When you first begin a bullet journal chances are you’re looking all over the internet for “bullet journal page ideas”. Hey, that was me too! Before I knew it I had tons of ideas and inspiration. Then I felt overwhelmed with all of these ideas… I didn’t know where to start.
My best advice is to start with the basic pages. Start with calendars/logs, cover pages, and a few of the options below. Once you’re feeling confident you can begin adding a new page or two each month. Before you know it you’ll be a pro, friends will be asking you to create their bullet journal pages for them.
When it comes to bullet journal remember that it’s a tool, not an art book or sketchbook. By all means, go crazy and decorate it. AFTER you learn the basics… I’m just saying that don’t let the “prettiness” become a distraction from the functionality. If you’re new to bullet journaling be sure to check out Bullet Journal 101 – Getting Started.
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Everything is centered around your monthly calendar. It’s a great way to visually see what you have planned for the month. Even though it’s just a simple calendar you can incorporate so much into this page. Most of the time I have leftover space after creating the actual calendar. You can leave it black or add in some other elements that you think would be useful.
Check out more Monthly Calendars HERE.
Your weekly calendar gives you much more room to write out your weekly appointments, schedules, and plans. Write more details regarding what you notated on your monthly calendar.
Add as many days to each page as you want. I typically add 3 or 4 to each page, this adds up to a full week across 2 pages. You can even add all seven days to one page if you choose, this saves more room in your bullet journal. However, you will have less space for each given day.
*Note: If you want to keep your weeks together for your weekly calendar consider starting it on the first full week. For example, if the first is on a Thursday you can start your weekly calendar on the up upcoming Sunday (the 4th). If you want a dedicated space for the 1st through the third you can either put it on a sticky note or make a dedicated page to those days.
You can find more Weekly Calendars HERE.
Whatever habit you’re trying to track you can dedicate a whole page to just that. Ceate fun designs to make it more interesting. Want more ideas when it comes to habit trackers? Check out Habit Trackers that Spark Inspiration.
This is a great way to keep all of your emergency numbers and contacts in one place. I know a lot of people put this information in their phone but what happens if it gets lost or stolen? You’ll have a backup in your BUJO.
Here are a few numbers to consider putting in your bullet journal:
- Doctors and Dentists (for the whole family)
- Local Hospital, Fire Department, and Police Department
- Work Numbers
Weight Loss Tracker
If you have a weight loss goal that you’re trying to achieve you can add that here. The best way to track it is by using a weekly graph to visually see your progress. Remember to write your goal on each tracker you create when it comes to weight loss. Visually seeing your weight loss and goal weight on the same page can help motivate you to keep going.
Keep up with family and friends birthdays with this fun tracker. It’s one of my favorites to create!
Passwords are important to keep up with. I always fear I’ll lose my passwords along with my phone one day. If I ever do lose my phone I can refer back to my bullet journal.
*Keep in mind that if you do ever lose your bullet journal someone could potentially access all of your online accounts. I suggest not filling in the whole password, just write enough so that you can remember the rest. If this isn’t your cup of tea, use a password app or some other method that you feel comfortable with.
Writing your goals is the first step in achieving them. When you write them down I believe they become official. Refer back to your goals when you’re feeling down or unmotivated.
Be sure to include goals by category or just long term/short term goals.
Book list’s are perfect for all you bookworms out there. You can create a page dedicated to all the books you want to read that month (or year). If you don’t want to plan out the books you’re going to read in advance you could make a book log instead. At the end of the month (or any other time frame) you’ll see how many books you read.
Keep track of your chores in your bullet journal. Set aside certain days of the week for certain duties you want to get done. For example, laundry on Tuesdays and Thursdays, clean bathrooms on Monday, or clean laundry room on Wednesdays.
Look Ahead Calendar
I like to use one or two pages at the beginning of my bullet journal (after the index and/or key) to create small calendars for each month of the year. It’s a great day to see what day of the week upcoming holidays and birthdays falls on. When it comes to calendars, especially small calendars I like to keep them simple.
Want more calendar ideas? Check out these Simple Bullet Journal Calendars.
Bills and budgets are probably the most important thing to keep up with. Write down your upcoming bills and monthly budgets to stay organized. If you have another method for budgeting and expses you can create a savings page instead.
Tracking your exercise is a great way to track your workout progress. You can write down each workout you did and for how long. You can also keep it super simple and just put a check mark for that day.
Keep your most important addresses in your bullet journal, another great idea in case you lose or break your phone.
How often have you seen a movie trailer and think, “oh, I would really like to see that”. Then you forget about it. Start a page in your bullet journal for just that!
Are you getting enough sleep? Track your sleep to make sure you are getting enough zzz’s to keep you going all day long.
If you have particular routines that you’d like to keep track of you can keep them written down in your bullet journal. This is good for babysitters and also housekeepers.
If you’re on a diet and looking to keep up with the foods you eat throughout the day this is a good place to do that. If you use your bullet journal daily you’ll easily be able to flip a page a jot down your daily food and water consumption. This is good for everyone, even if you aren’t on diet.. especially when it comes to water.
Are you drinking enough water? I know I’m not! The makeup of your body is composed of mostly water! That’s why it’s so important to replenish.
According to WebMD:
In general, you should try to drink between half an ounce and an ounce of water for each pound you weigh, every day.” For example, if you weigh 150 pounds, that would be 75 to 150 ounces of water a day…
When the kids are “bored” you can refer back to your bullet journal.
Write down your errands for the month (week or day) in order to stay on top of them and more organized.
Keep up with your meal planning by writing down your weekly breakfast, lunches, and dinners. This way you can change them up a little each week and refer back to what you liked and didn’t like. I know writing in your bullet journal is more permanent but you can use sticky notes to move things around.
Writing your grocery list is a good idea if it’s relatively the same for each trip you make.
Write down your random thoughts, ideas, prayers and more in this area. It’s like a mini diary. This brain dump page came from my August Bullet Journal Setup. It was one of my favorites becuase it’s so simple and leaves tons of space to write.
Keep your spending log around the same area you would keep your bills and budget tracker. You can write your daily spending to see if you’re overspending or doing just right.
If you have a lot of tasks that you like to routinely complete in one day I would recommend making a page dedicated to that.
Write down your favorite podcasts and ones you’re interested in listening to.
This page is perfect for the person that has a lot of appointments and tasks to get done within a certain time frame. The hourly layout gives you a better view of your daily schedule.
Tracking your debt is the best way of managing it. Knowing where you stand and how you’re going to address it is the key to success.
Some women like to keep up with their periods, especially if they’re having irregular periods.
Track your moods! With a mood tracker in your bullet journal you can create any image you want. Have different colors represent a different mood, at the end of the month your image should be completely colored.
Social Media Tracker
If you’re trying to grow any of your social media platforms you can keep up with your stats in your bullet journal.
Keep up with your savings on a dedicated page.
If you’re ever feeling down, anxious, or afraid you can refer back to your positive affirmations page.
There you have it. Over 30 bullet journal page ideas to spark some inspiration. I wouldn’t recommend using every page idea I’ve listed. Just use the ones you find the most beneficial to you and your lifestyle.
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