Author Archives: Nancy El-Gamel

“The road to freedom is a beautiful system.” This post is dedicated to all our lovely Journal Junkies who emailed asking for advice on picking the perfect layout combination.  It’s the big Bullet Journal question – what spread, or spreads, should you be using? Unfortunately, there is no “one-size-fits-all” answer. The truth is, most of […]

We all have them: days, weeks or months that don’t seem to go as planned. Our Bullet Journal has been ignored, our health is no longer a priority and our work is suffering. While sometimes professional help is needed, other times we can pull ourselves out of it with a bit of effort, or keep […]

Have you heard of time ladders or time bars? Some Bullet Journalists swear by them, including Kara from Boho Berry . They can be great for prioritising your time or tracking where you spend it. Most of them are colour-coded and are used in daily spreads – but that didn’t stop us trying to incorporate them […]

Did you know, the original Bullet Journal system was created by a guy? If you said no, I’m not surprised. It’s hard to believe all those flowery, feminine spreads were inspired by one man – Ryder Carrol. While we’re on the subject, you should check out his website here. The initial system is supposed to be simple […]

“A place for everything and everything in its place.” Keeping order in your Bullet Journal is as important as the content you have in there. There’s no point keeping heaps of information if you can never find it again. Here are some tips on how to find your place in your Bullet Journal. Indexing Indexing […]

“Complexity is your enemy. Keep it simple. Keep it honest. Keep it you.” So you have been watching videos and scrolling through Pinterest and you are overwhelmed with the amount of pretty spreads – you’re close to giving up. I want to let you in on a secret. We keep shit simple. Our spreads may look […]

“I’m making space for the unknown future to fill up my life with yet-to-come surprises” Your future log can be crucial for planning ahead. You can keep track of appointments, holidays and how busy you might be in any particular week – it’s important to make sure you don’t overcommit. Everyone’s needs are different. Think […]

It doesn’t have to be perfect, it just has to get done. Weekly layouts are a personal favourite of the team here at Journal Junkies. No two weeks are ever the same, so they give us the opportunity to change things around week-to-week. We also have weekly-running to do lists, so seeing the whole week […]