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If you are anything like me, your bullet journal (or bujo) is your companion. It helps you get through the day and prepare for tomorrow. You can log your present and save it for the past. And above all, it helps you collect your brain and keep you together. Perhaps your journal is bare-bones, with a simple setup. Perhaps, like me, you’ve gone a bit wild with the bullet journal doodles, borders, and other delightful riffraff.
What is a Bullet Journal Spread?
A spread is often said to describe the pages in a bullet journal. Most people tend to refer to two pages side by side as a spread. You often see monthlies and collections referred to as spreads because they sprawl across two pages.
What is a Bullet Journal Collection?
A collection is a category page in your bullet journal that covers a specific problem or topic. This can take the form of a tracker, log, or simply a list. Collections allow you to better organize your bullet journal without worrying about it getting too disorganized and scattered.
New To Bullet Journaling?
If you’re new bullet journaling, you should check out my Ultimate Bullet Journal Guide. This guide has everything you need to know before jumping into your first bullet journal! You don’t want to miss out on this incredible resource.
Finding Ideas and Inspiration
One thing is for sure: the strength of the bullet journal is the ability to adapt to each person’s individual situation, and the key to utilizing this is to experiment. Trying new things is a good exercise for your mind, and it can help you unlock your bullet journal’s fullest potential.
The problem is it can be incredibly difficult to come up with what to include in your bullet journal. There are just so many options!
These are the pages that you are going to find in pretty much anyone's bullet journal.
A bullet journal index page is one of the main pages you keep in your bullet journal. An index is a place for you to record any new pages that you add to your bullet journal so you can easily find them later, almost like a table of contents. Your index is an extremely handy productivity tool that you should definitely try!
A bullet journal key is simply a convenient place for you to keep track of what all of the various symbols you use in your bullet journal mean. The key is typically one of the very first pages in your bullet journal, so you can easily reference it at any time if you forget what a specific symbol means.
The heart of the basic bullet journal is the daily log. In your daily spreads, you write down all the little tasks that you need to accomplish, appointments, events, notes, and ideas. The engine of the bullet journal is fueled by the work done in the dailies.
Personally, I've always preferred weekly spreads to daily setups. Dailies can work great, but by using a weekly bullet journal spread I am able to spend a bit of time at the beginning of each week coming up with a schedule for the week and not have to worry about finding time every day to set up.
I recommend trying to include more than just your to-do list in your weeklies. This is a great place to include a sleep tracker, monitor your water intake, or keep track of your fitness goals.
If you bullet journal, it’s likely that you already keep a form of a spread/list/calendar for each month. I added it here, though, because there are many different varieties that exist and you shouldn’t feel restricted to only one kind.
For me, I rock the calendar style because I like seeing the traditional layout with all the weeks in neat little rows rather than the bullet journal layout by Ryder Carroll.
You should experiment until you find the setup that best fits your own needs.
A future log is a place for you to add all of your future monthly and yearly commitments in one place. A future log allows you to plan for those tasks that are too far away for you to easily put into your daily, weekly, or monthly tasks.
Productivity Page Ideas
First and foremost the bullet journal is a productivity tool. These ideas will help you get the most out of your journal and be as productive as possible.
If you are struggling to figure out a problem or brainstorm your next project, give a mind map a try! A mind may is a simple bullet journal idea that helps you visualize the goals you are trying to accomplish.
It’s great to set your tasks to certain deadlines, such as by the end of today, tomorrow, next week, or next month. But where do you put a task with no particular deadline? Enter the brain dump page.
This is a place to store all of your oddball tasks that generally need to be done, but with no specific timeline. It’s great for things like adding decor to your home, cleaning out a closet, beating the rug, or other miscellaneous stuff. My only caveat would be to remind yourself in your monthly spread or set up the spread near the end of your journal so you can avoid forgetting about it.
Motivation is hard to come by. It can strike in an instant, like a lightning bolt, and it can leave you stranded in the middle of a huge undertaking just as fast. It's frustrating! I have been trying to figure out how to find motivation that sticks around, and I've tried just about everything. Thankfully, there is something that can do the job - and that, my friend, is a why statement.
My goals and rewards spread has become one of my favorite motivation tools. I set a measurable, achievable goal and a reward if I hit my mark. Knowing that a guilt-free lipstick is waiting for me at the end of a string of good behavior really helps me push through and promote good habits.
The bullet journal is the perfect place to keep your goals and rewards, and you can draw up new spreads as you grow and change. You should give it a try and see how it can help push you toward better habits!
If you could, how would you rearrange your day? Would you get rid of certain aspects of your job? Would you add your favorite hobbies or pastimes? I want you to imagine what a day in your dream life looks like for a moment. Then I want you to write it down! Creating an ideal schedule for yourself is a fun and powerful exercise to help you focus on your goals and find the drive to achieve them.
