Do you need some inspiration? This page is filled with lots of Bullet Journal Ideas. I’ve grouped my favorite spreads together so it’s easier to compare the different styles.
Whether you’re looking for ideas because you’ve just purchased one of my Custom Bullet Journals or just want to check out all the different styles I’ve used in my past journals, you’ve come to the right place.
Lets begin with the Yearly Spreads. It is very common to have the “year at a glance” on one page. There usually isn’t too much variation to this because all the months usually use up the whole page.
Usually after that you’ll want a “Future Log”. This one is like an expanded mini calendar so you can write down future events and appointments before transfering them to your monthly calendars. You can keep this spread super tiny or stretch it out over many pages. Each person will use this differently. I personally don’t use a multipage version. I like to keep mine rather small since I find I usually forget to use it.
Then after that you’ll probaby want to fill it with some sort of trackers. Whether you want to document the books you read, movies you watch, or just have a simple year in pixels tracker, there are plenty of things to add to this section.
The most common things I see that get tracked are: books, bills, savings, movies, tv shows, music, gratitude, goals, milestones, challenges and a year in photos.
Here’s a few others that weren’t on the list. A pain tracker, grid spacing guide and social media tracker. Not everyone needs the same stuff and I love that you can add or leave out anything that you don’t want.
For the monthly spreads it’s pretty standart to have a title page. This can be as simplistic and minimal as you like. Or you can go all out. I love to mix mine up. It makes sense to minimalize a month especially if you don’t have the time to go doodle crazy.
I also love to experiment by changing up the paper color. It’s easy enought to paste into your journal or you can just rip scraps to glue in as kind of sticker accents. Washi tape is also a good addition to give your pages some flare.
The calendar can be spread over 2 pages or condensed into one. It all depends on how much space you will need for each day. You can also plot out your calendar in a list type format.
Now for the trackers! This is probably my most favorite part – especially when it come to the mood tracker. I LOVE incorporating doodles that get colored in. I’ve even combined my productivity into some of my trackers. I find this is the place that my creative brain can just go and run wild.
And if you are more of a minimalistic type there are trackers that are a grid. That way you don’t have to color anything in. You can just put a dot in the corresponding boxes.
Here are some other spreads I like to include at the beginning of the month before the weekly spreads. These ones usually include a polaroid memories page, brain dump, gratitude log, and sometimes a meal tracker. Most of the time I add my meal tracker within each individual week.
Weekly spreads I find are usually drawn out as 7 individual boxes for each day or 6 boxes with the weekend combined into one. I personally have always used the 7 boxes because the weekend is when I usually do the most stuff. So i like to have the most space for them. The only downside is that it uses more space and takes away from any other stuff you’d like to include into the weekly. But remember, you can always change things around to make them fit. Whether you group all your individual weekly weather trackers together and move them into the monthly section or make each day box just a little smaller so all the elements can fit around them, there usually is a way to add everything.
Sometimes I find just by changing the direction (and size) of the boxes that I can fit more with certain layouts. Here are the most common layouts that I use in my journal.