Were you inspired to start a bullet journal after reading our article on what bullet journals are and how they can change your life? It’s time to get started.
What to explore in your bullet journal:
- Take a look at your spending habits and track how much you are spending each week on things like food, shopping, social activities with friends, utilities, and rent. Laying it out for yourself on paper can help you identify your weak spots and help you start saving some money.
- Define your goals for the year and write down a couple of key things you would like to improve on. These don’t have to be New Year’s resolutions per say, but they could be. Giving yourself an outline for things you’d like to improve on including : Saving money, working on wellness, spending more time doing things you enjoy, connecting with family, etc.
- Track your wellness. Whether you’re looking at your exercise habits, food habits, how often you mediate, or seeing how long you sleep each night this may give you some insight.
- Keep a to do list for your weekly, monthly, and yearly goals. This will help you prioritize your time.
- Write daily affirmations and positive reminders.
- Have a list of destinations you’d like to travel to? Jot them down so you can start marking them off of your list.
- Make a list of things you’d like to experience this year: a concert you want to go to, a mountain you’d like to hike, a vacation you’d like to take.
- Mark notable days so you don’t forget important holidays and birthdays.
- Create a savings chart and mark how much money you are saving each month. This will keep you motivated to save more and spend less.
- Create a ‘mind map’ and let yourself get creative about different ideas that you are still thinking about.
- Store important passwords so you aren’t fumbling through 1000 sticky notes looking for the right one.
- Keep a maintenance list for things that you need to get done and when it needs to happen. This could be for your car, home, or just general life. Need an oil check in 2000 miles? Want to remind yourself to get the gutters cleaned in a few months? Jot it down.
- Work on writing some prose or very short short stories in your bullet journal. Getting creative is always a fun way to spend a few minutes of your day.
- Write down what you would like to accomplish at work this year. Create goals for yourself.
- Keep a list of things that you’re grateful for or that make you happy. When you’re having a hard day it’s something nice to look back on.
Happy bullet journaling! We will share more topics in the coming weeks to keep you motivated.