Bullet journaling was a turning point in my life, where I was able to make lists that I could actually follow, save money, clean up our house, and pay off the debt in feasible ways.
Kelan and I creating bullet journals and being smarter about money made it possible for us to reach financial freedom and enjoy our lives more.
But there are so many journal ideas out there, and it can be hard knowing where you should start
We put together a list of 43 genius bullet journal ideas to help you stay organized and add a pop of creativity to your daily routine.
- Customizable planner – A bullet journal is like a DIY planner that you can tailor to your needs. It’s your personal organizer for tasks, events, ideas, and more.
- Creative outlet – With a bullet journal, you can unleash your creativity. Feel free to doodle, use different colors, and experiment with layouts to make it visually appealing and fun.
- Collections – Collections are themed lists or pages in your bullet journal that help you track specific stuff, like books to read, meal planning, or workout routines.
- Reflection – Bullet journals encourage regular reflection on your goals and progress. By reviewing your journal, you can better understand what’s working and what’s not and make adjustments to improve your life.
- No rules, only guidelines – There’s no “right” way to bullet journal. While there are some basic guidelines for bullet journal ideas, you can make a bullet journal your own and adapt it to your unique needs and style.
- Printables make journaling easier – Start simple with our Savvy printables to help you simplify your home life and reduce chaos. We have sheets starting as low as $1- and check out our Chaos Bundle to start your bullet journal right away!
- Join a helpful community – You’re not alone in wanting to control your life and get the chaos organized. Join Savvy Mamas Membership to get help with your journal and life clutter. You’ll get access to printables, our Facebook group, and more.
43 Genius Bullet Journal Ideas
Bullet journals are one of the most popular methods of staying organized, focused, and stress-free.
Millions of people use a bullet journal system as a way to channel their creativity and keep track of their daily tasks.
Whether you are a seasoned bullet journal enthusiast or just starting, there is always room for inspiration.
If you’re looking for some bullet journal ideas, look no further! Here are 43 creative bullet journal ideas for pages you can use to organize your life:
1. Title Page
A title page introduces the new month or section and sets the tone for your journaling, and it’s the perfect opportunity to get creative and personalize your journal.
With your unique style, your title page will excite you and encourage you to dive into your bullet journal every day.
Your title page can separate sections, including your meal plans, budget, birthdays and date reminders, and more. These can be the structure you need to stay organized in your busy life.
2. Daily Tasks & Plans
Daily Tasks and Plans is a popular page for your bullet journal. It’s a space in your bullet journal where you can write down everything you need to get done each day.
This is my page to check every day for doctor’s appointments, chores, event reminders, and other plans to stay on track around the house and with the kiddos.
You can use different symbols or icons to represent different tasks, making it easy to navigate through your bullet journal.
For example, a dot can indicate reminders, a star for high-priority tasks, and a dash for events.
Additionally, you can include a notes section or habit tracker to jot down important information or track your daily habits in your bullet journal.
3. Weekly Tasks & Plans
One of the best things about a bullet journal is its flexibility in planning your week. Some people like having a weekly overview to see what’s happening every day and all week.
Daily pages are great for chores, but weekly pages can help you keep track of big weekend plans, prepare for birthday parties, and have more reminders for things that are days away.
You can customize your weekly tasks and plans with different bullet journal spread layouts and design options to suit your unique needs and style.
For example, you could use a table to break down each day of the week on the weekly spread and have columns for tasks, events, notes, and goals.
4. Monthly Tasks & Plans
A monthly spread in your bullet journal can be a lifesaver when it comes to staying organized and on top of your tasks and deadlines for long-term things.
A monthly page allows you to plan your entire month in one place- like having all your birthdays on the calendar, all your kid’s dance or gymnastics classes, and more.
A monthly view ensures you don’t overlap plans and overwork yourself on a busy day. Seeing how busy things are and rearranging your plans is important to stress less!
To create a monthly spread, start with a calendar page to track important dates, appointments, and events.
5. Your Vacation Goals
One of our favorite bullet journal ideas is to make bullet journal spreads for our vacation goals.
We use our bullet journal to jot down all your travel dreams and goals, whether for the upcoming trip or future adventures.
