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How to Use Bullet Journal Collections to Keep Track of Your Life in 2023

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This list of Bullet Journal collections is the BEST! Whether you want to keep track of your health, your reading habits, or your household chores you’ll find the tracker you need right here! These ideas will help you to take your BUJO to the next level in 2022!

Things to Track in Your Bullet Journal with Collections

One of the things I love most about the bullet journal system is that it’s so flexible. Building a planner that fits your life is so easy when you can decide what to record on the blank pages of your journal. And once you have the daily and weekly planner pages sorted you can move onto adding some collections.

And just in case you’re wondering what the heck these bullet journal collections are and why you need them in your life sit tight because that’s what we’re talking about today!

What are bullet journal collections?

If you’re new to the bujo world you might be wondering “what are bullet journal collections?

Plain and simple a collection refers to a list or notes on a project or a tracker. Essentially anything that isn’t you daily, weekly or monthly planner pages.

There are no “official” collection pages that you have to include in your journal as part of the Bullet Journal system. You create whatever custom collections you need to keep track of your life.

Maybe you want to keep a reading log, or track your sleep, or keep your cleaning schedules close to hand, you might even want to make notes about a house move or new car.

You can do all of these things in your Bullet Journal so you have the information right there when you need to refer to it.

Where should I put the collections in my bullet journal?

Now that is a very good question.

Where you put your bullet journal collections depends on what kind of collection they are and how often you want to look at them.

While there are an infinite number of collections and trackers you could create they will all fall into two main categories: time bounded and open ended.

Time bounded collections are things like monthly sleep logs, exercise trackers and step counters. For these you will make a new tracker or collection each month and use it during the month. The best place for these to live in your bujo are right there alongside your weekly and monthly planner pages.

Open ended collections include things like reading logs, chore lists, and wish lists. These collections and trackers might last for the whole year, or even longer and you might not refer to them as frequently.

For this category of collections you have a few choices as to where you should put them.

  1. First up you simply turn over to the next blank page in your journal and add the next collection right there. You add it to the index as usual so you know where to find it when you need to add to it.
  2. Your second option is to use the back of your journal for open ended collections. So they are all grouped together at the back of the book, you can even use the last couple of pages to create a collections index.
  3. The third option is to store all of your open ended collections in a separate notebook. This works best if you’re using the travellers notebook set up because you can keep your collections notebook and actual bullet journal in the same cover. While it might seem that this method “breaks the rules” for using a bullet journal (since the point is to use one notebook for everything) it is beneficial if you have collections (like a book or movie log) that you want to continue to add to for years.

How do I organize my bullet journal collections?

Where you put your collections and how you organize them are one and the same thing. But it’s also worth thinking about how you can find your collections and trackers when you want to add to them.

You can of course look them up in the index but for collections you want to refer to and update regularly you might want a more efficient way to find them. Here’s a few ideas for you to try:

  1. You can use book flags (like these from Amazon) that you simply stick to the page that your collection is on so you can see it easily.
  2. You can use planner clips (like these from Etsy), again you attach them to the page but these have cute tassels on rather than tabs.
  3. You can use washi tape (like these on Etsy), to fold over the edge of the page so that you can easily see it when your journal is closed.

What are the essential bullet journal collections?

There isn’t a list of “essential” bullet journal collections that you need to add to your journal. It all comes down to the collections and trackers that will be most useful to you.

The list of things you can track in your bullet journal is endless, but we’ve gathered a ton of them here to inspire you both with what to track and also how to track it. Because we never pass up on the opportunity to share bujo spreads and pages with you!

Come to think of it… the first collection page you might want to create in your journal could be a list of all the collection and tracker ideas that you’d like to add!

Bullet Journal Collections

Are you ready to jump in and see all the different ideas for collections and trackers you might want to add to your bullet journal? All you’ve got to do is scroll to be inspired!

