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The advantage of using a bullet journal is that you can customize it for every area of your life. Instead of having a day planner for your schedule, a project app on your smart device, and a habit tracking journal, you can put everything in one place.
Now you don’t have to spend hours searching for information you need or trying to remember which appointments belong where. Instead, your whole life is streamlined and organized. But if you’re wondering what you could put in your bullet journal, here are a few ideas to get you started…
Taking a few minutes to plan your meals in advance can help your week flow smoothly. It eases stress because you don’t have to panic at five o’clock when the kids are hungry and looking for something to eat. It also saves money because you’ll be less likely to make a fast food run when you already have a menu ready.
Many people with hobbies have multiple projects going on at the same time. Maybe you’re a knitter and you’re working on a pair of socks for a newborn baby, knitting a scarf for a friend and starting a blanket for a beloved grandparent.
When you have more than one or two projects, it can quickly make your hobby confusing. Use your bullet journal to note what projects you’re working on and how far along they are. You may also want to create a “project wish list” where you record other projects you’d like to tackle in the coming weeks.
A bullet journal can also be useful for helping your home stay organized. For mums, a chore chart that rotates is a great idea to keep in a journal. Tracking each month’s cleaning tasks so you know when it was time to do things like clean the gutters or clean the windows.
If you’re a blogger or you run a digital business, then you need to create content regularly. But it can be hard on those days when you don’t know what to say. Use your bullet journal to keep a list of content ideas and add to it regularly. Then the next you’re feeling blocked, you can simply open your journal for inspiration.
If you’ve wanted to lean into a new habit like becoming more grateful, you can use your bullet journal to help you do that. Create a list with spaces for thirty days. Then you can simply add one item you’re grateful for each day and it only takes a few minutes.
Whether you’re going back to college or helping a loved one manage a full course load, it can be useful to have a class schedule in your bullet journal. You’ll be able to see at a glance when term papers are due, dates for final exams, and other important information.
A bullet journal can also help you track your finances. You can use it to record transactions, track how much money you owe, and how your emergency fund is doing. The more you track your money, the easier it will be to get your financial priorities sorted out.
Of course, you don’t have to use all of these ideas. The point isn’t to implement everything into your bullet journal. Just take what works for you now. You can always come back and add more pages to your journal later.
Bullet journaling is easier to do if you have the tools you need for the job, read my previous post on bullet journal must-haves.