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    23 Bullet Journal Ideas That Are Borderline Genius

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    Here are some tips and tricks to upgrade your journal (and your life).

    If you want a skills refresh, check out our guide to starting a bullet journaling!

    1. Set aside a "weekly log" for tasks that you haven't assigned to a particular day yet.

    2. Try breaking up your days into time periods: morning, afternoon, evening. This will make actually completing the task much more manageable.

    3. Use washi tape to separate your events, your goals, and your daily tasks.

    4. On your year-at-a-glance page, mark notable events, like vacation days or birthdays, with different colors and shapes.

    5. Set up a grid with dates on the x-axis and habits on the y-axis.

    6. If you want to focus on tracking just one goal, you can set up a page for the whole year.

    7. Here's a good way to track a recurring, non-daily goal.

    8. Keep track of things you're saving for with a financial spread.

    9. Turn your reading and movie wishlists into actionable to-dos.

    10. The Moleskine softcover dotted notebook ($16) is the notebook of choice for most bullet journalists.

    11. These beautiful Sakura of America pens will add some color to your daily entries ($17 for 6).

    12. This mini calendar stamp ($5) makes it easy to plan for the week ahead.

    13. The same store also sells a stamp that can help you track daily habits ($5).

    14. This cute day of the week washi tape ($7) saves you some time while crafting your weekly log.

    15. This mini ruler ($4) will help you make the straightest lines and is small enough to be stored in your folio.

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    16. This planner stencil ($10) is an easy way to make consistent layouts.

    17. These downloadable stickers ($5) are even easier.

    18. These clips ($10 for 5) will make sure you never lose your place.

    19. These gold wire clips ($12.50) will help keep your journal open while you're writing.

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    20. But if you need something more structured (and lined) opt for Moleskine's folio professional notebook ($23).

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    I use this notebook and LOVE IT. The pages are already numbered, and it includes an index/table of contents, plus some pages for long-term project planning. Each page is divvied up into three sections, which you can interpret however you like.

    I use the top section for my agenda (meetings, events, etc.), the main section for my day's to-dos, and the skinny section in the margins for personal tasks.

    21. A colored, flip out index will make it easy to thumb through your pages and find the entry you're looking for.

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    Line your page up with the index, and fill a square of the appropriate color on on the same line.

    You can see how Kara uses the index in the bottom left photo.

    22. You can also create a flip-out index for your key.

    23. Take your time creating a key that's suited to your lifestyle. Use color to make the important stuff stand out.

    Happy journaling!

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