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Welcome to the third post of the Bullet Journal Series.
Your time is valuable. Therefore, I won’t waste it with a lengthy introduction.
Let’s Get Started!
In the first post of the bullet journal series, you learned about the many benefits of keeping a journal.
Here is a brief summary:
The bullet journal method was created by Ryder Carroll (you can preview his book for free later in this post).
The theology behind bullet journaling is to live an intentional life.
A bullet journal is designed to add order to your life and to increase your productivity. It also helps you to keep a constant focus on your goals.
What? You haven’t set any goals this year!
What are you working toward if not a goal? Don’t worry. It’s not too late to set your goals and start working toward a BETTER YOU!
Don’t know where to start?
Click the image below to learn the 7 Easy Steps to Setting Goals
In the second post of the Bullet Journal Series, we covered the basics to creating your bullet journal including the many different types of journals available and the different supplies you will need to make one.
If you haven’t picked out your journal or decided on the bullet journal supplies you need, click the image below to read some of my recommendations.
Now on to the good stuff!!
You’ve decided to take a step toward improving your mental health and living a more organized life.
When I first started keeping a bullet journal, I didn’t know what to put in it. I ended up with a massive book of useless information and a headache.
In order to pay it forward & help others, I wanted to share with you a few tips & tricks for bullet journaling
- Journaling is personal. It doesn’t matter if it is not the prettiest or the most organized as long as it serves its purpose
- Journals are customizable. If you find you are not using one of the pages you added in January’s journal, then leave it out in February.
- One size does not fit all. Create a journal that fits your needs. It is a place where you can be you without fear of other’s opinions or criticism.
But before we dig in, are you are too busy to create your own bullet journal, but you still want to use one? Don’t worry! I’ve got you covered.
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Essential Bullet Journal Spreads For Every Bullet Journaler
There are a few spreads every bullet journal should have.
- Yearly Overview
- Monthly Calendar
- Weekly Spread
- Daily Schedule/Routine
Why do you need these essential bullet journal spreads?
A bullet journal is designed to make your life more organized. How can you organize your life unless you organize and structure your time?
If you are new to bullet journaling, I suggest you do a little research and check out some bullet journal bloggers.
You can find a list of bullet journal blogs by clicking here>>>
My Bullet Journal Setup Isn’t Like Others. Why?
Well, to start with, every journal is different.
Just like people, every journal has its own ‘personality’ and functionality.
What Other Bullet Journal Ideas Do You Have?
There are lots of pages you can include in your bullet journal.
Below are only a few bullet journal spread ideas. Ultimately, what pages you find useful depends on how you manage your time and what you find most important.
Health & Fitness Bullet Journal Spreads
- Mood Tracker
- Habit Tracker
- Menstruation Cycle
- Exercise Tracker
- Weight Loss Plan/Tracker
- Self Care Ideas
Financial Bullet Journal Spreads
- Bill Payments
- Savings Goal/Tracker
- Spending Log
Wishes & Goals Bullet Journal Spreads
- New Year’s Resolutions
- Small Goals
- Inspirational Quotes
- Bucket List
- Movies I want to watch
- Books I want to read
Food & Weekly Meal Planning Bullet Journal Spreads
- Weekly Meal Plan
- Grocery List
- Restaurants I Want To Visit
- Restaurants I’ve Gone To
Spiritual Growth & Bible Study Spreads
- Bible Reading Plan
- Verses of Inspiration
- Dream Tracker
- Gratitude Journal
- Meditation Log
Bullet Journal Planner & Lists
- Daily Routine
- Cleaning Plan
- Contact List
- Password Trackers
- Brain Dump “String of Consciousness”
Important Event Bullet Journal Planning Spreads
- Memorable moments
- Gift Ideas
- Date Night Ideas
Social Media Bullet Journal Spreads
- Blog Posts Ideas
- Blog Posts Schedule
- Blog Traffic
- Social Media Calendar
- Twitter posts
- FaceBook Groups
Other Bullet Journal Ideas To Consider
- PenTest Page
- List of Frequented Websites/Blogs
- Travel Log
Not Sure If Using A Bullet Journal Is Right For You?
If you still haven’t made up your mind whether using a bullet journal is right for you, check out the rest of the Bullet Journal Series.
- Bullet Journal Series: Journaling Through A New Year
- Bullet Journal Series: How To Create A Bullet Journal
- Bullet Journal Series: Bullet Journal Spreads You Need To Include In Your Bullet Journal
Pinterest is also a great place to find more inspiration and page designs.
Where Did The Bullet Journal Method Come From?
The Bullet Journal Method was written by Ryder Carroll and published in October 2018.
Since then, the bullet journaling method has moved into the spotlight!
“Intentional living” is the main theme behind Ryder’s organizational method.
Preview Ryder Carroll’s Book For FREE Below
By now, you should have chosen the bullet journal you want to use and the art supplies you will need.
Now it is time to make journaling a habit. Put pen to paper daily to develop and organized a productive life.
Click on the image below to learn more.
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- Bullet Journal Blogs: 18 Bloggers You Need To Follow In 2019
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- Beginners Guide To Living An Organized Life
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