Of all the bujo trends, my favorite style is the minimalist bullet journal. I love how these example spreads are bold not arrogant, simple not boring, and focused not rigid.
If you too are mesmerized by clean lines and clutter-free pages in your notebook, then you'll definitely enjoy these key bullet journal ideas and setup.
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Walkthrough videoIf you're a Youtube kind of person, here's a video that shows a minimalist bullet journal setup in under 10 minutes. (via Caitlin's Corner)
IndexA simple bullet journal index page with a simple header. (via Pin image)
KeyIt's makes total sense that the signifiers in a minimalist bullet journal key are kept to just a handful. (via Pin image)
Tracker ideasFollowing are a series of stunning pages to track all kinds of things, habits to mood to physical health.
Habit tracker tableAll you do for this habit tracker is color in the box. An even more minimalist approach would be to make a slash or some other simple mark. (via @bu.joos)
Sleep logJust draw a line to indicate the number of hours slept a night in this bullet journal sleep tracker. (via Pin image)
Round habit and mood trackerUse circles in this basic table graph in your bullet journal to track moods and habits. (via @helenes.journal)
Mood trackerSpeaking of moods, how about using arrows in boxes to track how you're faring? (via Pin image)
Mental and physical healthSelf care and your overall bodily fitness are important to incorporate in your bullet journal.
An easy gratitude tracker like this will help keep you in good spirits since it'll be so quick to jot down your positive experiences. (via Pin image)
Top-notch colored bullet journal pencils* can add that nice touch of color to brighten your day.
Workout schedule and meal planAn easy grid to keep you focused on what you need to be active and eat healthy. (via @the.bullet.journey)
Exercise trackerA bullet journal exercise tracker like this just shows you the move and how often you've been doing it. Nothing more, nothing less. (via @bulletjournal)
Around the houseHere are some page ideas relating to keeping your home.
Chore trackerOne area I could always use less distraction: chores. A bullet journal house cleaning chart like this makes it easy to see what needs to get done at a glance. (via @bujo.auslife)
Cleaning scheduleAn alternative to the chore tracker chart is a straight up list of what tasks need to be done daily, weekly, monthly, and beyond. I like the mix of bullet journal lettering styles for the title and quote. (via @simplyproductivity)
Capsule wardrobe collectionHow fitting. A minimalist spread to track what's in your decluttered closet. (via Pin image)
FinancesGet your money in order with these straightforward takes on your financial situation.
Bill trackerAnother area of your life where simpler is probably better: using your bullet journal to track your finances. Here's a straightforward bill tracker. (via Pin image)
Expenses trackerThis spending log is a running list of your expenses. Don't even need to draw the columns. (via Pin image)
Job application logThere's totally nothing wrong with drawing in the columns if you want though, like in this bullet journal log. (via Bullet Journal)
Other spread ideasAnd a showcase of other pages that would do you service in your bullet journal.
Goal setting pageA bullet journal goal spread like this will keep your eyes on the prize. Adding a few cute bullet journal doodles won't hurt either. (via Pin image)
Songs listIf you love making lists and using your bullet journal for leisure, this one for your favorite songs should be added to your collection. (via Wannabe Productive)
Travel logPlanning a trip in your bullet journal can include a lot of moving parts. Spreads to keep all your thoughts together should list your information in a straightforward manner, like how this travel spread includes the flight info, itinerary, and packing list altogether nicely. (via Pin image)
Continue with more minimalist bullet journal inspiration. Find key example calendars, monthly overviews, and weekly spreads to inspire your notebook set up in page 2 of our minimalist bullet journal spreads.
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I love your bijou pages but after scrolling several times, I’m still confused about how to print the pages. Where is the link??
Sylvia Wu says
Thanks for stopping by! These are examples of possible pages, but not the templates, sorry! If you're looking for printables, then you should check out my other post, which rounds up the best ones I've found on the web:
I like your site, except that the blue type is a bit hard to read against white sometimes.
Sylvia Wu says
Thanks for the comment, Nicole. I changed the color to be a slightly darker hue of blue. Hope that makes it easier to see now!
Thank you so much for sharing this! I too was extremely overwhelmed by all the pages and art!! This is so much clearer. LOVE IT!
Sylvia Wu says
Glad you're finding it helpful too, Dawn! Those colorful pages are so pretty to look at, but intimidating for me when I try them out, so I tend to stick to minimalist pages.
I really love this idea. I was quite confused about what my journal should look like because of all those artsy journals all over the net. But this minimalist approach is exactly what I wanted. The only thing keeping me from adopting is that I am unable to see the content in the pictures clearly. It would really help if you put out zoomed in pictures and detailed descriptions. It would be a great help.
Sylvia Wu says
I prefer the minimalist approach too because I'm not too artsy myself. Unfortunately, if I try to make the image appear larger, they get cut off in mobile.
If you click on the image or the link in each description, it should take you to the original photo, which may be larger. Also you can try viewing from desktop and zooming in your screen; that may help you view them more clearly.
Thanks for stopping by!
Thank you so much. I tried that and it worked. My new journal is definitely going to be minimalist.
Sylvia Wu says
Glad that it worked out, Lamia. Would love to see how it turns out!