For those who like their books but not their bookshelves, a minimalist setting is ideal. This type of book journal doesn’t have as much to hold on to, making it easier to update and add pages to. This is perfect for those who want a little bit of clutter removed from their lives. Here are some quick tips to get your bullet journal started on the right foot.
What Makes Your Bullet Journal Minimalist Undoubtedly, there really are two ways that you can interpret what minimalists means in your bullet journal. Style & aesthetic. Firstly, the minimalist bullet journal often comes with clean and simple arranged spread sheets. These may be lined or free-flowing. You can also opt for a no line style, which allows you more space on the top and bottom of the page but doesn’t allow for too much formatting. As a bonus, these types of bullet journals are usually cheaper than other kinds.
For those who want a little bit of color, dyed paper can also be used for the pages of your bullet journal. The most common colors are black, green, yellow, and orange. The main idea behind minimalism, however, is letting the words and images to tell the story instead of being overwhelming and cluttered. If you’re on a strict budget, this might not be possible, so consider either using black paper or making the pages yourself.
New Bullet Journal Inspirations You can draw inspiration from minimalistic setup just as much as you can from other sources. When planning out your pages, consider things like how you already use language on the page such as typefaces and fonts. How can you bring that language to the new pages you create? What would you want to capture with each page? There are countless little ideas like this that can help you create the perfect minimalist bullet journal setup.
A final thing to think about in your bullet journal setup is handwriting. Is it just your own handwriting, or are you doing your best to mimic the way someone else writes? Depending on your personality and style, you may want to write with a different hand or at least have some suggestions for doing so. There are many websites that offer helpful tips for practicing. One important reminder though, you must say what you want to say and in what tone. If you do that, your set up will be more effective.
Some people will actually doodle or jot down notes on the margin of each month’s page. This is also a neat way to set up your journal, but just remember that if you do this, you must say it out loud. Otherwise, your scribbling or handwriting will not come across as genuine and you will end up coming across as a fake. You may want to draw a line through the writing that goes onto the page to make sure that it all stays on one piece of paper. Remember, if you are going to add drawings or pictures to your pages, they need to be in their proper place.
The last thing you need to think about for your minimalist journal is the beautiful lettering. There are so many ways to customize these letters, so make sure that you take your time and find something that fits your personality. There are a lot of cute themes that you can try, such as a cute fairy or even an angel wing. Some of the most common lettering themes include heart or flowers, names and dates.
These are just a few ideas for you to consider using to customize your bullet journal. For most people, these are all they use, so feel free to branch out from these and add other things to your habit tracker. For example, you could add quotes, funny sayings, or cute pictures to your monthly spreads. Whatever suits you! No matter what style or format you are looking for, you are bound to find something that you love!