How to Bullet Journal in Your Planner

by - July 06, 2019

I used to use a bullet journal, but after a while, I couldn't keep up with it anymore. I stopped using it, and I dreaded having to sit down and spend half an hour or more trying to track all of the things I was doing at the same time.

How to Easily Bullet Journal in Your Planner


It just didn't work for me!

You can read the full story on why I stopped using a bullet journal below.

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But that is okay because I know that not one planning system will work for everyone. Even though the bullet journal system is a great one and I enjoyed using it, it didn't help me be more productive.

I bought a ring-bound planner because I wanted something that allowed me to move the pages around in my planner.

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I love using my new planner, but sometimes I feel like I want to be more creative and I want to have a bullet journal type layout.

When this happens, I make a bullet journal layout in my planner. This really works for me because then when I don't feel creative or don't have time, I can use one of my regular planner pages.

But when I am feeling creative, I can make an elaborate bullet journal layout, which I can also move around to any place in my planner. (Which is a huge plus for me!)

Today, I have a few techniques you can use for when you are feeling like you want to bullet journal in your planner. Let's jump right in! :)

How to Easily Bullet Journal in Your Planner

How to Easily Bullet Journal in Your Planner

1. Use Graph Paper

If you are feeling super creative and you want to make a beautiful entire page layout like you see on Pinterest, then you can start totally from scratch with a piece of graph paper. You can also print out some dotted paper like most bullet journalers use as another option.

Check out the post below to see how I used bullet journaling in my summer bucket list.
You can make your planner entirely into a bullet journal, by simply printing out a ton of dotted or graphed paper and then stick it into your planner. This way if you make a mistake, you can just remove the page and start over again!

2. Leave Space at the Top of Planner Pages

If you leave space at the top of planner pages, then you can create your own bullet journal headers, which will give your planner a very personalized feel to it.

I use this type of spread for my trackers because it allows me to make my list type pages look exactly how I want it.

How to Easily Bullet Journal in Your Planner

3. Add Some Doodles or Use Calligraphy

Adding some doodles to any spread can make it look more like a bullet journal. Adding a simple quote in the corner of any spread can give your planner just the extra touch that it needs!

Those are three simple ways that you can use the bullet journaling technique in your planner. Technique number two is the one I use the most.

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