By K W Warburton, The Reluctant Spoonie

When I first started bullet journaling I was disappointed that my spreads didn’t turn out the way that I wanted them too. I know that we can’t all be like Amanda, but I was disheartened all the same. We all want to have the perfect Instagram worthy bullet journal. Here are a few things that I’ve learned over the years to enjoy bullet journaling with shaky hands.

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1 ) Make the lines wobbly on purpose

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My freehand January cover spread ©2019 The Reluctant Spoonie

Work with what you have and make something that is uniquely yours. If you’re not able to draw a straight line, then why force yourself to. Remember that even Picasso said that it is impossible to draw a perfect circle.

From errors one gets to know the personality.

Pablo picasso

2) Use stencils

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My August 2018 cover spread, created using a ruler ©2019 The Reluctant Spoonie

Use stencils or a ruler to make uniform shapes. You can also just draw around objects that you have on your desk such as a pen pot or washi tape roll.

Bullet Journal stencil

Check out my 2018 bullet journal here

3) Find a pen that you can hold comfortably

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My favourite bullet journaling pens ©2019 The Reluctant Spoonie

With my joint hypermobility, I often find it difficult to hold a pen. I’m currently using these Unipen lightweight fineliners a which are easier for me to hold as well as Tombow Duel brush pens. If you’re unsure of what will work for you, go to a pen shop and try out a few.

Unipen fineliners

Tombow Duel Brush

4) Collage

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Collage in my bullet journal ©2019 The Reluctant Spoonie

Collage is the friend of those who can’t draw. It’s the only reason that I got an A in my Art GCSE. Cut out pictures from magazine or print out your favourite Pinterest pictures. Collect stickers and washi tape for a whimsical aesthetic. Check out Jenny Journals for more inspiration.

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Washi Tape

5 ) Use chalk pastels

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My Mean Girls Inspired cover page using chalk pastels ©2019 The Reluctant Spoonie

Soft pastels have to be my favourite medium to use in my bullet journal. They are messy and don’t require you to hold a pen for long periods of time. Set your work with hairspray once you’re finished to prevent smudging and transfer.

Pastel chalks

What are your bullet journaling tips for those with shaky hands?

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