I started my Bullet Journal just over a year ago as a way to deal with the boredom and monotony of life in lockdown, and I’m so glad that I did. It’s such a great way to keep track of daily activities as well as your mood, habits, favourite songs and movies. There really is no limit to how creative you can get with your bullet journal, and the best part is that you don’t need to be an artist to make it look good.
Believe me when I say that I have never had a (successful) artistic bone in my body, and I have plenty of awful attempts to back me up on that. With the dotted pages of bullet journals (I use this one from Scribbles That Matter) and step by step instructions on Pinterest, however, I’ve been able to create pages that I really love. Here are a few of my favourites…
Jigsaw Mood Tracker & Weekly Planner
After seeing this jigsaw piece mood tracker on Pinterest I really wanted to try it out for myself, and I was so happy with the result. Essentially all you do is draw straight lines and parts of circles but you get such a great effect from it.
Monthly Playlist & Weekly Planner
I don’t know about anyone else, but I go through such intense phases of being obsessed with certain songs until I entirely forget that they exist. The reason that I love the idea of a playlist page so much is that I can look back and remind myself of the songs I loved at a particular moment in time. Most songs on my February Playlist page are extremely emo, and I’m going to blame One Tree Hill for that.
Instagram Tracker and Monthly Tracker
I’ve tried out a number of tracker layouts, but I think that this one from May 2020 is my favourite because of its simplicity and basic colour theme. The stars around the edges are done with an ink stencil, and although it’s messy and fiddly at the time, the end result always looks so good.
Weekly Planner Double Spread
Let’s throw it back to April 2020 when I was really invested in making all my pages super detailed. This might be my all time favourite spread in my bullet journal, but I just don’t have the patience to make every week this intricate – especially with my lack of natural artistic talent! This does look pretty good though, doesn’t it?
I’d love to hear which of these pages are your favourites, and if you have any tips or new techniques that you think I should try out!