As you try to stay on top of the things you need to do and your personal goals, starting a new bullet journal may be the best course of action. It doesn’t matter if the year is just starting or it’s already July, you can adjust the journal however you see fit.
Creative Bullet journal ideas
We went looking and found 50 cool ideas that you can try out to create a wonderful bullet journal – things you can add, things the journal should have to keep you as organized as possible. Of course, you can add the ones you want since it’s all up to you.
1. Monthly Bullet Journal Layout Ideas
2. Minimalist Week View
If you’re not into having a busy design in your bullet journal, then a minimalist approach will work too, especially on pages that are more crowded with information.
3. Track your days
A cute way to keep track of your days is to add 3 or 4 of them on a page in individual frames and simply list the things you need to accomplish that day, even if those are filling up the dishwasher and making dinner. At the end of the day you’ll feel like you’ve accomplished something.
4. Washi Mood Tracker
One really cool way to keep track of how you feel most days is with the help of washi tape. Yes, washi tape! That wonderful creation that you’d spend half your salary on can also help you keep track of your moods in your bullet journal. Once you set up a system by marking which type of tape represents what mood, you can just go ahead and cut off pieces to add to your daily entries. You’ll find all the details over on
5. A Floral Spread
We were so inspired by this beautiful floral layout from
6. Two Days, One Page
7. Adding Life Goals
We’re loving these Level 10 ideas from
8. Bullet journal Collections To Try
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9. Cool Layout Ideas
10. Simple Bullet Page Ideas
We found more great page ideas over at
11. One Line A Day
Whether it’s to remember your kiddo’s favorite phrases from when they were little or inspirational bits to perk yourself up, this “one a day” page from
12. Bullet page Ideas For Women With No Time
13. Study Pages
For the students out there, we found these study pages from
14. Netflix Season Catch-Up
Another favorite ideas we found while scouring the Internet was this Netflix page! This is the perfect way to keep up with all of the TV shows you’ve been watching or the ones you want to watch. You’ll never forget what season you’re on again! Thanks for idea
15. Easy Journal Hacks
16. Word of the Year
While it’s true that most times, people start a new journal right after New Year, it’s not always like that. Nonetheless, no matter when you pick this path, it’s good to find a word that will help keep you inspired throughout the days and months ahead. We found this really cool idea in a blog post by
17. Find a Hobby and Keep Track Of It
If you have a hobby, then these bullet journal pages will help you keep track of all the new things you do to keep you involved with your passion. If you don’t have a hobby, it’s probably high time you chose one as it does good for the soul. Check out how you can keep track of hobbies through your bullet journal from
18. Bullet Journal Key to Rapid Logging
Most often than not, many people who start keeping a bullet journal learn to find that keeping track of everything they need to input into the bullet journal takes a lot of time. Well, the folks at
19. Monthly Tracker
When you create a bullet journal you need to figure out which of your goals are daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly. So, for the Monthly tracker, it’s awesome if you manage to create a thorough list where you figure out which goals you managed to accomplish.
20. Turn a Planner Into a Bullet Journal
When you pick up bullet journaling, it may be daunting to start picking up supplies (or exciting, depending on your personality). But, if you’re on a budget, you can always turn an old planner into a bullet journal with just a few easy tricks and pages you can always print out. Check out the ideas from
21. Brain Dump
We have to say that sometimes we just have too many things on our mind and they consume us and our productivity. So, when you just have too many things on your mind, you may want to write them out. – worries, things you must not forget, chores you need not forget, special occasions, annoyances, and so on. Having a special Brain Dump area in your journal seems ideal and
22. Books to Read
If you’re an avid reader, then keeping track of all the books you’ve read and the books you’re planning on reading is mandatory. Plus, you get to create some beautiful bookcase reading logs, designing a wonderfully creative space for your passion. Each time you read a new book, you can add it on the cover of the book on your drawn bookcase, and that’s just wonderful. Get the details from
23. Intention Wheel
A really cool addition to any bullet journal is an intention wheel. You can download these online so you don’t have to worry about drawing them yourself (unless you’re talented that way). Make one of these wheels for every month and keep track of the things you want to – reading, creating things, cleaning, and riding your bike, for instance. If you put intention behind every entry, it’s more likely that you’ll actually do those things. Get more details from
24. Meal Plan
Easily one of the most annoying daily questions is “what are we cooking today.” So, with a little meal plan, you’ll be able to better organize your menu, grocery list, and even your diet. So, get this really cool idea on how to illustrate a meal plan in your bullet planner from
25. Step Tracker
Yes, we know there are apps for this, but there are apps for bullet journaling too, and yet we stick to pen and paper. Nonetheless, your app will tell you just how many steps you managed to make in a day and you’ll keep a clear track of them all – coloring them accordingly. This is an easy way to keep yourself motivated to take more steps. Get the inspiration from
26. Quality of Your Days
No two days are the same, and you can keep track of how your day went and what was your general feeling in your journal. With a simple grid and some color-coding, you can put in how you felt in each day. This is a great way to also acknowledge your mental health levels, especially during tough times.
27. Quote Page
Another thing you can have in your bullet journal is a quote page. In this way, you’ll get to keep track of all those inspiring quotes you find online, or even lyrics that inspire you. In the end, as long as they’re words to live by, you’re good to go. Get this cool idea from
28. Birthday Tracker
There’s nothing more embarrassing than forgetting the birthday of someone close to you. Whether the date you’re in really doesn’t register with you or you simply forgot, it’s really all the same. So, why not add a few pages in your bullet journal and add in all your close friends and family members so you never forget to wish them a happy birthday.