We create bullet journal pages for brainstorming vacation places, packing lists, itineraries, and travel diaries to see how much we enjoyed our stay and if we should come back.
You could also create a travel map that illustrates your journey from start to finish or all the places in the world you’ve gotten to go.
6. Your Financial Goals
Whether saving for a home, paying off debt, or simply trying to stay on top of your monthly expenses, bullet journals can help you manage your finances.
This may seem like a no-brainer, but by writing these goals down, you have more responsibility for actually achieving them.
Ever heard of out of sight, out of mind? When you don’t see things, you don’t think of them
By writing down your financial goals and regularly tracking your progress, you’ll be more motivated and empowered to take control of your money.
By writing down your financial goals, you can look at them and remember to skip buying new clothes you don’t need and put that $50 towards your house fund or vacation plans.
7. Your Health Goals (Weight Loss or Exercise)
Tracking your progress toward health goals can be made easier with bullet journals.
By creating a bullet journal page for daily water intake, weekly workouts, or weekly weight check-ins, you can stay on track with your health and wellness goals
By creating a tracker in your bullet journal for your health goals, you can turn your goals into manageable tasks and make sure that you are consistently working towards achieving them.
Each time you complete a task, you can check it off on your tracker in your bullet journal, giving you a sense of accomplishment and progress.
8. Goals Progress Chart
It’s one thing to write down your goals, but making feasible steps and being able to check them off is so satisfying!
Tracking your progress towards your goals is essential to achieving success, and a goals progress chart in your bullet journal can help you stay motivated throughout the journey.
By breaking down your goals into smaller, more manageable steps or milestones and tracking your progress along the way, you can turn them into actionable tasks and make steady progress toward achieving them.
For example, if your goal is to write a book, the steps on your bullet journal page might include the following:
- Figure out the goal of your book.
- Describe the main characters- who they are and how they’ll interact and meet.
- Outline the plot per chapter.
- Write a certain number of pages each week.
- Submit a draft to a writing group for feedback.
9. Week (Or Month) In Review
One of the best bullet journal ideas is to create a dedicated page for a “Week (or Month) in Review.”
At the end of each week or month, take some time to review what you’ve accomplished and where you can improve.
It’s important to celebrate the goals you’ve met, no matter how small they may seem. Write down any milestones you’ve reached or improvements you’ve made.
Remember, setbacks are a natural part of the process. Don’t be too hard on yourself if you didn’t achieve a goal or make as much progress as you had hoped.
Use these bullet journal page ideas to reevaluate your approach and adjust your goals if necessary.
10. Monthly Budgets
Creating a budget tracker in your bullet journal will help you easily monitor your expenses and identify areas where you can cut back.
To create a budget tracker, start by dividing your expenses into categories such as groceries, housing, transportation, entertainment, and other categories that apply to your lifestyle.
Then, set a realistic budget for each category based on your income and financial goals.
Update your budget tracker daily or weekly to stay on top of your finances. Record every expense and check it against your budget for that category.
And if you’re struggling to create the right budget, check out our Savvy Budgeting Printable to start off strong.
11. Meal Planning
Meal planning will save you time and money by preventing last-minute grocery store runs or takeout orders and help you stay on track with your healthy eating goals.
It’s time to avoid stress in the moment to just get food on the table fast.
To create a meal plan in your bullet journal pages, start with breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack categories.
Then, brainstorm meal ideas for each category and prepare recipes for each meal. This way, when you pick meals each week, you can make your grocery list at the same time.
Then each week, pick a day to sit down with your family and pick meals that sound good.
Don’t forget to consult your Weekly Planner, too, so you can pick the fastest meals for your most hectic days!
12. Grocery Lists
While we’re talking about meal planning, you need to know what you’ve got at home and what you need to buy!
Grocery shopping is much easier when you plan ahead- and it’s cheaper because you’re less likely to buy extras or food you forget to eat.
To create a grocery list bullet spread:
- Start by dividing your spread into two columns.
- On one side, write down all the regularly purchased items you need, such as household cleaners, milk, eggs, or your go-to snacks.
- On the other side, list the items you need to buy for the meals you plan.
To take your grocery list to the next level, use color-coding to separate the items by food group or category.
This will make navigating the grocery store easier so you don’t miss any items.
