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Top 5 BuJo Ideas in 2017

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Happy New Year!

With so many wonderful ideas popping up in our lovely community every day, we thought it’d be fun to highlight a few of the most popular ideas from the past year.

Mood Trackers

Yearly Mood Trackers

By far, one of the most popular ideas in all of Bullet Journal history has to go to the Year in Pixels by the lovely Camille, otherwise known as @passion.carnets on Instagram. The idea is that you color in a square each day based on how you felt overall that day and at the end of the year you can see how your feelings fluctuated throughout the course of the year.

Camille's Year In Pixels Mood Tracker Idea

If you like the idea, but want to track more than one emotion a day, this adaptation by Alec (@fischrjournals) to include two moods for AM and PM tracking might just be up your alley.

Other fun yearly mood trackers this floral one by Cristina (

Cristina's Year Mood Tracker

And this geometric Chinese Zodiac one by Cissy (@cissyartcafe)


The idea is the same for all of these in that you color in a shape according to however you’re feeling.

Monthly Mood Trackers

Monthly mood trackers came in all shapes and designs. The enormous creativity Bullet Journalists put forth in their various designs encouraged them to log their moods. These mood trackers were the perfect blend of creative and functional.

Malin's Floral Mood Tracker in her Bullet Journal

Bouquet of flowers mood tracker by Malin (@bulletbymalin)

Tetris Mood Tracker

Tetris mood tracker by @bitethebulletjo

Pinya's Mood Tracker

Geometric mood tracker by Pinya (@pinyasdesk).

Seasonal Bucket Lists

I absolutely love this idea, they are so fun and make for a wonderful visual way to remember what you want to do each season. The first time I saw it was at the end of the summer of 2016 by Fee Fee (@feefee_bujo), since then it has exploded to encompass the rest of the seasons as well.

Pinya's Mood Tracker

Summer Bucket List by Fee Fee (@feefee_bujo).

Sara's Bucket List in her Bullet Journal

Spring Bucket List by Sara (@brown_voodoo).

Nicole's Bucket List in her Bullet Journal

Fall Bucket Life by Nicole (@bujo_blossoms).

I think these are so fun because the visual element pulls you in and you’re more likely to do something when you’re excited about it. They could also be a great way to introduce kids to the idea of Bullet Journaling!

Monthly Introduction Pages

Otherwise known as monthly ‘cover pages,’ these started popping up a couple of years ago, but it wasn’t until last year that they exploded in the Bullet Journal community. You can find them in all sorts of styles; from a simple drawing, quote, mini calendar, or more, they’re one of the most popular ways that Bullet Journalists enjoy welcoming the start of a new month.

Sarah's Cover Page in her Bullet Journal

Monthly Cover Page by Sarah (@luckyletters).

Monthly Cover Page by Amanda (@amandarachdoodles).

Kara's Cover page in her Bullet Journal

Monthly Cover Page by Kara (@oak.tree.journaling).


Monthly Cover Page by Leni (@letteringbyleni).

Edith's Cover Page in her Bullet Journal

Monthly Cover Page by Edith (@elvish_ink).

Chloe's Cover Page in her Bullet Journal

Monthly Cover Page by Chloe (@daintilynoted).

Circular Designs

Demonstrating that collections can take all sorts of shapes, pun intended, circles were an enormous hit.

The Calendar Wheel

Beginning with the circle that started it all: the monthly calendar wheel that Dee from @decadethirty shared her adaptation of a monthly wheel she had seen someone share on Moleskine’s website.

Decade Thirty's Calendar Wheel

The Habit/Intention Wheel

As soon as I saw Dee’s monthly wheel, it occurred to me that by expanding the circles it would be possible to track different intentions over the course of the week or month as an effective tracker. I shared a weekly variation as well as one of the monthly versions I had in mind.

Kim's Habit/Intention Wheel Tracker

Intention/Habit Wheel by Kim (@tinyrayofsunshine).

Birthday and Holiday Wheel

This is a fun way to keep track of birthdays and holidays as well as any recurring event you have going on over the course of the year.
Bullet Journal Future Log by

By Kacheri (

Mood Mandala

If you love color and mandalas, then this mood mandala is your perfect duo. Brought to the community by Fiona (@bujo.mama), you color in a circle each day that corresponds to your overall mood and build the mandala design every few days.

Fiona's Mood Mandala in her Bullet Journal

Creative Monthly Logs

Bullet Journal Monthly Log

Dual-sided Monthly Log with mini calendar cover page by @lookbullet

Malin's Monthly Log

Split Monthly Log by Malin (@malwal94_bujo)

Kimmy's Bullet Journal Monthly Log

Split Monthly Log with decoration By Kimmy (@bumblebujo)

Isabelle's Monthly Log with Tracker

Monthly Log with Tracker by Isabelle (@isabelleplans)

Kim's horizontal monthly log

Horizontal Monthly Log with snippets and Gratitude Log by Kim (@tinyrayofsunshine)


We hope you enjoyed our little round-up for 2017, but if you’re craving more inspiration make sure to check out our round-up of the top 5 BuJo ideas in 2016.

What was your favorite idea in 2017?

About the Author:

Kim Alvarez is the creative behind, where she writes about the Bullet Journal, productivity, planning, and other creative pursuits. She runs a sunshiney Etsy shop with stationery goods that will bring a smile to your face at

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