5 Ways to Use Bullet Journal Spreads to Organize Your Life


Family / Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

Bullet journals are a very personal way to journal, plan, and keep track of every aspect of your life. It is a useful tool for any phase of your life.  Any one from students, working moms, to stay at home moms can all manage the busy areas of their life using a bullet journal.  In this blog post, discover 5 ways to use bullet journal spreads to organize your life.

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5 Ways to Use Bullet Journal Spreads to Organize Your Life

What is a Bullet Journal?

Before I jump into the way you can use bullet journal spreads to organize your life, let’s pause for those that might not know what a bullet journal is.  Here is an informative video from Lily Pebbles explaining what a bullet journal is and how you use it.

5 Ways to Use Bullet Journal Spreads

(1) Daily Planning

Due to its flexible structure the bullet journal is a great tool for daily planning.  It is a tool that can help you keep track of appointments, tasks, and activities to keep your days organized.  Your bullet journal is personal to you and allows you to track your daily tasks in any format you choose.

Here are a few examples bullet journal spreads to help with daily planning.

Bullet Journal Spreads - Purple Daily Spread
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Bullet Journal Spreads - Weekly Spread
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(2) Managing To-Do Lists

Bullet journal spreads are great tools for managing to-do lists.  Try using the monthly and daily spreads of your journal.  The core strategy of tracking your daily tasks utilizes a list structure.  Different symbols allow you to easily note the completion status of each item.

Bullet Journal Spreads - Weekly Spread
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Bullet Journal Spreads - Cute To Do List
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Bullet Journal Spreads - To-do List
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(3) Expressing Creativity

If you are the creative type, a bullet journal is a way for you to freely express your creativity.  It is basically a blank canvas for you display your ideas visually.  A bullet journal can take the place of an art journal or scrapbook while giving the added features of organizing your life.

Check out these creative bullet journal spreads…

Bullet Journal Spreads - Creative Calendar
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Bullet Journal Spreads - Creative Calendar
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(4) Tracking Goals

For the goal-oriented types out there a bullet journal is an excellent way to track goals and ensure that you are always moving forward.  By adding trackers to your bullet journal, you can track individual goals in a simple visual format.  Daily and monthly trackers keep you on schedule and can also help you develop good personal habits.

Here are some examples of bullet journal trackers.

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(5) Financial Planning

Financial planning is a task that just has to be done.  Why not add a little fun and incorporate it into your bullet journal.  Bullet journal spreads can easily be used to help you track your spending, saving, and budgeting.

Here are a few financial planning bullet journal spreads to get your started.

Bullet Journal Spreads - Spending Log
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How Will You Use Yours?

As you can see the possibilities are endless when it comes to bullet journal spreads.  The ones you choose are up to you. Use the list above to inspire you to come up with your very own style. Remember, your bullet journal is a tool that is designed to make your life easier, more enjoyable, and more inspired. Enjoy it and make it work for you.

Leave a comment and share how you use your bullet journal spreads to organize your life.

5 Ways to Use Bullet Journal Spreads to Organize Your Life

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15 Replies to “5 Ways to Use Bullet Journal Spreads to Organize Your Life”

    1. Thanks Sarah! But I can’t take credit for the pictures. They are courtesy of some great bullet journalists out there. Some of my favorites that give me inspiration.

  1. These are so beautiful! What I don’t necessarily understand is how do people take the time to do all the pretty decorating? My to-do lists are usually a scrap of paper on the kitchen counter. Although I guess there might be people who enjoy looking back over time at their past days’ lists… Anyways, I’m rambling. Pretty journal pics! 🙂

    1. I know exactly what you mean Amy. I think the really pretty ones are designed by the creative types. There are other examples out there for those of us who just want the basics.

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