I’ve told you how much I love my bullet journal. It’s helped keep me on track and I no longer have several planners for a variety of different aspects of my life. Now, it’s all kept in one place, and I can do anything I want with it!
A bullet journal is awesome because it can be structured to work for just about anyone for any of your planner needs. I shared 58 page ideas for bullet journals, but there are so many more things you can do with them, so I wanted to break some of the ideas down into more detail. This post focuses on ideas for using a bullet journal for motivation.
A bullet journal, by design, is a planner that can inspire motivation on it’s own. When you create your daily to do list, the idea is if you don’t complete a goal you migrate it to the next day. This can help motivate you to finish your daily tasks so you don’t have to rewrite them onto the next day. It might give you a bit of perspective on how important certain tasks are to you, and it might even help you create more time in your life by recognizing busy work that really doesn’t need to be done.
Bullet Journal Ideas for Motivation
Vision boards are a great way to remind you of what you’re doing and where you want to be. Your vision board page can contain pictures you glue into your bullet journal, a list of goals and action steps you can take, reminders of your why for doing what you’re doing. Alexandra Plans has some good ideas for vision boards in bullet journals. Just scroll down about halfway down the page to see them.
If you are motivated by other people’s inspirational words, then a list of motivational quotes might be what you need. Write down your favorite quotes and dress them up with doodles or color if you want. If you’re not sure what quotes to add a quick Google search will give you a plethora of quotes to browse.
No matter what your goal is, if you have action steps set up you can track your progress. One of my favorite ways to track progress is by creating a track as you go list. Simply draw a line of boxes and put different progress points in each box. As you reach each progress point color in the box. If you need more space to track your goals create a checklist with all of your action steps. Check off each step as it’s complete.
Sometimes when we need a bit of motivation our minds don’t really want to focus on motivational acts. Keep a list in your bullet journal that gives ideas for what you can do to motivate yourself. Everyone’s list will look different, so think about what motivates you and add it to the list. When you find yourself in need of some motivation, you know what page to turn to for some ideas.
Sometimes a goal tracker isn’t exactly what you need to keep your motivation up. Sometimes a log book would be better. It’s also a great way to quickly see how you’ve improved on something. Changes happen slowly sometimes, so it’s hard to see the progress unless you look back to where you were. That has the potential to be highly motivating over time.
How will you use your bullet journal for motivation? I’d love to hear your ideas in the comments below.