13. Favorite Recipes
For those who enjoy cooking and experimenting with new recipes or want an easier spot for picking meals, add a recipes section to your journal.
By dedicating a section of your journal to your favorite recipes, you can easily find your go-to dishes and record new recipes you’ve tried and enjoyed.
Start by listing your favorite recipes, including the dish’s name, ingredients, and cooking instructions.
Also, include a photo of the finished dish and notes on what you liked or disliked about the recipe on your bullet journal page.
14. To-Do Lists
Keeping up with daily tasks can be challenging, but a bullet journal can help you stay organized and on top of your to-do list.
Depending on your needs, you can create a daily, weekly, or monthly task list in your bullet journal notebook and customize it to suit your preferences.
Prioritize your tasks based on their urgency and break them down into manageable steps if they’re complex or time-consuming.
I like to have one page for daily tasks, sorted by day of the week, with priority tasks in red, yellow for needs to be done, and green for anything I have extra time for.
But you can have a page with all the chores for the month and have a box for priority, need doing, and side takes if there’s time.
15. Couples Chore Chart
Do household chores usually fall on one person’s shoulders? It’s time to make things a team effort!
Create a couples’ chore chart in your bullet journal to divide the household chore by daily, weekly, or monthly tasks.
Get creative in how you display it in your bullet journal – you can use a color-coded system per person, give each chore a point system or use fun illustrations.
Just be sure to include your partner in dividing up the chores and making expectations for needs to get done.
16. Kids Chore Chart
Creating a Kid’s Chore Chart in your bullet journal is a great way to get your children involved in household tasks while teaching them the importance of teamwork and responsibility.
Start by listing household tasks that your children can do, such as making their bed, feeding the pets, or helping with the laundry.
To make the chore chart fun and interactive, consider using stickers, colorful markers, or drawings to represent each task in your bullet journal.
You can also add a reward system to motivate your kids to participate, a sticker badge for completing certain tasks, or even a fun family outing for reaching a specific goal.
17. Date Night Ideas
Date nights can be a great way to bond with your partner and escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. But sometimes, it’s hard to come up with ideas.
With a bullet journal, you can make a list of unique and creative date night ideas you and your partner can do together.
There are so many date night ideas that can make sure that your dates never become repetitive and you can create memories that last a lifetime.
These bullet journal ideas can range from going out to dinner someplace new, trying a new activity, or even staying in and having a movie night.
18. Brainstorming Pages
Whether planning a project, organizing your thoughts, or simply brainstorming ideas, a brainstorming page can help you get all your ideas out of your head and onto paper.
I use this space as a brain dump for my random thoughts and ideas throughout the day so I don’t forget things, and then I journal at the end of the day to organize them elsewhere.
Write down any ideas on your brain dump page that come to mind. You could be watching a movie and thinking of a date night idea- don’t forget it, get your journal out!
You can organize your ideas into different categories, such as work, personal, or travel, using icons or symbols to help you differentiate between them.
For instance, you can use a lightbulb icon to represent new ideas, a star icon to indicate important tasks or a checkmark icon to mark off completed tasks in your bullet journal.
19. To-Read Book List
If you’re an avid reader, a to-read book list in your bullet journal is a great bullet journal idea that can help you stay organized and decide which book to read next.
You can create a list of books you want to read and categorize them based on genre, author, book length, or even who recommended them.
You can also add notes on why you want to read a particular book or recommendations from friends.
As you read through your list, you can mark off the books you’ve read, write your thoughts on them, and feel satisfied as you progress toward your reading goals.
20. Favorite Books
If you have unread books that have been sitting around, this journal page is for you!
For book lovers, a “books” section in your bullet journal can be an excellent way to keep track of your reading progress (books you haven’t finished!), discover new books, and review them.
If you choose to create a page for each book, include the book’s title, author, genre, and review of the book.
21. Inspirational Books
Inspiration comes from everywhere, and books can be a great source of motivation.
If you love reading self-help or motivational books, try creating a spread in your bullet journal with your favorite quotes or passages from these books.
It’ll help you on hard days to look those quotes over and ground yourself. My quotes always help me get a fresh start and tackle things with a better mindset.
When you feel down or demotivated, just go back to your spread and find the inspiration you need to keep your creative juices flowing.
