What the Heck Is Bullet Journaling? | Emilio y Samantha KWPOrganizers | Skillshare
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38 Lessons (1h 46m)
    • 1. What the Heck Is Bullet Journaling?

      1:55
    • 2. Instructions about this course

      3:45
    • 3. About Samantha

      1:49
    • 4. History of Bullet Journal

      2:11
    • 5. Before You Get Started

      2:51
    • 6. What the Heck is Bullet Journaling

      10:15
    • 7. A Recipe For An Extraordinary Life

      3:36
    • 8. Basic Set Up Type of Journal and # pages

      3:51
    • 9. Supplies

      4:45
    • 10. Hacks and Tips Overview

      5:40
    • 11. How to Build an Index

      1:18
    • 12. Creating a Key

      1:20
    • 13. Creating a Future Log

      2:07
    • 14. Creating a Month at a Glance

      2:03
    • 15. Creating a Daily entry

      1:53
    • 16. Creating Lists and Trackers

      2:50
    • 17. Post its

      3:48
    • 18. Divider Tab

      2:53
    • 19. Tape Important Pages

      2:51
    • 20. Cut out marks

      3:06
    • 21. Envelope Pockets

      1:59
    • 22. How to create journal habits

      5:08
    • 23. Congratulations

      3:46
    • 24. Reflection about my 2018 Bullet Journal

      4:51
    • 25. Setting up my Journal for 2019

      2:01
    • 26. Overview of my Weekly Planner Exercise

      1:51
    • 27. Overview of the 7 Ingredients Exercise

      1:34
    • 28. Emilio's Journal

      5:24
    • 29. Why bullet journaling is so popular

      2:43
    • 30. How to reduce overwhelm using journaling

      2:11
    • 31. Bullet Journal Migration and Collection Tutorial

      1:41
    • 32. Lifestyle Design Template Tutorial

      1:58
    • 33. Minimalist Habit Tracker Tutorial

      1:23
    • 34. Sample Key Tutorial

      0:39
    • 35. Top Ten Self Care Activity Tutorial

      2:23
    • 36. Visualize Your Ideal Week Tutorial

      1:58
    • 37. Bullet Journaling - TV Segment

      3:54
    • 38. Next steps

      2:09
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About This Class

Learn the Pros and the Con's to getting started with Bullet Journaling. 

Not all people require technology to be productive. In fact, some do better with fewer distractions and a good old pen & paper.

This course aims to help you avoid common journal-setup mistakes. You will be guided through the process of understanding what you need in a journal and how to create it.

Course content is all designed by 10+ year "journaler," Samantha Kristoferson of KW Professional Organizers.

This course covers:

  • Learning the step-by-step process for picking and setting up your journal

  • Exploration of different styles, # of pages and uses for your journal

  • How to make page spreads and layouts for your journal

  • How to create positive journal habits that fit your lifestyle

There are many benefits to getting started with journaling.  You are creating a powerful tool for reflection.

You will develop productive habits that reinforce this new habit, so it's a life-long investment of your time spent learning.

Your ability to be open-minded and change your current behavior will have a positive ripple effect in all areas of your life including work, relationships, and overall mental health.

By the end of this course, you'll have a basic understanding of how to set up a journal and create a journaling habit that fits your lifestyle.

Bullet Journaling is great! And the best part is that you can customize it to fit your specific needs.

We are going to have so much FUN!!  I am glad you are here :-)

** Make sure to check the resources and exercise included under "Class Project". They will be useful to use while watching the videos.

