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How to Journal: 6 Proven Methods to Help You Get Started

What is a Bullet Journal?

A bullet journal is designed to be a cross between your typical journal and a planner. While a standard journal is a book that contains lined pages for writing, a bullet journal contains pages filled with tiny dots, or bullets, arranged in a grid.

How Do I Use a Bullet Journal?

The first step to creating your perfect bullet journal is to know what you want to get out of it. Are you using it for note-taking and planning? Do you want to have a section set aside for a daily food diary?

What Should I Write in My Journal?

Brain Dump

Start with a simple brain dump. Transfer all of the information from your brain into your journal. Not only will this help you untangle your mind, but it will also give you a starting point for your journaling adventure.


Journaling for self-care can help you feel better about yourself and your situation. It can make you happier and lift your spirits to put you in a better mood.

Free Writing

Freewriting is an entirely different type of journaling experience. It’s the process of putting pen to paper and writing whatever pops into your head, whether it be a story idea,

Creative Writing

Journaling can be a great way to enhance your creative writing skills. Use the pages to write a poem, start a story, or design your characters.

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