If one of your 2019 goals is to get more organized, then maybe it's time to try your hand at bullet journaling.
is a way of keeping track of things that have happened in the past, organizing yourself in the present, and taking control of your future through rapid, streamlined logging of information. First created by designer Ryder Carroll as a way to push past his learning disabilities, the method is an effective way of breaking down tasks and archiving information in a way that's easy to categorize and reference. But, bullet journaling isn't just a great way to get organized, it is also a
"The way bullet journaling is designed is that it evolves alongside you," Carroll
. "Figuring out what you need it to be is very much part of the practice."
So, if you've been wanting to do a better job of journaling, and want to get organized so you can reach your goals in 2019, then it might be time to give the bullet journal method a try. Ahead, eight sleek and versatile notebooks that will help you start your bullet journal journey.
For the purists among us, the original Bullet Journal is the notebook for you. Designed specifically with the bullet journal method in mind — the dotted pages, hearty cover, and ink-proof pages make this notebook perfect for those who are just getting started. Plus, it comes in three sleek colors and the pages are already numbered.
The Notebook, $24.95, available at
This Leuchtturm1917 softcover notebook is a solid choice for bullet journaling. And, because it already comes with numbered pages and a table of contents, it saves you some work.
Opt for one with dotted or blank pages for the most journaling flexibility.
Notebook Medium (A5), Softcover, 121 numbered pages, $19.5, available at
Midori is a Japanese stationery brand designed for a high-quality writing experience that also happens to have a very affordable price point.
The notebook lies flat while open, is easy to write on, and has a ribbon maker to keep your place. It also comes with sticker labels that you can incorporate into your journal if you choose.
Midori MD Notebook - 4" x 6" - Grid, $9.25, available at
This 2-pack of dotted notebooks from BooQool are a steal — and the perfect way to get started with your new bullet journaling habit.
With premium thick paper that won't bleed through, a faux leather exterior, and a sleek design that includes an elastic closure, these notebooks are one of the best value deals out there.
2 Pack Dotted Bullet Grid Journal - Hardcover, $12.74, available at
This grid paper notebook from Lemome is a sleek, sturdy option for bullet journals.
The notebook lays flat, has premium thick paper, and also has an elastic pen loop to make sure you don't have to constantly rummage through your bags for a writing tool.
Grid Paper Notebook - Lemome Hardcover Classic Notebook, $13.99, available at
Moleskine notebooks have long been a go-to for stationery lovers, and turns out they're a good option for bullet journals, as well.
These hardcover (also available in softcover) notebooks come in a variety of different colors, sizes, and layouts and are customizable to your needs.
Classic Notebook - Black, $24.95, available at
Another great 2-for-1 deal: These hardcover dot grid spiral notebooks form Miliko are ideal for someone who is new to bullet journaling and doesn't want to drop a bunch of money to try the method on for size.
With a clear cover that allows you to design your own cover page, perforated pages, and smooth-textured pages, these notebooks are an awesome, low-cost option.
Miliko Transparent Hardcover A5 Size Dot Grid Notebook, $14.99, available at
This dotted notebook is solid option for bullet journaling. It lies flat, has a back pocket, an elastic band closure, and is made of archival paper.
Esstentials Dot Matrix Notebook, Extra Large, A4 Size, $13.51, available at
These classic OG notebooks are a great throwback that are also a low-cost option for bullet journaling. With blank pages, thick paper, and a classic marbled cover, this notebook is an ideal option for trying your hand at it.
Roaring Spring Premium Composition Book, Unruled, $6.66, available at
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