebusiness #overachiever #liveforyourself #2020 #goals2020 #selfwork
  • I get an incredible level of satisfaction when I cross out the tasks in my #journalforbusypeople Link in bio.
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I only get such a sense of achievement when I take the time to plan my year and then one-by-one tick off the tasks as 'done'.
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How many of you are planning your year ahead?
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#newyear2020 #taketheleap #buildyourempire #dontquityourdaydream #mybestlife #mindsetiskey #universehasyourback #embracechange #freedomlifestyle #knowyourself #consciousentrepreneur #quarterlifecrisis #goalcrusher #abundantliving #faithoverfear #taketheplunge #onlineentrepreneur #buildyourbusiness #buildingbusiness #opportunityawaits #beyourownboss #empirebuilding #workforyourself  #sidebusiness #overachiever #liveforyourself #2020 #goals2020 #selfwork
  • Only 19 days are left till 2020.
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This is the time of the year when I reflect on what 2019 brought and plan for 2020.
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In my Journal for Busy People I structure my goals and brainstorm on the direction I plan to take.
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2019 was the first year when I wrote everything down. Before I was relying on my memory.
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And you know what I discovered?
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Having access to my thinking one year back though my journal helped me see what areas of my life need my attention. For me, it's Finance and Health.
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It helped me see what type of goal setting doesn't work for me, where my priorities are and who Tiana is as a person.
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I feel much more powerful and in control of my own life. I know where I am going and own my choices.
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If for 2019 my motto was: "Create and elevate". For 2020, I've chosen: "Act intentionally".
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To me, it means a lot of things:
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- choose people I surround myself with intentionally;
- eat intentionally;
- spend money intentionally;
- react to what others do or say intentionally;
- love intentionally.
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I consciously choose not to follow the crowd but stand by my own values and beliefs. I came to that realization predominantly with a help of journaling.
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That's why I really encourage you to explore conscious goal setting and journaling.
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One way to do it is with Journal for Busy People. It's my baby :) the product I created and 100% stand by. I thought I was self-aware. No not really. Just now I'm feeling that my life started moving in the right direction.
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I invite you to take a look at the Journal on Amazon US. Check it out - link in bio -, and if you don't like it, I'm happy to give you a refund :)
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#persevere #personalgrowthjourney #trustyourjourney #hustleandheart #taketheleap #quitmyjob #embracrchange #freedomlifestyle #quarterlifecrisis⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
#workforyourself #buildingbusiness #t9to5life #liveforyourself #buildyourempire⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
#freedombasedbusiness #businessbuilder #beingboss⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
#workfromphone #careertransition #younghustler⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
#ownyourownbusiness #no9to5 #entrepreneurlife⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
#beaboss #hustlewithease #fireyourboss #journalforbusypeople
  • 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
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