22. Inspirational Quotes
Incorporating inspirational quotes into your bullet journal is a simple and effective way to boost your mood and stay motivated.
Quotes can offer words of wisdom, encouragement, and inspiration when you need them most.
There are many ways to use quotes in your bullet journal. You can create a dedicated page for your favorite quotes or use them as headers in your daily, weekly, or monthly spreads.
Writing quotes on sticky notes and adding them to your journal is another fun option. You can also use quotes as journaling prompts or a daily reminder to stay positive and focused.
23. Gratitude Log
In today’s fast-paced world, it can be easy to lose sight of the good things in life.
That’s why a gratitude journaling page is such a powerful tool for staying positive and appreciating the little things.
Each day, take a few moments to reflect on the things you’re grateful for and write them down in your journal.
You can cultivate a sense of joy and contentment by listing things in your gratitude log that you are grateful for each day, like a good cup of coffee, a phone call from a friend, or a beautiful sunset.
24. Positive Affirmations
Creating a page or section in your bullet journal dedicated to positive affirmations can help boost your self-confidence, reduce stress, and bring joy to your daily life.
Affirmations are positive statements you say to yourself, and they can be a powerful tool for focusing on the good things in life.
You can write down your favorite affirmations or create your own and recite them daily to reinforce a better mindset.
Writing affirmations in your bullet journal can be a cathartic experience, and you can decorate the page with stickers, washi tape, or doodles to make it visually appealing.
When you feel down or anxious, you can return to this page to remind yourself of your inner strength and potential.
25. Money Affirmations
You can create a special section in your bullet journal dedicated to money affirmations.
Choose affirmations that resonate with you and your financial goals, such as “I am attracting abundance and prosperity” or “I am capable of making wise financial decisions.”
You can customize your affirmations to reflect specific financial goals, such as “I am steadily increasing my savings account balance” or “I am debt-free and financially free.”
Write them down in your journal and read them regularly to stay focused and motivated on your financial journey.
26. Favorite Prayers
One of the journal page ideas I love is creating a page in your bullet journal for your favorite prayers. It can be a great way to incorporate self-care into your morning routine.
To create your page, choose a page in your bullet journal and label it “Favorite Prayers.”
Write down the prayers that are most meaningful to you and add some decorative elements to make them visually appealing.
You can also include Bible quotes, doodles, or different colors and fonts to emphasize different parts of your prayers.
Taking a few moments in your morning self-care routine each day to read through your prayers can help you feel more grounded and centered, even during busy or stressful times.
27. Wish List (Stuff To Buy)
A wish list journal page is a space in your journal dedicated to listing the items or experiences that you wish to have in the future.
A wish list can include anything from small items like books or clothing to larger goals like a dream vacation or a down payment on a home.
By having a wish list in your journal, you can keep your goals top of mind and work towards achieving them over time.
28. Habit Tracker
Habit tracking involves keeping a record of your daily routines and habits to help you establish new ones or break old ones.
Some popular habit tracker ideas include daily exercise, mindfulness practices, reading, journaling, and social media use.
Some people even use these to track habits like bad sleep, period pains, and other issues that they’re hoping to improve.
Using a habit tracker is a great part of self-care because you can identify patterns in your behavior and make adjustments to make life easier.
29. Food & Water Tracker
Keeping track of your food and water intake is essential for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, but it can be challenging.
You can create a food and water tracker that visually shows your daily consumption, track your calories, and ensures you’re taking the best care of your body.
Using a food and water tracker, you can identify areas where you need to improve and stay on track with your health goals.
30. Mental Health Tracker
Taking care of your mental health is an essential part of living a healthy lifestyle, and a bullet journal can be a helpful tool for achieving this.
Mental health is just as important as physical health, but keeping track of your moods, emotions, and mental health habits can be challenging.
Bullet journaling can help create a mental health tracker to monitor your stress levels, track your self-care routine, or keep a gratitude journal.
You may be able to see what’s causing you the most stress and plan ways to prevent the problems from starting.
31. Mood Trackers
A mood tracker is a simple yet effective tool for reflecting on your emotional state and overall well-being.
Tracking your moods over time allows you to identify patterns and gain insight into the factors influencing your mental health.