Transcripts

1. What the Heck Is Bullet Journaling?: Hi. Welcome to what the heck is bullet journaling? My name Samantha Kristofferson. And I'm going to be guiding you through this course on understanding the ins and outs of what is bullet journaling. But what is journaling in general? Eso In this course, I'm gonna take you through kind of the ins and outs of how to build a bullet journal, the history behind it. Whose writer? Carol What? Why is bullet journaling such a phenomenon now? But I've been journaling for a really long time since the first time I took a backpack in 2000 and eight all across the United Arab Emirates, New Zealand and back. And these are the things that I'm gonna be sharing with you about my experiences with journaling of that I'm gonna take you through. What's the difference between a minimalist bullet journal and some of the different hacks that you can find throughout of it? I'm gonna show you the mistakes of making a bullet journal without thinking about page numbers or how you're going to, you know, lay out an entire calendar. I'm also going to take you through kind of some of the things that you can get creative with. If you want to make different ways of writing out notes and that kind of thing in your bullet journal, I'm gonna show you everything about how to set up the bullet, journal the individual videos and offer you a lot of exercises toe get started. So if you would like to learn the art of journaling, why it's important to your life and how it can really benefit you. This is great for people who have an interest in journaling someone who's always wanted to be a little bit more organized. The enjoy pieces of paper they enjoy pen there, a tactile person, and they really want toe create permission to start a journaling habit. This course is for you. There is no, um, preconceived skills necessary to enroll in this court course. We only ask that you follow along, be willing to try the exercises, and by the end of it, you're gonna have a great journal and hopefully a very successful lifelong habit of journaling. See you on the inside 2. Instructions about this course: Hello are some skill chair students are. It's Amelia here. In this course I'm the cameramen and you will see me later on in the course. I just want to make a quick video to show you how to make the best the most of this course . So basically, when you're watching the course are any times a month. Dimensions are the link below the video. She means the products and resources stop. All the links are in here, so you can just click on all of them. On the resource is that it's had downloadable one that you can download and print. Okay, so we invite you to, ah, join our free Facebook group. You can find the link under the parades and resources stop to right here. It's a free group on any questions that you may have were life once a week so we can answer anything that you neat. So when you're watching the course are, you can play with this pitch here. If you want a fast learner, you can. What's the video Faster than if it's lower, you can slow it down. You can add note on the videos here. There's clicking here and Then you can write whatever you want to remember in that specific moment of the video, and you can make it public or only me private. These are very cool. Way to keep Ah, your thoughts organized. If you are a note person on to access your notes, top right corner here, view my note. You can click in there and you will see all the notes that you have. So the course How is divided? The first videos are going to be our state by step instructions on how to create your journal on. Then the second part of the video. We're going to share examples practical examples on all how we use the journal in different situations. My Your Now Samantha's journal. We have different styles of journaling. We use different kinds of notebooks, different systems on their vory very good. I think we're sharing a lot off our knowledge that we have gotten from our workshops on. We have talked with a lot of people that they journal differently, So we have included all the examples that we could think about, and we will keep expanding that section. Okay, so a few more things that you should know. Ah, make sure that you follow us by clicking here the bottom. Because that way you will get notifications when we create new content and then you can save this course. You can add it to your kind of national that you create time to make sure you have the time to watch the videos on. You can share it with out. Whoever you think can be interested in this course at the end of the course, we will really appreciate if you can leave us an honest review. You can click on the review stop. I'm ready there. If you have any questions, suggestions, any discussion, you can use a discussion top on. Just leave whatever you need in here, and we will make sure to answer that. Um, excuse me on then. At the end. Excuse me At the end of the course, please make sure that you are go to the pro yet stop and just share something without. I think it is really nice to share something that you're improving. In your journal, we have created the operate. Example is a hobby trucker on This is how it looks like one off hours. This is Samantha's example. So it will be really cool if you can share something that you include in your journal. Because that way you can inspire others with your radius. Ah ah And then you can get to see other people. Other people's our creations on. Together we can create an amazing You're not. So that's it. We hope you enjoy the course on We're here if you have any questions Happy learning on Adios. 3. About Samantha: Hi, I'm Samantha Kristofferson, co founder of KW Professional Organizers. I'm really excited to be here and be talking to you about journaling about my experiences of journaling and why I built out courses and blog's and content workshops around journaling. It's because I've been doing it since 2008. Seriously, I took my first backpacking trip. This is my journal here. It was 37 days. I put everything in here. I doodled in this journal. I didn't have a system around it. I just knew I like doing it. And I love looking back at my journals, reading them and reflecting on who I was and what I was writing about and where I waas um I also love physical, tangible things I've always liked drawing so naturally I was drawn a little bit to journaling. Um, what I wanted to share with you is that over the past year and 1/2 I've been practicing a daily gratitude journal. It's been a really great tool for me to get my mindset ready for the day to be a little bit more positive and to help me when I'm in those periods of feeling a little bit down or a little bit up. It's a great reflection tool. And recently I was given the opportunity to build out a workshop, live with people to teach them about bullet journaling. So I have been spending the last five days just intensively looking through broke, bullet journaling, learning from people online, learning from the creator writer Carol on. And there were some things that I was really frustrated about. I started three different journals before I found this last one that I've built out. And it's because, you know, along the way I would encounter hiccups, and I was like, Wow, I wish I had known about that before I got started. So as an organizer, I wanted to put this together for you. Share this content, sure, my frustrations and hopefully give you a recipe to be able to build out your own bullet journal without having any of those you know, mishaps along the way 4. History of Bullet Journal: Hi, I'm Samantha Kristofferson. And I'm just going to quickly tell you a little bit about my experience with finding out about the bullet journal s. So of course I did a little Google search. I went to bullet journal dot com. It was a system designed for journaling that was supposed to be rapid data entry. Easy to understand what tasks you want to focus on and eliminating kind of some of that clutter. A man named Rydell, writer Carol designed the bullet journal and or the Buju, if you've heard of it, called that I encourage you to go to his website or look on YouTube and subscribe to his channel to watch the videos of why he did it and listening to his story because it is quite compelling that, you know, he found himself kind of not able to keep up with certain things, not finding the right system, having a little bit of distraction there and then finding this this method of essentially using bullet journal to help keep himself organized and and find more success and the things that he was undertaking. So one of the things that I wanted to tell you is that their arse? Um I found it a little bit misleading that I kind of watched his intro videos, but I didn't actually understand. More than what the system waas how to actually take a physical journal. Know what journal? That I wanted to have What size? How Maney page numbers. And then how to, you know, create and customize a plant for me. So that's what I've been doing the last four days was, Well, how do I build a built bullet journal? That's right for me. And it came with, ah bunch of questions that I think all people who are getting started should learn about, um, and some of those things I didn't find it easy to find on his website or in the communities that I found online. I have for a long time subscribed on Instagram to boho Berry because she puts out beautiful pieces of bullet journaling content. Now I know that you know that is her passion, and that's her life. So she spent a lot of time invested in that, and that's not for everyone. Eso again, If you want to learn more about the history of bullet journal, I encourage you to look up Writer Carol and his website bullet journal dot com. But don't be overwhelmed by the fact if you find it a little bit confusing of how to get started on. That's exactly why I'm creating these videos. 5. Before You Get Started: Hi, I'm Samantha Kristofferson, Cool. Founder of K W Professional Organizer's. Right Now, I'm gonna take you through the things that you should look at before you get started with your bullet journal. So before you even pick out what journal you want to buy or how many pages it is thes air, some things that I think you should know before getting started so included in below this video is a template that I think you can use and benefit greatly from, and also a list of questions that you should ask yourself questions. Like Can you set aside time everyday to journal? Um, would you like more time to disconnect? Ah, what size of journal will you have and and how big will it be? How many pages is there? So those kinds of questions I want you to just read through them. There's only eight in total s o. Do that because it's going to help you shape and create the best bullet journal that hopefully will have a easier time creating a habit out of the other thing that I wanted to talk to you about is the actual pdf template, which I'm gonna pull up and in a sense, this is going to make you be a little bit more aware of what it is you might need for your bullet journal. So it's gonna ask you what kind of style of journal do you want? You can watch previous videos, Teoh. Understand what I mean about style? Is it a minimalist bullet journal? Is it going to be a artsy bullet journal? What kind of journal do you wanna have in the style? How much time are you willing, Teoh put into your journal or when can you set aside? Time? This is something that people don't think about. They just think I want a bullet journal. That's awesome. But they're already strapped for time. So can you reasonably fit this into your schedule already? Um, so what? What do you wanna have in it? Why do you wanna have that? So, what do you want to track? What list do you want to keep in my bullet journal? I like to keep track of the books that I want to read. The blawg ideas that I have, um you know, different types of feeling that I might be going through. I'm not going to measure the weather. I think Google does a really good job of that. Also on the template, you'll see that there's a space available for you to be able to know what list you wanna have, what trackers you wanna have. But remember, for every list and for every tracker that you want to have, that means you have two input that data. That's what bullet journals all about is the manual entry into. So if you're setting yourself up for 100 different lists, guess what? You have to manage all of those lists. So really, be cognizant of what do I need to keep track of, um, and and keep that in mind? And then also on that that template. You're going to see the basics of getting started with a couple of images to help you along with that, and it's going to give you a couple like fun, inspirational ways to create different lettering, calligraphy and different shapes. Banners on your bullet journal, so have fun. But before you get started, before you even touch anything, make sure you go through those questions and what is you want from your journal 6. What the Heck is Bullet Journaling: Hi, I'm Samantha, co founder of K W Professional Organizer's. Today. I am going to answer the question. What the heck is bullet journaling? Um, so again, it's a term that not a lot of people are kind of aware of. It was started by this man named writer Carol, but what does that all mean? And what the heck is a bullet journal? I wrote a block post which is linked under this video so that you could learn a little bit more about how I discovered it and what I felt about it. But essentially, bullet journaling is kind of a rapid entry for your journal agenda and a system to help you manage that entry. It's not a long form journal. It is about being precise, kind of minimizing content so that you're able to see what you need to focus on or what things air coming up for you. Um, and I encourage you to go to bullet journal dot com and just have a peek more if you want to see some nice video is about how the bullet journal began. But what is it? So there's kind of two different types of bullet journals There's the minimalist bullet journal, which is basically penned a paper following that system very black and white. And then there's the artsy kind of bullet journal, which you'll see a lot of instagram accounts. If you were to type into Google images, bullet journal spreads or bullet journal ideas, you are going to be inundated with thousands of beautiful images of what people have turned their journal into more of an artistic output and and and approach. It is also very time consuming, so just know that if that's not your style, totally okay, maybe the minimalist journals