Bullet Journals are all the craze, and one of the major appeals of them are the collections. Bullet Journal collections are used for organizing lists, classes, and projects.
Collections are a great way to keep all your thoughts and ideas in one place, whether they be books you want to read or movies you want to watch.
How To Use a Bullet Journal Collection?
You can use it however you like! Collections allow you to start using a bullet journal at work, school, and your personal life.
Basically, every log in your bullet journal is a collection.
A collection is a group of related things. It can be anything from your class schedule to road trip ideas.
Whatever it is you want to track, record, or make a mental note of can fit into a collection.
Where To Put Collections In Bullet Journal?
There really are no set rules for bullet journal collections (or for bullet journals in general!).
When starting a brand new BuJo, I typically leave a couple of pages blank for collections in the front of the bullet journal, directly after the Key.
However, once I’m a couple of months in, I might suddenly feel like having a ‘Movies to Watch’ collection and add it after my dailies, if there is no room.
Just make sure to always add the page where the collection is located to the Index, so you can find it quickly and easily.
10 Bullet Journal Collection Ideas To Try Out
If you’re struggling to come up with bullet journal collections, start off with some you know you’ll use such as:
- Grocery List
- Class Schedule
- Workout Tracker
- Gratitude Log
- Wish List
- Brain Dump
- Debt Tracker
- Places To Go & See
- Packing List
Anything goes, and here are some creative and inspiring Bullet Journal Collections to try out on your own!
Before we dive right in, I want to mention the tools I have found and use for Bullet Journaling. If you’re just starting out on your BuJo journey, these are the tools I wish I had purchased at the beginning instead of overpriced books and markers that ‘professional bullet journal-ers’ recommended me.
- I use this journal, which is a dupe to the cult-favorite Leuchtturm1917. The only difference is the pages aren’t numbered. No biggie.
- This is the black pen I use for writing in my dailies and such.
- I get these colorful markers for decorating
- Metal Stencils to help me decorate and design my journal. They come with a little carry case and ruler.
That’s it. And to be completely transparent, I only use the markers and stencils a couple of times a month, when I set up new pages, or am bored and want to decorate. The bread and butter of a bullet journal is simply a pen and a notebook you carry with you regularly. Don’t get too crazy in the beginning as you figure out what pages do and don’t work for you.
Health & Fitness Bullet Journal Tracker
Whatever your fitness goals may be, a Fitness and Health Collection will help keep you accountable and reach your goals.
You can keep track of your nutrition, steps, and workouts! Anything and everything that would help you reach your goals.
Travel Wishlist Collection
Create a collection with all the places you want to go and see.
Travel is one of my biggest motivators and I love to have a page specifically dedicated to where I want to go. Nothing makes me happier than checking off destinations.
Even if you can’t travel far, it’s nice to imagine.
Or, write down local places (coffee shops, bars, stores) you want to check out.
It’s a great thing to do those Sunday’s you don’t have plans.
Bullet Journal for Yoga Tracker
Every so often, I try and do a 30-day yoga challenge and I love to keep myself accountable with a yoga tracker collection!
You can keep it simple and just ark off the days you did your practice.
Or you can go into more detail and track how long your practice was, what poses you did, how you felt, etc.
Shows To Watch Collection
There’s always a million shows I want to watch, but when I get home I end up watching reruns of The Office!
Now that I have a ‘Shows To Watch’ collection, I go to that page and only *occasionally* binge watch The Office.
Class Schedule Bullet Journal Collection
In college, I remember only starting to remember my schedule when the semester was coming to an end.
I wish I knew about bullet journals back then! I would have been a lot less late.
Level 10 Life Collection
Level 10 Life was an idea first discussed in the Miracle Morning and then put into a bullet journal by Boho Berry.
If you want an explanation of what it is and how to do one, hers is the best one out there. Check it out here.
Password Tracker Collection
Keep all your passwords in one neat and tidy collection.
I have a page for all my logins and passwords. During my Pre-BuJo days, I had to change my password a million times.
Remember when you couldn’t log in, so you’d change your password and then be hit with the “new password can’t be the same as the old password.”
ASDFGHJKL. One less headache in my life.
Gratitude Log Bullet Journal
Gratitude is one of the major ‘happiness’ practices.
Oprah wakes up every morning and gives thanks for being alive.
I like to make a list of what I’m grateful for every day and it just puts me in a great state of mind.
Bullet Journal Period Tracker
Oh bloody hell!
Keep an accurate record of your period! Your menstrual health is a reflection of your overall health.
From mood swings to monthly cramps, tracking your period in your BuJo is a great thing to do for your well-being.
Memories Collection Bullet Journal Page
Use your Bullet Journal as a diary and keep track of all the lovely memories you’ve made that year (or month).
Life happens so fast, you forget the little things.
I like to add simple things like “had coffee with Vivi” to my memories collections, because those little details are what make me the happiest.