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These Instagrammers’ Bullet Journals are organizational masterpieces

I’ve struggled with staying organized for as long as I have been accountable to others. In college, I used a very specific Moleskine planner that combined calendar pages with note-taking space. In the working world, I switched to a digital calendar, but no combination of systems, apps, or programs (including Evernote, Todoist, and Wunderlist) worked for merging my planning with my organizing. I ultimately resorted to an assortment of sticky notes, notebooks, and phone reminders.

Then I read about the Bullet Journal, a pen-and-paper productivity system that involves segmenting tasks into lists organized by type and timeframe. Intrigued, I decided to try it for myself, and explained how to set one up in a video for Quartz. Two weeks later, I’m still hooked.

I’m not alone: the Bullet Journal is popular because of its flexibility and customization—and, wow, do people customize. To inspire (or intimidate) you, here is a collection of some of the most beautiful and creative #bulletjournal designs on Instagram.

And lest you think this system only works for English speakers, here are a few non-English journals.

And for one last treat, a tutorial on how to draw lovely banners.

Some more banner ideas!🎌 Basic shapes to go by: • asymmetrical curve • sharp rectangle • bulging in the middle curve • a u-curve … Additions: For decorating the shadows under the folds you can add: stripes, color it in, stippling dots, polka dots..whatever you like! … You can also create tears in the banner (look at the 3rd banner- that kink though) … Write whatever you like inside the banner and enjoy! 🎨✍🏻 Hope this banner tutorial is useful 😊 …. #bulletjournaljunkies #banner #banners #doodling #doodlesofig #bannerdesign #wemakecollective #arttutorial #letteringvideo #cardmaking #artdaily #dailyart #letteringvideo #calligraphyvideo #artvideo #videotutorial #bujo #simplealphabets #bulletjournallove #bulletjournal #bujo #bulletjournaling #moderncalligraphy #modernscript #plannerdecor #plannerdecoration #dailylettering #handlettering #handletteringvideo #artprocess

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