Minimalist Bullet Journal: 100+ Epic Ideas to Try

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Why Should You Try Minimalist Bullet Journal, at least once…

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To constantly create beautiful and creative spreads isn’t always easy. Most days you just get stuck and run out of ideas. If this happens to you once or twice, then it’s time to scale back a bit and try minimalist bullet journal instead.

With this minimalist concept, you’ll spend less time and focus more to maximize the use of your bullet journal spreads.

Though I like creating beautiful spreads with complicated themes, I still think it’s necessary to step back and remind ourselves that we really don’t have to overwhelm ourselves with making such a perfect spread or layout.

There are SO many ways on how to be creative with creating minimalist bullet journal spreads. And most importantly, you are gonna need fewer supplies.

Here are my favorite supplies for the minimalist bullet journal creation:

             

These two supplies; rulers with the 6 & 12 inches and Sakura Pigma pens are more than enough to create classy and simple bujo spreads.

I know this sounds weird, knowing that we, as a bullet-journalist like to think that the more supplies we have, the more beautiful our bullet journal layouts will be.

While it’s true for those who are into drawings and doodlings and having colorful layouts on their spreads, this doesn’t necessarily apply to minimalist bullet journal style.

So in case, you are wondering what supplies do you need, then don’t worry too much. A ruler and a pen are actually all you need.

 

People Who Use Minimalist Bullet Journal

There are so many reasons why people choose a minimalist bullet journal. And those people are the ones who:

  • are short in time and very busy
  • started bullet journaling
  • just want to relax and take a break from creating all sorts-of complicated bullet journal themes on a monthly basis

How to Create a Minimalist Bullet Journal

As always, I’ve tried to find the best bullet journal tutorial on Youtube that will help your bullet-journaling process so so much easier.

And for this minimalist bujo setup, I’ve found that Shadia from the Pick Up Limes is very inspiring. It’s so simple and yet satisfying to see.


She breaks down every bullet journal pages you need clearly, from monthly, weekly pages to bullet journal tracker and other useful spreads such as gratitude log.

So check out her easy minimal bullet journal setup above if you wanna be all in creating your own and most importantly, making it useful and helping you increase your productivity.

List of Minimalist Bullet Journal; based on each page…

I’ve rounded up more than 100 layout ideas of the best minimalist bullet journal out there, so you don’t have to.

You may check out these ideas based on each spread you’d want to create.

Cover Pages

How long do you usually spend on creating your cover page every month?

I honestly spend more time on cover page because it’s the first page of my bullet journal spreads, of course I have to make it look perfect, right?

Wrong! It doesn’t have to be like that.

These minimalist bullet journal ideas below will show you that you can still create amazing and beautiful spreads with less time and few supplies.

cover page - minimalist bullet journal ideas
beautifully created by @heraldeecreates
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beautifully created by @journal.it
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beautifully created by @anothercomplication
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beautifully created by @bullet_journalish
cover page - minimalist bullet journal ideas
beautifully created by @bullet_journalish
cover page - minimalist bullet journal ideas
beautifully created by @occupationalbujotheraphy
cover page - minimalist bullet journal ideas
beautifully created by @bluebulletjournal
cover page - minimalist bullet journal ideas
beautifully created by @leelajournals
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beautifully created by @itsjuustbujo
cover page - minimalist bullet journal ideas
beautifully created by @itsjuustbujo
cover page - minimalist bullet journal ideas
beautifully created by @journal.it
cover page - minimalist bullet journal ideas
beautifully created by @leelajournals
cover page - minimalist bullet journal ideas
beautifully created by @life.through.bullets
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beautifully created by @lunar___mar
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beautifully created by @minimalisticbullet
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beautifully created by @supermassiveblackink
cover page - minimalist bullet journal ideas
beautifully created by @thesimplebujo
cover page - minimalist bullet journal ideas
beautifully created by @bornfromarts

Monthly Pages

Creating monthly spreads can feel like a chore after some time. It’s hard to be creative when you feel that way.

Why not trying to be minimalist for once?

These layout ideas below are perfect for you who wanna try something simpler.

As you can see below, you’ll notice that most of the layouts are in white & black mostly, it makes sense because you don’t really wanna think too much with using different colors.

and I think that’s one of the beautiful things about minimalist bullet journal.

monthly spread minimalist bullet journal
beautifully created by @bornfromarts
monthly spread minimalist bullet journal
beautifully created by @mania.journal
monthly spread minimalist bullet journal
beautifully created by @nordletterei
monthly spread minimalist bullet journal
beautifully created by @notikjournal
monthly spread minimalist bullet journal
beautifully created by @bujowithdaya
monthly spread minimalist bullet journal
beautifully created by @journal.it
monthly spread minimalist bullet journal
beautifully created by @thesimplebujo
monthly spread minimalist bullet journal
beautifully created by @supermassiveblackink
monthly spread minimalist bullet journal
beautifully created by @study.n.journal
beautifully created by @sarahboparah
beautifully created by @life.through.bullets
beautifully created by @leelajournals
beautifully created by @leelajournals
beautifully created by @journal.it

Weekly Spreads

The weekly spread is my fav spread of all.

But it’s hard to create them constantly every week (unless if you stick with one theme per month).

Since I like to experiment with things, I want to keep creating different layouts weekly.

