One of my favorite things about bullet journaling is all the different spreads you can make. There’s literally no limit or end of possibilities. You can track everything and make lists for all the things! Sometimes I make mine nice and simple, and sometimes I’ll go all out with doodles, washi and decorations. Here are some of my favorite bullet journal spreads, plus so many more that I can’t wait to try!
20+ Bullet Journal Spreads to Try Right Now!
- My Year in Pixels. This one is huge on social media right now. Make a graph with months across the top and dates (1-31, except for the months with fewer days) down the side. Then each day you color in the correct square according to your mood color key (example: orange = happy; green = neutral; blue =sad; etc.). For instance, today is January 18, and I’m feeling pretty happy. I’ll be coloring in the square for J-18 orange. This is just fun to see how you felt throughout the year, and it’s so helpful for tracking emotions for self-care, depression, and mental health.
- Books I Read This Year. Keep track of how many and what books you’ve been reading.
- Books to Read. I love this list when I finish a book and I’m not sure what to read next. It’s also handy to have when you see a book that looks interesting and you don’t want to forget it later.
- Yearly Goals. Write down those goals and keep yourself motivated!
- Fun Holidays. I love all those little holidays, and you wouldn’t want to miss National Drink Wine Day (February 18, just in case you’re curious). Instead of trying to squeeze them all in your future log or on your monthly calendar, just make a whole new page (or pages!).
- Monthly Trackers. January is the first time I’m trying a monthly tracker. Some of the things I want to make sure I do each day (like practicing lettering and my gratitude), and other things I want to track just to see how often I actually do them. I’m also experimenting with a cleaning tracker to get me motivated to keep the house clean this month.
- When did I last… This is great for keeping track of those little things you don’t do very often and can’t remember the last time they got done. When did I last change the oil in the car? Change the air filters in the house?
- Beat the Blues/Things that Make Me Happy. Having a crappy day? Make a list of all the things that make you smile and make you happy. It’s therapeutic to write it out, and it’s handy to look back on the next time you have a bad day.
- Gratitude. I love this one! Every day I write down at least one thing I’m thankful for.
- Favorite Quotes. This spread is perfect for practicing different fonts and hand-lettering skills! Make a list of your favorite quotes, and you can even give each list a theme: favorite movie quotes, favorite Harry Potter quotes, quote from FRIENDS, inspirational quotes, fitness quotes, etc.
- Look on the Bright Side. I’ve also seen this one called “The Complaint Department.” Make a list with two columns. Write your complaint or gripe on the left side, then on the right side you record your silver lining. It’s a great way to keep negativity in check and stay positive.
- Gift Ideas for Friends and Family. Throughout the year I try to pay attention when my husband says “Oooo, I love this [insert random thing here].” Then I make a note of it, and gift shopping is so much easier when his birthday or Christmas rolls around. It’s also a good idea to write down those ideas for everyone as you get them.
- Makeup Inventory. Make a log of your cosmetics: note the brand, shade, when you purchased them, if you liked them, if you hated them (then you don’t buy the same thing over and over again when you forgot that it didn’t work for you). You could even add how much they cost. I have no idea how old some of my eyeshadows and mascaras are, so I know for sure it’s time to toss them and start this list!
- Things to Improve. In addition to your annual goals, what would like to improve? Patience? Focus? Handwriting?
- Weight-Loss Tracker. Did you make it a goal to lose some weight? Make sure you check out my Weight-Loss Tracker. It looks like a game board and I color in a square every time I lose a pound. So fun and motivational!
- Movies to Watch. In my case it’s going to be “Movies my husband can’t believe I haven’t seen yet.” So basically all the movies.
- Self Care Ideas. Make a list of little things you can do to take care of yourself. Need some inspiration? Check out these 8 Self-Care Ideas for Super-Stressed Out Moms.
- Things my Kids Say. Because you never know what’s going to come out of their mouths next, and you just don’t want to forget when your son tells you, “I have hiccups in my butt.”
- TV Season Finale/Premier Schedule. Even with a DVR you don’t want to miss those dates!
- TV Show Tracker. Make a list of your favorite shows or a show that you’re currently binge-watching. One of my favorite bullet journal spreads right now is my Gilmore Girls tracker. I haven’t seen them all yet, so I’m going through and watching all the episodes from the beginning before I get to the new episodes.
- Yearly Bingo. Draw out a 5×5 grid, and in each square write down something you’d like to accomplish this year. Color in the squares as you get them done, and feel free to yell “BINGO!” when you get a line across! Then treat yourself.
- Home Improvement/Project Wishlist. Keep track of all the little things you’d like to do around the house. Then you’ve got a list of ideas ready when you have room in the budget!
- Your Wishlist. I never know what to answer when my husbands asks me what I want for my birthday because my mind usually goes blank. Now when I think of something I add it to my wishlist, and next time he asks I’ll just show him the page.
- Bullet Journal Spreads to Try. Yes, this list is absolutely in my bujo! Because sometimes I think of a spread that would be fun to make, but I don’t always have the time to make that spread right away.
So there you have it! More than 20 ideas for bullet journal spreads! I’m really excited about doing some of these this year! I think the Harry Potter quotes is at the top of my list, along with self-care ideas. The weight-loss tracker is one of my current favorites. I hope there’s something on this list that will add some fun to your bullet journal!