more your idea of a good time. And for people who are looking for that creative outlet or maybe time to disconnect journaling and making artsy and exploring your creative side, that's definitely something that you'll find here. So it's for people who enjoy the tangible but also want to stay organized potentially or just be able to keep track of things all in one place. But it's also for people who enjoy that kind of time writing pen to paper. Um, and why wouldn't you just buy a journal already set up and printed? The reason being is that this Journal and its system can be designed to meet whatever it is you would like to accomplish track, keep keep lists of all of those kinds of things. So you you want to be conscious of the fact that and I don't know if you've ever bought a journal where it's kind of had the numbers in it, and it's had different calendars and different features and ask different questions. Sometimes those pages are irrelevant to your life. Sometimes they're really relevant. You wish there was more of something. So basically taking the birth bullet journal concept, you can design any kind of book you'd like. So I'd like to just take a pause and show you the basic bullet journal up close. So just opening up my my bullet journal here, you're going to see if it's lost. Here's where you can return it. Um, it starts always with an index. So this is basically your table of contents is another way of writing it. Here's where you're going to say what page number and what is corresponding to that page number. Casey generally have a couple of pages of those, and then you start into what is it called a future log. This is a very minimalist design in the sense that I've tried to get a little creative with my black and white, but it's a six month spread of what's coming up in 2018 and then the following six months to finish off the year because I wanted my bullet journal to be a full year long and then because sometimes I need to be able to look ahead. I want to know what 2000 and 19 dates look like, but I also want to know in a small condense places someone says, What are you doing November 17th? I can quickly look and be like, Oh, that's a Saturday even though I might not know what's going on And then it starts into your your monthly S O. This is just a month at a glance again, having a little bit of fun with the title and then putting all of my my dates of the month and then leaving myself a blank page to say OK, what are the task that I want to do and where am I gonna dump all my crap that I need to get out of my head onto this piece of paper and then each month corresponds with daily entries. I've decided to break my page into three sections. You could have one page just for one day. You could have two days just for one page. So on so forth for the amount of pages I have in my journal, I needed to do three to be able to fit in the whole month. And so that continues. That's the basic set up of a bullet journal, and I hope that kind of explains a little bit more of See, I'm just designing and building out basically a journal that's gonna help me find out what I need to do and and and host all of my ideas. This is an example of the minimalist bullet journal. Again, it's a little bit smaller. Um, again, I started this without really thinking about page numbers, but in the beginning you can see if the books lost. Here's where you can return to my minimalist bullet journal and the key that I'm using. So if you see a dot, it means task. If you see a circle event, so on and so forth. That's what a key is. And then on the inside, you're gonna find your index where you've put your page numbers and what's on the back of it. So if I weren't to page 47 books to read list that I wanted to keep, I'm gonna find 47. It's the last page. Here's a list of the books that I'm keeping. And as people tell me, I could just make a note and put put Ah, book title in there. Um, moving forward from the index, you'll see that you have your future log. So again, this is a six month spread. Looking at my 18 2006 months, Same here. I've done something with the colors just so that I can see the difference between the month and the actual entry. And then here's my month. At a glance, you've got 1 to 31. Remember that you want to keep track of space and then January tasks and then into my daily . This is a two day per page spread for a daily entry. So Monday I can write notes Tuesday, so on so forth, and then it goes all the way to the end of your month and here I've put in a little note for myself. Nothing special, but just to say to go back and cross off all completed tasks move toe all finish on task to February, the future logs of moving things forward and then a little bit of reflection. Did I enjoy my January? Is there any frustration that I'd like to change those air notes for myself? And that's how you can customize your journal. Obviously, though, this book is maybe for one month, maybe two months, tops, because there's only 47 pages and it's smaller. So here in this journal, I'm getting a little bit more creative. I'm getting a little bit more artsy on the inside of taken a little bit of doodle in a different size of text and said, If you find this, please return it to me. Inside, I flipped quickly to building out my index eso Here you see the page number, and then what corresponds to that? Um, I've indicated that I have a gratitude tracking, and I've marked it with tape. What does that mean? When I fold the book to the side? I can clearly see that there's a line of tape here in comparison to the other pages. If I flip that open, there's my gratitude tracker making this little edge of tape for washing tape with some people. Call it, um, easy to find an easy to jump onto. If I wanted to going back to the beginning, though, after your index, you'll see your your future log. And that's where you're gonna plan out your your spread for the 2018 year. So if someone a purchase, Yun says, Hey, you want to something in November? Maybe you don't have the November month built out yet, so you'll put it in your future log and consider it when the time comes here. I messed up on a page, so what I did was actually take the opportunity to add in a colored piece. I put on some different quotes that kind of inspire me on, and then I made use of having a foldout page that explains the key that I'm using. So a dot indicates a task has circle in defence events, and then I've, you know, customized it with a beautiful picture of my brother and my mom, cause I loved them and then moving on to the next page. Oh, and as you can see, the Kikkan stay folded out. So if I'm trying to remember, what did that mean again? While I'm learning the system, I can have it folded out. Moving on to January. I've had a little bit of fun with some calligraphy here. I've given a little bit of color, have done the same thing for months like March and and I've given myself space at a month at a glance. Ah, here I am, going to Spain for the month merch, So I've put that on. It's also my birthday. Here's task that might be coming up. Um, And then here's my daily spread. I put in five days for each sheet of paper, which is a very small amount of space. Ah, and regrettably, I think it's too small for me to actually use it. But, hey, it looks kind of cute, but it's just not probably going to work out. Ah, here on the back. I've glued an envelope into the back of my journal. This is a custom made journal by a local journal maker in in Waterloo. Ah, some of the But there are some of the journals you might have might already have asleep for here. This one didn't. So I just glued in a nice a nice ah envelope. And now I can fit. If I can unstick it, I can fit business cards or other things inside of that, which makes it kind of neat. And then again, you can have some fun with some of the pages here. I've gotten a little bit more colorful. I've made a savings goal tracker. This is just a sample one. It doesn't really mean anything in particular to me. Um, I've had some fun with my my sign. I'm in areas. So, um, I looked up some stuff and it says, My mantra is I am so that's a little bit different and fun. I've also given myself space If I wanna have Blawg ideas because I What? I write a biweekly blawg that I can keep track of them here. How do I know where the blawg ideas pages? I've marked it in my index. So here I can see Page 43 blawg ideas. Ah, and there's other unique ways to be able to customize this journal and find pages easily and I will explain more in a video about, ah, bullet journal hacks. So hopefully now you have a little bit of a better understanding of what the heck is a bullet journal or what is the art of bullet journaling? Um, if you'd like to learn a little bit more about how to get started and the things that I would definitely make sure that you learn about before you get started with actually creating a journal, stay tuned for our next videos. And I hope you've enjoyed What the heck is bullet journaling? 7. A Recipe For An Extraordinary Life: Hi, I'm Samantha, co founder of Kw Professional Organizer's. I'm Telling you Today about a recipe for an extraordinary life. Ah, and why is this intertwined with journaling or bullet journaling? It's because it just fits so well. It's so interesting that my partner in Amelia and I wrote a book, Ah, hardcover book called A Recipe for an Extraordinary Life, and it kind of is our autobiography. But explaining to you the method that we used to basically make our dreams a reality. Eso if I can show you really quickly the book. I'm going to let you see a few of the pages and what that looks like. So this is a recipe for an extraordinary life. This book was handmade and bound, printed locally in her community. We're really proud of it By McClellan Books. Um, but what's inside this book is even more important to us. It's the content of our story and what we've been doing for the last five years. Um, but essentially, um, sorry. The page is stuck. A recipe for an extraordinary life organization, minimalism and self care. Those air three things that by far consume a lot of, um, unionized time But in this book we explained, Basically, here's our table of contents are why and why it was that we wrote this book and then we go through what we think are the seven ingredients to an extraordinary life. So body mind, family, social work, stuff and giving back. And then we take you through the process of building a creation, which is essentially the method that we've been using to accomplish these things in our life. And then our appendices basically give you the templates and the method that we use that Ah , After understanding the system, you can basically do that on your own accord. Also in the back, we've given you a lot of different resources and and the things that have shaped and influenced us in our life, from personal development to self care to minimalism. All the sorry all the way over to our professional organizing associations, which are international information about zero waste food, tiny homes. So we put a lot of thought and care into some of the resources in this, um and again, we fill it with pictures that we have taken ourselves that kind of explain a little bit how we build meaningful social relationships. Ah, and finding the the ways to be our authentic Selves. So that's a little peek inside of our book. If you're interested about the hardcover, you can always learn more at Kay W. Professional organizer's dot com in the kitty there's a video that you can also watch to see how McCullen books has put our book together. Ah, and to learn more information about that, there is our block posts. Look for the link attached. So what does a recipe for an extraordinary life have to do with bullet journaling? The main part is that I want to share Why have certain templates in my bullet journal. So one of them being how my ideal week looks eso you're not gonna be able to zoom in on this, But essentially, I'm going to recreate this template and put it into my bullet journal because that's the design that's going to help me figure out How do I want to spend my weeks and the same with creation. So in my bullet journal, I'm going to add a tracker that kind of demonstrates my creations and basically the recipe that we follow through a recipe for an extraordinary life. I wanted to let you know a little bit more about that because I think journaling can really be a holistic tool to help you with all areas of your life and also help you gain focus and create space for yourself to spend time with yourself and enjoy the reflection period of that as well. 8. Basic Set Up Type of Journal and # pages: Hi. I'm Samantha Kristofferson, co founder of K W. Professional organizers. Today I want to share with you the frustration I had when I was first getting started with bullet journals. Ah, I didn't really think about how many pages I would need. So if I wanted to be able to have a book that had the full calendar So I was designing my book for the year. Well, how many pages was that gonna be? I didn't even think about it when I got started. I just got started because I was so excited to try something. And I know I'm not the only person who feels this way. So this was the first bullet journal that I designed. Obviously, it's quite a bit smaller than the one that I have now. Okay, The reason being is that I just loved It's small, It's handheld. But in the end, it didn't really give me enough space to be able to write, and it didn't even have enough pages. I got all the way up to building June out, and then I realized, Hey, I'm not gonna be able to fit the entire year in my book, and I'm already cramping in a bunch of ah bunch of five per page data entries. So I'm not going to really have space to grow with this journal. I was really limiting myself, but then I thought, Okay, well, I know the basic set up, but how many pages is that? And the truth is, I've attached with your template the number of breakdown that the entire set up for doing the bullet journal system is 35 pages just on its own. And then depending on how you want to put in your daily log, which is keeping track of your daily schedule, any events. Or maybe you want a journal specific things into that day that's going to change how many numbers you need so just quickly, if you wanted to have one day per page, you're going to need to have 365 days. But you also have two pages that indicate the beginning of the month s Oh, that's included in the set up already. So we're just talking about daily entries, so follow along on that template, I decided that I wanted to have three pay for three days per page because essentially, my