Health and Wellness Collection Ideas

Your Bullet Journal is a great place to keep track of your health and overall wellness, here are some ideas for recording your sleep patterns, doctor’s appointments and monitoring your migraines.

Track your sleep

via Hannah Rau

Track your sleep

If you have children think about tracking their sleep patterns in your BUJO too. My son is a terrible sleeper and when he goes through a bad patch I whip up a sleep tracker spread to monitor what’s going on.

Check out these other Sleep Bullet Journal Ideas

Track your Doctor appointments

via Crafting is My Life

Track your doctor appointments

Keeping track of your family’s doctor appointments is also a good idea. I like how this layout covers several years on one page which is perfect if you don’t have to visit them too often.

Tracking doctor and healthcare professional appointments is even more important if someone in your family has a health condition that requires regular monitoring or treatment, in which case you might want to dedicate a whole page per calendar year.

Monitor your migraines

via Buzzfeed

Track your migraines

This is an excellent tracker layout if you suffer from migraines and want to be able to track your symptoms and triggers. It will help you to make sure you take your medication properly too.
Here’s a list of health and wellness related trackers for you to try:

  • Blood sugar tracker
  • Doctor appointments
  • Food diary
  • Foods to eat and avoid
  • Healthy snacks list
  • Journal prompts
  • Log of weight loss/gain
  • Medical history
  • Medication log
  • Migraine tracker
  • Pain tracker
  • Self care activities
  • Sleep tracker
  • Things to do instead of eating

Want more ideas? Check out these health and wellness bullet journal ideas

Fitness Bullet Journal Collections

What are your fitness goals for the coming year? Whether you want to track your fitness routine, up your daily step count or lose some weight these creative bullet journal layout ideas will help you get going!

Track your fitness routine

via Pinterest

Track your fitness

Challenges are a great way to motivate you towards meeting a goal, and you can take part in an official challenge, join up with some friends or just go ahead and challenge yourself!
This tracker is a simple way of monitoring your progress towards three fitness goals.

Track your steps

via @makingabujo

Track your steps

If you want to increase your daily step count try a layout like this step tracker. I like how they put their daily goal as a line down the middle but left room to exceed it for those days when you can walk more than usual.

Track your weight loss

via Productive and Pretty

Track your weight loss

I love this weight loss tracker spread with its built-in rewards to celebrate your progress along the way!
Here’s some fitness trackers and collections for you to try:

  • Fitness diary
  • Fitness goals
  • Log of weight loss/gain
  • Step tracker
  • Tracking your measurements
  • Weight loss goals
  • Workout routine
  • Yoga poses

Don’t miss these other fitness bullet journal ideas

Meal Planner Bullet Journal Collections

Here’s a set of Bullet Journal tracker ideas to help you organize mealtimes and make sure that you and your family are eating healthily.

Plan your diet

via Notey

Track your diet

This tracker was created as a diet plan, but don’t scroll past if you’re not “on a diet” right now.

It’s also a really useful layout for a weekly meal plan whether you’re meal prepping, Keto-ing, Whole 30-ing, or just planning out what to feed your family this week!

Track your water intake

via House Beautiful

Track your water intake

If you need to drink more water it’s a good idea to track your daily intake on a water tracker spread like this one. I like how they included “10 ways to drink more water” to inspire them to build the habit!

Plan your meals

via Little Coffee Fox

Plan your meals

As Bullet Journal hacks go this meal planning one is pretty genius… build a recipe bank in your BUJO using colorful sticky notes!
Here are some great ideas for meal planning trackers and collections:

  • Diet planner
  • Christmas cookie exchange recipes
  • Favorite recipes
  • Freezer inventory
  • Go to meals
  • Holiday menus
  • In-season produce
  • Meal plan/meal prep schedule
  • Pantry inventory
  • Recipes to try
  • Water tracker

If you love these tracker layouts check out our collection of Meal planner Bullet Journal Ideas

Bullet Journal Tracker Ideas

Don’t forget that your Bullet Journal can also be used as a diary and these are my favorite spreads and collections for keeping track of the things that are important to you right now.

