Mix & Match 4 Bullet Journaling Styles to Fit Your Life

Last Updated on November 7, 2019 by Jody Halsted

This is article #8 in the Bullet Journal series.
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There are lots of different styles of bullet journaling. In fact, it’s a very personal and personalizable way to journal, plan, and keep track of your busy life. Use these styles as a starting point then mix & match to come up with a system that works for you.
Bullet Journaling Styles to Fit Your Life

4 Bullet Journaling Styles to Fit Your Life

The Daily Planner and Organizer

Weekly Layout for Bullet Journaling
I still play with weekly layouts trying to find the *perfect* one.

One of the most popular uses for the bullet journal is as a daily planner and a way to organize your busy life. It will keep track of your appointments, tasks and anything else that comes up. It’s the ultimate daily planner that can be customized to work for you, in all aspects of your life, and keep track of just about anything and everything for you. Color coding or adding different sections makes it easy to keep life organized.

The Ultimate To-Do List

Monthly Spread from my second month of Bullet Journaling.
Lists throughout… monthly, daily, and collections of things to do, brilliant ideas, and even gifts to give

If you love making and working from daily to-do lists, you’ll love the bullet journal. It’s the ultimate to-do list system since each daily section is nothing more than a list. The same goes for collections which are nothing more than thematic lists that you use in addition to your daily to-do lists. Since everything is collected in the journal, you don’t have to dig through that pile of Post-It notes. (Surely I'm not the only one who did that?)

The Creative Outlet And Memory Keeper

Bullet Journaling for vacation memories!
The Bullet Journal is perfect for jotting down vacation memories!

If you’ve been thinking of keeping a traditional journal, art journal, or scrapbook, but you don’t want to commit to a dedicated book, (or let's just be honest, don't have the time to create one) consider using your bullet journal as a creative outlet to explore your artistic side. You can make it as simple or involved as you’d like and still use the journal to keep track of the things you need to get done.

The Personal Improvement Tool

Bullet Journal Monthly Habit Tracker
Tracking my daily to-do's helps me know where I'm falling short of what is important to me.

A bullet journal is also a great way to keep track of goals and make sure you’re doing something every single day to help you move forward. Trackers help you monitor your progress and you can add monthly and daily reminders to help you create positive habits. Use trackers, mind maps, and dedicated lists for books you want to read, courses you want to take, or new things you want to try. The bullet journal makes a great personal improvement tool.

Recommended Bullet Journal Supplies
The Bullet Journal tools I use & recommend!

How you use your bullet journal is up to you – there is no wrong way! Use the list above to inspire you to create your very own style of bullet journaling. Remember, it is a tool that’s supposed to make your life easier, more enjoyable, and more inspired. Make it work for you.

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