By using a mood tracker in your daily routine, you can cultivate a meditative practice and take the time to reflect on your emotions.
You can set aside a few minutes each day in your morning or evening routine to update your tracker and reflect on the highs and lows of your day.
32. Birthday Calendar
A birthday calendar in your bullet journal is a useful tool for keeping track of all the birthdays in your life.
Consider creating a monthly spread that lists all the birthdays for the period, and decorate it with birthday-themed stickers or decorations.
To make the calendar more personalized, add a small note to each birthday that reminds you of their gift preferences or something they like.
This way, you’ll always be prepared to get them the perfect gift and show them how much you care.
33. Birthday Ideas
Coming up with unique and creative birthday gift ideas can be challenging, but using a bullet journal can help.
Create a separate spread for each person and brainstorm their favorite things- from Marvel characters, their favorite Disney princess, or anything they’ve told you.
You can add pictures and prices and even make a digital bullet journal with links to online stores to buy the item.
Plus, your birthday page in your journal can include stuff you already got them and if they liked and kept them.
34. Your Birthday Wish List
It’s also helpful to write things down that you liked that would be good gifts for you- I always struggle to come up with ideas for people before my birthday!
A bullet journal can help you keep track of your birthday wish list by creating a dedicated page for it.
These pages in your bullet journal collections can include a detailed list of gifts you’d like to receive, links to online stores or specific items, and ideas for a birthday party.
You can also use your bullet journal to plan your birthday celebration, including the guest list, decorations, menu, and activities.
35. Party Planning
Speaking of party planning, a bullet journal can make the party planning process much more organized and fun, with less last-minute problems to deal with.
Whether planning a big celebration or a small get-together, a bullet journal can help you keep track of all the details.
You can create a party planning page with the theme, invitation list, decorations, food, and drinks. You can also create an RSVP tracker to confirm the number of guests attending.
Furthermore, you can use your bullet journal collections to design unique party favors and thank you notes.
36. Vacation Planning
Are you planning your next vacation? Your bullet journal can be a fantastic tool for organizing your itinerary, creating a packing list, and tracking your expenses.
You can create bullet journal collections with a two-page spread for each day of your trip, including space for notes, photos, and mementos.
Remember to add a section for your travel budget to track expenses as you go. With your bullet journal as your guide, your dream vacation will surely be a success!
37. Holiday Checklist
Holidays can be one of the busiest times of the year. With all the festivities, cooking, and shopping, it can be challenging to keep track of everything.
The holiday checklist in your bullet journal is an awesome page because it helps you avoid forgetting anything important.
Include things like buying gifts, decorating the house, and cooking a special meal for your family.
It even helps me assign food and drinks for people to bring, so it’s one less thing I stress about!
38. Learning Wish List
We all have things that we want to learn, skills we want to develop, and knowledge we want to acquire. A learning wish list is an excellent way to capture these ideas and put them into action.
You can create a page in your bullet journal that lists everything you want to learn, such as a new language, a musical instrument, cooking, or gardening.
You can also track your progress and create a plan to help you achieve your learning goals in your bullet journal collections.
39. Skills List (Lazy Resume Info!)
With bullet journaling, you can manage your skills list, known as “lazy resume info.”
Create a spread in your journal dedicated to your professional skills, achievements, and experiences.
List your educational qualifications, certifications, work experience, languages, computer skills, and personal strengths.
You can also add a section for your career goals and measurable achievements. This way, you can keep track of your professional development and be prepared for a job search.
Your future self can also see how far you have come with your career goals.
40. Business Planning
As an entrepreneur or business owner, it’s essential to have a clear plan of action that will guide you toward success.
Why not add basic pages to your bullet journal collections that can help you define your goals, identify your strengths and weaknesses, and keep track of your progress
Start by creating a mind map of your business vision and objectives. Break them into smaller tasks, assign due dates, and create a list.
Use symbols such as bullet points, arrows, and checkmarks to distinguish between tasks, events, notes, and how much progress you have made with business planning.
41. Future Log
The future log is a section in your bullet journal where you can plan and organize future events, appointments, and deadlines.
It’s a great idea and a useful tool for staying on your schedule for all your tasks and ensuring you don’t miss anything important.
Start by choosing a journal planner layout that works for you. You can create a monthly or a yearly future log or a combination of both.
