Starting a bullet journal? Save time and frustration by avoiding these newbie mistakes.
1. Don't fixate on perfect.
Mistakes will happen, so expect it. A working bullet journal rarely looks like the pristine eye candy you see on social media. A bullet journal works for you, not the other way around. If your bullet journal assists you in why you started in the first place, you're doing it perfectly.
2. Don't make all of the layouts.
Creating layouts can be fun but said layouts can also then become a burden. Create the layout you know you'll use for sure. Once you get used to that practice, add one or two more on. If the new layouts serve you, continue with them. If they don't, drop them. No guilt and no shame about not filling in all of the layouts you make. You are learning what works for you.
3. Study the original system.
Study the basic system and practice until you feel comfortable. Learn how you can use the system to manage your life and well being. You can find an explanation by the original creator, Ryder Carrol over here: bulletjournal.com
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