Productivity Spread Ideas
Annual Goals Tracker
Time Blocking Spread
Vacation Packing List
Work Hours Log
Project Management Organized
Professional Development Tracker
Screen Time Tracker
Morning Routine Plan
Evening Routine Plan
Personal Growth & Health Page Ideas
Here are some bullet journal spreads to help you work on your health and personal development.
The Level 10 Life is one of my favorite things to share with everyone because it is such an amazing little diagnostic tool. I have one in every one of my Leuchtturms. It helps you take an honest look at some of the aspects of your life so you can strive for a well-rounded you. Everyone should do this every six months or so to check in with their goals and touch base with themselves.
This mood tracker will help you better quantify how you feel, and give you a reference point if you ever need to explain your mood to a medical professional. Keeping a year (or month) in pixels is a quick and fun way to keep track of how you felt and stay on top of your mental health.
There is nothing as lovely and pure as gratitude. Writing down a few things you are grateful for every day is a surefire way to a more happy life in the long run. Keeping a gratitude log is so simple and quick that I’m amazed everyone doesn’t do it!
This is a great activity to include in your evening routine to help you end the day on a high note and clear your mind before bed.
Life flies by so fast, and it is so easy never to stop and appreciate all the positive things that have happened - keeping a memories page forces you to take a bit of time at the end of every month to remember all the good. I love to pull out an old bullet journal and have a nice laugh about a funny memory preserved forever on my memories page!
Losing weight is hard, and it is easy to get discouraged. But, keeping a visual tracker when you can easily see the progress you've made can make a huge impact. When setting out on a weight loss journey it is important to have goals, and it's also important not to keep moving the goal post. Keeping a tracker helps you stick to your goals and not be too hard on yourself.
Creating a sleep tracker is super easy. Each day, I just mark the hours I slept the night before. This doesn’t just help me see how much rest I’m getting each night. It also reminds me to get my butt to bed at a reasonable time.
It's no secret that hydration and what you eat is important. The problem is, it can be so easy to completely forget about what you ate a couple of days ago or how much water you are drinking. These simple logs help you keep track of what you're putting in your body so you can focus on improving your habits.
Your bullet journal is a beautiful keepsake for your future self. What better way to wave to your future than by leaving a note on your birthday? Create a birthday time capsule to give yourself a yearly check-in and wink towards older you. And it only comes once a year, so it’s really easy to do.
You can include anything you want in your time capsule, personally, I like to include things like: questions to my future or past self, goals, favorite quotes, or interesting things I have going on in my life.
You created a bullet journal for you, not for someone else. So put your mark on it by including an about me spread. You can include whatever you want on this page, just have fun with it. Additionally, creating an about me page is a great way to highlight what you are currently feeling good about.
Sometimes it's hard not to focus on the negatives in life. An affirmations log is similar to a gratitude log, but with one small difference, it's all about you.
In a gratitude log, you may write something like "my boss congratulated me on a job well done." Whereas, in an affirmation log you may write "I am really good at my job." It's a subtle shift, but it can work wonders for your confidence.
I love feeling out this log as part of my morning routine because it helps me start my day with a positive attitude.
Traveling – a great way to escape from your daily routine and clear the mind. I love to keep track of places I’ve been. It keeps the good memories alive and it’s fun to relive the beautiful moments you had!
Whether you are a pro at cleaning or a complete disaster (like myself), having a cleaning to-do list is a handy way to organize your cleaning schedule. Cleaning can especially be daunting if you have kids or pets. But, keeping your home in a roughly tidy fashion is really quite easy if you clean a little bit each day instead of in gigantic stressful batches.
Plot out certain days for certain types of cleaning, and while you’re at it, knock out some of the big stuff on a monthly basis! Get your house under control with the help of your handy little bullet journal.
When you go grocery shopping, do you write down your list on a little scrap of paper? Do you forget the essential ingredients all the time? Well, there is no better way to tackle this issue than with a Master Grocery List!
This permanent shopping list allows you to build your grocery list from a template every time so you won’t forget those pesky oddball items. My Master List has quickly become one of my favorite ideas and most useful spreads in my bullet journal. Get some Post-it Note flags and give it a shot!
I've tried other meal planners, but none have come even close to being as effective for me as the recipe bank. The idea is that you have lots of recipes and their ingredients listed out on sticky notes in your bank, and you can reference them quickly and easily while meal planning. Plus this method works perfectly with a master grocery list.
After you pick out your meals for the week, you can just flip to your master grocery list and jot down a week’s worth of meal ingredients for your shopping trip. It’s also a fantastic way to try new recipes that you’ve been hoarding on Pinterest. It’s a double whammy!
