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How to start a Bullet Journal: Feature in Better Homes & Gardens

Planning & JournalingJuhi ChitraComment

I talked to the Better Homes & Gardens magazine recently about how to start a Bullet Journal in 2018 for their DIY section. It was quite a fun experience. I made some fresh bujo (short for bullet journal) layouts in a blank grid notebook. And we had a shoot at my home-studio. I even (very) awkwardly posed for a portrait.


The 3-page tutorial talks about what a bullet journal even is, why everybody's swearing by it, what tools you need to start one, some basic layouts for beginners and some more advanced ones for inspiration.

My bujo has helped me live a better, more consious life, so all of you who ask me how to get a journal like mine, pick up the Jan-Feb issue from the stands in India.

From the spread

The shoot at the home-studio

See my Instagram to see how I use a jacked-up version of a bujo (with a Traveler's Notebook aesthetic) in my real life: