How To Bullet Journal—For Beginners

Bullet Journaling Can Be Simple

Social media has spread the wonderful concept of bullet journaling. But for many people, it has also conflated it with looking presentable: a performance art.

At Owl Paper, I take the goal of sharing what I've learned to create self-compassion (but more meanintful) days seriously. It's my passion. It's how I've balanced the many hats I wear and overcome the challenges I've faced without losing my will to live. I want to give you a bit more peace and meaning. The following blog post is a good place to start.

How To Bullet Journal In The NightOwl Journal

By Marisa Porter | March 4, 2023 |

My answer to the many wonderful problems I encountered when I embarked on the beautiful journey of bullet journaling.

It’s the natural, almost effortless, creation of four years of growing out of a weekly planner and into bullet journaling.

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Bullet Journaling—How To Break Down Your Goals So You Can Actually Accomplish Them

By Marisa Porter | June 24, 2023

Bullet Journaling How To Set Goals Part II In part one of this series, I explained how to use the goals pages (or any pages) of my NightOwl Journal to draw a life map and then your first 1-5 list. Now you have your weekly and daily pages to help you track your progress. I…

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Bullet Journaling–How to Set Goals You Can Achieve By Mapping Your Life

By Marisa Porter | June 17, 2023

Walk towards your goals in 2024. News year’s resolutions don’t have to be made in January. And they don’t have to be resolutions, which are white knuckle ways of muscling through something that is guilt-driven and usually result in failure. Instead, make yourself a map.  (The following mind map is purely fictional and any resembles…

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Daily Gratitude–Powerful Reasons For Daily Gratitude In Your Bullet Journal

By Marisa Porter | April 10, 2023

Why starting a daily gratitude habit could change your life. A daily gratitude habit is not a chore. It’s a gift to yourself. “The real gift of gratitude is that the more grateful you are, the more present you become.”– Robert Holden On Sunday, we went to Hefner Lake and watched the seagulls. We watched…

Three Simple, Functional Daily Layouts To Use In Your Bullet Journal

By Marisa Porter | March 31, 2023

It is beautiful to see the incredibly artistic records of life bullet journalers have created. I celebrate them and the joy they bring to the creators and the viewers like me. But it is also sometimes disheartening to see how the bullet journal method, invented by Ryder Carroll and customized and built upon by many…

5 Powerful Affirmations To Use In Your Bullet Journal

By Marisa Porter | March 19, 2023

I have a huge decision coming up, and sometimes having a huge decision paralyzes me. This is an exercise I sometimes do that is helping me now, that helped me recently, and I hope it will help you. Affirmation 1: Everything will be all right. Write this affirmation out. Then journal all the worse case…

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5 Things Fans Love About Tomoe River Paper

By Marisa Porter | March 9, 2023

It’s thin but mighty. Tomoe River paper is thin but mighty. When my Hobonichi Cousin first came in the mail, a memory that’s still precious to me, I fell instantly in love. There was so. much. paper. One for every day of the year, plus all the weeks and months had two. And it was…

How To Bullet Journal In The NightOwl Journal

By Marisa Porter | March 4, 2023

My answer to the many wonderful problems I encountered when I embarked on the beautiful journey of bullet journaling.

It’s the natural, almost effortless, creation of four years of growing out of a weekly planner and into bullet journaling.

my fiive year planning journal and how it led me to create my own b6 tomoe river paper planner

I Couldn’t Find The Perfect Planner So I Made One

By Marisa Porter | February 24, 2023

How trying every planner on the market led me to create the Nightowl Journal –the perfect tomoe river paper blend between bullet journal and planner.