10 Custom Journal Ideas that are Amazing

Writing in a custom dot grid journal is the latest tend in the planning community.  You don’t have to be a master artist to get in on the action.  A little creativity and a desire to organize your day is all that is needed.  For some inspiration to help you along your bullet journal journey, here are some amazing Instagrammers and how they are using a bullet journal to plan their day and organize their goals.

From @bujo_on_in_peace. This timeline is a great way to neatly keep track of those appointments and tasks scheduled from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.  It’s tidy and a great use of space.

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From @rozmakesplans.  These blue to purple ombre colors look simply magical.  And did we mention how much we love the mushroom?  Adding color to a custom journal adds a pop of emphasis and makes everything a bit more appealing.

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From @bujoinspire. Get ready to fall in love with the background on this journal.  The soft background hues highlight the planning areas.  And did you find the hidden calendar in the building illustrations on the bottom left?

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From @crafthippy. These color banners for the weekly spread are so happy!  Who wouldn’t be inspired for the week with these on their page?  The color pops are so bright and cheery.

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From @autumnal_akika. This is the reading list of all reading lists!  And what an epic way of keeping it.  It will look even more impressive when finished and colored in.

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From @packtravelexplore. What a great way to keep a travel journal and remember each place visited.  We love the map and trip details!

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From @krystalmagee. Training for a 5k has never looked so good.  Even we would get off the coach with this plan – and inspiration – in front of us.

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From @hhbujo. This labyrinth inspired weekly spread is a favorite of ours.  The days of the week nestled in the barn owl wings and quote ribbon have us swooning.

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From @freshlyforged. This mid-year reflection is such an artful and clear way to put your goals – bujo or otherwise — on paper.  This would be great annually, quarterly or monthly to track what’s working in your life, and most importantly, what’s not.

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From @3peas.p.p.p. Another weekly layout with color that’s inspiring.  We love the water bottle tracker with neat meal planning and chore tracking built in.

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Keep in mind, your custom journal doesn’t have to look fabulous to be functional.  Whatever works for you is the best system to use.  But we don’t mind aspiring to these great examples every now and then.

Have you seen a dot grid journal layout that you love?  Tell us about it in the comments below!  If you’re looking for a custom journal check out the PurpleTrail dot grid journal in this post.

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