books a little bit bigger. I had enough room for it. So just basically you're looking at kind of a three day per page entry. So with that, I needed to have an extra 132 pages to be able to fit in all my months and put three days per page. So IM already up to a total of 167 pages that I need in my book. Luckily, this book has 192 pages, and that means after my calendar and the page set up for Bullet Journal, I have 25 extra pages. I'm going to use those pages to keep track of lists and to have different trackers. But most importantly, it's the things that I know that I want to keep track up. I know I want to keep track of the books that I want to read. When someone recommends something to me, I want to have a spot in the journal to write it down. I also wanna have a spot potentially right out blawg ideas. I have to write a bi weekly blawg eso as inspiration strikes me or ideas kind of catch my eye. I want to be able to have a spot in my journal where I'm going to write them down. The other thing I want to tell you about your journal is that the page and the paper inside is very important. Eso in mind. I've noticed that it's a little bit thin and I can see very easily. Sometimes if I take the time to do a marker on the opposite page, it kind of bleeds through. So you want to be cognizant of How much are you going to be drawing in your journal? You might need a thicker paper. There's also different types of paper dots, grids, just flank paper with nothing on it. Also, maybe you want to find ah, Journal that has page numbers printed on every page already. That's going to save you, having to manually put them in. So knowing these kinds of things before you're getting started and knowing how many pages you need before you actually purchase a journal or make a journal yourself, that's really important. And I hope this saves you a little bit of frustration and a little bit less money spent on journals that didn't work out 9. Supplies: Hi, I'm Samantha Kristofferson, co founder of K W professional organizers. And I'm going to quickly take you through some of the supplies I have when I am journaling or setting up my bullet journal for the first time. So follow along my table and I'm gonna show you what all of this stuff on my table means. Okay, so here on my table, you'll see a bunch of different things you might not need All of these, Please don't get overwhelmed. If clutter kind of makes you buzz out or if this is a little bit too organized for you, don't worry. Your table's gonna look completely different. I have a bunch of just really inexpensive create low markers. I have sharpies. I warn you against using sharpies because they are going to bleed through a lot of your paper and you might not enjoy that. I have post its in case I want to write a note in my journal or if I want to create a page there and make sure I label it so I don't draw over it for future small and larger pieces. I have my favorite go to markers, which are basically they're called graphic markers and they're good for they have archival ink in them. They come in a bunch of different shapes and sizes. Eso encourage you to use that. I have a glue stick in case I make a mistake or want to put in a piece of paper or something that's important. I have a bit of scotch tape, have a bit of washi tape, which is just kind of fun, decorative tape that can go over the edge of pages to mark things. I have a really nice pair of scissors. Treat yourself to something that is sharp because that will make a big difference. And then I have my ruler for making lines and grids and my in my journal the ones that I have here. I want to warn you against their their Coptic markers. And they come highly recommended by artists. However full for bullet journaling, they tend to bleed through every page. Same with the state Lor markers. There also a marker that kind of bleeds through every page. Okay, so just be be careful. Test on some paper before you maybe pick your workers. The calculator. It's here in case I need to do some math and figure out how many pages I need when I'm setting up here. I've got different different pieces of scrap paper, things that I can put into stickers than such on. That's just kind of extra. You don't need to have that the journal at all, and it's really just for when I'm setting up, Um, here. I've got my delicious cup of tea and, uh, it's nice and colorful. So I enjoy having that in my set up and then here because I'm making the courses. I have all my previous journals out just to be able to talk about them and and show the differences so you can see from sizes, texture, page quality. All of that kind of thing makes a big difference. I also have a candle burning. I don't recommend you have a candle burning unless you're gonna be in the room at all times . But this kind of helps me set the mood. I've got my phone, but it's on silent eso. It can't really distract me, but it's here in case I might need it. And then I have my computer, which kind of access my go to for making sure I've got the right dates on my calendar. I definitely think technology can be leveraged in in this case. But when you're, you know, writing down the days of the week for next year, you want to make sure that you've got the right numbers and you're not messing up your entire page. And then here I have my bullet journal. So when I'm actually working on it, I can have a nice space here. I've got all the colors that I want to baby build out these pages and make them look nice. I can get a little bit creative. I can just take it a page and doodle something on it. I don't have this stuff with me all the time. If I was going to be going out, I would have these these four pens and this carrying case with my journal and that would be about it. So all of the rest is considered just for me necessary when I'm building out my journal, which is just kind of one time of year. So I just want to let you know when it comes to equipment or pieces or materials. Don't let anyone tell you that you can't use the tool that works best for you. It doesn't matter how much it costs. It doesn't matter if it was free or for came secondhand. If it's working for you, use it. I'm a big fan of getting some tools when you feel passionate about it, and you want to invest a little bit into it. But you do not need that. You do not need expensive things to make this ago. You can have a really beautiful journal that you've purchased potentially from the journal or from the dollar store, or you've taken scrap pieces of paper and you staple them together. It can be really beautiful. This is from the dollar store. It's a simple line piece of paper. It's a really easy journal to use. You can build out your ideas using post. It's, but you do not need to have anything extra other than you know, the determination and motivation to do it on a pen and some paper 10. Hacks and Tips Overview: Hi, I'm Samantha Kristofferson, co founder of KW Professional Organizer's. I'm gonna go with you some of the hacks that I have used in my journal and some of the things I have seen from other people so that you hadn't have a quick overview. But don't worry if I'm going too fast because below you're going to find links to be able to go through all the exercises of these hacks yourself. So if you think something's gonna work for you, great, because you can get a step by step instruction of it right afterwards. So let's dive right in. Okay, so I'm talking about post its today. They come in a bunch of different sizes here. We've got ah, a few different shapes. And I want to tell you about how I used them when setting up my journal. So again, this is ah, 2018 journal. Nothing's in its completed. But what I did was used the Post. It's to be able to mark the page so that I knew how I was gonna lay out my journal. So this is the basic set up that I needed to have, um you can also use this that maybe I want to take some time and really make the title page really creative, but I don't want to do it right now. When I'm setting up, it's gonna be a future task. I'm just gonna leave that posted in there so that the pages marked and I also remember Well , what is it that I wanted to write their here? I've labeled that. I'm gonna have index pages moving forward. I'm gonna have a future log. And I did a little sample of what it will look like on the on the post it so I can kind of pre decide. This is really helpful for people who are a bit perfectionist about it. They don't want to make any marks on the paper until they're sure they have the layout done the way they want it here. Also in the back, this is Ah, there's a hack that a lot of people use its that if they don't want to carry around the actual bulky piece of the post it, they can lay outpost that's in advance on one page in their sheet. And then as they used them, they can peel it off, and then put it on the piece of paper that they wanted to signify or mark with that post it . So that's one way of keeping your post. It's flat and in your journal, ready to use them. The other way to use Post its is also So this is a very old journal of mine. But I use post its to mark and right on the side of what it wa So here, you know, it said that it was my writing, and here there was another writing. And anyways, you can see that they became really worn and really, you know, like, not easy to read. And that's because of the material. So again, maybe this isn't the best thing to use. If you're gonna be a little bit rougher with your journal or you want something to be a little bit firmer, we'll go through other things like that. Then, here in this book, you'll actually see that I keep my bullet, our story, not my bullets, but my post, its inside of the actual flap that I have in my journal, so that could be really another helpful way to carry them around. The next thing I'm going to talk about our divider tabs. So basically what? What that is is something to divide your book. It can come out. It can be glued in or taped into your to your journal, but essentially creates this kind of heard piece in your book that it's very easy to find what that is. You can also add on a tab on the side if you want to stick out and label that. Ah, but again, that style for me doesn't work because I tend to wear them down quite a bit. So we'll go into how to add those into your journal afterwards. The next thing I'm going to do is talk about the permanent tape edge. So in my index here, you'll see that my gratitude tracking. I wanted to make sure that it was an important page in my journal, so I've marked it with the tape. I taken a piece of the tape, and I put it along that edge so that I've got a nice, thick edge on my gratitude tracker. You can see that when you close the book as well. That okay, as soon as I see that tape, I know that I'm gonna be going to my gratitude Tracker s. Oh, that's one cool hacks so that you can find your pages quickly. The next one I'm going to talk about is to how to get your pen on the side of your journal . So first of all, you need to have a journal that has the ribbon around. You can always add this in yourself if you don't have one for a book, and elastic band works the same. But essentially, you're going to pull the thread over to the right side, and then you're going to wrap it around the bottom left corner, and then that allows you to stick your pen right on the edge as long as it has a clip and it's held in there really strong. Okay, so even when you shake it, it's not coming out of there. Another system way of doing that is having it along the top. But as you can see, it's a lot flimsier. It doesn't really stay in, and it can be shaken around or taken off. If you do it this way, it's locked in there, and this still is not as nice, but it still works, so you can do something like that to keep your pen with you in handy. The other one that I want to do is show you about the envelope in this journal. It didn't have a pocket to be able to hold things. As I said, I like to put things inside of, um at the back to maybe hold onto my post debts. So I just taped an envelope onto the back of this journal, and then it acts as a nice pocket guard for me in my journal. Okay, so that's another hack. And then the last one that I wanted to show you was the, um, cutout mark. So this is a great way to index your book. You can see I've added a little bit of color, but here, I've actually cut out sections so that I can say, OK, the green section is going to be my month of January. Okay, and then it's going to start here and then the orange section. All of this is January. I'm gonna move on to that. And that's gonna be February. Pink is gonna be march. And basically all I've done is cut out triangles on the side and given them a little bit of color. And then you see that on the side of your book. And if you were to do the whole book like that, you'd, of course, have a really easy way to be like, OK, I'm jumping into January, Okay? I'm jumping into merch, so that's a cool hack. I hope you've enjoyed THES and P. Please feel free to do the exercises below. 11. How to Build an Index: Hi, I'm Samantha Kristofferson, co founder of K W professional organizers. And I'm gonna show you quickly how to build an index in your bullet journal. So open up your book to the first page that's available, and you can go ahead and label that index. You're gonna want to make sure that you have your page numbers in your journal. If they haven't been printed onto the paper already, you can go ahead and add in every page number until you reached the very back for the last page number setting up the index, you're gonna want to give it a title. You'll notice I'm using a dotted bullet journal with paper, so that allows me to kind of make it easier to create different types of headings and and font sizes. So again, it doesn't have to be fancy. It can be just playing hand written. Your index is what's going to ignite a Kate, the page number and what's on it. I like to call it a table of contents personally, but you can call it whatever you'd like. But just know that this is where you're going to find. Okay, If I'm looking for May I know that it's in between the pages 61 73. So let's jump to May on page 61. So 61 opens and here I've discovered my May, and that's the point of an index. 