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10 Ideas For Your Bullet Journal

Ahhh! This week has been crazy busy for me and I have barely had time for social media, let alone updating my blog. I am currently doing a group project at uni which involves numerous team meetings and presentations that have been taking up a lot my energy *head exploding emoji*. Despite the busyness, I have enjoyed keeping my new bullet journal up to date and have found it a useful way to stay organised. I thought this week I would share with you a few ideas if you are looking for bullet journal inspiration. 

The cool thing about bullet journalling is that you can start simple and add different ideas and lists as the weeks go on. Each new week is a chance to explore your creativity. All you need is a blank notebook and you can begin. I am using the awesome personalized notebook I received from Tangible Stationery Co.

 To Do List

This is a handy way to ensure you do not forget anything important each week. Sometimes we do not know exactly when we will be able to complete a task so this list can give you the freedom to decide if you have time to fit it in on the day.

Weekly goals

These can be anything from blogging goals, fitness goals, spending goals, study/work goals, social media goals, anything and everything you want to aim towards.

Exercise Tracker

An exercise tracker is so motivational and colouring in a square is very rewarding after the workout is complete. This week I am tracking yoga, swimming, gym and walking. Each week you have the flexibility to add or remove different activities.

Healthy Habits

It always good to ensure you are getting enough exercise, but other habits such as sleep, drinking water and relaxation time are important to monitor too.

Meal Planner

Using a bullet journal to plan ahead and decide what you are eating everyday is a great way to ensure you are following a balanced diet. It’s also an idea to track alcohol intake if you want to cut down.

Blog and social media stats

Keeping a log of blogging and social media stats is a cool way to see how you are doing online. You could also include the amount of time you spend on social media and the frequency in which you post if that is something you want to analyse.

Books, films and TV 

Listing books, films and TV shows is a fantastic reminder to schedule in daily relaxation time and make sure you don’t miss your favourite episodes!

Birthdays and anniversaries

Jotting down all the important dates is a great way to make sure you do not forget anything and means you can plan ahead when it comes to buying cards and gifts.

Gratitude list

Writing a daily gratitude list is thought to increase levels of positivity and improve well-being. It can also help you to notice and appreciate all the good things in life.

Favourite moments

This is the perfect way to remember the best bits of the week and nice to reminisce on at a later date.

Do you have a bullet journal or have you written a post on bullet journaling? If so, please share your links in the comments – I’d love to see other ideas!


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  1. March 8, 2018 / 2:56 pm

    Great post lovely! Great list of ideas for your bulletin journal. I love bullet journals as you know! Yours is so pretty! ☺️ I love keeping track and I find I am more organised when I am using it.
    Lovely pictures! Good luck with your group project at uni 💕😘xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 8, 2018 / 3:51 pm

      Aw thanks so much for your lovely comment Lauren! 💖 You are so sweet! I remember feeling inspired after reading your bullet journal post, it definitely encouraged me to start my own 😍✍🏻. It’s such a great way to stay creative and organised 😘 xx

  2. March 8, 2018 / 3:04 pm

    I love this! I definitely need to get more organised, but I find it difficult having hardly a creative bone in my body. I try, but I think more trying is needed. x

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 8, 2018 / 3:52 pm

      Thank you so much Hannah 💖. I hope you give it a try, it’s very fun and Pinterest has so many ideas & inspiration 💕😘 xx

  3. March 8, 2018 / 3:21 pm

    Thank you so much for this list Bexa 😘 I’ve seen bullet journals used alot by bloggers but didn’t understand why they were so popular but now it all makes sense, I’m going to order one from Amazon today! xxx

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 8, 2018 / 3:53 pm

      Yay! I’m so glad you are going to order one Farrah! 💖 That’s awesome 😍. Thank you so much for your lovely comment and so pleased the post has inspired you 😘💕 xx

  4. March 8, 2018 / 5:27 pm

    Love this post! I’ve just started my bullet journal and i’ll have a post up over the weekend about it! I love these ideas and I will use some myself in my journal!
    Liz xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 9, 2018 / 6:35 am

      Thank you so much Liz! 💖 I loved your journal photo you shared on Insta 😍. Definitely looking forward to reading your whole post 😘 xx

