How (& Why!) to Use a Bullet Journal

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll have heard that normal notebooks are totally out. Don’t even think about picking up pen and paper and writing notes in the way you, your mum, you’re mum’s mum and her mum before her have been doing for years. 

Because this year you need to get serious about your to-do list. Actually, you should’ve been doing that last year to be honest….maybe even the year before that. We might already have missed the cutting edge to-do list boat.

ANYWAY. I am NOT one for having a word of the year. And I don’t journal, gratitude or otherwise, so you can take it from the depths of my cynical core that this journal is LIFE. It works, it’s amazing and I can’t live without it.


What is a Bullet Journal?

It’s a book of blank pages you can fill with joy. And that’s where the platitudes end and practicalities commence.

Because, in truth, the whole ethos of the Bullet Journal is practicality. It’s about ease of use, and being able to quickly log what you need to do and be able to prioritise it too. 

Although a lot is made of the complex ‘coding’ used if you use your journal in a classic way, I honestly think it’s crazy simple. And that’s coming from moi — who regularly leaves the house without nappies. NAPPIES. (For my baby, not me……)

Let’s get into the nitty gritty then shall we? I made you a video for this because it’s much easier (and less dull) than writing it all out for you. Even though I’m an incredibly skilled writer who’d make the monotonous task of telling you how to write a to-do list seem like a sonnet. Obvs. 

L x



  1. 1st March 2018 / 9:12 pm

    Thanks for sharing and making this video. I actually bought a similar journal about a year ago. After I got it I looked on Instagram for ideas on how to use it and then got a bit overwhelmed by the hand lettering, calligraphy, crazy artwork some produced and thought I was a bit out of my depth with it! It’s really great to see how you use yours as i am such a believer in writing goals and tasks down – I really believe I achieve more when I do! I have just discovered your podcasts and binged on about 3 today while my girls were sleeping. I look forward to listening to more. Best wishes, Katie x

    • 18th March 2018 / 8:49 am

      Thanks Katie! Yes, I did the same. There are lots of super creative people doing amazing creative things but for me, that was a huge turn off at first! I just need a bloody to-do list!

      So happy you’re enjoying the podcasts. too! L x

  2. 18th March 2018 / 3:15 pm

    Great video and a breath of fresh air to see one that isn’t an art form – much less overwhelming!
    Sometimes I get so little done on my list for a particular day that instead of carrying forward lots of individual tasks to the next page I simply change the day at the top 🙂
    Loving the podcasts!

    • 18th March 2018 / 7:11 pm

      I think the more simple the system, the better! I just don’t know why it has to be such a faff you know? More power to those getting creative with their bullet journals but FML…….CBA you know? x

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