100 thoughts on “Bullet Journaling for Beginners (how I started my bullet journal) | WITHWENDY

  1. Sharing a bit of my bullet journal today! If you'd like to see more of a "plan with me" style, let me know? Trying to figure out what to do with this thing I pour all my brains into :O

  2. Yes great advice for 1 pen and 1 highlighter. I always have to make it look pretty to please people but then what's the point? Thanks!!

  3. I love the idea of bullet journaling and I also love watching the videos but I'm the complete opposite!! My mind can't think straight when everything is mushed in one!! Your journal is so cute tho and thanks for the ideas! 🙂

  4. Tbh I think your way of doing this is much easier and simpler than the others 🙂 Keep up the good work!👍🏻💓

  5. Thanks for filming this video! 🙂 It gave me really good ideas from where i should start planning my bullet journal (I has kinda stuck)

  6. Thank you, this video was so helpful! All of the other videos I've watched have been so overwhelming, but you made bullet journaling so simple and easy. 🙂

  7. I don't know what you actually do but you've inspired me to start my bullet journal. You are so articulate and organized. Thank you!

  8. This is the most helpful thing I've watched so far, thanks!

    I also like how you added the "pray for someone" on you goals. I'm not Christian/Catholic but I am Wiccan, I can definitely use this to keep my faith related goals on the right path.

    Thanks again!

  9. Finally a video where the bullet journal/system is NOT perfect from the beginning 😀 I was a little "scared" to "just" start one because I thought 'What if you mess up a page?' But I feel more relaxed now that I've seen your video and growth over the month. I can just adjust the systems to my personal needs over time. No worries 🙂 ♥

  10. Thank you, Wendy! I was excited to learn about bullet journals today. I've already watched several tutorials, but this one takes the cake. Thank you for your calm voice and relaxed approach. I feel like I can take a breath and tackle my to do list now. This may sound corny, but today was rough. Your video, in its own way, made a difference. Thank you for sharing. You helped me today. Take care. 🙂

  11. Fascinated by the idea of bullet journaling for a while now but the issue I have with it is that with the create-as-you-go aspect, it doesn't allow me to write down stuff in advance e.g. project deadline in 2 months, birthdays for the whole year, etc. I mean, I could create a separate year- or monthly pages at the start, but I don't want to have to keep referencing the front pages or recopy out those things into my weekly schedule. Anyone has tips on this?

  12. Thank you for this video!!! Seriously the best bullet journal tutorial I've seen yet. Super well explained and thorough. Like you said, they can look super intimidating/overwhelming but I like your reassurance that you can start slowly and see what works for you as you go. I'm pretty obsessive/compulsive when it comes to writing and if I mess up, no matter how far into it I am I have to start all over so that's what's making me nervous but I want to try. And I love that you added gratitude section!!! I've learned in my life gratitude is so important.
    Thank you again 🙂

  13. Wendy, how much paper do you leave per week or whichever to allow you to get the rest of the months of the year out? Or is it only one month at a time?

  14. This is a really cool concept but I know I sound like a million other people when I say I just don't have time to build something from scratch like that LOL if I could buy one already made LOL I'd be set

  15. Wow ! This looks like my brain, so complex and chaotic. I wish i could do it, but i would spend some much time just on the system that i would never accomplish anything.

  16. Wow ! This looks like my brain, so complex and chaotic. I wish i could do it, but i would spend some much time just on the system that i would never accomplish anything.

  17. after watching a whole lot of videos, yours was the first one that made me feel like I can do this! Ive found that a hybrid of your old system (minus the planner) still works for me cuz I journal a lot and write out a lot of my prayers- but! I love that I can actually take goals from both my work books and journal and incorporate them into my BuJo! thank you so much for creating a video thats simple and relatable

  18. I would love to see some better photos of your pages, not to easy to see in the video. Really loved your lay out. Thank you 🙂

  19. I love the idea of the bullet journal, but I have watched so many videos that including the lovely drawings, the calligraphy, all the lovely colors, etc…..heck, I need a ruler to draw a line, and even then I'm lucky if it turns out straight (which is funny considering all the crafting I do)!!! Your video made more sense than all the others combined. I was so ready to just give up and go back to my old method of post it notes everywhere, and little pieces of paper that I always lost before I got to where I was going! Thank you for pointing out it's best to just start out simply with the basics, which you would think most folks would start at, but like me, if you watch videos, visit websites, you get bombarded with unnecessary information. Again, Thank you.

  20. Was up and ready to do so many fancy things and ended up just not knowing what to do when I opened an empty page. That's when I stumbled across your video and couldn't thank you more for sharing on how you started your journal out! It definitely has helped me with that simple system of having 1 Pen and 1 Highlighter! You just earned 1 more subscriber~!

  21. Getting into bullet journaling and came across your video. I carry a sketchbook, planner, budgeting notebook and personal journal and I've been looking for an efficient way to simplify. I loved this video and subscribe also love your hair!

  22. I can't decide if this would be an awesome journaling tool for me, or if it would overwhelm me even just thinking about how to plan out a page!

  23. just asking.. are this bullet journal suitable to list money tracker? like how much we spend a day or weekly.. if yes, hope you can share about it in next video..

  24. At my old school I had this HUGE 400 point project. I had so much anxiety to get it finished because I would constantly jot down messy notes in my journal and then crossed them off afterwards. This would have been SO helpful last year.

