50 Collections & Lists for your Bullet Journal

Ready to rock your journal with your favorite things? This list of bullet journal collections will have you filling the pages in no time.

50 Handy Collections & Lists for Your Bullet Journal| pageflutter.com | A bullet journal keeps all of your lists and ideas in one place. Here are 50 handy collections to organize your life!

|50 Collections & Lists for you Bullet Journal|

Starting your first bullet journal is a thrilling experience. From the first time you fan through your new notebook, the clean pages practically beg to be filled with rows of tidy inked words.

Now, for the hard part. What do you write?

If you are staying true to the original bullet journal system, you’ll begin with your future planning, monthly spreads, habit trackers, and dailies. At its very core, bullet journaling is a productivity system, so you simply fill it with tasks and ideas you don’t want to forget.

Too many to-do lists start to get me down. I use them daily, but I also like my journal to be a place for ideas and references. I’m a creative thinker. Collections (such as my lists to improve your writing) help me catalogue the rodeo of ideas and distractions constantly rattling around my brai—Squirrel! What was I saying?

So, you’re ready to take your bullet journal beyond the basics? I’ve rounded up 50 of my favorite collections by category. Some are exercises in self-discovery and gratitude, while others can be used to keep tabs on important names, titles, data, and ongoing projects.

A word of CAUTION: Please, DON’T try to take on this full list at once. Pick and choose a few that fit your goals and lifestyle.

50 Handy Collections & Lists for Your Bullet Journal

Personal Goals
1. About Me
2. My Bucket List
3. Gratitude List
4. Places to Visit
5. Skills to learn
6. Savings Tracker
7. Spending Tracker
8. My 5-Year Plan & Goal Tracker

9. “Flaws” I am grateful for & why
10. Material objects I’m grateful for
11. People I’m grateful for
12. Trials I am grateful for
13. Everyday “nothings” I’m grateful for

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Hobbies & Entertainment
14. Hobbies to try
15. Books to read
16. Authors to know
17. Movies to watch
18. Television shows worth following
19. #PFSixWordChallenge (6-word stories)

Home & Family
20. Important Addresses/Phone Numbers
21. Birthdays
22. Gift list
23. Gift-less List (kind gestures, share meal, share and experience, etc.)
24. Family Activities
25. Thing My Kids Say
26. Family Health Appt. Tracker
27. Cleaning Schedule
28. Home repair tracker
29. Vehicle maintenance & registration tracker

Health & Fitness
30. Go-To Meal Ideas
31. Healthy Snack Options
32. Yoga Poses
33. Cardio Options
34. Resistance training routines
35. Foods to Eat & Avoid
36. Weight & BMI tracker
37. Methods for relaxation

Mindfulness & Self-Improvement
38. My Observations About People
39. Self-care activities
40. Un-Do List (Things I’ll STOP Doing)
41. Quotes from Famous Figures
42. Inspirational Quotes
43. New Words to Use

44. Interesting Facts
45. Online purchase tracker
46. Green living habits
47. Favorite memories
48. Snail mail tracker
49. Websites/YouTube channels to follow
50. Future purchases

As your journal evolves, you’ll come up with your own collections to keep—ones that are unique to you. Happy journaling!

I want to hear from you! What collections have you developed to whip your life into shape?

Brainstorm with me!

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33 thoughts on “50 Collections & Lists for your Bullet Journal”

  1. I like the gratitude and mindfulness catagories! One collection I thought of and want to work on is confessions/secrets I deny about myself. Hopefully it will help me see where I am and how to improve to where I want/need to be.

    1. Thanks, Fida! I love your idea for confessions. We sometimes lie to ourselves more than anyone else, and that’s a great way to start an honest self-assessment. Brilliant!

  2. I am amazed that people can do bullet journals so easily! I tried to do one once but I got bored. How do I start one without getting bored? Please reply!

    1. Holl, thank you so much for the question! If you’re getting bored, you might be approaching bullet journaling from a perspective that isn’t suited to your personality. Are you creative? Logical/sequential? Some people need things simple; others need doodles, artwork, daily challenges. Don’t be afraid to journal differently from other people.