12. Creating a Key: Hi, My name's Samantha Kristofferson and I'm co founder of K to be Professional organizer's. I'm going to show you what a key is for your bullet journal. Essentially, when you're putting things into your your bullet journal, you're going to be making certain marks. So here you can see a dotted bullet. Ah, that signifies to me a task if I've got something. That's an event I've got that listed potentially in in in one of my pages. I want to know what all of those things mean. So the key explains us to you in this bullet journal. I have a foldout key, and the reason why I have it folded out is so that I can remember how to use the bullet journal system and beyond whatever page I want to be and still be able to see it as opposed to. If I write it just into the page, I have to keep flipping back and forth. So I have this nice foldout. I've personalized it with a family picture, and now I know that a dot means a task. A circle means an event. A dash means a note. A star means it's really important an X means a completed task, and these are indicating whether or not I've moved the test to the next month or put it into my future log. So that is the point of a key, and here you can use it folded out onto the side or put it into the page of the paper. 13. Creating a Future Log: Hi, My name's Samantha Kristofferson kept co founder of Kw Professional Organizer's Today. I'm going to tell you about the future log in the bullet journal. There's lots of different ways that you can set up a future log. But if you wanted to find it and anywhere in my book, you could come to the index and say, OK, the future log. That's page four to page seven. It includes my 2000 and 18 plans, goals, tasks and events. So I'm gonna jump over to page four, and right now you're staring at my my blank spread of my future log for 2018 on the reason why it's blankets because it's a new year and I haven't filled in yet. But here you can see all six months are represented on two pages and flipping over to page 67 You can see the next six months. So basically what this is used for is to be a quick place to say okay in November. I know that I have ah, conference coming up, so I'm gonna go ahead and I'm gonna write that in, and I'll indicate that with a circle and call it my POC conference, and that is in Kelowna BC. Okay, so here is where I can kind of plan in the future. But I don't have to jump into my daily log yet. And I can kind of get a quick glance of what have I got coming up in the months ahead, and how do I plan for that? So that's a future log. Second to that is that I like to know the days of the week and have a calendar. Look at those things. So I've drawn in for my future log a swell to have 2000 and 19. All of the months represented here I've used is a dot papered journal, and that gives me, you know, this amazing space that in between, each dot is where I put my number. So it's really easy to organize my my input onto the these pages. You might find it easier to have blank pages or to draw with lines or to have a grid style journal. But personally, I like the dotted the best, and here I can kind of ad in something different to track on my future log. But this is what the future log looks like. 14. Creating a Month at a Glance: Hi, I'm Samantha Kristofferson, co founder of KW Professional Organizers. And today I'm going to dive into your month at a glance. There's lots of different ways to set this up in your bullet journal, but essentially you can go to your index and you confined your month at a glance by looking for the first month. The month at a glance is always two pages in your journal, so I'm going to go ahead and I'm going to jump to January, which starts at page 10. So here I've landed on January. Okay? The idea of this is to get a quick, fresh glance at what you've got coming up in the month. So these might be important things. Here. You can see the date and the actual day of the week. So we've got 01 starts on a Monday in 2018. It's the month of January and here I've put in, you know, I've got a bullet journal workshop coming up on the eat. I've got a POC meeting lunch and learned a bunch of talks. Amelia and I are super busy with those things for the month of January and then on this the side page next to it. The next page is going to be my January tasks or brain dump. So essentially here as things come up in January, maybe I'm not sure where it falls in my daily log. So I'm gonna dump it all on to this page and have a good idea of what I can look at for the month coming up. When I reflect when this month is over, I can then decide. Do these things belong going into February? Should I still do them? Are they important to me, or are they something that I should push further into the year and put into my future log? So that's what a month at a glance looks like. Um, you can draw this up in a number of different ways. You can make it look like a calendar. There's a lot of creativity that you can add behind these pages. You can also just make it very plain and simple and write something that primarily looks like this. This my January, my my minimalist version of the journal. So again, I've still got the numbers and the corresponding days of the week. I've added in a little bit of the content of what I've got coming up. And then I just labeled very like simply January tasks. And I've got the kind of the things that I've got going on moving forward. 15. Creating a Daily entry: Hi, My name? Samantha Kristofferson, co founder of K W Professional Organizer's. Today I'm going to take you through, setting up your daily log or daily entry in your bullet journal. So there's a number of different ways of doing it. And how you set it up is going to determine how many pages you need for your bullet journal . But essentially, I'm going to skip to the first month of January. So after my month at a glance, I Dent, then have my daily entry. I've set up my January to have three days a week per page. Okay, so that means, you know, on the first Monday of the month, this is where I'm gonna be writing, all in the tasks of events that things that come up on that day. I've carried that through through the length of my journal, which, if you have aken a question about how many pages should you have? There is a video that will specifically tell you that depending on how many daily entries you put per page, that's how many pages you need in your book. For example, a different one would look like this, that I only have two days per page, so it's taking up a little bit more space. But that's because my journals a little bit smaller, so I want more space to write. I've also got one that is even smaller than that where I've entered in five days per page. So again, this is for very short, easy notes, maybe events. But again, you can set it up very differently so you can have any number of days per page. And that's all going to determine how many pages you have in your in your journal Now, at the end of this, this is where you're going to write kind of the things that you have coming up or the things that have passed. Or maybe you want to track things on certain days. There's a whole bunch of different ways to create spreads for your journal. This is Ah, sample of a daily log that's been filled in a little bit so again, very minimalist, very just kind of to the point, But you can have a bunch of trackers and a bunch of different systems, depending on how much time and energy you want to put into your bullet. Journal 16. Creating Lists and Trackers: Hi, I'm Samantha Christoper, saying co founder of KW Professional organizers. I'm gonna take you through some examples of different trackers and different lists that you can keep in your journal. I really encourage you that before you even get started with your journal. You question yourself as to what you want to track and why you want to track it, because it means you're going to have to invest time and you're going to have to design it onto a page. So if I opened this journal to the kind of my first post, it here's just a sample of a tracker that you could have throat the month. So ignore this side of the page, but basically it's a savings goal. So this is extracurricular savings for me. It's just an example, but travel, healthcare, hobbies, my cat degree toe and the garden. So here I think, labeled how much money I would like to say for each of those things. And then I've kind of made dashes along the side that as I collect the money, I can kind of fill in with the individual color. So for someone who's visual, you can really see yourself advancing and seeing how much money you're putting away for your desired goals. Here on this page, I have just a heading, essentially for block ideas. So I knew I wanted to have a page in my journal that allowed me that as I got inspired by ideas to write in my blawg, I could put them here and put them in this page again. I've put Page 43 in my index as my place for keeping blawg idealists. And then I've got another list that I wanted to keep because it's important to me. I do really like reading. I think it's one of the most important kind of pages. So I've indicated that with some washing tape, and this is where I'm going to write down the books that I am going to read or are recommended to me as they happen and on the same page, because it's important piece. I put a Gratitude journal tracker. Um, and I've indicated, you know, the days that I have written in my journal starting in 2018 so again it's gonna be filled in as the year goes by. This is January, February, March, April, May all the way to December and then all the days of the week, 0 to 31 along the side, so you can see days, months, and then I confined. If I'm in the middle of July, I can write down. You know, the days that I am writing in my Gratitude Journal, hopefully have done it all the time. There are so many different ways to do it. Here's a minimalist way of looking at Okay, here's my recommended books to read. I've even put some of the books in there already again. Blawg ideas. I've given myself a couple of pages. It's very minimalist. I just literally took a pen and wrote down on the paper. But you can get even fancier and make drawings you can. You can draw every book that you want to read. You can draw little doodles Besides your bullet journals, there's lots of different spreads that you can do, so just know every spread takes time, and how much time do you want to put into it? And is it more about keeping the information? Or is it about having fun and and drawing in and getting creative 17. Post its: okay, We're going to dive into a post it exercise, okay? For people who are just dealing with kind of a flat edge journal and you want to have a way to put a tab on it so you can mark your months. Ah, this is a really small journal. It's just to hold a couple of months we're gonna show you how to do those tabs, and we're gonna show you how to make a page of post its so that you don't have to carry around something really thick. But in fact, just have the post its into your journal. So the 1st 1 we're gonna do is we're going to do the small tab post. It's so post its can be like this, or you can actually cut a block thinly so that you can have a nice thin one. But I've indicated with a black pen just the months that we're going to feature So January , the 1st 3 letters of each month February merch, OK? And then what you're gonna do is you're gonna take that post it, and you're gonna bring it into your month where it starts. This is my 1st January, so I'm going to go ahead and I'm gonna put it along the bottom, actually, because I think it will look nicer there. I'm going to tape it to the inside of my journal, so just the tab sticks out. Okay, again, this is something that's removable. So if you think you've messed up, it's OK. It's just a post it, but bring it in so that when I close my book, I'm actually left with just seeing the month. And then I'm gonna go ahead and do that for the February, and I'm going to do it a little bit higher. Then the 1st 1 I put in and I can use the actual grids in my journal to help me go a little bit higher so that when I close that got January February, I'm going to do my merch month again. I'm going to go a little bit higher from my last one going the next to up, and I'm gonna put that there, and now you can see so it's a little bit out of line, but Okay, I'm gonna go and fix that right away. I just need to bring it in a little bit more so that it's about the same as the other ones . So there, What's now? It's a little bit sure, but guess what, Nothing's in perfect in life. Now I'm gonna quickly show you how to carry your post. Its with you. Um, when you don't necessarily want to carry a big block like this, you're simply going to start from the bottom of your page and lay post. It's over top of themselves, and I know what you might be thinking might be thinking. Well, that's kind of wasting the glue on the post it, But actually the post It's going to stay sticking to this anyways and you're just gonna pull them over themselves one at a time. Take your time. You don't have to rush. You can make cool patterns if you want. There's lots of different ways you can make it tight, or you can make it really wide, depending on how many post that you want to put in there. So I'm just quickly putting in a bunch of different ones to show you the idea, and I'm gonna fill this page kind of looks pretty like a flapper dress or something like that, you know, you can do different colors, and you can layer them in different styles. But I'm almost at the top here on my last one. Okay, So, essentially, I put about 20 maybe 15 post its on my page, My my book Now fold shot because I've got it nice and flat, so that's really nice. So now if I decide that I need a post set, I can just take the 1st 1 in that layer, and then I can go ahead and say, Okay, I want to have a posted on this page because I want to write that this is where February is going to begin. Okay? And there, I've got my post. Its I don't have to carry around this thick one, and I don't have to worry about not having a storage space in the back. So pretty cool 18. Divider Tab: Hi, I'm Samantha Kristofferson, and I am co founder of K W professional organizers. I'm gonna take you through how to build out a nice, colorful, uh, divider tap in your in your bullet journal. So get your journal. I'm going to show you something that's going to look pretty much like this that I have essentially put in a black eye actually messed up on the page that's on behind this. So what I did was take the opportunity to be able to put a divider in and show an index page. So anywhere I flip my page open to I've got this index on the side. So in case I forget what something means or someone else is trying to decide for my code millions of years from now Well, actually, have an index key right here on the side. But I'm just gonna show you what it's like to put the divider inside your journal, and you can again decorate it any way you choose. But