Use symbols to indicate the type of event or appointment, and color code them to make them stand out. You can also include a key or a legend to help you remember what each symbol means.
42. Vision Board
Vision boards are a great idea that is a creative and inspiring way to visualize your goals and aspirations.
It can include anything from pictures, quotes, and affirmations to drawings and sketches.
Your board constantly reminds you of what you want to achieve and why you’re working toward them.
Start by choosing a theme for your board, such as career, relationships, or health.
Collect images and other materials representing your vision and arrange them in a personal and meaningful way.
If you want more steps for creating a detailed and clear board, see our How-To down below!
43. Family Planning
Are you or someone you know expecting a baby soon? Congratulations!
It’s a magical and exciting time in your life. It’s also a time that requires careful planning and organization, and that’s where bullet journal collections are a great idea.
A family planning spread in your bullet journal planner can help you keep track of all the details and to-do lists related to your baby’s arrival.
Create prenatal care, registry, nursery, names, shower, and postpartum sections.
Add some tasks, notes, or checklists for each section, such as booking appointments, decorating the room, choosing a name, and arranging help around the house.
Tips For Your Journal
When you start your Bullet Journal method, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of filling it up with all the bullet journal page ideas you can find.
However, this can lead to burnout in the long run. To avoid this, start simple. Begin with a few key pages, such as a monthly log, a weekly log, and a task list.
Look For Printables
Many people get overwhelmed when creating their own bullet journal spreads, but you can always start simply by using printables to make things easy.
Digital printables are a great option for those who prefer a streamlined and efficient approach to journaling.
With digital printables, you can print out a simple template or design to print out and fill in quickly.
And we know that you can find many helpful printables in our Savvy Shop.
Our Simple Budget Template can be used as a starting point to save money and get your budget page done without the need to draw or create everything from scratch.
In our Chaos To Control Bundle, you can find 6 full Binders and 2 eBooks that include cleaning printables, meal planners, and more that would be perfect for your journal collection.
Want to have new printables available monthly without looking for them? Consider signing up for our Savvy Mamas Membership.
Our membership includes monthly printables and other perks that include exclusive content like the monthly calendar and access to our private Facebook community of savvy mamas.
Creating a budget will help you stay on top of your finances, and it doesn’t have to be difficult to start!
The most important thing is to ensure you have enough space for all the information you need for your bills and household needs.
Once you have your layout, it’s time to determine your categories. Common categories include housing expenses, utilities, groceries, transportation, and entertainment.
However, make sure to customize these categories based on your personal expenses. For instance, if you have a pet or an outstanding loan, these should be included in your categories.
Try using different colors to represent different spending categories (green for groceries, blue for entertainment, etc.), and use symbols or stickers to mark priorities, wants vs. needs, or if things need extra payments.
Don’t get discouraged if your budget doesn’t work perfectly at first – it takes time and practice to get the hang of it.
Budgeting is more than just a one-and-done process. It’s important to be flexible and adjust your budget as needed.
As someone who loves to meal plan and make grocery lists, I’ve found that using a bullet journal to keep track of everything has been a total game-changer.
Not only is it a great way to stay organized, but it’s also a fun and creative outlet that allows you to personalize your meal-planning experience in your own journal.
You can go for a weekly spread that breaks down each day or try a spread that gives you a bigger picture of what you’ll eat throughout the month.
For example, you can break things down by breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or you might prefer to label each meal by day of the week. You should also include sections for snacks, grocery lists, and recipes.
One of the best things about bullet journaling is the ability to get creative with your designs. Use stickers, washi tape, or pictures to show what recipes are quick, fan favorites, and more.
Leave enough space to write down everything you need for each meal, and include any important details like cooking times or ingredient substitutions.
You might also want to keep your grocery list separate in your bullet journal collection from your meal planning spread to make it easier to grab and go when it’s time to hit the store.
Finally, to make the most out of your meal planning spread, it’s important to use it regularly. Sit down once a week to plan your meals and add them to your spread.
Make adjustments throughout the week, and refer to your grocery list whenever you need to restock your pantry.
Tools For Your Journal
All good journals start blank and empty- but you have to pick what tools you need to even start at empty and customize!
