What are the lists you keep in your bullet journal? Sneak peek into some of my lists // www.prettyprintsandpaper.com
One of the biggest pros of the Bullet Journal system is the way you keep Collections in one place. I was always a list maker and rapid-logger of various things – errands to run, gifts to give, trips to coordinate, books to read… all on Post-Its and half-filled notebooks littered around my apartment. Then I discovered the Bullet Journal and the concept of collections all in one place.
In my Traveler’s Notebook system, I have an insert devoted to these Collections. This way, they would be more enduring than my Planning insert, which is dedicated to my weekly planning layouts. The best part is that I can just turn the page and start something new. Some lists aren’t surprising, and others are more unique. I have noticed I keep a few types of collections – archiving information for future reference, planning larger projects, and tracking progress and development.
A lot of Bullet Journalists wonder about what lists people keep, so here’s a peek into a few of the lists I’ve kept:
Organizing my thoughts for Holiday planning – anchored in my values around this season. @prettyprintsandpaper
Words I love
Books to read
Places to check out around Minneapolis
FSA expenses (to make sure I reconcile them!!)
Project milestones at work
Health (ailments, illnesses)
Car info (services, issues)
Checks (to make sure they clear)
Sales (sometimes I sell my lettering work)
Trip planning (so far Peru, Alaska, and camping trip)
There are so many ways you can use collections – I’m about to migrate to a new notebook and will get to be creative and reflective about what I move over. See my updated collections here! What collections do you keep?
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Jessica is.a Minnesotan handlettering artist, leadership educator, and bullet journal blogger. She is passionate about working with people to uncover their personal power and potential through connection, creative planning, and calligraphy. You can find her at a local ice cream shop, teaching, on Instagram (@prettyprintsandpaper)
Hi Jessica! I just love the idea of keeping a separate notebook for collections. I realize that this is all technically “one notebook” for you since it’s in your MTN but I’m wondering if I might be able to do the same. I’m toying with creating a notebook cove that would house 2 Leuchtturms for this purpose. Or maybe even a Leuchtturm for me dailies/short-term collections and then a cahier-type notebook for my long-term collections (books to read, long-term goals, stuff like that). Oh, the decisions lol.
Thanks for sharing how you make your BuJo work for you! I love it 🙂
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Love your blog and your BuJo advice. I have started a BuJo so many times and then drop it. I am back on the BuJo train and I have made it longer than in the past. Woo Hoo.
How many journals/log books do you use? Se people seem to put it all in one. Because I am starting again I have so many lists and I am worried that my whole BuJo beginning will just be lists. Advice?!?
You could ask someone who does it in one big notebook, but since I have a midori system I have one insert (a moleskine) dedicated to the collections part of my bullet journal and one insert for the weekly planning. I know some people will skip forward a big hunk to get lists a little distance from their dailies
I found Lovenotebooks years ago and bought 2 or 3 every year. I am a compulsive writer, if I like a quote, I would write it in a Journal next to my computer. Nothing is tidy or organized, just phone numbers all over the page, names all over the place. NOTHING IS ORGANIZED ! People look at the journal and cannot stop laughing. I live in a 1920’s Cottage, that I adore ! Moved from 6,500 sq ft to 1,500 sq ft. I ALWAYS dreamed of decorating my home, however, I had a very high end job and no time. When my Husband was transferred, I decided to do my House. There was a lot to do and I was doing well, I had done a lot of my DREAM. 2 years ago I arrived DOA in TOTAL RENAL FAILURE from a prescribed Antibiotic. I was in the ICU forever, then housebound. The house was a TOTAL MESS ! I am now able to function, I desperately need a HOME ORGANIZING PLANNER. I have not really found anything that is not geared to a Family. If anyone has any ideas, PLEASE LET ME KNOW, I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT PLANNERS, I HAD A SECRETARY.
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