Bullet Journal round-up

I've made a few posts about my Bullet Journal in the last few weeks:

My bullet journal routine

16 habit tracker ideas for your bullet journal

30 essential (and not-so-essential) lists for your bullet journal

I've also been taking part in the #planwithmechallenge on Instagram, which has been fascinating. The idea is: there are daily prompts that you respond to, and post pictures of your planner pages, and you can use the hashtag to look at other people's planner pages. Here are the list of prompts for November 2016:

For those of you who like to be prepared, the December challenge prompts are out, too!

I thought I'd share some of the gorgeous and useful planner pages I've seen in my travels. Check out this cute, dotty habit tracker:

A photo posted by Heather (@ohayobento) on

This windmill-style Life Compass/Level 10 Life spread:

This 16-year-old has her own shop selling planner pages and stickers and they are SO CUTE:

These habit tracker graphs and cross-word style grid are everything:

Last but not least, these ADORABLE stickers for tracking your periods.

NEW IN THE SHOP: period tracker stickers! They are available now 😊

A photo posted by StickersGonnaStick (@stickersgonnastick) on

I've also got a Pinterest board full of Bullet Journal inspiration!

It's so inspiring to see other people's arty ways of organising their lives. Sure, bullet journalling is a bit of a frivolous, fashionable trend, but it's harmless fun that keeps us motivated to organise our lives around what's meaningful to us. Long live the bullet journal!

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30 essential (and not-so-essential) lists for your bullet journal

lists

1. Things I'd like to cook
2. Things I'm grateful for
3. Master packing list

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4. Important components for a daily routine
5. Questions about the world
6. Things to draw
7. Money-making ideas
8. Money-saving ideas
9. Skills I want to learn
10. Books I've loved
11. Books to read
12. Craft supplies that I own
13. Ideas for stories
14. Favourite dinners, lunches, and snacks

A photo posted by Beth McMillan (@teraspawn) on

15. Self care activities
16. 5-minute housework tasks
17. People who are jerks (this one is very satisfying to fill in after a hard day)
18. Nice things to do for people who are not jerks
19. Things I'd like to buy but can't quite justify to myself.
20. Things I like about... (Autumn, Christmas, rainy days, my walk to work)
21. Distractions that are keeping me from concentrating on work
22. Goals for... (exercise, home, work, learning)
23. "Bucket lists", i.e. things to do before... (the end of summer, moving house, kicking the bucket)
24. My heroes
25. Gift wrapping ideas
26. Bullet journal ideas (habit trackers, logs, collections)
27. Ideas for blog posts and articles
28. Actions that will advance my career
29. Workout ideas
30. Projects to try (programming, sewing, knitting, makeup...)

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16 habit tracker ideas for your Bullet Journal

Habit Trackers

I've found putting together monthly habit trackers to be a super useful tool in my Bullet Journal - with the significant proviso that I don't overwhelm myself by trying to do to much, and that if I don't get everything done, that's okay. Over the last few months, things that I've tracked include:

  1. Walked 10,000 steps (this goal goes quite well with playing lots of Pokemon Go)
  2. Meditated
  3. Ate breakfast (and yes, doughnuts do count as breakfast)
  4. Portions of fruits and vegetables eaten
  5. Flossed or used interdental brushes (gum health, yo)
  6. Had a no spend day
  7. Went to a yoga class
  8. Did some form of vigorous aerobic exercise (running, cycling, rowing...)
  9. Did some weight training
  10. Spent 1 hour learning
  11. Spent quality time with partner
  12. Spent quality time with friends
  13. Sent a letter or card
  14. Made something myself
  15. Cooked dinner
  16. Had a bubble bath
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