Most people use their bullet journal to master their self-organisation in a fun and unique way. But this isn’t the extent of this quirky stationery’s intended use. Did you know that you can also use your bullet journal to track your personal goals? Detailing your daily, weekly, and monthly aims next to your schedule and to-do lists is an excellent way to stay motivated.
Still need to purchase your bullet journal? At Stationery Studio, we’re one of the top bullet journal suppliers in the UK, so take a peek at our broad selection of Leuchtturm, Rhodia, and Field Notes dotted notebooks.
Whether you’re new to the world of bullet journaling or already have one on the go, here are our tips on how to use a bullet journal to track your goals.
Short-term and long-term goals
It can be useful to split your goals into short-term and long-term goals, as this will change how you include them in your bullet journal.
While it might be sufficient to list minor weekly goals next to your schedule to remind yourself about them, you might want to create dedicated page spreads for your long-term goals.
Giving your long-term goals their own space in your journal will allow you to create a ‘master plan’ for reaching them. By breaking down each step you need to take to reach your goal, things will feel more manageable and it will be easier to stay on track.
Whether you want to write a book, achieve a new qualification, or record an album, it won’t be helpful to just write down your goal and tell yourself to do it. These aspirations can’t be slotted into a simple to-do list! By creating a specific space in your bullet journal to monitor your goal journey, monitor your progress, and make relevant notes, you’ll feel like you have a better grasp on those big ambitions.
Use a layout that suits you
The great thing about bullet journals is that you create your own journal structure and layout.
This means that when it comes to tracking your goals, you won’t be confined to a tracking structure that’s already printed in your notebook. You can create an eye-catching design for presenting your aims and achievements that helps you.
Why not take a look at a few sites like Pinterest for layout inspiration?
Committing your goals to paper will force you to prioritise your goals in a new way. Instead of listing all your hopes and desires in one long list, think about your greatest goals — the ones you really want to achieve. Structuring your journal around fewer, more specific goals will make it easier to visualise them and complete tasks that will bring you closer to achieving them.
Make goal-tracking bright and colourful
As they say — out of sight, out of mind. That must mean that the more you integrate your goals into your bullet journal, the more they’ll stick in your mind! Make your goals stand out in your dotted notebook and you won’t be able to avoid them.
We’ve already mentioned choosing a layout that works for you, but it’s also important to choose a general aesthetic and colour scheme that you enjoy looking at. Make your goals beautiful with washi tape, stickers and calligraphy, and see the difference it makes to your mindset. Watch yourself enjoy the challenge even more!
Bullet journal supplies from Stationery Studio
At Stationery Studio, we stock a wide range of high-quality bullet journal supplies and beautiful stationery for all your needs. Find your perfect bullet journal notebook today!
And for more bullet journal ideas, see our blog post on using a bullet journal to improve mental health.