29. Birthday Planner
Since we’re on the topic of birthday tracking, we might as well add in this wonderful idea from
30. Distraction Log
I swear, we’re all prone to simply losing our focus by scrolling on Facebook, Instagram, or TikTok, and we need to be well aware of what makes us space out if we want to increase productivity. So, adding a Distraction log to the bullet journal may be ideal. Plus, you can add in every time you’re doing something else than you should be like trolling social media instead of working or reading.
31. Level 10 Life
32. Themed Months
Each month can come with its own theme or color scheme. Plus, you can add in quotes directly related to these seasons. For instance,
33. Journal Prompts
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34. Things to Habit Track
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36. Create Your Own Printables
One thing that can be super useful if you’re not that great at neatly writing down bullet journal entries, and even worse at calligraphy, is to create your printable bullet journal entries with Microsoft Word, for instance.
37. Sleep Tracker
Another thing you should be tracking is your sleep times. We found this really cute way to keep everything tracked over on
38. Washi Tape Color Coding
Since we were just talking about washi tape, we know of another use of this wonderful craft material – color coding your journal pages. Some areas you’ll want to reserve to your sleep tracking, others to your yearly goals, others to your hobbies and moods. So, why not use washi tape to color code all of these areas in your journal so they’re easier to reach later on? Get an idea on how to do this from
39. Morning Routine
Keeping a morning routine can be difficult when life is hectic, but these bullet journal pages will certainly help keep you grounded. Sure,
40. A Drawing a Day
Another cute area in your bullet journal can be occupied with drawings and doodles. If you try to create something each day, you’ll certainly become better at it over time, and drawing is the kind of skill that you get better at the more you try it.
41. Bullet Journal Key Page
When you’re creating a bullet journal, it’s always a good idea to create a Key page. Here, you’ll create your own bullet code and color code, so you’ll more easily mark down the things you put on your list. You can always go back to the Key page and check to see what you should be using – which is specifically useful as you start out.
42. Draw Fonts
When you create a journal online, things are easy because you have a lot of room to choose between a million fonts. But since most of us are not aces in calligraphy, we have to make do with a little bit of help.
43. Workout Plan
If one of the things you need help with is a workout plan, then your cute bullet journal can serve as a reminder to keep up with your new routine. Whether you list the type of workout you want to do or specific exercises, that’s up to you. Get some ideas from
44. Medication Tracker
Your bullet journal can also be extremely useful if you use it to track your medication. In this way, you’ll know exactly if you took all your pills or not. It’s even useful to keep track of whether you gave your kids all their vitamins.
45. Doodle Away
The journal won’t just keep you on track, but it will also serve as a creative outlet, so why not set up your own doodle pages?
46. Trip Planning
One thing you can do in your bullet journal is to plan out a trip. Yes, that’s right! It’s not just about weekly goals and daily chores – you can go bigger and plan out trips full of things you want to see and do.
47. Themed Journaling
As you start a new journal, you may want to choose a theme, whether we’re going for flowers or animals or anything else you’re passionate about. So, on
48. Puzzle Mood Tracker
Sure, you can track your mood in pixels, but you can also do it in puzzle pieces. It’s so much prettier and you get to have a bit of fun with designing the puzzle pieces for the month. You can also add in various health data in your puzzle, as you have more room. Get more info from
49. Weight Tracker
If weight loss is on your list of goals for the year, you can keep track of your weight in your journal too.
50. Water Tracker
Since we’re on the topic, let’s also discuss water tracking, since this is an important step for any weight loss program and a healthy lifestyle overall. So, check out this really cool page idea from
What Is A Bullet Journal?
A bullet journal, or a BuJo for those who like shortcuts, is a creative outlet that will help you plan, reflect, and meditate. It’s a way to practice mindfulness as you create a productivity system of your own, setting your own rules and goals.
In essence, a bullet journal can be whatever you need it to be – a planner, a diary, a way to keep healthy, a way to keep on top of your schoolwork or office goals, a way to keep track of thoughts and notes, and so on. You can add yearly, monthly, and daily goals and work towards them, put reminders of your friends’ birthdays and other holidays, track your water intake, your sleep schedule, your daily steps, and many more.
On top of it all, you can get creative and make the journal a beautiful extension of yourself, using colored pencils and pens, markers, washi tape, post-it notes, and whatever else you can think of.
How to Start a Bullet Journal?
As with any new hobby, the hardest part about starting a bullet journal is gathering up everything you need, and finding the right format and soon. The most important thing, however, is answering the question “what do you want the bullet journal to help you with?” Once you have that clear, you’ll be able to sift through what needs to go in your journal and what needs to stay out.
Here are some of the collections that your journal HAS to have:
- index – a section you’ll use as a table of contents and the symbol key you’ll update as you go
- future log – a multi-plage section where you add a yearly calendar with future events like birthdays and travel plans or holidays, as well as your long-term tasks and goals.
- monthly log – over two pages, you’ll take a closer look at the month’s calendar, add more information, and go into detail over your goals.
- daily log – this is where you handle your day-to-day to-do list, marking off various tasks you accomplished.
Bullet Journal Supplies
Something else you’ll need to start your bullet journaling journey are supplies. First off, you’ll need a notebook or sturdy journal, markers, stickers, washi tape, stencils, and a few other things that can help you get as creative as you want to be. We have some recommendations for these supplies, so try them out.