basically, I've got this nice piece of paper what I'm gonna do to make sure that I've got the nice size I'm going to fit that colored piece of paper in on top and line it up with those pages . And then I'm gonna shut the book over top of it. I'm going to draw a line that indicates the outside line and make sure this is nice and tight over and then draw another one. Okay, so now I know that this is going to be the size a sheet of my paper. If I want to make a divider, maybe I want to cut a little corner tab out from the side, cause I know what's outside the book on. Then. I'm just going to cut following that line. I'm not really too into perfection. So again, I've cut my divider. Taft. Now I'm gonna take my glue stick. This is like an art attack for an adult, and it's fun. I'm gonna glue my corners. I don't need too much. Just the edges so that it doesn't pop out later on in life. Fold up my glue stick. Any kind of we will work. Don't let anybody tell you that you can't use something that you love, So I'm going to decide. I'm gonna put this over page 70. Okay? Because that's where I want to. I'm just gonna set the piece of paper in, knock it flat on there. So it's kind of a cool kind of hipster kind of color. I don't know, hippy dippy. Now, when I close my book, I've got a nice tab on the side. Maybe I want to write that. This is where my, um this is where my trackers begin. I'm gonna right track. And then that way I know this section of the book. This is where I'm gonna draw all of my trackers inside of that. And then I can go back to my index page and market as well and just say that Page 70 our trackers. So now it's in my table of contents. I have a little tab on the side. I've had a little bit of color, which I kind of course decorator go over top of, but it sticks out on the side, and it's nice and easy to see 19. Tape Important Pages: Hi. I'm Samantha Kristofferson, co founder of KW Professional organizers. Today, I am going to show you Ah, little bullet journal hack of just taping the edge of your book so that you're able to see a page really kind of stand out from the side. Okay, so if you can see here, I've got kind of this green kind of colorful edge along this page. I've also got a couple dividers, but this edge is what I'm talking about. So that in this journal for right now signifies that, like, I remember that it signifies my gratitude tracker. So it's actually if I folded open, I've got these cute little kind of characters in along the side. But I know that this is my gratitude wrecker, and that's how I label on important date. So how did I do that? Really simple. You have to have a different color, a tape, or you can use just a basic masking tape. If you want to just make the edge a little bit colorful, we're gonna do both. So I'm gonna put my scissors over my books that holds down. I'm gonna kind of go along the edge like this. I know I've got enough. I'm going to mark about half of the tape along that piece of paper, OK? And then I'm gonna fold it over one side, and then I'm going to cut the edges off the tape, and I was pretty close on that one, so I don't need it. And now this one is not as obvious. But there is a definite feel difference to it. And actually, in the right light, it kind of stands out. So maybe this is like a secret page that you don't really want most people to know a boat, but you kind of want it to stand out. If you want to do something that's a little bit more colorful again, you would maybe have to invest in a in a piece of tape I had this tape for. I love sending letters, and so I would put ridiculous stickers and tape over, you know, cards that I would mail out. So again I would pull it out to about the right size. I'm gonna lay the tape down over half of the edge of the of the piece of paper, and then I'm gonna cut the tape to match the length. Bye bye, Mr Owl. And then I'm gonna cut off a little bit of the squirrel. But don't worry, he's okay. Who? Nothing's perfect in life. People, OK? And now I can see I've got the edge on the other side. I'm just gonna fold that over near. I've got it laid out. So there, I can see kind of my cute little characters. I don't know what this pages signifying yet, but I know it's gonna be an important one. When I close my book, I can see the edge of that piece of paper and I can say, OK, you know what? That's where I'm going to keep my favorite recipes that I love or maybe just little notes that you want to write to yourself for a page You want a doodle. So that's a really cool way to make a page kind of stand out Among the rest 20. Cut out marks: Hi, I'm Samantha Kristoffer, saying co founder of KW Professional Organizer's Today I'm going to show you a little hack for making ah cool index on the side of your your bullet journal by making cutouts and adding a little bit of color. So come on in and take a peek of what this looks like from the top side layer you can see from the different colors. They're like little gaps missing in along the edge of my A journal. Basically, how I did that on why did that is to be able to find sections easily. So here I would label this maybe all of January, the next layer down. My color is going to be orange, and probably that's gonna be my February and then pink are going to be my merch. But basically, you can use that anyway, that you want. If I was going to do this, I would write January in here just a Jan. I'm going to do a fab, and here I'm going to do a merch. But basically all that does is signify to me that these pages are now all January thes pages are now all February and these pages are all know merch, which is kind of cool. So how did I do that? Really helpful is that I've got these lines in along the piece of my paper. So I've made the arrow the cut out to be exactly two lines wide, and I just try and make the cuts match along that middle line. So this line here, I'm gonna make the point happen in between two. Okay, So my next one over, I'm going to jump over to merch. I want to count out how many pages I might need for that month. So again, if you need help figuring out the amount of pages that you need, that's in a separate video and I encourage you to check that out. But I'm gonna grab the pages. I need I've got my line up here. I can even kind of make rough drawing for my of scissors if I need that. And then I'm gonna go ahead and make a cut and follow those lines on Careful on the edge. Could you might I caught a little bit too far into it, but that's OK, cause nothing's perfect. Uh, full down the speech. So here you can see I've made another, kiddo. I'm going to take a different color. Um, I think I need to use blue. And I'm gonna just draw in that that cut out that I made fill it in and after merch. We have April, so I'm going to write a p R. Ok. And now I've added one more gap into the edge of the book, and I've also been able to signify where I would like that cut out. So again, you can do that for all of the other pages in the book. You just need a pair of scissors you need to market. And it even looks really nice kind of on the side that you can start to see this kind of coloring on the edge. So have some fun with it. Definitely design your book first before making your cutouts, because that way you can ensure you've got the right amount of pages before you start marking up the edge. Wait until you've got your whole book kind of set up to do these kinds of fun things 21. Envelope Pockets: Hi. I'm Samantha Kristofferson, co founder of KW Professional organizers. I'm gonna show you how to add a pocket or carrying peace into your journal if you didn't have one built in. Okay. So what do I mean by built in carrying pocket? This is Ah, Moleskine journal. This is the one that I'm using for my my bullet journal today. It always has generally a carrying pocket in the end again, you can put content into that. You can put post it notes into that and kind of keep things so that if you're traveling around, you don't have to worry about losing pieces of paper. But what do you do when your journal doesn't come equipped with that? You can just tape an envelope into the journal itself. Okay, so you wanna have a nice, nice enveloped the to choose from, But again, you can put and slide anything into that. So pick your journal up. That doesn't have, um, you know, potentially a back pocket that you want to keep things in. Why do you put it on the back page? Because it tends to be a stronger piece of the book s. So it's just kind of better for the envelope and the and the page. You can also put it into just a page anywhere into the journal, but I like to put it at the back because things are easily found in that place. So you want to make sure you have an envelope that matches the size of your book and won't be too large or too small. And then you're going to on the face where you would write to who the letter or who the envelope is for. That's where you're gonna put your glue. That just kind of marked the edges of that piece of paper all the way around. And I always like to do an X through the middle, and then it just gives it a little bit more kind of glue and support. Then you're gonna flip it over. And with the envelope opening at the inside of the spine of the journal, you're going to place your journal, kind of, you know, in the middle. But if it's not perfect, that's okay, and you're going to glue it down. Maybe you close it, thump it a bunch of times to add some magic to it and Now you've got this cool kind of back pocket where you can throw things into your your journal, keep it in there and know that it's not going to fall out if you shake it around. 22. How to create journal habits: Hi, I'm Samantha Kristofferson, co founder of K W Professional organizers. I'm going to share with you how to create journal journaling, as I have it. As a daily habit you can create, however, often are repetitions that you want meaning. If you want to just journal Weekly, you can Journal Weekly. If you want a journal once a month, that's fine for me. I wanted to have a daily journaling practice. I wanted it to fit into my life and not be intrusive, but I wanted it to reflect a certain goals. So I wrote a block post about a 23 minute morning ritual that was based off of Sean Akers. The happiness effect. Essentially, he wrote, Hey, did a Ted talk. He wrote a book on D. He provided this foundation for setting up this really awesome morning ritual. I made an infographic about it, and it's also attached so that you can kind of see it and you can try it if you want to. It's only 23 minutes, but basically what I took away from that throughout the year was the art of journaling every single day for gratitude. So it was really simple in its concept that I had to write three things that I was grateful for. And then I had to write one experience, one positive experience from the last 24 hours, and I had to do this when I woke up in the morning. So at first it became something that was kind of difficulty, and I wasn't really sure that if I was doing it correctly, I was kind of tired when I would do it. But I kept going, and I've been doing it now for well over a year, almost a year and 1/2 and I can't tell you that. It really has changed my entire outlook on the day that I really walk away from of it already starting pretty pretty happy, pretty grateful, because I'm saying the things that I'm grateful for, and I'm also remembering the really awesome things that happened from the day in the past. Um, and it's not to limit you if you have more than one amazing thing that you want to talk about your more than welcome to. But it also was, Ah, sign for me that on the days that I found it challenging to write three things I was grateful for. I was recognizing that I must have been feeling pretty down or that something in life wasn't just It wasn't motivating Miro. I wasn't feeling passionate, so it's a really good indicator to notice if you're feeling a little bit down or depressed . But it's also a really good reflective tool to look and see what you had written in the past. So how I made it. Ah, habit. I put the journal right beside my bed. I put a pen with it. I didn't set up any other rules other than I had to wake up and I had to write in it and you can see by some of the pages. I just simply would write the date every time I would write the things three things I am grateful for. And then I would write the positive experience. I wrote no more, and I wrote no less. But you can see that I was able to keep this habit going, and it probably took me less than three minutes toe. Actually, once, once I knew what I was writing about, it was so simple to get it down and on the days that I found it a little bit difficult to find what I was grateful for, I simply went back to the basics. I'm grateful that I had a good sleep. I'm grateful that my cat came and said hi to me this morning. I'm grateful that the sun is shining when I woke up. So just if you're having a hard time thinking about what? To be grateful for it, just go back to your basics. Are you in a warm bed? Do you have food to eat? Are you relatively in a safe place, those kinds of things. We're gonna help you push through eso that when other modes of gratitude find you, you can write about those so again, setting yourself up for success, not putting too many restrictions on what it is that you have to do. The bullet journal. Honestly, it doesn't take a lot of time to invest into this on a daily basis, But when you set up the journal, it is going to be time consuming. I've created several different bullet journals in styles and effects on my most recent one . It did take me a couple of days to get everything set up for the year, so I set my entire self up for the year, so that's taking two days. But if you wanted to do something daily, maybe you could make that as short and a simple as three minutes. Um, again, Take your time. Set yourself up for success by getting the book that you need, asking for help finding some inspiration online. But essentially, you gotta make room for it. And if you're the type of person who is a visual person, may be having a sticky note over the alarm clock may be having an alert in your email or in your app where phone that kind of alert you to have you journal yet today, and also tell the people that you live with it. That something you're doing, tell the friends around you that you're starting to do a Daily journal practice. The more people you tell, the more successful you'll be in accomplishing this goal because we'll probably ask you Hey , how's that Daily journal going like, What have you been writing about? How's that? How's that turning out? Um, and then you can use this as a tool to reflect back right now I can go back to over a year and 1/2 ago and tell you what I was grateful for, so it's a really cool reflection tool. It's a really great way to know what you were doing and where you were on certain days. So I encourage you try and fit journaling into your your day and you will be rewarded. 