17 Bullet Journal Page Ideas For Your New Journal

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Ah, the thrill of starting a new Bullet Journal! Setting up a new Bullet Journal can be stressful, but don’t worry – I’m here to help.

Bullet Journal page ideas are the bread and butter of this journey, aren’t they? I remember when I started my first journal – the endless possibilities, the blank pages just waiting to be filled. From habit trackers to bucket lists, each page was an opportunity to make my journal uniquely mine.

And let me tell you, it’s not just about organization but the joy of creating something that reflects who you are. So, let’s get excited about this together, shall we? We’re about to make your Bullet Journaling journey less about stress and more about fun and self-expression!”

New year, new journal! It’s always so exciting! Not only a chance to move to a new notebook, but also an opportunity to level up your Bullet Journal.

Of course, a lot of thought goes into setting up your journal and migrating pages from the previous one. But there are also a lot of fun parts of migrating.

My favorite thing about starting a new journal is trying out new pages. I don’t overcomplicate and try not to add 30 new collections in each journal, but I enjoy trying out a few new spreads.

Some of them actually ended up on my must-have pages list, and I’d never have those if I didn’t give them a try.

But before we dive into the page ideas. I wanted to mention a few things. First of all, be sure to scroll until the end of the post to get some free Bullet Journal printables. Many of them are actually the pages we’ll be looking at today!

Secondly, also at the end of the post, you’ll find a few more posts that I’m sure you’ll love if you want to dive into even more page ideas.

What Are Yearly Bullet Journal Pages

Yearly pages are usually the pages that you add to the beginning of your journal, something that lasts you for the entire year (or at least until your journal runs out of pages).

You usually want to add these pages at the beginning of the journal; that’s why this list is useful for a new journal.

2021-2022 Bullet Journal Setup, future log | Masha Plans

But actually, the beauty of the Bullet Journal system is that you don’t have to organize your pages, you can write them anywhere in your journal, and with Index, you’ll be able to easily find them.

Before we actually start lookiong at the pages, let’s talk supplies.

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Stationery Recommendations

There are so many amazing supplies out there, that it’s easy to get overwhelmed, spend too much money, and end up buying stationery you won’t like or use.

So here are some of my favorites to use in my Bullet Journal, and I’m sure you’ll enjoy using them for creating your own yearly pages as well.

  • Fineliners. These are the bread and butter of your every Bullet Journal page, they are great for creating pages and adding doodles. My favorites are Sakura Pigma Micron, which also come in a pack with different nib sizes so you can add variety to your line thickness.
  • Brush Pen. I wouldn’t say it’s a must, but a brush pen like Tombow Fude will help you not just add beautiful brush lettering but also draw. They are easy to control, perfect for beginners, and with a smaller tip, they will allow you to create smaller headers.
  • Markers. If you’re like me, you’ll want something to add color to your pages. My go-to are Zebra Mildliners, but I also often recommend trying Crayola Super Tips – they come in so many colors and are pretty affordable. Plus you can also use them for brush lettering.
  • Stencils. This is also something extra, but stencils can really help you speed up the process of creating your pages and trackers. I love using these Jayden’s Apple stencils that have everything you need to create all sorts of Bullet Journal pages. But you can also try these popular stencils from Amazon.

With all the supplies at the ready, let’s look into different pages you can create in your journal!

Bullet Journal Page Ideas For Your New Journal

Bullet Journal page ideas are a dime a dozen, aren’t they? So many possibilities can make your head spin!

To keep things manageable, let’s focus on only these 17 pages.

And here’s a friendly tip – don’t feel compelled to try them all at once. Trust me, I’ve been there, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed.

Too many pages can turn the joy of Bullet Journaling into a daunting task – we certainly don’t want that, do we?

So here’s my advice: take it slow. Try one or two ideas at a time. Keep an eye on whether they’re adding value to your life, or just becoming another item on your to-do list.

Remember, your Bullet Journal is supposed to be fun and helpful, not a chore.

So, ready to explore these page ideas? Let’s dive in!

Future Log

We care starting from the most obvious one. The future log really is one of the basic pages to have in your Bullet Journal.

For me, it’s a great place to write all deadlines and holidays and such to see how I should be planning my year.

There are many ways to set up your future log. Usually, I prefer to set it so at one glance you can see the whole year and all the entries together.

You’ll find a link to a blog post at the end of this post with more details and more ideas on how to set up your own future log.

I know how incredibly annoying and time-consuming it is to write all the dates of the year, and honestly, you don’t have to since there are easier and faster ways to set up your future log.

There is also a set of 2024 Future Log Printables in my shop, which has 5 different types of future logs all ready-to-use right away!