Here are some of the best tools I’ve used for my bullet journals:
Notebook, Binder With Paper, or Premade Journal
Your journal can have many looks and sizes, but the main starting points people use are notebooks, binders, or premade journals.
One of the advantages of using a notebook is that you can customize it to your heart’s content – you can easily add or remove pages, draw diagrams and charts, and personalize the cover.
A binder is one of the best journal ideas if you’d prefer a more structured approach to bullet journaling with the most customizability.
You can use blank paper, lined paper, or just add Savvy printables to get started quickly. A binder can also accommodate other materials, such as printed images or recipe cards.
Premade journals can be great for beginners who want to spend less time setting up their journals or would rather focus on the actual journaling.
The downside is less flexibility in page layouts and customization options, but you can use stickers, sticky notes, and highlighters to help customize for your needs.
Stickers & Sticky Notes
What better way to make your bullet journal collection more visually appealing than with fun and colorful stickers and sticky notes?
You can also use both stickers and sticky notes to highlight important information and remind yourself of important tasks, which helps to increase productivity and reduce stress.
Stickers come in different sizes and designs, so you’ll never be short of creativity for your page ideas!
Try using small stickers to indicate your daily habits or goals, or use larger stickers to highlight special events like birthdays or holidays.
Sticky notes allow you to color-code and categorize your pages with ease.
Whether tracking your habits, planning your meals, or keeping track of your expenses, sticky notes can help make the information more organized and digestible.
Erasable Pens & Highlighters
Erasable office supplies have saved the day for me many times!
I wasn’t a fan of using pens and highlighters in my journals since I couldn’t erase and update things when I needed them, but pencils were too light to read, and I wasn’t sure how to replace highlighters for priority tasks.
Erasable pens and highlighters have changed my journals for the better!
Now I can write, highlight, and erase as my days change and not worry about starting a fresh page because I’ve scribbled things out and ruined my aesthetics.
I use this pack of erasable pens because I like having color variety, not just blue or black, and I find they work best on lighter-colored journal pages.
For erasable highlighters, I like this light-colored pack– the darker highlighter brands don’t always erase as nicely.
How To Make A Vision Board
Some of my research showed that people wanted more in-depth directions on creating a vision board, so I created these steps to make your board an easy task:
Step 1 – Set Your Intentions
The first step to creating a board is setting your intentions. This means getting clear on what you want to manifest in your life. Do you want to improve your health, find your dream job, or travel to a new country?
Write down a list of your goals and desires. This will help you choose the right images and words for your vision.
Step 2 – Collect Your Materials
Next, gather your materials. You’ll need a blank canvas, magazines, scissors, glue, markers or pens, and other desired craft supplies. You can purchase a premade board, but making it yourself adds a personal touch.
Step 3 – Choose Your Images and Words
The fun part! Flip through the magazines and choose images and words that resonate with your intentions.
Don’t worry too much about the aesthetics. Focus on what feels right to you. You can also write affirmations or quotes that inspire you. Make sure to choose images that represent different aspects of your life.
Step 4 – Arrange and Glue
Once you’ve collected your images and words, it’s time to arrange them on your canvas. Play around with different layouts until you’re happy with the overall look. Then, start gluing everything down. You can add embellishments like glitter or washi tape if you’d like. Just have fun with it!
Step 5 – Display and Visualize
Congratulations, you’ve created a board! Now, display it where you’ll see it every day. This can be on a wall, on a corkboard, or in a notebook.
Take some time each day to visualize your goals and desires. Imagine yourself already living the life you want.
By visualizing and feeling the emotions of your desires, you’ll attract them into your reality.
Bullet journaling is a versatile and creative way to organize your life and improve your well-being.
Whether you want to track your habits, plan your finances, or reflect on your emotions, there’s a spread in your bullet journal.
We hope these bullet journal ideas have inspired you to start your bullet journal journey or to continue exploring new spreads and layouts.
Don’t be afraid to get creative with these bullet journal ideas and use colors, stickers, and drawings to make your bullet journal uniquely yours.
And if you’re struggling to get the chaos under control and worry about getting the house under wraps, you’re not alone!
Consider joining our Savvy Mamas Membership to get printables for your bullet journal, plus our Facebook group, where you can talk to others about getting your life organized.