  5. Shaun
    March 8, 2018 / 9:05 pm

    I love your pretty bullet journal Bexa 😘. A great list of ideas, especially the gratitude list and favourite moments 😄. I like it when you say each new week is a chance to explore your creativity, very positive ☺️. A great post Bexa 😄😍💖😘 xxxx

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 9, 2018 / 6:37 am

      Aw thanks so much Shaun! So glad you liked it 💖. Gratitude lists & fave moments are great ways to stay positive ☺️😍😘 xxxx

  6. March 8, 2018 / 10:46 pm

    Aw, your BuJo is so pretty and colourful! I started mine in February (and wrote a post 😁) and I am finding it so helpful for blog planning and ideas. Although I use it as a scrapbook too, it’s nowhere near as colourful as yours. I love your idea of incorporating favourite moments, that’s a fab tip, I’m going to start doing this from now on! Xx

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 9, 2018 / 6:40 am

      Aw thanks so much Lisa! 💖 I remember seeing your post and thinking it was such a cool idea! Using it as a scrapbook is a fab idea too. Yay! I’m so glad you are going to add favourite moments – it’s a lovely way to add some positivity to the week 💕😘 xx

  7. March 9, 2018 / 2:57 am

    Loved your bullet journal. You have decorated it beautifully and inside it is so well organized in your beautiful handwriting. I am not at all confidant that I will be able to keep it that neat and clean. But want to have a journal where I can jot down things I need to do. I have a rough note book though. 🙂

    http://glossnglitters.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 9, 2018 / 6:43 am

      Aw thanks so much for your lovely comment 💖. It’s definitely a fun way to stay organised. You should give it a try, there is so much inspiration on Pinterest for different ways to be creative with it 😍💕 xx

  8. March 9, 2018 / 3:58 am

    I love this! I am looking to start one and am not sure how I want to set it up when I start and this gave me some fantastic inspiration!

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 9, 2018 / 6:44 am

      Yay! I’m so glad this has given you some inspiration 💖. Thank you so much for your lovely comment Lacy 😘 xx

  9. March 9, 2018 / 8:08 am

    I love your weekly spread! I originally hounded Pinterest for weeks and started a bullet journal in October last year but disheartened myself with it because I was trying too many complicated spreads! 😧
    I have however started a new one for this year and gone for a more minimal weekly spread and I experiment now and again with my other pages – I’m not a very artsy person but always willing to give it a try! Haha
    Thanks for sharing 🌹 xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 9, 2018 / 8:21 am

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Laura! 💖 I know what you mean, Pinterest has so many complex and amazing journal layouts, it can be really disheartening at times 🙈. Starting simple is such a great idea! Especially as you can add on as the weeks go by and explore with different styles ☺️. So glad you enjoyed the post 💕😘 xx

  10. March 9, 2018 / 8:23 am

    Your spread is so beautiful and it makes me want to start bullet journaling again!
    I purchased a Happiness Planner 52-week journal earlier this year but I miss the creative part.

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 10, 2018 / 12:23 pm

      Thanks so much for your lovely comment Malorie 💖. I have a regular planner too for the times when I don’t have time to create anything fancy ☺️. It’s nice to have both options 💕 xx

  11. March 9, 2018 / 1:17 pm

    Lovely ideas!
    I’m honing to get out the ‘favourite moments’ idea this week. Sounds like fun!

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 10, 2018 / 12:24 pm

      Yay! So glad it’s inspired you! Thank you so much for the lovely comment 😘💕 xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 10, 2018 / 12:25 pm

      Thanks so much for the lovely comment 💖. It can take up a lot of time 🙈 so I don’t think I’ll be able to do it weekly. I may just update when I’m feeling creative 😍 xx

  12. March 9, 2018 / 8:07 pm

    I think having a gratitude list is a really nice idea 🙂 Thanks for the post!

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 10, 2018 / 12:26 pm

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment Michaela 💖 xx

  13. March 9, 2018 / 8:10 pm

    Hi, I’ve not Holt a bullet journal and keep thinking I should give one a try. I like the idea of adding meal planning and a gratitude list.

