The Get Your Sh*t Together Kit
As with all endeavors, let's start at the beginning. That means with the guy who started the whole Bullet Journal trend, Ryder Carroll, and his Bullet Journal website. There's a lot to browse through on the site but here are two videos that I've found particularly useful for getting started.
The WHY of the Bullet Journal is so important. It's not (just) about making pretty pictures and using all the markers. Bullet Journals are about getting that stuff swirling inside your head onto a piece of paper so you can start to really get some traction on your creative life. Like a Pensieve for non-wizards.
The basic structure of a Bullet Journal. You've got to start somewhere. Your journal, like you, will change as you start to see what works and what doesn't work. And like you, it will be like no one else's journal. So start somewhere and see where you end up.
The show and tell section of the Bullet Journal blog is really helpful for seeing how many practical and fantastically unique situations can be served by journaling within a structure.
THE INTERNET IS AMAZING.
There are enough Bullet Journal How-to's and Don't-do's out there in video and blog form to make you lose your mind or at the very least, several hours of your life. Watching them can be helpful to see how other people have approached their journal structure and what components might be useful to you as you start your own, but the line between learning and procrastination is oh-so-very-fine.
For me, the Bullet Journal has been incredibly useful for grasping all those slippery, partially formed creative ideas and crystallizing them into full thoughts and sometimes, plans.