If you haven’t heard of bullet journaling or if you have, I thought of some great spread/page ideas you may want to add to keep you motivated in your practice. I’ve fallen in love with bullet journaling. It’s my happy place where I can retreat and create my own space each month. The way I keep inspired in my mediation practice.
Also, ideas on how to implement them in an actual bullet journal.
My intention for today is…
Internet influencers have growth trackers for their social media and Youtube channels while I have an intention tracker. Before I meditate I like to write down my intention for that day’s session. A way to see where my awareness is focused.
Each intention is a prayer, at least for me, that I place in the Lord’s hands. Writing it down is my way to release it. Plant it. During mediation, I’m watering this planted seed with my hopes, concentration, and openness to hear God’s voice on the matter.
How to use: I have a separate page dedicated that I title, Intentions. Original, I know. Each day of the month is a box and divided into 4 weeks. It doesn’t have to be boxed or even structured in any way. Write your intention for each day on a blank page like a collage if you’d like. Just write it down.
The glory of a bullet journal is you don’t have to stick to one style. Change it up. Find what works for you. After a while, a pattern may emerge in your intentions. These patterns track a mental path or show roadblocks you didn’t know were there.
Interview with yourself
A bullet journal helps center my day and keep me on track but I love old-fashioned journaling as well. Thankfully it’s easy to combine the two. Journal prompts are fantastic if detailing your day is boring. Pinterest is my favorite place to find questions for this page in my journal. There are prompts for individual months, holiday’s, and wellness ones to get the pen moving.
How to use: The best way I’ve found this works is to have a structured place to write your answer. I use a monthly and weekly page layout so this has to be a separate page, but if you have a page for each day this is a perfect addition. Pick a section to write that day’s Q&A and interview yourself like the celebrity you are.
Answering prompts after meditation is a relaxing way to reflect and process the moment. No word requirements needed. Even one word can be enough for that day. It’s how you want to answer that matters. Time taken to invest in ourselves is never wasted.
Most bullet journals have a theme even it’s a minimalistic one. For me, themes vary every month so why not extend this to our meditation practice. Just setting intentions can get stale no matter what patterns we find. A theme could be “not overspending”, “Better communicating”, or “purging toxicity in relationships”.
Themes keep us interested because we connect with it on a personal level. Branding is proof of that. Using marketing strategies to keep us inspired just might be the push some of us on and off meditators need.
How to use: Like a resume objective is at the top of the resume put your meditation theme at the top. You could use it like a quote at the top of an intention tracker to further tailor your intentions. Try combining all three ideas to see what fits how you practice or bullet journaling style.
I will link some sites below on how to set up a bullet journal for those who are first-timers. Once you have set up yours, feel free to stray from the format and do what works for you. Or don’t. Let your bullet journal be what you need it to be.
I hope this gave you all some ideas and let me know what you think in the comments.
Peace and Love,