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 10, 2018 / 12:26 pm

      Thanks so much Chloe! 💕 It’s definitely a good way to keep everything organised and in one place 😍 xx

  14. March 9, 2018 / 8:28 pm

    Hope your uni project goes well. I love how colourful your bullet journal is & very organised. Looks like a useful thing to have & has fot me thinking about one.

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 10, 2018 / 12:27 pm

      Thank you so much Leann 💖. I’m glad you feel inspired, it’s a great way to be creative and organised 😍 xx

  15. March 9, 2018 / 8:31 pm

    I am so jealous of your journal! It’s gorgeous 😀 also these are really good ideas- I really need to start a bullet journal 🙂 xx

    Jade Marie | jademarie.co.uk

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 10, 2018 / 12:28 pm

      Thanks so much Jade! 💖 It’s definitely a fun way to be organised, glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  16. March 9, 2018 / 8:40 pm

    Fab post as always! I haven’t started a bullet journal – don’t think I’m creative enough! But I do enjoy looking at others journals 😊

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 10, 2018 / 12:29 pm

      Thanks so much Soffy! 💖 There are so many pretty and imaginative designs on Pinterest, I was inspired by all the creativity there 😍 xx

  17. March 9, 2018 / 8:52 pm

    Love your Pusheen bullet journal, it’s so gorgeous and such a great idea to keep organized, something that I desperately need to start doing! The gratitude list and favourite moments are lovely touches too, great post as always, Bexa 🙂

    Jessica xo | jessinwonderland.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 10, 2018 / 12:31 pm

      Aw thanks so much for your lovely comment Jessica! 💖 So glad you enjoyed the post and felt inspired 😍 xx

  18. March 9, 2018 / 9:15 pm

    This is a great list of ideas. I’ve been wanting to start a bullet journal for the longest time now, but I don’t really know what to put in it. Great ideas and I love your notebook it’s so cute!

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 10, 2018 / 12:32 pm

      Aw thank you so much for your lovely comment Megan 💖. So glad you liked the ideas and hope it inspires you 😍 xx

  19. March 9, 2018 / 9:27 pm

    I just can’t seem to get to grips with this, my idea of organised is loads of scribbles on a piece of paper that I probably lose. Do you find it takes quite a while to do and create? Because everyone’s looks so pretty and like it took hours!

    my20staughtme.wordpress.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 10, 2018 / 12:34 pm

      He he yes, this took a while! 🙈 I’m not sure I could keep this up every week so I have a regular planner too. I think I’ll do a week here and there when I’m feeling creative. It does take a lot of time and effort, I dunno how people do it 🤣. Thank you for your comment Charlotte 💕 xx

  20. March 9, 2018 / 9:28 pm

    You have just made me realise I need a bullet journal in my life!! I love the personalised touch on the front of your journal, I can’t resist personalised stationary and so there’s so many things you can do with a bullet planner I never even considered.

    Emma x
    emmarollason.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 10, 2018 / 12:38 pm

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Emma! 💖 I was amazed at how much you could do with a bullet journal, the ideas are endless 😄. So glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  21. March 9, 2018 / 9:29 pm

    I love looking at other people’s bullet journals. It gives me tons of inspiration. Yours is so so pretty! It’s so colorful! Recently I’ve been going for more of a minimalistic look, but my gosh, you’re making me want to go more colorful again. I really like how you put your to- list. I might have to try some of these out 🙂 xxx

    Melina | http://www.ivefoundwaldo.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 13, 2018 / 1:12 pm

      Thank you so much for your lovely thoughtful comment Melina 💕. It’s always fun to explore different ideas and layouts! Glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  22. Charlene McElhinney
    March 9, 2018 / 9:35 pm

    Your bullet journal is so pretty to look at and so inspiring. I’ve been wanting to start one for ages but I’m not very arty and felt I didn’t have what it took to start one but after reading this post I’m really eager to get started. I love the idea of a gratitude list! And I really want somewhere to track my social media and blog stats! Thank you for this post sweetie!

