Bullet journals allow for endless creativity and help us to imagine our goals in new ways. This in turn helps us to find new methods for achieving those goals as well as tracking our progress towards them. It’s a beautiful way to stay organized and focused on the future we want for ourselves.
Bullet journals can be used in so many different ways, but one of the best things about them is that you get to decide which tools and techniques work best for your needs and lifestyle. If you are looking for inspiration or simply some new ideas, this list of 15 goals pages is a great place to start.
15 Bullet Journal Goals Page Ideas
1. Mega Goal Lists
One of the best approaches to setting goals in your bullet journal is to generate large goal lists. While this isn’t as specific as working on one goal, it provides you with a space to anchor all of your aspirations.
You can design this bullet journal page in a variety of ways. For example, you might decide to include a list of the year’s overarching goals or simply write down all of your short-term and long-term aspirations for this month.
You could also use different colors, shapes, symbols, etc., depending on how visually oriented you are as well as which tools work best for you. Using stencils, stickers, and other embellishments can make this page fun and more engaging.
Another option is to add a checkbox next to each goal so that you can mark them off as they are completed. This approach encourages you to complete the goals on your list while giving yourself credit for moving forward toward achieving those aspirations.
2. Create an Inspirational Goal Page
In contrast to the above suggestion where you compile all of your goals into one place, you can create an individual page (or two) that you dedicate to the progress of one specific goal.
This page may have more graphics and colors since it is meant to motivate you and capture your attention. Consider using watercolor washes or even a photo or two to really make this page pop.
You may also want to include a few inspirational quotes on your goal page, which can be very motivating when you are struggling with motivation or the belief that this particular goal is achievable.
Theme your inspirational goal page to match the goal itself. For example, if you’re training for a big hike, you might use a nature-inspired color palette and include photos of mountains, waterfalls, etc.
3. Choose a Goal in Each Area of Your Life
Bullet journals help us to achieve balance in life. Creating a page that highlights your top goals in each area of your life can help you make sure you’re watering all of your gardens.
You can break this page down into many categories. Perhaps your goals fall into the sections of mind, body, and spirit. Maybe you would prefer to divide them by work, home, and family. There are many ways you can approach this goal tracking page, but the most important thing is that it works for you.
When choosing your goals in each area of life, make sure to be realistic with yourself about what’s achievable and what isn’t. Don’t include anything on this list unless you are confident that it can happen. At the same time, try not to make your goals too easy. You want to challenge yourself, but not set the bar so high that you know from the beginning it can’t be achieved.
Once you have your categories and goals identified in each one, create a shape for each goal on the page. For example, you can draw a heart to represent wellness goals, a coin to represent financial goals, and a body to represent relationships.
You can track your progress with these goals in a variety of ways. You can add a checkbox next to each one or you might simply circle them. Another ideas is to color code the circles based on which goals have been completed and which ones still need attention.
As long as this page works for you, it doesn’t really matter how complicated it is! The key thing here is that it allows you to see what’s going on in your life when it comes to the different areas you’ve identified.
4. Monthly Goals List
It’s important to set goals for ourselves and make the most out of every day. One way to do this is by creating a monthly goals list. You can set manageable goals at the beginning of the month and refer to this page as you complete them.
When setting your goals for the month, think about what might change or shift as we go through time. You probably won’t experience the same things each month, so it’s helpful to create a dynamic list of goals that can be tweaked throughout this period of time.
At the end of the month, you can look back and see how well you’ve done in achieving your goals. Perhaps there were some that weren’t as attainable as others or maybe they all came easily to you. Either way, this page will help motivate you toward those goals on a regular basis. ou can still achieve your goal, even if things change from month to month.
5. Goal Line Chart
A goal-line chart is a fun way to track your progress. It can be very rewarding, even if it takes a lot of time and preparation.
What makes this different from other types of journaling pages is that the focus here isn’t on writing down goals—it’s more about drawing them out! You can create a line that represents your life or you could split it into multiple sections based on the different areas of your life.
In order to use your chart, you’ll extend your goal line each time you achieve something. Use fun colors to mark where you are in achieving your goals. You can also use different shapes to represent the different areas of life that correspond with each goal.
For example, if one of your goals is to get out of debt, you might color code it green and draw a dollar sign next to it on the line chart. Then, every time you pay off a debt, you can color the green shape and add a dollar sign.
6. Goal Gumball Machines
Drawing gumball machines and adding a colorful bright gumball to the machine each time you achieve a goal is an adorable way to track your progress.
You can find a stencil with a gumball machine, hand draw it, or print an image from the internet and use that for reference. You’ll want to draw out the gumball machine on a new page and then add your goals around it.
7. Time Tracking Pages
If your goal is to work on your projects more efficiently, you may want to start a time tracking page in your bullet journal.
You can set up a table to monitor how much time you spend on different tasks each day. This will help you see what’s working for you in terms of your work ethic and when it makes sense to take breaks or shift gears.
You can color-code them so that at the end of the day, week, or month, it will be easy to see how productive you were in each area of your life.
8. 1 Year, 3 Year, and 5 Year Plans
Bullet journals are the perfect tool for dreaming big and reaching far. If you want to set realistic goals for your life, you may want to create different plans that are specific to the time frame. You can make your own, or your might consider a premade version.
