If you’re new to bullet journaling and you need to back up a bit to find out what it’s all about,
visit my post Why Bullet Journal?
In it I concisely explain the concept and provide tons of links to more inspiration.
I love lists! I also love how the bullet journal ISN’T just a planner. You can use it to keep all kinds of wonderful lists – from the practical lists to help you remember important details of life, to reflective collections that keep you in touch with yourself, to to-do lists that help you remember all the wonderful things you plan to do!
Now for the round up…
For someone like me who always seems to be going somewhere, I love the practical aspect to this list by Cory Ann! Never again will I have to make another list on a random piece a paper, fearing that if I don’t I’ll end up lying awake at night thinking, do I have everything?
Doctor’s appointments are another thing I always feel like I’m forgetting! This concise and organized page is just what I need, so I don’t accidentally go 18 months without going in for my teeth cleaning. (Yes, that did happen. Doesn’t time just fly?!)
These pages are to help me with birthdays. I say ‘to help me with’ because I’m terrible at remembering birthdays and even worse at picking out/purchasing gifts. I need all the help I can get! Any time I think of a gift idea for someone, I jot it down as fast as possible so I don’t forget. Then I have a plan of action and can purchase/create those gifts in advance.
Although I’m not proud of the lack of cuteness of this spread – I’m sharing it because I hope it gives you a bit of inspiration for your own bujo! I’m always thinking, we need to do this to our house… and that… and this… Now I have a place where I can write it all down and stop worrying about remembering!
I want my bullet journal to be more than just a place where I record what I have done and will do. I want to inspire myself to be the person I want to be! Take the time to create a page devoted to just that: things you should do more often.
Sometimes we just need a little reminder that we can’t do it all and need some time to recharge. Thanks to Pretty Prints and Paper for this bit of inspiration to consider the things in life that give us energy, so that we can make the most of those moments we have to ourselves.
Gratitude lists are a great way to record your life in small snippets and ensures you stay on the upbeat side! I love to come and look at this page when I’m upset, frustrated, or just feeling down. It never fails to remind me how great life is and how much I have to be thankful for.
Are you noticing a theme here? You should just have lists about yourself! This includes things you want to learn… things you love… your favorite your favorite quotes/cartoons/tv shows/movies/songs/ice cream… Yes, the bujo is a planner but it’s also all about you – so put yourself in its pages.
I love this list idea from Deborah, because the idea behind lists is their simplicity, and sometimes I over-complicate my goals. Just jot down some things you’d like to do, and mark them off as you go. (Since I’m only 3 years away from the big 3-0, maybe I should to start making this list if I want it to happen!)
Another great spread that is fun and not quite as intense as the 30 before 30 list is a seasonal bucket list. You can make them as complex or as simple as you want. Just a quick search on the web can give you ideas for a list for any time of year.
Come across a new recipe you’ve been wanting to try? Add it to this list in your bullet journal developed by Moxiedori. Oh, and if you don’t think you can draw all of these items yourself, you’re in luck, because she sells a flexible template in her etsy shop to help you with your artistic abilities.
And honestly, the list of potential to-do lists just goes on and on: places to go, movies to watch, books to read, songs to hear, restaurants to try… why not keep all of these in your bujo?
Do you have a favorite bullet journal list or two? Please share in the comments below! I’m always excited to see what others are doing.