Try a monthly spread to keep track of what you’re currently doing

via my_blue_sky_design

Journal what's currently happening in your life in your Bullet Journal

This layout is actually a Bullet Journal printable and you can get a copy right here.

I love how this simple one page spread lets you journal what life looked like this month in 12 different areas.

Track the movies you watch

via endless_vegan

Track your movies

If you’re big on movies and you want to write out a bucket list, or just record them as you see them this cute movie tracker layout is a good way to do it.

Or track your tv shows

via Mom Spark

Track your TV shows

If you’re like me and can never remember which episodes you’ve seen of your favorite TV shows then try a TV tracker spread like this one.

Track your craft projects

via Sea Salt and Stitches

Include a drawing of the finished project

If you’re a keen crafter you can use your Bullet Journal to note down the projects you are working on and track your progress. I like this two page layout because it has room for a picture.

Don’t miss our other Craft Bullet Journal Ideas

Track your Instagram follower numbers

via @explorejournaling

Bullet Journal Instagram Tracker Game

I love this Instagram tracker layout because it reminds me of PacMan!

Track the weather

via Mom Spark

Track the weather

This is a fun and easy way to track the weather by doodling right there alongside your daily log!
Here’s a super long list of things you can track:

  • Book reading challenge
  • Book reviews and quotes
  • Books already read
  • Books to read
  • Capsule wardrobe
  • Composers to know
  • Craft project tracker
  • Currently doing
  • Disney movie bucket list
  • Doodle a day
  • Essential oil recipes
  • Favorite TV shows
  • Favorite lyrics
  • Favorite movies
  • Favorite quotes
  • Favorite songs and artists
  • Hair color numbers
  • Handlettering practice
  • Header and banner doodles
  • Hobbies to try
  • Horoscope tracker
  • Inspirational quotes
  • Instagram / YouTube accounts you follow
  • Lunar cycle
  • Makeup expiration dates
  • Memories
  • Movie tracker
  • Movies to watch
  • Nail polish colors
  • New words to use
  • Pen tracker
  • Personal affirmations
  • Podcast tracker
  • Social media followers
  • TV Shows to watch
  • TV show tracker
  • Washi tape swatches
  • Weather

Mental Health Bullet Journal Collection Ideas

Self-care seems to be a bit of a buzzword right now but it really is so important to look after our mental health as well as our physical health. The following spreads, collections and trackers are a great place to start.

Track your mood

via Scrapbooking Life

Track your mood

Tracking your mood is important for emotional health and this simple layout is a good place to start.
Mood trackers are a BIG thing in the Bullet Journal world so we have a huge collection of Mood Tracker Bullet Journal Ideas

Track your year in pixels

via thebujophase

Track your year in pixels

Or you could try a more minimalist layout like this one.

Track your memories and milestones

via Productive and Pretty

Track your memories

And it’s always a good idea to note down memories and milestones, however small, to keep your mind positive even on the bad days.
Here’s some more ideas for you:

  • 23 things to do before 2023
  • 5 Year plan
  • About me
  • Bucket list
  • Compliments and kindness received
  • Gratitude Log
  • Habit tracker
  • Health tracker
  • Level 10 life
  • Mood tracker
  • Pay it forward ideas
  • Personal goals
  • Values
  • Wish list
  • Year in pixels

Travel Bullet Journal Ideas

If you’re a regular traveler you’ll probably want to start a standalone travel journal, but if your trips are less frequent you can plan and track them right there in your Bullet Journal.

Countdown to your Disney vacation

via Liz

Track your Disney countdown

A countdown is always fun especially when you’re counting down to a Disney vacation!