    Charlene McElhinney (@blogabtnothing1)
    http://www.charlenemcelhinney.co.uk

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 10, 2018 / 12:40 pm

      Aw thanks so much for your lovely thoughtful comment Charlene 💖. It’s such a great way to keep track of everything each week. The blog and social media stats would be so good to see the progress every week ☺️. So glad you enjoyed the post 😍 xx

  23. March 9, 2018 / 9:40 pm

    I had trouble with setting up a bullet journal, enough so I returned to using a Filofax; however, your spreads are so pretty! They give me plenty of planning inspiration.

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 10, 2018 / 12:41 pm

      Aw thanks so much Lydia, you are so sweet 💕. I have a regular planner as a backup when I don’t have time to be creative 🙈. So glad you found the post inspiration 😘 xx

  24. March 9, 2018 / 10:14 pm

    You are so creative and have the cutest ideas!! I wish I had half the talent you do, this is adorable! If you designed these and sold them I would so buy one! 🙂
    Alice Xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 10, 2018 / 12:42 pm

      Aww Alice! 💕 You are so sweet and always give the nicest, encouraging comments 😘. So glad you enjoyed the post 😍 xx

  25. Claudia
    March 9, 2018 / 11:01 pm

    I need to be more organised. I am focusing on one thing and I ignore the other important things. This is the solution for me. I am going to have one. Thank you for the idea. Great post🤗😍

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 10, 2018 / 12:45 pm

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Claudia 💖. So glad you enjoyed the post and hope you enjoy creating your own bullet journal 😘 xx

  26. March 9, 2018 / 11:20 pm

    I love your journal! It’s adorable! Bullet journaling is so rewarding, I love the creative aspects of it and it has certainly helped to keep me on track! All of your suggestions are good ones, there are a few I might add into my spread next week =-) thanks for the info!

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 10, 2018 / 6:48 pm

      Aww yay, so glad you have found some new ideas for your bullet journal 💖. Thank you so much for the lovely comment Kristin 😘 xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 10, 2018 / 6:50 pm

      Thanks so much Kirsten! 💖 I’m a newbie so not sure if I will keep it up but it’s definitely fun to start 😍 xx

  27. March 10, 2018 / 2:51 am

    I agree… the colorful dotted borders is impressive and lighthearted lovely! I like the gratitude and healthy habits tracker collection in the list. Bujo is organizing fun that meets your needs and grows with you. Thanks for the ideas.

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 10, 2018 / 6:51 pm

      Thank you so much for the lovely encouraging comment 💖. You are so right, it’s great to see the journal develop over time 😘 xx

  28. March 10, 2018 / 6:50 am

    So many awesome ideas! I love this post 😀

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 10, 2018 / 6:51 pm

      Aw thanks so much for your lovely encouraging comment 💖 xx

  29. March 10, 2018 / 12:19 pm

    I think I’ve probably mentioned it to you before but I attempted to create a bullet journal at the beginning of the year but I’m not artsy – or patient – so it’s more of a glorified blogging notebook but I have a list of books I’ve read, films I’ve watched, my monthly blogging stats and monthly “nice things” which is always nice to update and keep track of 🙂 xxx

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 10, 2018 / 6:53 pm

      That’s such a good idea Jenny, a notebook of “nice things” every month sounds so positive 💖. Thank you so much for the lovely comment 😘 xx

  30. March 11, 2018 / 9:37 am

    This has given me some motivation to start back at my journaling. Thank you.

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 13, 2018 / 8:58 am

      Thanks so much Ri, so glad it’s inspired you 💕😘 xx

  31. March 11, 2018 / 9:49 am

    I’m doing a bujo but haven’t got a dotted journal. Gonna get myself a dotted one so I can start over and use all these tips! ☺️

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 13, 2018 / 8:58 am

      Thanks so much Hannah, so glad the post inspired you! 💕😘 xx

  32. March 11, 2018 / 10:09 am

    Oooh I love this post! What a pretty layout you’ve done and great ideas! I’m still yet to buy a journal and start bullet journaling but I still admire other people’s 🙂 Clare xx | https://www.clayaa.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 13, 2018 / 9:00 am

      Thank you so much Clare 💖. I was the exactly same, I spent ages admiring others before starting my own ☺️ xx

  33. March 11, 2018 / 11:28 am

    I am definitely going to save this for late. I have the journal that I want to use but I am so scared that I am going to start and mess it up that I keep putting off starting! This post has motivated me to give it a go…finally!