Start by dividing your journal sheet into three sections. One will be for 1 year, the other for 3 years, and the final one for 5 years. You can design these sections in any way that makes sense to you, but it’s helpful if each one is divided into the same size.
Once they’re finished, start writing your goals in these three sections based on what makes sense for that time frame. This exercise works best when you set a timer so that you don’t get caught up in the details. Try to limit yourself to 5 minutes for each section.
9. Savings Goals
Using a page of your bullet journal to track your savings is a great way to motivate yourself to perform better financially. We don’t take a look at our bank accounts on a daily basis, so it’s challenging to notice progress there.
In order to make a savings goals page, you’ll want to draw a line down the middle of your page. On one side, you can write down how much money you have saved that month or year, and then, on the other side, what your savings goals are for that timeframe.
At the end of every month or quarter, mark where your balance is in relation to both sides, so it will be easy to see how you’ve improved.
10. Water Tracker
If you want to improve your health, drinking more water is a great place to start.
You can use the bullet journal page to track how much water you drink each day or week so that it will be easy for you to see if there are any patterns emerging with when and where you get thirsty during the day.
You can draw 8 water cups (or as many glasses as you’d like) and then color them in as you drink throughout the day.
Don’t forget that you can count teas and other non-sugary beverages alongside your still water.
11. Sleep Tracker
Sleep is the foundation of good health, so it’s important to know how much sleep you’re getting each night.
You can design a sleep tracker to monitor how many hours you’re sleeping each night, the quality of your sleep (based on factors like movement and snoring), as well as any notes about how you felt before or after.
Don’t forget to leave a section for notes, and you can even create an area on this page where you can track your dreams as well.
12. Priority Tracker
When we are focusing on our goals, it can quickly become overwhelming if we focus on too many at once. A priority tracker in your bullet journal is a great way to know what’s most important, so that you can focus on the right tasks each day.
Start by filling in all of your goals for this week or month, and then mark which one is top priority based on its A (most urgent), B (second most urgent), C (third most urgent) level. You may want to consider color-coding them for added clarity.
Don’t be afraid to let go of goals that don’t make sense for you anymore, and add new ones that will help you reach your ultimate aspirations.
13. Mood Tracker
It’s easier to manage our emotions when we are able to see when they arise and what causes them.
In your bullet journal, you can create a mood tracker page that will allow you to mark how happy or sad you feel on a scale from 0-10 each day. You may want to break this up into the morning, afternoon, and evening, so you can track how your emotions change throughout the day.
You can also track any notes about your feelings, food, or activities you participated in that may have contributed to those emotions, and so on. This is a great way to pinpoint patterns within yourself over time, so you can notice how certain things affect your moods positively or negatively.
14. Daily To-Do List
If you’re the kind of person that likes keeping a planner and keeping track of your to-dos at the same time, a daily to-do list in your bullet journal is perfect for you.
You can start by creating a small box next to each hour of the day and then mark off which tasks you completed during that period, so it’s easy to see where your free time was spent throughout the day.
Does it seem like you’re always running out of time? You may want to consider re-working your daily to-do list so that it’s more realistic for how much free time you have.
15. Monthly Chore Chart
Chores are fun when you can see your progress, and a monthly chore chart is just the thing you need to keep you or your family inspired.
Start by creating four sections that represent each week of the month, then fill in all of your chores for each day on this page so it’s easy to see where everyone should be assigned.
Next to each task, mark how many times per day, week, or month you should do it so that everyone knows what is expected of them.
How Do I Start a Bullet Journal for Goals?
A bullet journal can help you keep track of your goals in a number of different ways, but the most important thing is to choose what works best for you personally.
Each page should have its own theme so that it’s not overwhelming or confusing to look at all at once. You may want to color code some pages or sections if there are certain themes that you can separate and organize.
The first thing you’ll want to do is determine how many pages will be dedicated specifically for goal tracking, so go ahead and mark those out in your bujo. Then think about what kinds of goals need a specialized tracker, e.g., money or eating habits.
Lastly, decide how you want to track your goals and what will work best for the time frame in which you are working on them. For example, if you have a long-term goal of losing weight, then perhaps a monthly food tracker is enough. A yearly priority checklist may be necessary for career goals.
What Types of Goals Should I Set?
The most important thing to remember when setting goals is that they should be measurable.
You’ll want to think about what you really want out of life and how much time, effort, or money it will take to get there. Be realistic with your expectations so that the goal feels attainable, but don’t sell yourself short either.
Here are some great ideas for areas in your life where you can start setting goals:
- Health and Fitness
- Family Life
- Financial Goals
- Community Involvement
And the list goes on and on! As you practice goal setting in your bullet journal, more specific and customized goal ideas will come to you.
Bullet journals can be customized to help you set and track your goals in a way that works best for you.
As with any new habit, it will take some time, so don’t get discouraged if things aren’t moving as fast as you’d like them to.
You can also take time to experiment with different formats and designs to find one that truly speaks to your personality.
Just remember, the key is consistency and you can do anything if you set your mind to it!