Track your bucket list

via Pinterest

Track your bucket list

Or how about setting aside a page to write out your travel bucket list, and include those all-important boxes so you can check them off as you visit!
Here are some more travel collections for you to try:

  • Day trip ideas
  • Places you have been
  • Places you want to go
  • Saving money for travel
  • Shopping list for traveling items
  • Souvenirs to bring back
  • Travel itinerary
  • Trip planning
  • Vacation countdown

Finance Bullet Journal Collection Ideas

Your Bullet Journal is also a useful place to monitor your budgets and expenses since you have it right there with you all day.

Track your budgets and expenditure

via Pinterest

Track your budgeting

This set of tracker spreads is pretty all-encompassing when it comes to tracking budgets. You can see how you could set out spreads for monthly bills and subscriptions, no spend months and savings goals.

Track your savings goals

via Kathe Veganete

Track your savings goals

Speaking of savings goals, you might want to set aside a whole spread for those. I love this one with the picture of the mason jar that you fill up as you go through the year!

Track your debt payoff – Dave Ramsey style

via Debt Free Panda

Bullet Journal Debt Payoff

If you’re following the Dave Ramsey method to pay off your debts then try a tracker spread like this one to monitor your progress.
Need more finance collections to try? How about these:

  • Big purchases
  • Bill payment tracker
  • Budget
  • Coupons
  • Daily business expenses
  • Daily personal expenses
  • Debt tracker
  • Household finance info
  • Items to buy
  • Money savings challenges
  • No spend tracker
  • Online orders
  • Passwords
  • Records for tax returns
  • Shopping list
  • Specific savings goals
  • Subscriptions
  • Vacation fund tracker

Home Management Bullet Journal Trackers

If you have trouble staying on top of your household chores it might be time to pop some goals and schedules into your Bullet Journal to remind you what you need to do!

Track your chores

via Gurl

Track your chores

I like this master chore list spread so you can see at a glance which tasks need doing and how often.
Don’t miss our collection of Bullet Journal Cleaning Schedules to keep your home spick and span!

Track your KonMari organizing efforts

via @mariekondo

Track your car maintenance

If you are keen to organize your home Marie Kondo style you’ll need a KonMarie checklist and schedule like this one. The sub-categories is such a good idea!

Track your car maintenance

via @entropyemma

Track your car maintenance

Or how about a spread like this to remind you when you last changed your oil or check your tyre treads.

Track when you last…

via Buzzfeed

Track your when you last

And I think this “when did I last…” tracking spread is really useful for those random household tasks that need to happen at regular intervals like checking the smoke alarm or flipping your mattress.

And here’s the full list:

  • Car maintenance log
  • Chore list
  • Christmas decorations log
  • Daily cleaning to-do lists
  • Event planning
  • Garden projects
  • Home repairs to make
  • Inventory for insurance purposes
  • KonMarie schedule
  • Mileage log
  • Moving house checklist
  • Numbers of home repair contractors
  • Recurring tasks
  • Smoke alarm check schedule
  • Spring cleaning notes
  • Weekly cleaning to-do lists
  • When you last…

Goal Planning Bullet Journal Ideas

Using your Bullet Journal to track your time and your goals is probably the most obvious so here are some creative ideas to help you decide how to do it.

Track your mini goals

via @my_blue_sky_design

Track your mini goals

I LOVE this mini goal tracker! Create one at the start of each month and then pick out your mini goals that you want to track progress against!

Plan your morning routine

via Sublime Reflection

Track your morning routine

Having a morning routine is a good way to start your day positively and efficiently, and if you need to get into the habit of doing it right it makes sense to write your plans out in your journal.

Use the Dutch Door hack to track your week

via Christina 77 Star

Dutch Door Hack Bullet Journal

I haven’t tried the dutch door hack yet because I haven’t been brave enough to take a pair of scissors to my Bullet Journal! but it sure is a clever way to create extra space in a weekly layout.
Here’s your full list of goal setting collections:

  • Active projects
  • Brain dump
  • Bullet journal plans for next month
  • Business plan lists
  • Daily Schedule
  • Evening routine
  • Events and appointments
  • Future log
  • Goal setting
  • Mini goal tracker
  • Miracle morning
  • Monthly Schedule
  • Morning routine
  • My ideal day
  • Professional development
  • Skills to learn
  • Reviews
  • Tasks
  • Time block notes
  • Time tracking
  • To-do lists
  • Weekly Schedule

Speaking of hacks and goal setting we have a whole collection of Bullet Journal goal tracker hacks if you need some more inspiration!

Fertility Bullet Journal Collections

And now for the female health trackers. Whether you’re trying to get pregnant, monitor your nursing schedule or just know when to expect your period these creative layouts should give you some ideas!

Track your period

via @meyersmadness22

Track your period

A simple pixel grid style chart is one of the easiest ways to track “the return of aunt flo”!

Track your IVF cycle

via Pinterest

Track your IVF cycle

I wish I’d had a tracker like this when we were going through out IVF program because it sure was confusing keeping up with all the meds!

Track your antenatal appointments

via Decade Thirty

Track your antenatal appointments

And when you have a list of ante-natal appointments as long as your arm it makes sense to keep track of those in your Bullet Journal.

Track your breastfeeding

via Start a Mom Blog

Track your breastfeeding

Keeping track of your left and right side is important when you’re nursing, and this is a pretty humorous way to do it!
Here’s your list of fertility trackers:

  • Antenatal appointments
  • Fertility tracker
  • Nursing tracker
  • Period tracker
  • Pregnancy tracker

Family Bullet Journal Collection Ideas

Your bullet journal is of course a great way to keep track of all the information you need as a parent. Here are some collection ideas:

Remind yourself of birthdays

via Samantha Jenkins

It can be all to tempting to fill your year-at-a-glance or calendex spread up with birthdays and anniversaries (I know I did it) but it makes things so cluttered, I personally find it better to use a birthday tracker spread instead. And besides doing it this way lets you be more creative!

Here are the other trackers and collections that will help you keep your family life organized:

  • Allergy/diet information
  • Baby names
  • Birthday and anniversary list
  • Carpool planner
  • Clothing checklist
  • Communication tracker AKA when you last called your mom
  • Date night ideas
  • Family game night ideas
  • Funny quotes from your kids
  • Important contact numbers
  • Insurance information
  • Measurements
  • Party planning
  • Penpal tracker
  • Pet tracker/information
  • Places to go as a family
  • School shopping lists
  • Stocking stuffer ideas

School Bullet Journal Collection Ideas

Kids of all ages, and especially college students, can use the bullet journal method to keep track of their school life too!

Create a school weekly schedule spread

via lauriewrites

Make sure you know which classes take place each day by setting up a color coded weekly schedule like this one.
Here are some more collections that will help you stay on track in school:

  • Before college begins checklist
  • Booklist
  • College packing list
  • Exam preparation
  • Grade tracker
  • Homework assignments
  • How to study page
  • Reading log
  • Semester log
  • Study notes
  • Syllabus
  • Timetable / Schedule
  • Weekly study plan

Don’t miss our collection of bullet journal pages for school you will want to use this semester!

Bible Study Bullet Journal Collections

Your bullet journal is a good place to keep track of your bible study and prayer requests too.

Track your bible reading progress

via Pinterest

Create a bookshelf spread with each of the books of the bible and then color them in as you read them.

Track your prayer requests

via Pinterest

Here’s an idea for how you can add prayer requests into your bullet journal.
Here are some more ideas to inspire you:

  • Answered prayers
  • Bible reading tracker
  • Inspirational bible verses
  • Prayer requests
  • SOAP Bible study

Bullet Journal Tracker Ideas

Phew! That was some list right? I’ve actually lost count of how many trackers and collections we have here but it’s somewhere in the region of 190.

You’re sure to want to go through this list more than once so now would be a great time to save it to your Bullet Journal board on Pinterest so you can find it again later!