Word Of The Year

And there’s nothing quite like starting off with a ‘Word of the Year’ page. Now, you might be wondering, “What’s this all about?” Well, let me tell you, it’s more than just choosing a fancy word. It’s about setting the tone for your year and your new journal.

Picture it as your personal theme song that plays in the background as you navigate through the year. It’s not a goal, not something you tick off your list come December. Instead, it’s a guiding principle, a beacon that keeps you focused on what truly matters to you.

Let’s say you pick the word ‘Growth.’ Now, every time you’re faced with a decision, you’ll think, “Will this contribute to my growth?” When you’re feeling low, you’ll remind yourself, “This is part of my growth.” See how powerful that can be?

Creating a dedicated page for your Word of the Year in your Bullet Journal makes it tangible. You can decorate it, doodle around it, make it as vibrant or minimalist as you like. Every time you flip open your journal, it’ll be there, gently nudging you in the right direction.

And here’s a fun twist – why not revisit this page every month? Jot down how your word has influenced your actions, decisions, and feelings. This way, you’re not just passively carrying this word around; you’re actively integrating it into your life.

My word for 2021 was “Persist” and it definitely helped me with some hard times. Every time it got too difficult to handle, I would just look at this page and think of my intention for the year – to persist.

And here I am, thriving!

Year In Photos

I have an HP SProcket printer, which I love but don’t use nearly often enough.

So when I was setting up my 2019 Bullet Journal I decided to create a page where I’d add a photo each month.

A picture is worth a thousand words, and now this is one of my favorite pages in my journal because I can see so clearly the journey I took that year.

Memory Keeping In Your Bullet Journal - memory collection | Masha Plans

And you don’t need a fancy printer for a spread like that.

Print it out on usual paper, use your printer to print the photos and then cut them, or simply go to a printer shop at the end of the year to print all 12 of your photos.

Vision Board

Want to set your year right? Want to build a path for yourself?

Well, the vision board can help you with all that.

Unlike the goals page, your vision board doesn’t force you to go strictly according to plan. This is just your dream for the upcoming year, your intentions and desires.

How To Create Bullet Journal Vision Board | Masha Plans

Vision board is a strong tool that helped me to – first – sit down and think deeply about how I want my life to be. And secondly – to manifest it to the universe.

Ok, this might sound a bit scary, but it works. Either because I truly believe the universe truly listens to us, or because by creating a vision board you give a signal to your brain, and it starts subconsciously working towards achieving what you dreamt about.

Both explanations work for me!

Yearly Goals

A Vision board is a great way to set direction, but what leads you to success is hard goals and step-by-step plan.

Create a goals page highlighting what you want to change in different areas of your life and maybe even add a little action plan to it.

2021-2022 Bullet Journal Setup, goals page | Masha Plans

A very important thing about goal setting though is to make sure you don’t push yourself to achieve something that you don’t want anymore, so be sure to check your goals as the year passes to ensure that you’re putting your efforts into the right things.

Level 10 Life

This is such a fun exercise that came into life from the My Miracle Morning book (which is life-changing, definitely give it a read, or listen!).

The main point is for you to evaluate each area of your life and then build a plan on what you need to do to achieve a score of 10 in all the areas.

It’s another creative way to make yourself think differently and evaluate your goals from a new angle.

Oh, and I also have a Level 10 Life printable bundle in my shop, in case you want to try out this page without spending time to set it up!

Yearly Finances

It’s always great to follow with your spendings, but you also could create a yearly financial overview.

I decided to organize it that way since I have many income sources, and it’s good to know how much I’m making from each.

If you have just one income stream – no worries. Create a table where you see how much you made per month and how much you spent on different things.

So instead of a column with different income streams like I have here, you could have a column with different spending categories.

Just go back to this page at the end of the month to add the final numbers, it will be interesting to see how your money flows during the year.

Savings Tracker

On the opposite side of your yearly finances, it could be a great idea to add a savings tracker, that way, you can see all your yearly finances in one place.

It’s always great to save money and there are so many ways you can create a savings tracker.

You can set a goal on how much you want to save each month, you can be saving for something particular so you can set a goal on when you want to have money to buy this thing.

Or you can just try to save as much as you can and use your savings tracker to simply see your progress.

Grid Guide

As you go and set your Bullet Journal pages, you’ll realize how often you need to divide your journal spreads by half, by three, and so on.

Counting squares each time you’re working on a setup can be pretty time-consuming, so why not create a grid guide to make the entire process so much easier?

