Bullet Journals are my secret weapon to staying organized and conquering my day (week and life).
If you don’t know what a bullet journal is, read this handy post first: What is a Bullet Journal and How Do I Start.
But if you’re a BuJo vet, or a rookie looking for inspiration to start, I have collected 15 spreads that will help you be more productive and help you achieve your goals.
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.
1. Bullet Journal Sleep Log Tracker
Sleep is extremely important for your health and wellbeing. Do you know if you’re getting enough sleep? Keeping a simple Sleep Log can help you see keep track and develop a healthier sleep routine.
2. Habit Tracker
You can track just about anything with your Bullet Journal. The example above has both a habit and a mood tracker. Trackers are one of the key components of a Bujo and can help keep you accountable and start new habits. I thank my Bullet Journal for flossing consistently.
3. Bullet Journal Spending Log
Keeping a log of your income and expenses is an extremely important part of #Adulting. If you don’t keep track, it’s very easy to waste away your money and not even notice it disappear. I love this spread especially because it tracks every cent that comes in and out.
4. Bullet Journal Fitness Tracker
This spread has everything. Not only is she tracking her workouts, but she’s also taking into consideration her water and sleep. Also, the left page has a spread for her meals and how she feels afterward.
It’s a great way to figure out if you’re sensitive to any type of food.
5. Study/Book Tracker
Keep track of everything you’re reading or have to read with a simple layout like above. Getting good grades is mostly being organized and on top of your workload, especially in college when you have so many factors involved.
6. Birthday Tracker
Stop being that friend that is constantly forgetting birthdays and important events with this spread. Your friends will thank you.
7. Bullet Journal Meal Planner
Plan out your meals for the week with this colorful spread. Planning out meals not only helps you stay healthy and reach a fitness goal, but can help you save money as you shop according to your meal plan and not what looks good in the grocery store.
8. Goal Log
A page to track your monthly or yearly goals is a great way to make sure you actually achieve them. I love this minimalist spread, it’s very easy to duplicate and takes no time whatsoever.
9. Chore List
Not exactly the funnest (I know that’s not a word!) list, but definitely necessary. If I didn’t have my chore list in my Bujo, I honestly forget to wash my car for MONTHS! I don’t know why I have such a poor perception of time, but I always think I did something ‘the other day’ and it ends up being two months back. Learn from my past self and track your chores.
10. Book Tracker
I love this spread by Rachel, her entire IG is very intricate and beautiful. My book tracker in my Bujo is just a list and some mediocre book doodles, but a girl can dream. Check out her IG here for some incredible drawings
11. Bullet Journal Savings Tracker
Saving money isn’t something that comes naturally to many of us. Learn to keep better track of your savings and build up an emergency fund or simply save up for that dream vacation with this spread.
12. Bullet Journal Bill Tracker
It’s important to keep track of your bills not just so you can pay on time, but to compare them to past bills. There have been moments my bills have randomly gone up. Without my bill tracker spread in my BuJo I probably wouldn’t have noticed the spike and paid it without calling the company to correct the error.
13. Bullet Journal Appointment Tracker
I’m the type that ALWAYS forgets my appointments. I used to keep track of it all either in my head ot on a post-it placed on the fridge. Needless to say, I have missed many important dates. Not anymore thanks to my appointment tracker, ever since implementing a page in my BuJo for just appointments, I feel like a complete adult.
14. Morning Routine
I find that having a set morning routine makes me much more productive and happier throughout the day. It gives your day a sense of purpose and structure.
“If you win the morning, you win the day”
15. Password Tracker
A Password tracker is MANDATORY. I’ve lost track of the number of times I have had to reset a password and then, a couple days later, had to reset it again! I have the same 3 passwords for most things and I still always had problems logging into them. This page has been a lifesaver (and timesaver) for me.