Bullet Journal Ideas For Beginners
If you’re just starting journaling and looking for some Bullet Journal page ideas for beginners, you’re in the right place.
With so many choices and options, it can be hard to know where to begin. Lucky for you, I’m here to help! I love nothing more than brainstorming page ideas for my Bullet Journal — believe me when I say that no matter what your skill level is, there are plenty of great themes and layouts that you can work with.
In this blog post, I will share a few of my favorite Bullet Journal page ideas specifically designed with beginners in mind.
If you’re looking for the basic pages to get started, you won’t find them here. As a beginner, I assume you already have all the basics, like a key and future log and such.
In this blog post, I gathered some different pages you should try.
Be sure to scroll until the end to get more resources and page ideas (including the basic ones in case you need them), as well as snag 100+ FREE Bullet Journal printables.
Let’s dive in!
Bullet Journal Ideas For Beginners
A Bullet Journal can be a life-changing tool if you know how to use it correctly, but starting from scratch can feel overwhelming.
I've created a list of easy bullet journal page ideas for beginners that will help you get started on your BuJo journey.
Incorporating a gratitude log into your Bullet Journal is the perfect way to develop an appreciation for all that you have in life.
Beyond just jotting down people and experiences for which you are grateful—you could also include sketches of nature, a line from an inspiring book you read that day or any other visual reminders of what makes your life special.
A regular gratitude log is not only a soothing reminder to slow down each day but will also help fill up your journal quickly with joyous memories and sunny thoughts!
If you're an avid reader, then chances are that you've struggled to keep track of what books you've read and when.
With the Bullet Journal book tracker, this can finally be a thing of the past!
The book tracker allows you to stay organized and keep track of all the books you've read, as well as see your progress over time. Keeping an eye on how slowly or quickly you devour your books will help bring focus and motivation to your reading goals.
Year in Pixels
A Year In Pixels is a creative and visually pleasing way to track your moods throughout the year. On each day, color in a square that corresponds with the emotion that you felt the strongest during that period. It may be calm or anxious, content or sad; it's all up to you!
Year In Pixels is a great tool for self-reflection and understanding how our feelings can change over time. Plus, it looks totally great, and you can actually use it for tracking anything else you want to.
Memory keeping is a great way to document the special moments and stories of your life, and Bullet Journaling offers a fun way to do just that.
You can create simple pages with a few keywords, or you can really go all out and get creative using drawings and stickers.
Plus, it's satisfying flipping through the pages of your journal and seeing how those little snippets of memory fit into the bigger story of your life over time.
A Bullet Journal cleaning tracker helps you keep up with all those pesky household chores you might otherwise forget -- like dusting and vacuuming.
This handy tool allows you to plan weekly, monthly, or annual tidying tasks so nothing sneaks up on you.
A cleaning tracker is a perfect way to never forget any of your chores, but also make it fun and creative.
Whether you want to start a business, learn a new language, or finally get that promotion at work, the Bullet Journal goals pages can help you reach your goals.
This great page provides simple steps to set your goals, track progress and get closer to reaching desired outcomes.
You can create a playlist with your favorite songs, but I'm an avid podcast listener, so here is an example of a podcast playlist.
A podcast spread is a great way to keep remembering that there are more podcasts you love out there, apart from the one you're hyper fixating on right now. Or am I the only one?
Keeping a Bullet Journal monthly review spread is a great way to stay organized and ensure you are on top of your goals.
Once this spread is set up each month, going back and reviewing your successes of the prior month can be an empowering process that helps you stay motivated.
It can also be a fun way to add some memory-keeping elements without actually creating a full-on page for that.
All it takes is some basic planning (and maybe a cup of coffee) to get your creative juices flowing. There's something special about pouring out your thoughts on paper and seeing your ideas come to life.
Plus, beyond being therapeutic, it's also an effective productivity tool that helps you stay organized and achieve personal goals.
All you need to do is to sit and write down everything on your mind and offload your brain. And once it's all there, you'll feel relieved, but also it will be easier to manage and schedule all the things.
Self-care is an important practice for keeping yourself healthy and happy. A great way of tracking your self-care progress is by creating a self-care Bullet Journal page!
It’s fun and simple – start by jotting down some ideas of something you can do for yourself. This could include anything from drinking more water, taking time for yourself each day to do an activity you enjoy, or finding something to make you smile.
Use this page as a reference for the next time you find yourself needing to do some self-care activities.
Adding an 'about me' page to your bullet journal can be an awesome way to make it a bit more personal and meaningful.
Going beyond goals, tasks, and general notes, this page is the perfect opportunity for you to think about who you are, what you want, and the direction you want to move in the future.
It's also really fun to create - from fancy lettering art to a collage of visuals representing who you are today.
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Bullet Journal Supplies
I can talk about Bullet Journal supplies for hours; there are so many out there for all the different styles and any kind of budget.
So I won’t get into detail here, but here are a few of my recommendations:
- A notebook. You’ll need a good one, and it all depends on so many different factors. My personal recommendation is Archer & Olive notebooks, and you can get it 10% off with my code MASHA10.
- Fineliners. They are the blood of your journal and will help you to create any page in your journal and more. My favorites are Sakura Pigma Micron.
- Markers. If you want to add color to your journal, you’ll need some good markers. I recommend Crayola Super Tips, since they come in so many colors and are pretty affordable.
- Brush pens. If you want to add some beautiful brush lettering to your journal pages, you’ll need a brush pen. I recommend starting with Tombow Fude.
This should be enough to get you started on creating and decorating your future Bullet Journal pages.
There are, of course, so many different page ideas you can use in your Bullet Journal. After all, this is a fully customizable system.
Not to overload you with information, here are a few blog posts to get started:
- What To Write In A Bullet Journal: 11 Page Ideas For Beginners
- Movies & TV Series Tracker Bullet Journal Ideas
- 300+ Bullet Journal Page Ideas To Organize Your Life
- 17 Bullet Journal Page Ideas For Your New Journal
Free Bullet Journal Printables
Time to share freebies and give you access to 100+ FREE Bullet Journal printables that are already in the Resources Vault.
A lot of the pages I’ve mentioned in this blog are actually available as free printables, so you can use them, try and see if it’s something you like using and want to invest your time in.
If you don’t have your 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 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 all you need is a printer, a good-quality paper, and, of course, a paper cutter.
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And remember: Keep Bullet Journaling, and Don’t Be A Blob!