Bullet journals are a wonderful way to get organised, especially if planners and diaries never seem to be quite right for you. A bullet journal lays out everything - tasks, notes, anything at all - in simple bullet points. With a bullet journal, you create the structure, content and style all on your own. It may seem like a big job, but this guide will help you to break it down and put together a perfect bullet journal for you.

The first step is to select a journal that will see you through your bullet journaling experience. If you're feeling ambitious, select a big, good-quality journal - a Moleskine or another journal of high quality. Then again, bullet journaling works with any kind of notebook, so choose what suits you best. An exercise book can work perfectly.

It's important to choose a journal that you love, as you'll be using it for a long time! This is your canvas, and you're going to want it to be something that will work well with your content. Consider the pages - how big do you want each spread to be? Do you want your pages to be blank, lined or squared?