23. Congratulations: Hi. I'm Samantha Kristofferson, co founder of KW Professional organizers. I just want to say congratulations, Um, from me and also my cameraman, Emilio. Today we want to say thank you for getting all the way to the end of this video and for giving yourself permission to take time to create a bullet journal and create the space for yourself. A little bit of planning can go a long way. Um, So basically, if you're here, it means you've probably created your bullet journal. You figured out how many pages you needed, You've kind of had some fun or just basically started using a system. And you're testing an idea to see if it's gonna work for you. Ah, the bullet journals. Not for everyone. But maybe you find some sort of modification to it. That really works for you. Or maybe you say, Hey, you know what? I was really good on my phone. And although sometimes it's a bit distracting, it actually works better for me. And I can maintain it better. Whatever you choose, it's totally OK. But if you're like me, you kind of like the bullet journal. You like the ability to get a little creative at a little color into your life on. That's a lot of fun. How does this all work? Amelia and I are co founders of Kate, of you professional organizers. We offer a lot of content, and I just want to make you aware of it that we have a broad a block where we post at least one weekly blawg on its generally on the topic of personal home or business organization. Uh, we work with people one on one in our community, But we have moved into a coaching program, which is virtually available anywhere in the world, where we try and help you move past any roadblocks that you might be on in all areas of your life. It's why we wrote a book, a recipe for an extraordinary life, and we believe very much in the ability that when you plan a little bit and you vocalize or write down your goals and your and your hopes and your inspirations in your dreams, they're that much closer to coming true. So if you want to take it to the next step, you can go ahead and follow us on any of our social media's which are attached below. If you're doing bullet journaling stuff, please tag us in your stuff. We will retweet it. We will share it. We will be so proud to just kind of see the work that you're doing. And again, you can follow along and watch the things that I'm doing over the next course of this year with the bullet journal a swell, you can contact us if you'd like more information about that coaching program, it's called Hitting the Reset Button. If you are interested in more courses, we have several on our website that you can check out and you can learn from. And we're just really excited to be able. Teoh feel passionate about what we're sharing here and hopefully have provided you with a really good foundation and starting point to creating a successful journaling habit. Um, anything else that I wanted to add is just make sure that you have fun. If it's not something that you're enjoying, ditch it. It's not the right system for you. Keep looking and never give up on um, trying to figure out what it is that you would like to do with this wonderful and special life and time that you have been given. And if this helps bring you closer to it, I am very, very happy. If you have any constructive feedback of how to make this course better or something that might be missing or something that you can share with the community, I encourage you. Please let us know. Ah, please post up. Please tag us in anything ever any place that you want to offer it. If you enjoyed the course, I really, really would love if you could share why you liked it and what you got from it in a review . It's one of our best ways to be able to keep producing content. So, please, if you can take two minutes, please send a review on the course, and I look forward to seeing your creations. 24. Reflection about my 2018 Bullet Journal: okay. We're like, OK, OK, so I felt inspired because today I saw someone. He's setting up her bullet. You're nothing for us and inventing. So before going into the 200 genes it up, I wanna share with everybody. What? What has been your experience after? Generally for a full year. Can you show us your journal? And but you used on how you think. One question at a time, please. Um, yes. So I've had some time to reflect on it. It's now November, and in January of 2000 and 18 I said that I would follow the vernal bullet journal system by Writer Carol for one full year. And I set up the journal for the full year in advance. I didn't do it as I went. Um, and my reflection on it was that I loved this system. There were things that I think were unnecessary that for me, I don't need to do them. So I kind of kept things that I wanted to add to my bullet journal for 2019. But also, I'm conscious of the things that I'm leaving out. Um, but I think the most like valuable thing was that all the information really is here, and I know exactly where to find it. If that makes sense in other journals that I had, um, oftentimes I would have to cross out full pages to know that I shouldn't have to look at them or that no important information was there. So this was the index was really amazing. Can you give us an overview of American? Okay. Okay. So the index to me was the most valuable part of the journal in the sense that, like when I initially set everything up, here is my full calendar year. And then I had pages that weren't dedicated to anything that I kind of filled out as I needed them, um, and kept track things there. I don't need to pages. I don't think so. I've condensed, you know, the new index to kind of look like this, that I'm going to try and fit it all onto one page, Just kind of be a little bit Tidier and less like space oriented. I guess for that. So I had That was cool. Um, books to read list list I thought were great. Future log didn't use it. Really found because I had the whole year drawn out. This was a waste of space. And yeah, I just didn't use it, which you can kind of tell. So I think so. That's being left out of my new one. Um, this is definitely in here. I love not having to look at my phone to find out what date in the future was gonna be where. And I also utilized these pages a lot when I was setting up my journal, which I'm again doing, um, in the other one. And drawings were because I had time. I didn't do them When I set up the journal, that was I was bored while I was traveling. And that's why I drew those eso January. I was just getting started. Didn't really use a lot. But you can tell in the months following, like, I really liked the at a glance looking at your month on Guy really liked this place, this whole page to dump task to them reminders to just kind of put everything in my brain here on this paper and then using the system Did I move it forward? Did I finish it? Um or I did try and use the future log. But it just again. I just went to the month that I thought I would do it and put it there, um cm so that about my journal 33 daily entries per page worked well for me, and I do a daily gratitude practice. So three things I'm grateful for. One positive experience. This was the perfect amount of space. And then any time I had something extra on the day, I could still kind of right, whatever. That waas eso I really found that fund. Um, sometimes I do don't. And then what else? Nothing. In the sense that I was like other people, I was just testing out ideas. Sometimes I would be rt sometimes I would be minimalist. Um, it was a great place for me to hash out ideas and, you know, just spend time with myself thinking, brainstorming, tracking habits. I found very helpful. So, actually, every month I have a habit tracker in my new journal that I'm setting up because I thought that made me so much more aware of the things that I'm doing on a daily basis. Um and then that way, if I wanted to change something or I wanted to improve something. I I actually was keeping myself accountable somewhat. So, yeah, so that's that's my journal and loved it, looking forward to using the 2019 version. 25. Setting up my Journal for 2019: review off the one that you are saving up for 2000 and 19. Yeah. So I love the journal size. It was the perfect amount of page numbers which, you know, took some time to figure out. Um, in my new journal. Basically, I've left out the future log idea, and I've expanded on the things that I did on paper outside of my journal during the year last year. So, for instance, a weekly planner is something that I do as an activity throughout the year. And I thought because I do it and involves paper and writing stuff down, why don't I build that into my bullet journal? And then I have one place I can look at it. So I'm very excited that I've added that Teoh every month. Um, kind of when I have this month at a glance page and the place where I drop dump all the stuff for my brain, I now have as well this week weekly planner, where I can see and visualize how I want my weeks to kind of Look, it's not something I must leave, too. It's just something that I aspire to get done. And then I'm the only other thing that I'm adding. It is this quarterly exercise that both Amelia and I do, and that's building out our creations. And I thought again, it's something that I do always on paper. And I didn't do it in this journal, so I wanted to build it into the journal so that I'd have all my things in one place. Um and so yep. So I've done a winter creation, and then I'm I'm building out mice my spring creation on I'll do it just quarterly because I don't do it every month, and that's a Sfar as I've gone. I did keep a list in my AM my old journal of things I wanted to add in. Um, just at the end of the year here I have it. Um, so, yeah, I've made sure I have a monthly habit tracker. Um, I want my ideal weeks so that visualization and I want to make sure I have pages for block posts. So when I get inspired about ideas for block posts, I actually have a bit more space in my journal for that 26. Overview of my Weekly Planner Exercise: Ah, So the question is, why am I adding in the weekly planner to my new bullet journal for this coming year? And it's because it's paper activity that I've been doing for a long time now outside of the journal. So I thought instead of having you know these loose papers, I do wanna have it all in one place. Uh, life free Organizer's is what I mean. Then I called ourselves for a little while, but anyways, thats templates really simple in nature and that it's a seven am to 11 PM because I I really do enjoy my sleep. Eso I leave out that that time, Um and I've just basically copied the same idea into my journal and you can see 7 a.m. all the way to 11 p.m. Every month. I will have this. I'll have this ability to reflect on what does my week look like? What does my ideal week look look like? And where do I know that I'm already dedicating time? The white space for me represents free time, flexible time. But the blocks indicate, you know, I really to be able to get the things done that I want to. I've blocked off this time in my calendar with the hopes that that's what I'll get done. Sometimes it doesn't happen. But most of the time I try and stick to this schedule. So you're trying to set the intention for the things that you want to priorities in the week? That's right. Yeah. So I want to stay fit and healthy. And so I have picked out the classes that I like to do at the gym, and I put them into my schedule so that I always know that they're there. It doesn't mean that I have to go every time, But if I know I want to go to the gym, these air, the cost is I enjoy. So if I'm gonna go, I try and go out at this time. Yeah. 27. Overview of the 7 Ingredients Exercise: can you expound more on the excesses that you have from the 70 dreams? Yep. Um, so Amelia and I have been doing this, um, this paper activity for the last six years. It's our way of kind of getting rid of all the distractions and trying to really nail down what we want, how we want to plan our days, the things we want to accomplish, So on and so forth eso This is a big part of our life. And again, it's a paper activity that always went outside of my journal. And now I don't actually want to have the pieces of paper. I want to build it into the bullet journal. So all my papers in one place also, I'll be able to look at this not only when I'm in my home, but also be able to look at it kind of wherever I'm taking my journal. And it's it's a big part of what we believe in, like thes air, the examples of my other creations before, um so I kind of miss that I'll have, like, these different sizes of papers and that kind of thing, but I think I'll enjoy much more value from getting it out of my journal. Um and yeah, this is just the method that we share in the hardcover book that we wrote. Kind of. Just a lot of people ask us, How do we do what we do? And this book tells people exactly how to do it. And once you read the book, you can do it for the rest of your life. So that's pretty cool. Um, without relying on anybody else. And I just find it really powerful and a great reflection tool and a way to keep myself organized and focused. Thank you. 28. Emilio's Journal: I mean you. Can you tell us about how you use your journal? Okay, so my name is Amelia. I'm the other half off family professional organizer's on I have in the camera, man for the majority of these cars. But I just want to share with you how I use the bullet. Generally method. A lot of the times people tell us that implementing all this is very overwhelming and they don't need so much, but I take a very simplistic approach to it on. As you can see, this is my bullet journal on is basically a notebook, a regular notebook on I like usin this because I can have a pen like this one that sits right there and then they penthouse four colors that I can use inside the journal. So what I normally do I use the black color for my headings onto do make lights and all that stuff. I used the blue collar too bright down my to do lease on just made reflections. I used the green color for my grateful note. Every day I tried to bright three things that I am grateful for And then I used the red color too bright down my challenges and things that I need to work on. Okay, so my dinner looks like these. I have a very funny picture that