The grid guide is basically a spread that tells you how many squares you need to have for different divisions. All you’ll need to do when setting up your next spread is take a look back at your grid guide and you’ll know where to draw your lines.

A little tip here – be sure to create your grid guide on the left side of your notebook, it makes it much easier to reference it in the future.

Year In Pixels

This is a great way to monitor your moods, and the best part – you can set it up once, and no need to create one every month.

Year in pixels Bullet Journal spread by @irenejbujo | Masha Plans
Credit: @irenejbujo

Basically, year in Pixels is an annual mood tracker; it’s a great way to see how you’re doing and to check up on yourself.

Mood trackers generally are an amazing tool for mental health, so I definitely recommend giving it a try.

But the fun party about a year in pixels is that it can be dedicated to anything else. Like a year of workouts, or it could be a yearly water tracker.

Basically, think of this one thing you’ll be committed to doing the entire year and create a tracker for that to keep you on track and motivated.

About Me Page

I love creating “about me” pages.

They help me to think more about who I am as a person, and it’s a fun way to put on paper where I am in life at the moment.

Looking back at all the “about me” pages is super fun and nostalgic, so I always recommend people to try these out.

A cool thing I like doing with my about me pages in my Bullet Journal is to create one when I start the journal and one when I finish it. It’s kind of a fun way to see how far I went with my life during this time.

Birthday Tracker

One of the things I love the most about my Bullet Journal is that it allows me to never forget important dates like birthdays.

Usually, I actually add my birthdays to my Future log, but hey, you can also create a separate fun birthday tracker, especially if you have a lot of them to remember.

I’ll admit this particular tracker doesn’t have a lot of space, so if you have a larger group of friends you might need to dedicate two pages to your birthday tracker.

Or you might just make the balloons for the months with the most birthdays smaller. After all, chances are there are months in the year when none of your friends or family actually have birthdays.

Cleaning Schedule

Cleaning is a bain of my existence, I can’t stand dirty places, but I really really don’t like cleaning. Well, unless I’m very angry about something, I can’t use this power too often.

So what helps me to keep the house clean is having a cleaning schedule.

Instead of delaying the process and then spending the whole weekend cleaning, I schedule little tasks I can do every day to keep the house clean.

It’s also a great reminder of the larger cleaning tasks that I often forget about, like cleaning the fridge, washing the curtains, and flipping the mattress.

Bucket List

A bucket list is basically a list of things you want to do. You can create a bucket list for your year, like 20 things to do in 2020, or for your age, like 30 things to do before 30.

Bucket lists are a fun way to remind yourself of some fun things to do, other than Netflix. And it’s also one more awesome page to put your dreams to.

I really love creating seasonal bucket lists, so you don’t get too lost in your work and other responsibilities and take time every season to do the fun things you enjoy doing.

Yearly Intentions

It’s a new spread that I’m trying this year, and it’s something to set myself right for the upcoming year.

This is a spread to think about your mental health, well-being, and personal development. And yourself these questions:

  • What do you want to feel more of this year?
  • What do you want to leave behind?
  • What habits do you want to keep?
  • What things do you want to add to your life?

I love this spread because, honestly, all these questions made me think of the upcoming year in a totally different way.

Book / TV / Movie Tracker

Love reading books, watching movies or TV shows? Well, why not create a tracker for those?

Add here the movies you want to watch or the books that are on your to-read list.

Or maybe leave it empty and just set yourself a goal to read that many books and fill it out as you go.

Things That Make Me Happy

This is a fun page that I’m sure we all need for self-care in this crazy time.

This is simply the page with things that make you happy. It’s a great reminder of all the wonderful things that are still there for you to enjoy.

It can also be a great reference point for when you need a pick-me-up. Just add sections with your favorite movies, music, food, and next time you’re feeling down just do some of these things.

Free Bullet Journal Printables

If you feel like you don’t really have the time to create the pages yourself, you can always use printables, and I got you covered.

You can find 100+ free Bullet Journal printables in the Resources Vault already. Including a few pages I mentioned in this post, such as level 10 life, yearly goals and an about me page.

If you don’t have access yet, you can always sign up in the form below.

Once you confirm your subscription, you’ll get the password to get 50+ free Bullet Journal printables, stickers, and worksheets to use right away.

If you’ve never used printables before, be sure to check my post How To Use Printables In Your Bullet Journal.

It’s pretty basic, and you can find all the supplies you need in my post Supplies For Using Bullet Journal Printables.

More Resources

Want to get some more ideas or just generally learn more about a few of the pages I mentioned above?

I’ve got you covered, check out these posts next:

>>> What kind of pages are you thinking of adding to your new Bullet Journal? Share with us in the comments!

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