Bullet journals are mainly associated with drawing and being artistically talented, however, just because you can't draw it doesn't mean you can't start a bullet journal!
Here are our tips if you want to bullet journal but can't draw.
1. Keep it minimalist
Minimalist spreads are super simple to create and sometimes can even look better than all out doodle spreads.
You can tailor how minimalist your journal is to your own skill set. For example if you have some drawing skills you can try to make a cute minimalist doodle theme involving something easy to draw, such as clouds or flowers; on the other hand if you really don't want to draw anything, you can try just including text like the spread below.
2. Try using stickers or stamps instead of text
If you think your handwriting isn't as good as you'd like it to be in your journal you can try swapping out your own handwriting for some stickers or stamps.
These months of the year stamps are a beautiful way to swap out your own handwriting, you can shop them here
3. Use washi tapes and stickers to decorate
As well as swapping out your own handwriting for stickers, you can also remove the task of doodling all together and just use washi tapes and stickers to decorate your journal.
Below are some amazing examples showing how effective it can turn out.
4. Watch some YouTube tutorials
If you are really struggling with the drawing and doodling side journaling you can try to watch some bullet journal YouTube videos, such as tutorials or monthly spread setups.
Below is a minimalist spread we made on our own YouTube channel for 2022 featuring easy to draw clouds.
If you want some more bullet journaling videos you can check out our Bullet Journaling playlist filled with lots of different and easy bullet journaling spreads.
5. Just have fun
It's easy to look at instagram bullet journalists and think your journal has to be as perfect as theirs' even though you've just started.
Remember, like anything, bullet journaling takes practice, you won't become a journaling master on your first spread.
Just try to have fun rather than stressing about creating mind-blowing spreads. It’s okay to make mistakes and nothing needs to be perfect.