      My journal is mostly a scheduling aide, with the occasional collection thrown in. Other people’s BuJos are more like art journals with the occasional to-do list. Which one do you see yourself using most consistently?

      You said you tried it once, so let me ask: What did you enjoy about your journal? What part was boring/tedious to you? Take out the parts that didn’t do anything for you, add things that make you feel good. I think you’ll find your bullet journal groove once you’ve done that. Does that answer your question?

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  4. I am curious about the journal pictured at the top of the article. It looks hand made and very nice. A link to instructions or point of purchase would be great.

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  6. Great list. I look forward to adding a few of these as I recently found Bullet Journaling. Because I’m not using my calendar + notebook wisely AND losing information in the notebook, the Bullet Journal method is attractive. I’ve struggled with moving over to a completely new system …until today.

    I’ve resolved the problem of combining calendar and notes/Collections by ordering both dot and lined pages for my 7hole 5.5×8 PlannerPad calendar.

    Because much of my business is Professional Networking, I came up with two additional trackers:
    1) Referrals – tracking the number I’ve given, received, revenue generated and the names
    2) Who I want to meet and how I’m going to meet them – where I found them (social media, referral, article etc), and then the steps/people/events/time it took to meet them

    Social Media posting calendars may be another great suggestion for those in business.

    1. Hi, Phoenix! I’m glad you’ve been able to fine tune the system to meet your needs (flexibility at its best). I’m also adding your suggested trackers to my own tool box. Thanks for your thoughtful comment. 🙂

  7. This is the most helpful article about colections I have ever read! Thank you for sharing your ideas! =)

    ~Kiriaki T. From cocoisplanning.blogspot.com

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  9. i would like to add “password keeper” list into the personal goals for a person like me , always forget the login id , username and password
    I love all the collection and list u made !!! It’s superb useful for a newbie to start its bullet journal =D

    Have a Nice Day !! 😉

    1. I keep my passwords on a Google Doc. That way, it’s much more likely to stay private. It’s also accessible by me wherever I am. I wouldn’t feel comfortable noting my passwords in my bullet journal. BTW, I call the document something completely boring like “Peach Cobbler Recipe” for added security. What thief cares about reading my peach cobbler recipe? 😉

      1. Oh, guys. Please please please don’t so this. Please don’t keep passwords and usernames in plain text anywhere, especially not on line. If you struggle with complex passwords (which, don’t we all?) download and use a password keeper program. LastPass is what I use, it’s great, will create complex random passwords for you if you wish, and you never have to remember them ever again. This was just a PSA from someone who works in Information Security.

  10. This list is a great jumping off point with really good ideas I’m definitely going to use. I’m trying to figure out how to note my work plans vs. life plans and then my collections, including permanent references (like Yong Qi’s password keeper idea). It’s a fun journey! Love your blog!

  11. Hi, question here from someone who’s only been bullet journaling for a few months now–where’s the best place for collections? In the back of the journal? And how do I know where my yearly journaling will end so I know how many pages I can use? I’d appreciate any advice you can give. Thanks, love your site!

    1. Hi, Lexi! Different people handle collections in different ways. I let my collections mix in with my journal, so they pop up organically as my life dictates. I always list them in my index & label the page edges according to category (family, health, blog, finance, etc.) to maintain order.

      Some people put them at the back of their journal (so, they essentially work from both ends of their journal, meeting in the middle when they run out of pages). Other people use a traveler system so they have separate booklets for planning pages and collections. Use whatever method makes sense in your life.

      It’s hard to judge where your journal will end. You may journal more or less as the year goes on. I journal more when I’m busy. Try not to worry about pages your first year. Use your journal as much or as little as you feel like it. If you run out of pages, just continue the year in a second (or third or fourth) journal. I would make the switch at the start of a new month. At the end of the year you’ll have a better idea of your journaling rate and you can either buy a journal that can accommodate your whole year, or plan out which months you’ll switch to a new one.

      I hope that helps!

    1. Hi, Sophie! This is not actually one of my journal covers; it’s from a stock photo, but there are many similar journal covers on Etsy. Hope that helps. (incidentally, this is why I so rarely use stock photos) 😉

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