If you’ve never used a bullet journal before, then the pages might seem daunting to you. However, they are a great way to organize your day. Using them every day inspires me and allows me to focus on things that are important, as well as remember those little things that I would otherwise forget.
There are just so many bullet journal ideas for beginners, many of them you probably don’t realize. So, here are some of those ideas for you.
1. A To-Do List
A simple, very basic way to use a bullet journal is to list the things you need to do. As you complete tasks you can cross them off and feel good about yourself.
2. Meal Plans
Ever struggle with what you want to eat tonight? I know I can sometimes get decision fatigue that can make me reach for the takeaway menu quickly. I found preplanning meals was the best way to avoid this. Not only is it healthier, it is less expensive.
3. Future Plans
I always find myself planning. Who am I going to see when, what plans I have for work and what I want to do next month. Sometimes remembering it all is difficult. However, keeping it in a bullet journal is a great way to keep track of it all. Now I know I never miss out.
4. Planned Movies/Albums/Books
I love a good movie, and there are so many that it can be hard to keep track of them. That is why one of the best bullet journal ideas for beginners is to have a list of all the movies you want to see in one list. You can even rate them as you watch them to remind you to rewatch the really good ones. And this doesn’t just work for movies; books, albums and television shows can also have their own lists.
5. Savings Tracker
When I want to save for something big, it is all too easy to put it into the bank and then forget about it and spend it on a night out. A bullet journal can prevent this by using it as a tracker of your savings so you know how much should be in your account for that holiday/new hobby equipment. You can also use the bullet journal as a spending tracker to keep tight control of the household budget.
6. Workout Log
Fitting in some exercise into your day can be very hard. Sometimes you have time for more of a workout than other days. Yet you want to make sure that you that you’re getting enough in over the week. That is why a workout log can be so useful. It can also help you to feel positive on days when you aren’t doing as much by seeing how much you’ve done on previous days.
7. Important Contact Details
Not everything can be kept on our phones. So, another one of the great bullet journal ideas is to have important contact details stored in it. It also helps for when that phone battery dies and you need to speak to someone immediately.
8. Important Dates
You can use a bullet journal to list all the birthdays, anniversaries and other important dates of friends and family in chronological order. There’s no reason now to forget to send a card.
I love cooking new meal, but doing it without a recipe can be challenging, and remembering them from television can be hard. So, if I see a good recipe on the Food Network, I quickly write it down in the bullet journal for later.
10. Favorite Quotes
I love quotes. Yet there are so many to remember that it can be hard. That’s why I like to write down some inspiring ones in the front, so that I can refer to them when I need them the most.
11. Shopping Lists
Another one of the best bullet journal ideas is to use it as a shopping list. I put everything I would like to buy on the list. If after a couple of months it is still on there and I haven’t thought about it since I placed it on the list, I cross it off.
12. Daily Schedules
Days can be very complicated. You’ve got to be in a thousand different places all in one day. A bullet journal can help you keep ahead of the demands of a modern life by listing your daily schedule.
13. Notes From Meetings
If you have a lot of meetings, bullet journals are a great way to take important information away. By using a bullet format you are condensing the information into simple sentences that make it easier to look at.
14. Present Tracker
Do you like shopping early for Christmas and birthdays? I do, you can get some great deals out of season, especially for Christmas. However, keeping track of what you’ve spent and bought for everyone is tough unless you use something like a bullet journal. Plus, you can hide it away, so no-one sees what is on the list.
15. Information About The Day
If you’ve had a bad/exciting/interesting day, then you might want to use a bullet journal to collect your thoughts. Write down what has happened and how it has made you feel.
16. Places To Visit
We all have places we want to visit. Ensure you don’t forget those dream vacation locations with a list of the places you want to visit.
Had a lovely dream last night? Then write it down in the bullet journal so you’ll always remember it.
Lots Of Bullet Journal Ideas
New to using a bullet journal? Not a problem. Use the bullet journal page ideas above to make the most of your journal. They can help you to remember all the important things you plan to do and help you to take the next step in your life. They’re also great at organizing your special days, thoughts and aspirations so you can plan them more carefully with confidence.
Do you have any bullet journal ideas for beginners? We’d love to hear about them in the comments.