These minimalist bullet journals below help me create new and different spread every single week. If you are like me, then you may find this section very useful.

minimalist bullet journal - weekly spread
beautifully created by @bellemichou
minimalist bullet journal - weekly spread
beautifully created by @starscreamalex
minimalist bullet journal - weekly spread
beautifully created by @zanderbetterton
minimalist bullet journal - weekly spread
beautifully created by @thesimplebujo
minimalist bullet journal - weekly spread
beautifully created by @supermassiveblackink
minimalist bullet journal - weekly spread
beautifully created by @study.n.journal
minimalist bullet journal - weekly spread
beautifully created by @journal.it
minimalist bullet journal - weekly spread
beautifully created by @isabelplans
minimalist bullet journal - weekly spread
beautifully created by @isabelplans
beautifully created by @itsjuustbujo
beautifully created by @itsjuustbujo
beautifully created by @journal.it
beautifully created by @journal.it
beautifully created by @leelajournals
beautifully created by @study.n.journal
beautifully created by @hu.bujo
beautifully created by @heraldeecreates
beautifully created by @bullet_for_your_sweetheart
beautifully created by @bujowithdaya
beautifully created by @bujowithdaya
beautifully created by @bluebulletjournal
beautifully created by @altdrawslines
beautifully created by @occupationalbujotherapy
beautifully created by @bullet_journalish
beautifully created by @bornfromarts
beautifully created by @bluebulletjournal
beautifully created by @mania.journal
beautifully created by @occupationalbujotheraphy

Bullet Journal Trackers

Trackers, trackers, trackers…

I’ve been seeing trackers everywhere nowadays. Like, a lot more than usual.

While it’s understandable because people want to be more productive by tracking everything that’s happening in their life, sometimes I find them too complicated to create.

So that’s why I came up with this list of all kinds of different trackers that you may want to try.

Mostly because they are super easy to make and you won’t feel overwhelmed.

They contain; habit tracker, mood tracker, study log, weight tracker, finance/expense tracker, sleep log and many more.

beautifully created by @lunar___mar
beautifully created by @bluebulletjournal
beautifully created by @booksbujobakes
beautifully created by @leelajournals
beautifully created by @happy_alpaca_bujo
beautifully created by @insiyahr.art
beautifully created by @bujowithdaya
beautifully created by @bujowithdaya
beautifully created by @bujondthesea
beautifully created by @bornfromarts
beautifully created by @bornfromarts
beautifully created by @thesimplebujo
beautifully created by @thesimplebujo
beautifully created by @thesimplebujo
beautifully created by @thesimplebujo
beautifully created by @life.through.bullets
beautifully created by @journal.it

Other Useful Page Ideas

Feeling like adding new simple spreads on your bullet journal?

Here I’ve rounded all kinds of different page ideas in a minimalist style that you may like.

From the playlist page to quote pages.

My favorite from this list is the playlist page. This can go for movies to watch list as well.

Though I believe that bullet journaling should help you increase your productivity or achieve your goals, it’s also can be a tool for other fun things, like, tracking what Netflix shows you’d want to watch when you are free.

So feel free to create new pages on your spreads with these amazing ideas below.

beautifully created by @bornfromarts
beautifully created by @bullet_journalish
beautifully created by @katyindaeyo
beautifully created by @lunar___mar
beautifully created by @bujoandbudget.de
beautifully created by @bujocollector
beautifully created by @bujowithdaya
beautifully created by @journal.it
beautifully created by @journal.it
beautifully created by @journal.it
beautifully created by @journal.it
beautifully created by @itsjuustbujo
beautifully created by @bujowithdaya
beautifully created by @sarahboparah
minimalist bullet journal ideas to increase your productivity
beautifully created by @study.n.journal
minimalist bullet journal ideas to increase your productivity
beautifully created by @supermassiveblackink
minimalist bullet journal ideas to increase your productivity
beautifully created by @supermassiveblackink
minimalist bullet journal ideas to increase your productivity
beautifully created by @supermassiveblackink
minimalist bullet journal ideas
beautifully created by @thesimplebujo
minimalist bullet journal ideas
beautifully created by @bullet_journal_w
minimalist bullet journal ideas
beautifully created by @isabelplans
minimalist bullet journal ideas
beautifully created by @journal.it

These ideas are massive and I forever adore these creatives who created them because they keep me going with my bullet journal journey.

If you are on Instagram, please give them a follow and support their amazing creations.

 

Minimalist Bullet Journal Printables

Ok, I’m honestly SO stoked creating these printables for you.

I know minimalist spreads are pretty easy to create because they are so simple,

But I still wanted to create these digital printables for your minimalist bullet journal pages in case you are really short in time, or maybe you find these spreads I created are interesting and useful.

These minimalist printables include:

  • Weekly Spread – download here
  • Monthly Spread – download here
  • Habit Tracker – download here
  • Mood Tracker – download here

The Takeaways…

Minimalist bullet journal can be super helpful if you just started or if you really don’t have much time in creating the spreads.

That is to say,  I still highly recommend you at least try once using the minimalist style.

In addition, not only it can increase your productivity and help you more focus, but also it’s again, a kind reminder that beautiful spreads don’t have to be complicated and take too much time to create.

I hope this list of minimalist bullet journal ideas will help you stay inspired and creative. If you find this list is a bit overwhelming because there are just so many, you can always come back here by saving this pin on Pinterest :)

Find out 100+ ideas for minimalist bullet journal spreads. These minimalist layouts will help you increase your productivity with bullet-journaling.

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