Customise With Colour

When it comes to the Bullet Journal are you a Traditionalist or a Customiser?

I’m a little of both. I like a little colour for finding what I need at a glance. And I like the 21st century digital option of deleting and rewriting notes like I can by typing on my iPhone, but obviously, in an analogue format.

My brain often runs faster than my hand can write manually. Too many years of typing what I want to say… Consequently my spelling, grammar and handwriting in general can be truly appalling! (at 00:15 I leave the ‘P’ out of A-P-R-I-L! sigh). I Bullet Journal because, even though typing for me is more efficient (speed, spell check etc), I retain more info if I make notes the old fashioned way: pen to paper.

Enter Pilot Frixion Erasable Pens and Highlighters. What a life saver!

Make a mistake? Erase it and and keep going like it never happened!

Change your mind on your page layout? You don’t have to wait another month for a second attempt, you can make your improvements now.

Need to move an appointment? Don’t scratch it out (I hate how that looks), erase it and move it to a new date.

But what if you like to colour code your tasks and reminders like I do? If you go over an erasable pen with a regular highlighter its no longer erasable…

WELL, Pilot make erasable highlighters too! Bloody genius.

Pilot Friction Pens are available in:
US from Staples | UK from Staples | AU from Officeworks

A closer look at these pens and highlighters is on its way, in the meantime, enjoy the video.

[Side note: I film all my YT videos on my iPhone. Partly because its become an essential tool in my every day life and now a human/digital hybrid (cyborg?) extension of my arm. But, also, when viewed on a mobile device like so many people do these days, when you look down into your phone, your view is exactly my view. You become the one sitting at my desk, eating my cookie and experiencing things first hand.]

How do you like to customise your Bullet Journal?

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4 Amazing Comments

  • Reply Tania /// hillita June 11, 2016 at 2:16 am

    Cool tips! I’m so happy to find a fellow bullet journal-er. When I was first introduced to the idea, I admittedly poo-pooed it but it’s turned to be the best thing. Instead of carrying one planner and one notebook to jot ideas and everyday journaling, I have one 🙂

    Sincerely, Tania

    • Reply CC June 11, 2016 at 8:52 am

      There’s something so satisfying about checking off the boxes too! (Nerd Alert) I have an iPad to use for work but I never use it for planning or notetaking. Its a glorified camera/email client that I would ditch for my own phone in a second if I could. My team laugh at me. Well, the 20-year-olds anyway. But there is something to be said for manually forming the characters of each word on a page with a pen for making that information seep into my brain. If I type it, it disappears into the ether as soon as I shut the screen. And an A5 notebook is no bigger or heavier than an iPad mini with a cover on.

      I’m glad you like the post. -CC xx

  • Reply Kat June 13, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    I do a “year at a glance” with a month per page at the front, then each day has a scribble/doodle pageant the left and a to-do page on the right. Works really well for me, that’s what I love about this style of journaling. Completely customisable.

    Started using the erase able pens on your recommendation. Excited to try these highlighters!

    • Reply CC June 13, 2016 at 10:00 pm

      Spoiler alert: They do coloured markers as well!
      I like the idea of the scribble page, but I think I’d end up with a notebook the size of a dictionary if I added any more custom pages! I’ve already added pages for blog planning and pages where I track certain KPIs for my day job. I also occasionally do a weekly planner page if I’ve got a lot going on.
      I’d be lost without it.

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