Thank you to Lauren for writing this blog post on 15 things to track in your bullet journal!
A bullet journal system is a form of planning that helps you to organise your life. There are now so many variations of the bullet journal method by Ryder Carroll and that is the beauty of this type of planner, you can create it and tailor it to your needs and your preferences.
With a bullet journal, you can create the standard weekly spreads but you can create trackers and logs of various things that can help you stay seriously organised. Bullet journals are well known for creating habit trackers, but there are so many ways you can utilise your bullet journal.
Here are 15 things that you can track in your bullet journal:
1. Mood/Mental Health Tracker
Creating mood trackers give you the opportunity to record your feelings/mood each day. Recording your feelings can help you track patterns in behaviour and identify your triggers and help you improve your mental health. You can record your mood or mental health in fun creative designs or just write down your feelings, that will depend how you like to set up your bullet journal. However, the functionality is the same for both when displaying this information. It is completely down to your preference.
2. Sleep Log
You can have a page in each monthly set up to log your sleeping patterns. This may not be for everyone however if you wanting to keep track of your mental health, sleep plays a huge part of that. If you struggle with a chronic illness or even on a new medication this can be super beneficial for yourself and your doctors. Like mood trackers you can create artistic lists day by day or just simply note down the amount of hours with the date.
3. Habit Trackers
Habit trackers are one of the most common trackers in bullet journals. These are usually in a table form. Habit trackers are a way of listing habits you want to achieve daily or weekly, you then check off each task once completed. This can hold you accountable in eating each of these habits. You can tailor the habit trackers to what your needs are. These trackers are helpful if you forget things easily like medication for example.
4. Blog Stats/ Sales Stats
If you are a blogger recording your blog statistics is a great way to track your progress with views and your levels of engagement. It can help you to track growth or highlight areas that you need to work on. If you have a small business or making sales recording the sales can help you track growth and the money you have made. Whether it is blogging or sales you will be able to reflect on previous months and see your success.
5. TV Shows/ Films trackers
Recording TV shows you watch can be useful if you have a busy schedule and you can then keep on track of what season and episode your are on. Film trackers could be as a list of films you have watched each month or a list of films you want to watch. Having a list of films you want to watch can be great for movie days with family and friends or for date nights in.
6. Savings Log
Using a page or two for recording your savings can hold you accountable to reaching your saving goal. Whatever your savings goal is for a house, a car, a holiday or just something you need writing it down can help keep you focused on your goal. A log like will keep you up to date with your money, it can be really motivating to check off the next milestone on the list to your goal.
7. Expenses Log
If you find it difficult to keep up to date with your finances this log will be a great tool to help you keep a handle on your money. Writing down your dialling outgoings with bills and what you buy can highlight where you are spending money that maybe you could save on and put it to your savings goal or something more substantial.
8. Gratitude Log
Using gratitude logs are a positive mental health habit to start. Being able to write one positive thing you are grateful for each day helps you highlight positive aspects and it is known to boost your mood and improve your mental health. Taking some time to reflect on your day and draw on positive aspects is something that should be part of a healthy self care routine.
9. Book Tracker
Using a tracker for your to be read books can be a good spread in your bullet journal if you are an avid reader or a book blogger. It can be motivating to have a list of books you want to read and you can check off of your list once you have read them. If you have a lot of books it can help you keep track of all the books you have to.
10. Birthday Tracker
If you are rubbish with remembering birthdays or special occasions using pages in your bullet journal to note your loved ones and friends birthdays can be a great idea. You will never forget a birthday or special occasion again as you will have a list you can check regularly but you will also see it consistently.
11. Goal Tracker
Writing down your goals in a tracker is another productive use of your bullet journal. It is proven that voicing or writing down your goals will mean you are more likely to achieve them. You can break down your goals into sections or even set yourself mini targets and deadlines. You could also use goal trackers for focuses for the month or the year. Writing the goals down holds you accountable in achieving them. These trackers can be a productive tool in striving for success.
12. Instagram Planner
If you are a blogger or own a small business utilising social media is a must. Planning out your Instagram content ahead of time means you will always have content to upload. This can help you stay consistent on this platform which is key for engagement and you will feel organised.
13. Self Care Routine
Self care is so important to keep a positive and a healthy mindset and to look after yourself especially during harder times. Having a list of self care activities that make you happy in a tracker style means you can log each time you look after yourself or do something that makes you happy. You will then have a record of how often you are doing these activities which could show why your sleep or your mood is being affected. Self care is important to nourish our minds and body. Never feel guilty for putting yourself first.
14. Exercise Log
This can be a useful log for people who are working on their health and fitness. If you struggle with your health it can be helpful to write down small exercises or movement you have done to keep a record for you and your doctors. You will be able to see how your exercise affects your sleep and your mood.
15. Meal Planner
Using a meal tracker or a planner in your bullet journal can be really helpful for when you are doing a food shop and you can plan ahead and do this a week at a time or more if you want to. This page can be really helpful for families if you want to have different meals you will have a record of the last time you made that specific dinner. Having a weekly plan with means can help you buy foods in multipacks and can save you money.
Final Thoughts On Things To Track In Your Bullet Journal
What things do you like to track in your bullet journal? I’d love to hear in the comments.
Thank you to Lauren for writing this amazing post, please connect with lauren on her blog and social media!
Thank you for reading,