If one of your bullet journal goals is to use your bujo to set goals and reach them, you can easily make it work for you! Many people focus on goal setting at the beginning of each year, but it can also be very beneficial to set goals and revisit them throughout the year.
Writing down your goals is the first step to achieving them.
Whether you’re planning a bullet journal goals page or thinking about setting up an entire goal journal, putting them down on paper is a great way to get started!
BULLET JOURNAL GOALS PAGES
There are a couple of different reasons to consider setting up a bullet journal goals page.
- Writing down your goals makes them more tangible. When you put them down on paper, you create a sense of accountability. Whether or not you feel like sharing your goals with others, just putting them out into the world is a great way to get started. Writing down your goals will also help you stay focused on them.
- You can use bullet journal goals to keep yourself motivated and track your goals. Tracking your progress is a great way to keep yourself motivated.
- You can break large goals into smaller goals and track them. Big goals are often some of the most exciting ones, but they can also be the most intimidating. But using your bullet journal and goal trackers, you break them down and watch your own progress!
- You can set up your time limits. But using your own personal goal journal, you can customize it to meet your needs. You can design your own goal tracker while setting a timeline for what you want to achieve. You can set your own deadlines and your bullet journal can help!
Click here to learn How to Crush Your Biggest Goals with Your Bullet Journal!
HOW TO SET UP A GOAL JOURNAL OR PAGE
Setting up a goal page or an entire goal journal is just like setting up any other part of your bullet journal. It’s so personal and you can make it as minimal or as detailed as you like! You can doodle on, keep it all about straight lines, or anything that calls to you and your style! Use color, use white spaces, try a sticker or two, inspiring quotes, or just roll with a list of goals.
Goal planning is such a personal endeavor.
You can focus on yearly goals, monthly goals or daily goals (this is what I do with my habit trackers in my monthly spreads).
There really is no limit to what you can focus on in your journal:
- Health Goals like fitness and weight loss
- Educational Goals
- Family Goals
- Financial Goals
- Short-term and Long-term Goals
- Everyday life goals
I could go on and on but I think it’s pretty obvious that the flexibility in using your bujo is what makes it great for planning in this area!
Once you decide what your focus is going to be, you’re ready to start setting up your goal page. For fun, you might want to dedicate an entire small notebook to goals so you can see how you grow and change over a longer stretch of time.
It only takes three simple steps to set up your pages!
- Brainstorm your goals
- Gather your journaling supplies
- Decide on your layout and spreads
BRAINSTORM & LIST YOUR GOALS
If you don’t know the goals you want to track, take some time to do a brain dump of all of the thoughts rolling around in your head.
Take a blank sheet of paper (or be brave and use the first few pages or the last few pages of your notebook as brainstorming pages) and just write down ideas of the goals you might want to focus on.
Once you’ve narrowed down the ones you plan to track in your journal, you’ll have a better idea of what kind of layout you might like to use.
GET YOUR SUPPLIES
Gather your favorite journaling supplies. You’ll need your notebook, pens, markers, stickers, stamps, and whatever else you plan to use!
Below are some of my favorite bullet journal supplies I find myself using most often. When I’m not sure exactly what I plan to do, I always break out these!
|Paperage Lined Journal Notebook, Hard Cover, Medium 5.7 x 8 inches, 100 gsm Thick Paper (Red, Ruled)
|100 Dual Tip Brush Pens, Magicfly Water Coloring Markers with Fineliner Tip 0.4 and Highlighters Brush Markers(1mm-2mm), Water Based Markers
|Sakura Pigma 30062 Micron Blister Card Ink Pen Set, Black, Ass't Point Sizes 6CT Set
|Crayola Super Tips Marker Set, Washable Markers, Assorted Colors, Art Set for Kids, 100 Count
|Bbf 3 Pcs Drafting Tool Templates
CHOOSE YOUR SPREADS
The last step is to actually choose how you want to format your goals pages. You can design your own layouts or gather inspiration from some of the goal page ideas below.
HOW DO YOU WRITE A GOAL FOR A JOURNAL?
When I focus on my goals page, my goals are not goals related to my bullet journal. I use my bujo as a way to track goals in other areas of life.
You could definitely develop goals for your actual journal and then track them.
If you’re trying to be more consistent in using your bujo, this could be a great thing to try!
WHAT ARE SOME GOAL IDEAS?
The sky is really the limit when it comes to goal ideas, but here are some popular things I have seen people track with their goal journal:
- Walk 10,000 steps a day
- Plan challenge or abs challenge
- Push-ups challenge
- Couch to 5k
- Weight loss
- No Spend month
- Savings goal – vacation, emergency fund, etc.
- Skip the coffee shop
- Pay off debt
- Water intake
- Dry (no alcohol) month
- Read 50 books in a year
- Daily yoga
- Daily meditation
- Daily gratitude
Sometimes you see people use collections to track goals too. Click here to learn more about using bullet journal collections.