The bullet journal, or as some would call “bujo”, is meant to be your best friend, the keeper of all of your lists, to help push you towards that certain goal. And as you may be able to guess, there are hundreds of different things to track out there (probably not literally, but you never know). Here’s a list of things you could possibly track in your bullet journal I’ve created based on what I’ve seen so far in the bullet journal world.
- Index/Table of Contents – Self explanatory.
- Calendex/Future Log – To keep track of what days the months start and end on for your monthly and/or weekly spreads and to also keep track of specific things you’ll have planned throughout the year.
- Monthly and/or Weekly Spreads – To keep track of anything from work schedules to birthdays to appointments to events. Maybe even add on the day’s weather too.
- Habit Tracker – Sometimes it helps to track certain daily habits such as sleep, hydrating, working out, or spending.
- Weekly To-Do Lists – Or you can make it daily, depends on how much of a busy person you are.
- Monthly Memories – I’d like to be able to look back on my favorite things that happened during a certain month. If you’re more of a social person than me, maybe make it weekly memories.
- Monthly Gratitude Log – Make a list of things you’re grateful for every month, or you can do it each week, it’s all up to you.
- Recipes – Whether they’re to try, passed down from your family, or a simple favorite, I personally think this is a good thing to keep in your bullet journal.
- Online Order Tracker – Keep a list around of things you’ve bought off the internet if you’d like to keep up with all your online spending and/or to keep up with all the shipment dates to make sure you get things on time (or at all).
- Bucket List – Everyone has hundreds of things they’d like to do in their lifetime, and if we don’t keep track of them all, we tend to forget one or more.
- Travel Bucket List – To keep track of all of the places you want to visit.
- Wishlist – Make a list of things you want, maybe even plan days to treat yourself.
- Spending Log – Make a list of all the things you buy to keep track so you can go back and look it over later for various reasons.
- Budget Log – A personal list you could make to keep track of the size of your checks, bills, and what you have left to spend on anything but bills.
- Mood Tracker – Make a pixel list of every day of the year tracking your mood from happy to mad to sick even.
- Birthday List – To keep track of everyone’s birthdays. Who knows, maybe you’ll memorize them by next year!
- Brain Dump – For random thoughts, crazy ideas, and more!
Health & Fitness
- Fitbit Tracker – If you’re a Fitbit user like me, sometimes it’s helpful to track anything from your steps to miles.
- Workout Goals – Don’t be afraid to set aside a few pages to keep track of workout goals whether you want to run around the block or get certain things done at the gym.
- Workout Planning – To keep track of a list of things to do during your workout whether it’s poses for yoga or what you plan to do at the gym for how many minutes.
- Meal Planner/Log – If you want to keep track of what you eat or feel more in control of what you will eat, you can track anything from planned dinners to what you’ve eaten that can help you set future meal goals for that week.
- Water Intake Log – To keep track of how much water you’re drinking daily.
- Weight Tracker/Goal – Set aside a page to make a map of weight loss/gain goals, or maybe if you generally want to keep up with your body’s health this way, keep a daily log of what your scale tells you.
- Sleep Log – Self explanatory.
- Dream Diary – If you have crazy-ass dreams like I do, then this is self-explanatory.
- Travel Log – When you travel, it might be helpful to keep track of what you’re taking with you on your trip, even log memories from the trip and list places you’ve visited.
- Shopping List – I’d say I only need a shopping list every other week, but some people need it weekly, some only need it monthly. Make a list of things you know you need to buy and can’t forget.
- Savings Tracker – Make lists of savings goal to help keep yourself in check when saving up for something specific.
- End-Of-The-Year Overview – Fill up a page after you’ve finished the year and write an overview of it from met-goals to what you hope for next year and so forth.
Entertainment & Media
- Movies to See – Make a list of movies you want to see, that way you can keep track. There were so many times in the past where I’ll be browsing through Netflix and I’ll see a movie and think, “Wait. Didn’t I want to see that!?”
- Favorite Movies – You could even do specific favorites like, “Favorite Romances” or “Favorite Comedies”
- Music Playlists – From Workout playlists to playlists of songs that make you smile, or even cry. If you’re a music lover like me, you’ll need something like this to keep track of all the songs you enjoy.
- TV Shows – Netflix Binge-Watcher as well? It’ll be helpful to keep track of episodes, even seasons of all the shows you’re in the middle of watching. Maybe even keep track of shows you want to try out or see in the future?
- Books – It could be really helpful to keep track of books you want to read or have read, maybe even make lists of favorite books or least-liked books.
- Video Games – In this day and age, there’s so many video games out there, more to come, that we all can’t keep up with. Keep a list of video games you’d like to play to keep track of it all. Maybe even list favorite games to look back on later to relive.
- Quotes – Make a list to keep track of all your favorite quotes whether they’re from a movie or from a book or maybe from your best friend.
Writing & Art
- Plot Ideas – Make a list to keep track of either plot ideas for a current WIP or for future stories you’d like to write.
- Artwork Ideas – Make a list to keep track of certain things you’d like to pain to draw in the future.
- Blog Ideas – Make a list of post ideas to keep track of all you’d like to post in the future.
- Word Count Tracker/Goals – A must-have if you’d like to keep track of your writing habit or simply would like to get to a certain word count in your novel/story by a certain time frame.
School & Knowledge
- Class Schedule – Make sure to have a spare schedule of your classes, even in your bullet journal. Might be easy to have it around to help you plan for things in the future.
- Homework – Make a list to help keep track of homework. Might be helpful to make it a checklist so you can keep track of what you’ve done, even add on due-dates to help better prepare you for planning on when to do said homework.
- New Words – I personally like to keep track of new words I’ve learned to look back in the future.
- “I want to learn…” – You can make this list monthly or yearly. It could be what you want to learn in a language or anything in general you’d like to learn.