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4 Awesome Bullet List Ideas for Your Journal

Hello, Creative Writer! This is a super-short mid-week post, and I am super excited about it πŸ™‚ I’ll be showing you 4 very simple, but very awesome, bullet list ideas for your journal.

I was talking with a friend the other day, and I mentioned that I was averaging about 7 read books per month. “How do you keep track of that?” they asked. Well, I keep track of that and other fun tid bits. Let me show you how.

Bullet List #1: One Sentence Per Day

This is one of my favorites because it flexes my creative writing muscle daily. I usually write it at night, with the challenge of wrapping up the entire feeling of the day in one sentence.

It’s super easy. Set up two numbered pages at the beginning of the month (one for each day of the week) and get creative. Here I have used washi tape and a red pen.

Then give yourself the challenge to wrap-up the day in one creative sentence. Or you could do daily gratitude or whatever else you come up with. These are really fun to look back on, because they give you a snapshot of the entire month.

Bullet List #2: That Month’s “Obsessions”

I get into trends every month. Last month’s list included Shania Twain’s album Now, faux calligraphy, and watching Mike Rowe interviews. The month before that I was all about watching The First 48 and staying off Instagram 😝

Write down your monthly “obsessions” (or likes, trends, hobbies, whatever you want to call it). As the month goes by day by day, jot down what you’re enjoying the most.

You’re really doing this for your future self, because it is really nostalgic to look back at your “obsessions” and see what you used to be all about. Even looking back at two months ago, I kinda laugh at my “eBay magazine shopping” phase πŸ˜‚ Glad that one’s over.

Bullet List #3: Movies Watched

I love watching movies, but I am also very picky. I love keeping track of the movies I’ve seen. I might even give them a rating πŸ˜‰

And if you keep your movie stubs, even better, because then it becomes a really cool scrapbook sort of thing.

Sometimes movies are also wrapped up in great memories~ who you watched it with, how much you laughed, the jokes you made afterward… It can be really sweet to look back on these πŸ™‚

Bullet List #4: Books You’ve Read

And finally, this is how I keep track of books. I read a ton, and it always gives me a sense of accomplishment every time I finish a book. You ever feel the same way?

With this list, you can see if you’ve been slacking, what reading phases you’re going through, and what type of books you’re being drawn to. It’s also a great way to keep track of books you’d like to review on your blog.

You can also make a note of how well you enjoyed the book, or make a wishlist of books you’d like to read in the future (then mark them off as you go).

So there you have it! Four super awesome bullet lists for your journal πŸ™‚

And let me add just one more tip: You can find TONS of fun stickers on eBay much cheaper than Amazon. They may just take longer to get to you. The ones shown here have Korean words on them, which is perfect because I’m learning Korean right now πŸŽ‰

Do you bullet-journal? Share your tips and ideas in the comments for others to see!

Take care and write on,


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9 thoughts on “4 Awesome Bullet List Ideas for Your Journal

  1. I never heard the phrase bullet journal before, but I suppose what I do could be considered bullet journaling. Each night I try to write down at least five things I am thankful for. Sometimes it is good things that happened in the day, or it could be a good quote I read, anything positive. I like your ideas too. Thank you for sharing!

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