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 13, 2018 / 9:01 am

      Yay! I’m so glad you feel motivated Kirsty! 💖 It’s so much fun to give it a go and you never know how it will turn out ☺️. Enjoy 😘 xx

  34. March 11, 2018 / 11:53 am

    I love how artistic you are. you should make them and sell them in your shop for sure. xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 13, 2018 / 9:01 am

      Aww thanks Kerry! You are so sweet and supportive 💕😘 xx

  35. March 11, 2018 / 2:48 pm

    Bullet journaling is new to me but I think it’s exactly what I need. Thanks for sharing! Going to try this out!

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 13, 2018 / 9:02 am

      Yay! Thanks so much Margaret 💕 so glad you feel inspired 😘 xx

  36. March 11, 2018 / 5:32 pm

    I just recently started bullet journaling again and this is such a helpful list to fill up pages.

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 13, 2018 / 9:02 am

      Thanks so much Sakhile, so glad you found the post helpful 💕😘 xx

  37. March 11, 2018 / 7:37 pm

    I always get really jealous when I see how artistic and creative some people are with theirs! Your pages look amazing! I use my bullet journal as a blog planner mainly but I’m starting to wish I had done something like an activity planner in mine to help keep me in check. Great ideas! x

    Sophie
    www,glowsteady.co.uk

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 13, 2018 / 9:04 am

      Thanks Sophie! 💖 A blog planner is a great idea! I love bullet journaling as you can change your layout each week when you have new ideas 😍 xx

  38. March 11, 2018 / 7:58 pm

    I’ve never tried keeping a bullet journal (to be honest I never really knew what it was) so thank you for this post! Such a lovely idea, I love writing lists so feel that this would be a great thing for me. Also feel it would be so interesting to jot down social media stats and how long i spend online!

    Beth xx
    http://isthisseattaken.net

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 13, 2018 / 9:05 am

      Thanks Beth! 💖 Social media and blog stats are always cool to track. So glad you enjoyed the post 💕😘 xx

  39. March 11, 2018 / 8:01 pm

    Eeek! your handwriting is absolutely gorgeous, along with your creativity😍😘.
    Some really great ideas here darling, thank you so much for sharing them with all of us!
    Whats your favourite kinds of stickers to use?😇💋 xoxo
    http://www.beautynbrushes.co.uk

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 13, 2018 / 9:07 am

      Aw thanks so much Emily! 💖 You are so kind. Ooh good question, I don’t have any stickers at the moment. Can you recommend any good ones? I am loving washi tape at the moment to decorate, so many cool patterns and colours 😍 xx

  40. March 12, 2018 / 12:14 pm

    Hello Bexa, (pun not intended)

    I’m a writer and a teacher and I have a personal BuJo and one for work. I love it because it helps me stay organised, plus it lets me be creative. It’s been so long (since childhood) that I’ve made drawings and it’s amazingly relaxing. It’s also more fun to track my word count and novels with pen and paper. I’m glad you also love having one. I like your pictures!

    Best,
    Morgan

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 13, 2018 / 9:10 am

      He he, gotta love a pun 😍. Yay, that’s great you have two! I’m a newbie to all this but can see how creative and enjoyable it is 😍. Thank you for your lovely comment Morgan 💕😘 xx

  41. March 12, 2018 / 6:46 pm

    You’re one of my fave people! I swear I’ve never seen anyone get as excited and I do with creative things like these. I LOVE decorating blogs and what’s better than creating your own journal to keep up on the crazy days! It’s super cute and cool 😎 Also best of luck with your uni work! last week was hella crazy for me too and I actually didn’t get to post anything 😮 🙁
    Great post as always darling! 💖📔

    xx Lena | https://lenadeexo.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 13, 2018 / 12:54 pm

      Aww Lena! 💖 I do get very excited over stationery and notebooks he he 😍. Glad you share my enthusiasm 😄. And thank you lovely, I’m hoping this week will be less crazy. I hope things settle down for you soon 😘 xx

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