Bullet Journal Series: Bullet Journal Spreads You Need To Include In Your Bullet Journal

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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!

What To Include In Your Bullet Journal | Do you have a bullet journal but don't know what you want to put in it. There are so many ideas floating around the internet that it seems a bit overwhelming. This post takes the stress out of deciding and breaks down the bare essentials you need in your bullet journal.

Let’s Review:

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 Easy Steps to Setting Goals

7 Easy Steps To Setting Goals | Don't have any goals? Or do you find yourself working toward a goal with no success? Look no further. Here are 7 easy steps to setting and achieving attainable goals. Click through to read more.

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.
How To Make Your First Bullet Journal | Looking for a way to organize your life? Look no further. This posts will walk you through the steps to creating your first bullet journal. Click through to learn more.

Now on to the good stuff!!

First off…Congratulations!

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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Snag your free bullet journal spreads along with other worksheets designed to make your life more organized and efficient. Skyrocket your productivity and live the life you long to live. Click through to learn more.

The library has spreads and worksheet designed to make your life easier.

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Yep. I’m not going to ask you for a single penny. There’s nothing to lose.


Essential Bullet Journal Spreads For Every Bullet Journaler

There are a few spreads every bullet journal should have.

  • Index
  • 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
  • Affirmations
  • Bucket List
  • Movies I want to watch
  • Books I want to read

Food & Weekly Meal Planning Bullet Journal Spreads

  • Weekly Meal Plan
  • Grocery List
  • Recipes
  • Restaurants I Want To Visit
  • Restaurants I’ve Gone To

Spiritual Growth & Bible Study Spreads

  • Bible Reading Plan
  • Verses of Inspiration
  • Thoughts/Reflections
  • Dream Tracker
  • Gratitude Journal
  • Prayers
  • 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
  • Birthdays/Anniversaries
  • 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

  • Doodles
  • 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.


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.

What’s Next?

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.

Five Bullet Journal Habits | Do you want to use your bullet journal effectively but find yourself struggling? Look no further. This post covers 5 essential habits for every bullet journal schedule. Click through to read more.

Hobby enthusiast with a passion for bullet journaling. Hi! I'm Cynthia-mother of two tweens and founder of CynthiaBrandel.com. Click through to read my story.

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Author: Cynthia Brandel

Published author and founder of https://cynthiabrandel.com, Cynthia has captivated the world with her works of fiction including The Sanctorian Series and her latest work, The Revenant City Series. Lover of young adult reads and fantasy reads, Cynthia has transformed her passions into a full-time career.

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