Are you the type of person who wants to be organized, but can’t find the motivation to keep a planner? Or maybe you need structure and you’ve kept a planner for years but find it boring?

You want to try something new. The planner you’ve used for years doesn’t quite look how you want or you wish it had a feature where you could write your due dates for school or appointments for your kids.

Whether you’re the type of person who considers themselves a spontaneous artist or an organized, structured person, or a combination of both, The Bullet Journal is perfect for you!

So what is it? It’s a journal with a dotted grid. The dots aren’t visible enough to be distracting but are helpful for drawing straight lines, measurements, and proportions.

Each month you will decide what you want in your different “spreads.” You will have a title page saying what month it is, a monthly overview page so you can see the whole month-at-a-glance, and weekly layouts so you can plan your schedule! You can even throw in some fun spreads, like trackers for your workouts or a log of what books you’re reading.

That’s the best part. Your journal is specially tailored to you! Every. Single. Month! You get to decide what you want and don’t want; what structure is the most effective for you. And if you’re artsy, you get to throw in monthly themes, drawings, and colors to make each month unique!

So what do you need? A dotted journal and a pen.

That’s it! To get started all you need is a dotted journal of your choosing and a pen to write in it. Now as you get creative, there are a million options for color, texture, and decor. The most common supplies for bullet journaling are fine liners and brush pens.

Brands that are the most popular for pens and markers areTomboww, Faber Castell, Pigma Micron, Zebra, and Crayola. Other mediums of color are colored pencils, watercolor, gel pens, and highlighters.

The original and most popular bullet journal is the Leuchtturm 1917, however, it is often the most expensive. An alternative journal is made by Scribbles that Matter or you can find many bulleted notebooks at Barnes and Noble, Michaels, Amazon or a variety of other craft or bookstores.

Some accessories you can add and have fun with are stickers, washi tape, sticky notes, different types of paper, stenciled images, page flags, rulers, embossing, etc.

If you want a complete list of my Bullet Journal Supplies with shopping links, click below or go to my website: where I have a whole section dedicated to Bullet Journaling!