Samantha made for me here. So I really like looking at this every every morning when I open it every night on. Then I have my address here in case I lose my journal. A recommendation that I have for you to make a backup off your journal is to take photos off the important pages or scanned them and save them. Because if you lose your journal on the person who finds it doesn't take the time to many back to you, you may lose it forever. So be aware. I use are still some, like, sticky notes like this on. I have a little pocket here that I can keep them on extra papers here or notes that I had half another pocket here. And then I just have a great number of Samantha stays in the method, and then I have a little index here. Everything that is important for me. I just brought it here. I don't have a lot of things because I don't need to refer to a lot of things and I can find them very easily. But the things that I really want to refer maybe a few months from now I will brought them down here so that I can find them very city. I have books to read. The truth is that I started this list here, and I don't use it because when people tell me about good books, sometimes I don't have the, you know, with me on, I use my fault for that. I use Google. Keep So that's another thing that I want to let you know. You can use a mix system. You don't have to use only the bullet journal for everything. We still use our Google calendars. We still use, um, or line tools that are helpful. So at the end of the day, you have to create a system that you feel comfortable maintaining on that is convenient for you. So this was my first. Like our entry. I used to do three days a week through these per pates in here, but then I started trying. A few other things are every time I go to a conference alto a meeting. I have my note here and then I've been testing different things like this is freely. So our perp eight that's going to list on. Then after a little bit, I started to do to try one week in one pate on that has been working really well for me. Let me show you an example. Yeah, I started to do something like this. Basically, you goes from Monday to Sunday on. Then I have my green things here. I have my right things here. And then in this week, I didn't have a lot of to losing here. This was I went to a conference. So I take note from from decisions, and then I can circle the things that are are important for me, the things I want to take actual own. And then I can always reflect on them and take action a few weeks later. Your question? Yeah. How's it found? Using the journal in comparison to what used to do before. Did you use to write things down before? Did you use to keep small pieces of paper? How How did you operate for deserted? Using this journal, I normally hard like a to do list paper to the list on. I use my phone quite a bit. Then after that, I transition into having ah Binder with different sections. But I was finding that the system was a little bit too complicated. So that's why I'm trying to keep everything in this notebook and trying to like yesterday's things, See how I function. See what I like, what I don't like on after doing this For a few months now, I'm finding my system and finding the things I'm sticking to. I'm finding that things that are working for me on some days I still drop the ball and don't use it. But every time I have the time, I can go back and reflect on anything on Kiss Me accountable. So this is an example off another page with my to do list on all the green things. It's very helpful to have everything in one notebook that I can go back and reflect because when life gets PC, it's very normal that a few days may pass and I didn't even open this. But all the important stuff is in here, and when I have the time, I can sit back, open my journal and then go back and find what's important on the things that I need to do . So I can cut up very easily. Let's put it that way. Thank you. 29. Why bullet journaling is so popular: Amelia, Why do you think journaling or bullet journaling or pendant paper method is so popular? I think that these days are a lot of people are looking for ways to beam or intentional on less distracted on. Let's face it when you use your device like I used my device a load on. Sometimes I beat my fault to do a specific task, like putting something on my calendar. I grabbed the phone one over to the calendar on maybe 10. 15 minutes later, I found myself lost, lost in notifications, lows in emails on. I tried to do a good job of keeping my notifications off, but the truth is that I still get distracted like everything is. We're very well designed to, like, keep you hooked in there. So that's why a lot of people are finding that journaling in general, having a know before you can allow yourself some time on its face for reflecting, for writing down the things that are important for you. Something that we do a lot and it's very powerful is when we write down things that we are struggling with or things that were grateful for. We can go back a few months to the past on what I've read those reflections about myself. I don't really remember how I felt on you. Realize how much you have changed on how much you have accomplished on a lot of people have told us that mental health on drug inhabits. I'm just changing things that you want to change in your life. When you are writing them down, it's way more powerful, and I can tell you that that's true. When I break things down, I can is like more. It's more likely to happen because you are making it a priority and you are seeing it every time that European open your journal. There are no notifications. There are no distractions. It's just the things that you brought down because those things are the things that are truly important for you. So I find that a lot of people are trying to create that more time for themselves, create more intention on try to remove everything that this taking away the time on the energy. So I think bullet journaling is also a great way to be creative. If you like doodling on drawing on doing things like that, having up paper on a place where you can do those things is really powerful on. If you carry with you, you can be on a plane and then you can be drawing something or so it's a It combines a lot of things that people like on. They stopped doing basically, and that's why I think a lot of people are like in the 80 off off going back to pen and paper. 30. How to reduce overwhelm using journaling: Emilio. If you could answer for me people who journal and still feel overwhelmed, what would you say to them about trying to eliminate? Overwhelmed? That's already with question, because I struggled with that, too. The reality these days is that we all have a lot off ideas on if you are a creative person , if you are so when that likes to do a lot of things, it's very normal to be overwhelmed because you wanted the way toe too many things and you don't have enough time. And if you are having a family or having a full time job, or like all the things that you have to do in your life, it becomes very difficult to find time for the things that are really important for you. Journaling allows you to damp all those ideas into a piece of paper, and then you can see and then you can be more realistic about can I really dual these things? One exercise that we invite all of our clients and with with with ourselves, is creating at least off all the things that you want to go putting. How much time you are expecting that you will need to do that and then a priority level. What's the most important thing? Number one, number two, Number three. When we when I do that exercise, I realize that I am being impatient. I'm trying to get too much stuff down, but I don't really have the time to do everything that I want. But when I can do that, I'm becoming aware off why that's happening on when I have, at least with the priorities I can then focus my time and energy into the ones that are more important. And then I can be more intention on about how amusing my time so generally will allow you to do that. And I feel that that's what what's happening to a lot of people By having the journal, it's a great tool to make them aware off the things that they want to go on, to make sure that they are expending the time and energy doing the things that they really want to do, not the things that are coming at them every single day. So I think that's why not. This this is really good to a 42 radios, the overwhelming 31. Bullet Journal Migration and Collection Tutorial: 32. Lifestyle Design Template Tutorial : way. 33. Minimalist Habit Tracker Tutorial : 34. Sample Key Tutorial: 35. Top Ten Self Care Activity Tutorial : 36. Visualize Your Ideal Week Tutorial : 37. Bullet Journaling - TV Segment: well, this is a fun way to get organized. It's called Bullet Journaling, and Samantha from Kw. Professional Organizer's is here to tell us all about it. So what exactly is bullet journaling? It's really exciting, but basically it's a system for migrating your information so that you don't lose what you write in on those pages. But in a nutshell, I want to tell you it's journaling, and journaling has been around for a really long time. It sure has. So notebooks journals are kind of making a bit of a comeback paper, at least. Yeah, I think, because on the phone, although it's giving you the convenience of having things all in one place digitally, there are so many distractions that come with this, whereas when you sit down with a piece of paper, your journal and a pen, there's no distractions other than maybe the cat tapping you on the shoulder, right? So just to give us an idea of what goes into a bullet journal, you brought an example of all the tools we might use when we are maybe using an agenda or a journal to begin with. So I'm pretty sure your audiences familiar would of what it's like to have a 1,000,000 post its little tiny pieces of paper. Kids work all those kinds of things coming at you, and where do you put them all? We always, as professional organizers recommend that you group things together, keep them in one place so that you avoid losing them. Bullet Journal allows you to design a journal that fits your creative lifestyle. So whether you're someone who likes to do artwork, you want to track hobbies. You want to track hot habits, or you want to use your journal as an agenda like you mentioned, you had an adjusted Yes, you can actually create your own using the pages in the bullet journal system so that you're not, you know, potentially skipping over pages. That don't mean anything to you. Great. So tell me a bit about what's inside a bullet journal, because I see there's Calendar. Also, we have so many you know to do lists and Aaron striding. Maybe some goals like I just want to jump up and down because, basically, if your thing is to do list if you want to track a habit of making sure you're drinking water every day you can go online. You can see how other people have done it. But you build out templates in your your journal, no matter what size. If you're not artistic, it's okay. It works to be a minimalist or just no graphics. But what you do is you would build out little day templates or you would build a tractor. For example, In this one, I'm specifically going to be tracking goals. So one of the or six of the goals, actually, that Amelia and I have I've drawn out in kind of a visual on the inside of my journal. I've referred to it because the bullet journal believes you should make it like a book and you haven't indo. So when you make a page no matter where it is, every page has a number. You can go when you can find it, just like if you were reading a novel, right, So, OK, Paige, you know Number 100. That's where I've got all my goals. It was sort of a reminder. Interesting. And I know you said that there's a create activity aspect to this, and you brought along some examples of how you could make this visually appealing for yourself. So I've been a lifelong journal. Er, I just learned about bullet journaling last year, and that's why I have been this full year of 2018. That's what I'm doing is just following their system. But in the past, some people just want to use it for hobbies, and that was what mine was. So I have a sketchbook. This is where I'm part of the urban sketcher group. We go out and we just paint places and sketch ideas. So maybe you have that, and maybe you also write poetry. You could design your own journal to fit both those things into one book with the right paper so that it's just in one spot, as opposed to saying, I don't have my sketchbook with me. I just have my agenda. All of those things come together. Love it. So it is in all in one about you and your life and anything really that you want to put in it. That's wonderful. And for anyone looking for some guidance, maybe they're starting a bullet journal for the first time. Where can they find more information? Well, because we have been really out in the community giving this workshop. We built an online course that you can find on our website. But I also encourage you to go to Organizer's in Canada Com to find a professional organizer near you who can help you out with these things. Amazing. Samantha. Thank you so very much. Thanks for the and that is your quick fix at five. 38. Next steps: while you made it all the way to the end. Thank you so much for watching all the videos. We hope that these are added a lot of value into your life. We have that you can get organized with when it comes to journaling on. Please, please, please don't forget to create a project. Come to the pro. It's on. Resource is stop and make sure that you snap a photo off something cool that you're doing in your journal. Unjust sherry without with the students and with us, we will love to see it. It's a way for you to get inspire by sharing what you created. And also other people will see what you created, and they will feel inspired to do it too. We have shared in our prayer we have shared like a habit trucker that we use on a monthly basis. This is just one thing off the hundreds that you can have in your journal. So we would love to see what you create. Don't forget to bright as a rubio. If you go to the review stop here, make sure that you bright Cardona's review. Make sure that you follow us so that you are updated with new contended that we may create on. Thank you so much for for being here with us for spending time with us. We hope this was valuable. We have other courses on skill share that you can check. We love creating condom. We love getting favor from you guys. 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