Bullet journaling can be imperative in keeping a good log of what you get up to during the day. Highlighting areas you can improve and areas you did well can accentuate who you are as a person and make you the best version of yourself. Take your bullet journaling to the next level with these 10 layouts. I guarantee you’ll find at least 3 new layouts to add to your bullet journal.
The Daily Log
As your day progresses it gets harder to note everything important you’ve done throughout the day. Therefore, a daily log is necessary if you want to keep up to date and in detail of the important things that occurred during the day. Noteworthy things could be a to-do list, how much water you’ve drunk, or things that you could improve on.
The Weekly Log
Daily logs are important, but it is also crucial to zoom out and take a look at the bigger picture. Having a weekly log allows you to do just this. Taking a look at your whole week and noting down key points is imperative if you’re trying to better yourself. Noteworthy things could be assignments, or tasks that you’ve completed, or maybe not completed, which should be carried on over to the next week.
You’ve zoomed out from a daily to a weekly log, now let us take it to the next level by taking a look at your whole month as a whole. A monthly log can be useful for tracking down longer term goals, such as weight loss, habit cessation and other things alike. The monthly log is my personal favorite as it helps me with my weight loss. Something like weight loss can fluctuate weekly, but taking a look at it from a bigger perspective really helps me in controlling my diet throughout the coming weeks. It is an indescribable sensation to jot down your weight in a decreasing manner.
Habit trackers are one of, if not the most important thing that I think should be in every bullet journal. Everyone has a bad habit that they’d like to curb. Some may be more serious than others, such as smoking, but everyone has one nonetheless. Habit tracking is a science-backed, sure-fire way to eliminate your bad habit.
A brain dump is more useful for the artsy ones out there. My artists friends all have a brain dump, as a good idea can hit you out of nowhere, but it can also disappear into nowhere in a matter of minutes. Therefore, a brain dump is necessary to help keep track of all your amazing ideas and solutions so that you won’t ever forget them. Let the journal do the remembering for you.Credit: Instagram
A meal plan is one of the crucial journal layouts for those that are following a diet. Be it a weight loss diet, or a weight gain diet, a meal plan is imperative if you’re serious about your goals. Meal plans are widely used as a way to count calories and to meet your daily caloric intake. You can also use your meal plan as a calculator to calculate calories so you can accurately keep track of your caloric intake.
Tidy Up Planner
Does it ever come to a point where you say enough is enough to a messy room? Personally, I’m a very messy person and to be honest I don’t mind it that much. But when I’m in a rush, this becomes a problem. Things go missing and I spend time I don’t have enough of, looking for my missing keys for example. Or even when a family member is coming over and I just need to have a presentable area. This is when I use my tidy up planner to get things in check and have the place looking neat and tidy. I would recommend using this tidy up planner twice a week.
Weight Loss Chart
For some, weight loss isn’t a big deal. But for many, weight loss is something that is always at the back of their mind, but it just never happens. This is where the weight loss chart comes into play. It is scientifically proven, that noting down your weight every now and again, let’s say weekly, is proven to show a decrease in weight. This is your first step to smiling when you look at the scale. All you have to do is enter this chart into your journal, and results are going to show. Not that weight will automatically just shed from your body, but noting your weight means you’re serious about losing weight. So, just do it.
Another crucial log that everyone should have is a savings log. Money is definitely important, and managing your money and managing it well is an extremely important skill to master. Mastering it might not be as hard as it sounds, as all you have to do is jot this chart down into your journal! It really is as simple as that. Once you jot this chart down and enter the data in accordingly, your perspective widens, much like zooming out, and you can see clearly where you’re spending a lot unnecessarily, and cut down accordingly. Super simple, but super effective.
Bullet Journal Key
Okay, you’ve noting down all your things and made all sorts of cute and creative symbols to signify what. But wait, what did this mean again? Exactly. Making a key or a legend for your bullet journal will make it so the journal remembers things for you. Don’t know what a symbol means? Check your journal key! Simple as that. This should be at the back of your journal so you can easily flip to it instantly at any given time.