If you run a blog the bullet journal is a great place to keep a variety of collections related to running your business! You can use your bullet journal to help you plan blog posts, keep track of stats, store passwords, track income, track Instagram growth, or plan for social media.
If you are a student, this is an essential bullet journal spread. The idea is that you write down some basic information about your ridiculously expensive textbooks so you don’t forget important details.
That way you won’t get dinged with fees when the semester is up or you can be proactive about selling them and getting some money back for your trouble. This textbook tracker would have saved me lots of stress and cash if I had thought it up a few years before, so don’t make my mistakes!
Dedicate a collection to keeping track of your finances. This can be as simple as keeping track of your monthly budget or using it to help you pay down your debt. Being able to see where your money is going can make a big difference.
You have a dream vacation, right? This handy little bullet journal idea can help you prepare for it early! Track your budget with your end goal in mind and make it a cheery reminder at the same time.
Who said that you have to wait to plan out your big trip? Start early and get ahead with a budget tracker! (Psst…. this also works for any other big purchase, like a house or a new computer…. just sayin’!)
Finance Bullet Journal Ideas
Debt Snowball Plan
Charity Donations Tracker
Credit Score Tracker
Self-Care Page Ideas
These are some of my favorite self-care collections and spreads.
I first came across the concept of a self-care alphabet on Pinterest, and I had to make a version of it for myself. There are so many ways to go about this, but I knew that in order to make it work for me, I had to add a time component. The biggest excuse I use for sacrificing self-care is that it takes up too much time. I need to avoid falling into that trap, so when I made my self-care alphabet, I made sure that every task or activity I included could be completed in 30 minutes or less.
It seemed daunting at first, but once I got started, I had no problem coming up with 26 quick and easy things I could do on a regular basis to show myself a little more love. Some of the things on my list take less than five minutes total, but every single one of them makes me happier.
Everyone deserves a bit of self-care! This bullet journal page idea allows you to take easily plan your perfect spa day. This spread is great because you can easily revisit over and over again when you need a day off.
I put a lot of thought into it and realized that when I’m feeling overwhelmed or stressed, it’s typically for one of a handful of reasons. Either I’m tired and need of a break, I’m lonely, I’m feeling physically unwell, or I’m not making enough time for things that I love.
For this page, I divided my self-care activities up based on the “need” that they fill–rest and relaxation, companionship, health, or expression. For example, nothing makes me feel more relaxed than taking a nice, hot bath. It gives me 20 minutes all to myself, which is the perfect amount of time to decompress a little. Thus, “taking a hot bath” is right at the top of my list when I need some R&R.
Family Bullet Journal Ideas
Kids' Sports Tracker
Kids' Class Tracker
Baby's First Log
Date Night Ideas
Funny Quotes From The Kids
Seasonal Spreads and Page Ideas
Some times of the year that calls for a special spread, here are a few of my favorites.
It’s one thing to have a big life bucket list with parachuting and whatnot, but it’s wonderful to have bucket lists that you can achieve right now. That’s why I use seasonal bucket lists!
As the seasons change, I excite myself for all of the wonderful fun that season has to offer and encourage myself to get out of the house. For example, in my summer bucket list, I had things like “go swimming” and “go stargazing”.
Ways To Spice Up Your Bullet Journal
Want to quickly add some creativity to your journal? Here are a few of my favorite ways to add a little something extra to your journal with minimal effort.
One of the best things about the bullet journal is how it allows you to create freely. Every page offers a new opportunity to create something, experiment, and play. That makes your bullet journal an excellent place to get in some doodle practice! Doodles are simple enough that anyone can create them but beautiful enough that they take your bullet journal to the next level.
Miscellaneous Spread Ideas
Track Moon Phases
Store Inspirational Quotes
Create A Capsule Wardrobe
Hello & Goodbye Pages
Even More Creative Ideas
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Find What Works For You
These bullet journal page ideas might not work for you, and that’s okay! Don’t feel bad if one of the spreads I’ve raved about just isn’t doin’ it for you. Trying something new is extremely important for growth and self-understanding, so it’s a victory even if one of the spreads was a dud. Remember that your bullet journal is for you, so don’t let anyone else tell you what it should and shouldn’t be. Just be flexible and willing to try new solutions to old problems, and you will find your bullet journal running at maximum capacity of awesomeness. You got this!
Shelby is the main content creator for Little Coffee Fox and has been a full-time blogger for the last eight years. In addition to blogging here on Little Coffee Fox, she is a professional letterer, watercolorist, and organization expert. In addition to art, she has a passion for helping people discover ways to combine creativity and productivity in their daily lives.
Shelby is also a Co-Founder of Foxsy.com and has been featured extensively online in publications, such as The Wall Street Journal, Buzzfeed, and The Huffington Post.
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