  25. Once you've gotten it set up how long does it take you to complete stuff for each day/week/month? My concern would just be that I wouldn't be able to write in it every day  and get discouraged when I didn't follow through with it. I've tried every kind of planning system and it hasn't worked for me. I am just extremely disorganized. But this looks so cool and if it could work for me I'd be so happy! Good work with the video and thanks for the info 🙂

  26. This is the MOST helpful beginning bullet journaling video I've ever seen! Thank you for your comments about not having to do all the beautiful artwork–I just needed to do something functional!  Thanks for all the inspo!!

  27. Is the first time that a watch your videos and i like, but i would like to ask you, what tombow brand do you use for to paint your drawing. I from Peru, so my English is not very good. I hope you can help me. thanks

  28. Just in the process of researching Bullet Journals and loving the idea of it. Do you have a new video at all with how it's going now?

  29. Thank you so much. Your video is so helpful. Been searching for the right video on bullet journaling to help me. Yours was the most helpful.

  30. Hi @withwendy I just got introduced to bullet journaling while shopping for a new journal and your video helped a lot! Thanks for all the info 🙂 I'm also starting a channel where I do content that promotes positive girl power and would love to talk to you about that 🙂 is there a way to get in touch with you?

  31. I love your “pray for someone” area!! I ordered my bullet journal yesterday & I’m browsing for inspiration. I think that’s something I’ll definitely incorporate into mine! I think it’ll be beneficial in a lot of ways. Thanks for sharing!

  32. You're literally like the future me. I love you so much. I love bullet journaling and sewing too.your so beautiful 😍

  33. I only found this video because I got a bullet journal, little did I know I was stumbling onto a sewing channel! I've been wanting to do dressmaking for quite some time so this has worked out great for me! xD

  34. Thank you for this video! I've been putting off bullet journaling because all I've seen are really artistic/complicated ones and it seemed like such a chore. I love the way you did yours' and it is much more realistic for a beginner.

  35. Thank you for the walk-thru about how you initially used it, how it evolved to fit your lifestyle, and your reflections – pros and cons. No one really puts into such a succinct review especially in terms of productivity and measuring progress towards goals. Thank you for this! P.S. Yes, I agree – all the attempts at artistry was too intimidating for me. I'm using your dot system, grateful + excited for, and using weeklies more of an end-of-the-week intentions: love, gratitude, discovery and mindshift.

  36. you're soooo annoying (IN A GOOOD WAYYYY!) you're adorable and organized and talented! thanks for this vid…you inspire me!

  37. oh my god I LOVE your hair! and your overall style!!!! you look so centered, stylish and elegant. Loved the video <3

  38. I loved this video. It was very helpful and I got myself one. I didn’t want to start bc it seemed really complicated. Thanks for your tips

  39. Awesome and thoughtful/logical. My other fav "journaler" who is practical and insightful is https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAP2bcepyzAKlxIotZqznsg

  40. I really like how this starts out very basic and you add features as you need them. I tried to start out bullet journaling over a year ago and got too overwhelmed! You have given me the inspiration to try again! 🙂

  41. Instead on the right side I would put My goals for this month but label it MY GOALS


  42. This video is so greaaaatt. I FINALLY started bullet journaling too and I have been asked so many times about why I do it and what it is all about. I wrote a blog post about it too http://lifestylebuster.com/2018/05/18/benefits-of-journaling/ do check it out 🙂

  43. Okay, so every moth I put my friends birthdays in. For example: January’s month, I do all my goals and to do lists then on a separate page, I writes down January’s birthdays in a bubble. I then write my friends/family’s names down in a separate bubble and connect it with a line. (Probably made no sense lol)

  44. I love journaling and go through phases of journaling. 💕 Have kept a daily journal for a few years, also sporadic journaling. With my pace of life, right now (home with my 18 month old and 7 week old), I find journaling just takes up too much time and is counter productive for me personally; I would end up feeling anxiety about not being able to write in my journal everyday. 😅 I do love a good to do list, either daily, if I need to order my thoughts or long term; posted on the fridge. Also have a little black book for video ideas.

  45. Thank you so much for this, I just started and am keeping it really simple too, i was trying way too hard to try doodling and everything from the beginning but that wasn’t making me motivated to journal it was just chaos to figure out what to draw lol
    i tried a set planner first too and it wasn’t for me, i note take too much for one small section a day.
    i love your simple bullet journal layouts!!!!

  46. I got a mini bullet journal at hobby lobby for 7 dollars. I came to this video because I really want to start a bullet journal

  47. Hey Wendy, would you mind going over your storyboard setup?
    I come up with random ideas for scenes/scenarios that I'd love to incorporate into the bullet-journal… Maybe you might have a suggestion (or 2) on what might help/work in organizing these kinda brain-storm moments? Thanks for creating!!

  48. waaaatttt! I spend more time on the bullet journal than I do doing my stuff!!! Naaaa not 4 me. Thanks! got
    overwhelmed with all you said. LOL

  49. Wow! I feel much better about starting one!!! I was just introduced to bullet journals and other sites made it a bit intimidating for me to move along with it. Your video has definitely given me a confidence boost and my first month (December) has already been started.

  50. There are so many BuJo videos out there for beginners that it can be overwhelming, but I always want to refer back to yours as your instructions are simple and practical for beginners, and you don't try to dress it up for us. Just what I need! Always love your way of laying out instructions and tips Wendy. Thanks for this video.

  51. Loved this video. It definitely took some pressure off. By that I mean, you don’t have to stick with one thing and you can find out what works and doesn’t work. Thank you!!

  52. I don't know if a bullet journal is for me, but I love how, in this age of all things digital, an analogue tool has been adopted by you young things! It can't get hacked, it can't be made public unless YOU say so, it's totally personal and private 😉

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