Guess who has discovered Bullet Journals?! If you said Wonder Woman, you guessed wrong. For right now, I’m testing this out to see how I like it. If it sticks, I thinking of teaching a workshop on it for work.
My first venture into Bullet Journaling was just a single sheet activity/habit tracker:
After a few days, and taking a look at several bullet journal blogs, I made this little book last week just so see how I would like it:
So far, I can say that I’m finding it helpful to have all my little notes I make to myself in one place. If I think of something that I need to do or buy; I know exactly where to write it instead of just making a mental note or jotting down on a scrap piece of paper that I’ll just dump on my desk when I empty my pockets.
I have always wanted to own a Moleskine journal but, since I’m a bookbinder, I straight up can’t justify spending money on something I can make myself no matter how much I can hear them calling my name every time I pull into the bookstore parking lot.
I’m ready to make a second small journal to begin decorating for the month of February but I didn’t like the dot paper I printed for my last Bullet Book. I decided to create my own printable paper with much lighter lines and a grid instead of dots. The dots were my first choice but I found that I just kept writing things where I kept drawing boxes. I also wanted more lines per page than the previous paper. I thought there may be others that would find this printable grid paper useful so I’m sharing my file here. It is two pages of 8.5 x 11 so you can easily print double sided if you have access to a printer with the double sided function.
Click here to download or right click and save file:
I also created a file for 8.5 x 14 paper (which is the size I’m currently using).
To make the journal, I simply cut the paper in half, then folded it in half with card stock, and bound it using a simple pamphlet stitch.