Ok, has anyone else heard of this relatively new, amazing thing called a bullet journal (bujo for short)? I initially stumbled upon them on pinterest and it was pretty much love at first sight. The beautiful, clean, neat pages were a perfectionist’s dream. Any way, they are really hard to explain but basically it is a planner, journal, list keeper, art project, and so much more! I have heard wonderful stories of organization as a result of these bullet journals and it drew me in.
I even ventured to Hobby Lobby to buy my own blank journal and take a stab at it, and I’m excited to share what I have so far with you guys, but I’m going to save that for later. For now, I want to show you some bujo pages from the experts to get you just as excited as I was, and give you resources to do more browsing later.
First off, I truly believe the core reason people start a bujo is because they can’t find a pre-made planner at the store to fit all their needs. I can totally relate to this. Although I could usually find some really pretty planners, most of the time I felt like I only used half of the planner, and then had to use a blank notebook for more of my lists and other miscellaneous items I wanted to keep track of that I could not find an appropriate place for. So let me ease you in by showing you some of the weekly spread examples as that is what we typically associate with a planner.
Designed by: Sandra at Wundertastisch.com
I love Sandra’s template for the week because it has a good sized area for tasks and goals, but enough space under each day to add tasks specific to that day. Furthermore, the handwriting is beautiful and I love the motivational quote at the top. She also has a ton of other layouts and articles on bullet journaling. I highly recommend checking out her website for more bujo inspiration!
Designed by: Whitney at BulletEverything.com
This weekly template includes a few random, but fun items to the usual spread. Whitney does a tracker in the bottom right hand corner that allows you to track everything from sleep to water intake, and from food to energy! She also incorporates a song of the week, and a weather and mood tracker to the left. This is in addition to a box for notes, reminders, and day specific boxes. Giving you some real bang for your buck , this layout takes up almost all available space on both pages, but leaves you enough room for a fancy written date title.
Designed by Whitney at BulletEverything.com
Whitney does a really great job again with this weekly spread. She incorporates almost everything that was on the first template, but in another creative way. I love the triangles because they are unique but still functional.
Designed by Whitney at BulletEverything.com
Here’s another weekly template of Whitney’s. Again, it’s just an alternate way to integrate the same idea. The variety of options really give you a good opportunity to figure out which template works best for you, or better yet, gives you the ability to mix it up every week. Make sure to follow her on instagram so that you can inspired on a daily basis!
Another great thing to keep track of in your bujo are your goals. In fact, it’s even said that goals that are not written down are just wishes. So start writing down those goals so you can changes your wishes into achievements! Sometimes weekly goals are included in the weekly templates, but of course there are goals that require more than a week to accomplish. For those, it can be nice to have at least one page dedicated to goals. I’ve collected a few examples of goal templates below.
Designed by Yu at BlueLahe
How pretty is this goals page? I just adore those little leaves all over the page. Yu also presents a great way to list goals and then be able to elaborate on them more to the right.
Designed by Melissa at studenting.tumblr.com
However, have no fear! If you are not the greatest artist in the world, there are simple templates that can look pretty too. Melissa does a great job with this 2017 goals spread. I actually used this template for my own bujo and it turned out really well!
Weekly spreads and goals are just the beginning. There are fitness trackers, finance trackers, tv series trackers, reading lists, movie lists, and so much more. I really could go on and on with great ideas I’ve stumbled upon for bullet journals, but I want to let you do a little bit of your own search as well. Where to get started? See some links below.
So, are you as excited about bullet journaling as I am? Do you think you’ll give it a try? I’d love to hear in the comments below!