Journaling is a practice of writing down and tracking changes in your life to reduce stress and anxiety.I have previously made a blog post about journaling and how it can change your life, make sure to check it out.
There are various benefits of keeping a journal, whether it is related to time management, organization or mental health. Everyone should consider having a journal or a diary to get a hold of their lives.
There are also times when we just run out of inspiration for bullet journal pages or can’t think of a way to start. Trust me this can happen to the best of us. There are various ways to start a bullet journal and also variety of pages you can make to track your time, schedule or anything you want.
After the prompts, I have listed out some bullet journal page ideas along with design ideas from Pinterest to inspire you. They are just one of the ways you can make those pages, you can design your pages or make a theme too.
Here are some ideas for bullet journal prompts to get started on your journey to journaling:
- I’m grateful for…
- I regret that…..
- I am the happiest when….
- The most important thing for me to experience in life is…
- The most traumatic event of my life is…
- My favorite way to spend the day is..
- 20 things that make me smile..
- Something other don’t know about me iss
- Things that inspire me…
- My life took a drastic turn when…
- My biggest fear is…
- How i imagine my life 2 years from now….
- Something i will never forget….
- If i could talk to my past self i would say…
- If i could talk to my future self, i would say…
- Words that always encourage me…
- 5 things i’d like to change about me
- 5 things i’d never change about me
- times when i feel the loneliest
- My greatest dream in life is…
These were some of the journaling prompts that could give you a headstart. There are other types of journaling pages that can help you get organized in life. You can manage your time effectively and organize your things in a efficient manner.
Below are some bullet journal pages with inspiration you can try. Keep in mind that it doesn’t need to be very beautiful or perfect. As long as it is beneficial for you and help you track things in life, it is all great. You don’t need to worry about it being very artistic and pretty.
Social media password tracker
This can come a lot handy when you’re someone who easily forgets passwords and always need to reset it. Track all your passwords at one place with this one. Make sure to keep the journal safe from strangers 😉
Habit tracker is easily the most commonly used bullet journal page among people. It helps you track your habits daily. You can also review it at the end of the month by analyzing which habits you need to improve. There can be various creative ways to track your habits.
If you are someone who has trouble with the sleep schedule, either you sleep too much or not enough, this is the right thing for you. You can track how much you slept the night before, analyze your sleep cycle and try to modify it for the next month.
Movie bucket list
This is for all the movie buffs who sometimes loose track of the movies they need to watch and end up missing it. You can keep a track of the movies you want to watch and tick it off when you’ve watched them.
Self care tracker
We forget to take care of ourselves in the midst of doing all the chores and work, this tracker reminds you to take a break and practice self care. It can be anything ranging from a 5 min meditation to an hour or 2 drive. The main aim is to feel good and refreshed.
It feels really bad when you forget someone’s birthday while you get busy with your work and all the chaos. A birthday tracker will help you remind the birthdays you don’t want to forget.
Fitness tracker helps a lot if you’re keen to maintain a healthy and fit lifestyle. You can track your daily exercise and analyze it at the end of the month. It somehow keeps you accountable too.
Cleaning schedule tracker
Keep a track of your cleaning schedule with this tracker. It will certainly help you in reminding when was the last time you cleaned an area so you don’t end up in a messy and dirty environment. 😛
Study schedule tracker
If you’re a student, you certainly need this tracker. You can keep check on all the lectures, assignments and exams you have coming up so you don’t miss out on anything. You can modify your study tracker any way you like, to suit your lifestyle.
Practising gratitude every day in the morning or night helps you create a positive environment around you. This gratitude log helps a lot when you’ve had a bad day or feel lost.
Affirmations help when you’re in a bad mood. It is also a huge help for people dealing with mental health issues. Although, writing them daily in the morning is a very refreshing thing, you can also read them out loud from you journal to create a confident and positive energy.
We all had our times when we wonder where did all money go, where did we spend it. Sometimes we run out of money before the month end and have to survive on the things left in the house. This money tracker helps you keep in check where you spend your money the most. So, the next month you’re more cautious about your expenses.
We all have wishlists, things we want to do, experience and everything we aspire to be. This can make a great page in your bullet journal.
Places to visit
Keep a checklist of places you want to visit if you’re a wanderer. It creates an excitement and you can add up things as you go.
Make picture filled pages with the photos from places you’ve visited. It will act as a great memory for you to look back on.
Keep an eye on how close you are to your goals by creating a goal tracker or just write down your goals to remind yourself to not give up.
Simplify your routine and plan your meals in advance so you don’t waste time on thinking what to cook. You can also write down recipes along with it for your memory.
To do list
A basic to do list for your daily tasks so you don’t miss out on anything. it helps you feel accountable.
You can make a page or two entirely dedicated to review your past year.
To keep a track on the books you already read and those you are yet to read, this layout is very helpful. This helps those book hoarders who buy books but forget to read them.
There are many other different layout ideas you can try such as:
- What makes you happy
- Things to learn
- Monthly budget
- Brain dump
- Mood tracker
- Doodle page
- Favorite quotes
- Curious Questions
- Favorite memories
- Gift Ideas
Everything depends on your imagination. Try it, Journaling has no rules.
Let me know in the comment sections what other pages do you have in your journal and how they are helping you organize your life?