November Bullet Journal Ideas

November Bullet journal cover page with different shades of brown rainbows and a small calendar of the month

I cannot believe that we are in November; where has 2021 gone? We are only a few weeks away from 2022! I love this time of year when you have cosy nights under blankets and that it’s getting ever closer to Christmas, which I love! This month, I am hoping to get all my Christmas shopping done as well as complete my online pain clinic programme.

I had been taking a break from bullet journaling, but I am back to designing and using my Dingbats journal. I have missed using a bullet journal and being creative with coloured pens, washi tape and I am going to share some November bullet journal ideas with you.

What is a bullet journal?

Bullet journaling is a planning system that uses the bullet journal method created by Ryder Carroll. The system organises you with the use of to-do lists, brainstorming reminders and trackers. The name ‘bullet journal’ comes from the use of abbreviated bullet points to log information as well as the use of dart journals, which are gridded using dots rather than lines.

What are the benefits of using a bullet journal?

Bullet journaling has various pros and cons when using this planning system. The benefits of using a bullet journal are:

  • You can have a layout that suits your needs
  • It is undated, so you can use it as and when you are busy
  • It gives you a creative outlet when designing your bullet journal spreads
  • Enables you to be organised
  • Boosts your productivity

November Bullet Journal ideas:

1. Habit Tracker

Research has shown that forming new habits can take between 18 to 254 days to become automatic. Habit trackers are a tool to help remind you daily of existing as well as new habits. You can track habits in a list form, or in other creative designs. The notion of checking off tasks whether it is a habit or a work task, it can give you a sense of achievement and productivity.

Crossing off tasks can invoke a feeling of motivation to achieve more on your habit tracker or your work to-do list. Keeping a habit tracker is a great way to hold yourself accountable for certain actions and works as a great reminder. Utilising a habit tracker will help you feel more organised and will be more productive with your time. Habit trackers are not only for bullet journals and you use them in a spare notebook or paper you have.

I have listed a select amount of habits on my tracker this month. Having had a routine disrupted due to a horrible flare up I am trying to get into a better routine with positive habits.

A habit tracker with a list of different habits listed next to a table for each habit

2. Blog Statistics Tracker

Trackers can be used for all different tasks. If you are a blogger, tracking your monthly stats can be really beneficial. Keeping a record of your blog’s progress will help you to not only share what area you need to work on, but also show your success. You can then reflect back on what you have achieved at the end of the year. If you run a small business, a tracker can keep a record of the amount of sales; bullet journals are ideal for keeping records.

I have been keeping a record of my blog statistics for around 4 years and it shows me how my blog has grown. If you are a blogger and are thinking of reaching out to brands, or have been pitching, having updated blog statistic can be helpful to keep your media kit up-to-date.

A blog statistics bullet journal page with brown rainbows and drawn stars

3. Monthly Overview

A monthly overview is a spread of the month as a whole, where you ca add your most important dates, appointments and reminders. These spreads can be helpful when you are looking at first glance and when you are trying to plan ahead.

This spread is a page I haven’t used in this year’s bullet journal. I have chosen to include this spread because I have a lot of medical appointments and I am not always the best at remembering. I will now have the extra reminder in my journal. You can design a monthly overview in a list form like I have, or in a table form; both are simple spreads to boost your organisation.

A November bullet journal overview spread with brown rainbows and words highlighted with different shades of brown pen

4. Playlist Of The Month

This is a new bullet journal page idea that I thought would be a fun spread to complete this month. I will share my favourite 5 songs that I have loved in November. When I reflect on my journal, it will be interesting to see what I was listening to and enjoying throughout these months. You could do this spread with your favourite:

  • Books
  • Recipes
  • Movies
  • TV shows

A playlist of the month bullet journal page with a space for songs and drawn play buttons

5. Content Planner

To be successful with a blog, or to grow your social media platforms, you have to be organised with sharing new content for your followers. I find the best way to organise my blog content is to have an effective blogging schedule, where I can plan my blog posts ahead of time.

I am working on re-building my Instagram account, so this content planner will help me post daily to my account and grow my follower count. You could use a similar idea if you share content on YouTube, Tik Tok or other social media platforms.

A content planner bullet journal page, an Instagram list, a blog list with brown rainbows

6. Sleep Log

Using a sleep log is tracking the amount of sleep that you have each night. There are benefits to recording your sleep pattern such as it will show you any sleeping patterns or habits.

As my chronic illness can affect both the amount and quality of my sleep, using a sleep log will help me to identify patterns and could highlight links between my sleep and my daily life. I have just used a basic sleep log, but if you have a Fitbit or other device that records sleep, you could include all that information in the page spread.

A sleep log bullet journal page spread with brown rainbows

7. Weekly Spreads

Instead of using a dated planner, I will be using weekly spreads to write down appointments or reminders. I love to check things off the list once they are completed, which is why I enjoy using the bullet journal system.

There are a variety of different weekly layouts that you can utilise; some are minimalistic, some are more creative and elaborate designs. Using weekly spreads can help to promote productivity and organisation.

These are some bullet journal ideas for November in your journal. There are so many other page ideas such as:

  1. Monthly savings/expenses
  2. Self-care tracker
  3. Books you have read
  4. Monthly task list
  5. Cleaning schedule
  6. Symptoms tracker (if you live with a chronic illness)
  7. Wish list
  8. Monthly bucket list

You can tailor your journal to suit everything that you need. Do you use a bullet journal? What are your favourite pages to use? I’d love to hear in the comments.

57 thoughts on “November Bullet Journal Ideas

  1. I always love reading your bullet journal posts and seeing the pages and designs for the months! Really like this one; I think for November this year I’d need an incoming and outgoing tracker as well as something to track my Christmas presents!

  2. Oh I love the idea of the habit tracker! I feel like if you’re tracking these things, it’s easier and more motivating to keep it up.
    I do keep a sleep log – also because of my chronic illness and I try to repay my sleep debt if I lose out on sleep. Loved this bullet journal post 😊

  3. I’ve vowed that I’m going to get into bullet journaling in the new year. I really want to make it work and let out my creative side. But pushing by perfectionism is my biggest issue. Your blog always proves as an inspiration though!

    1. Thank you. I struggled with that but it does get easier. I will have a blog post up in December which is the ultimate guide to setting up a bullet journal. So I hope it helps you!

  4. I love these bullet journal ideas! I do keep track of my sleep cause it is essential for my brain to work properly. Until end of year I have several different things and appointments to plan so writing them down would help me a lot. Thank you for sharing this wonderful post!

  5. I do have a BuJo but it’s mainly in use as a blog and social channels tracker. I’m nowhere near as artistic as you, Lauren, sadly, so mine tends to be just black and white with grid lines for each month. But I like the idea of a playlist, that would be a fun way to record books, music, tv shows, etc. Lovely post! x

  6. This is a great post. I have been thinking about starting a bullet journal for a while. I am going to have to start designing my own bullet journal. Thank you for the tips.

  7. It has been a while since I saw one of your bullet journal spreads, so I deeply enjoyed reading this and seeing photos of the pages you are designing lately! The playlist of the month idea appeals to me greatly, as I am always shuffling music and discovering new songs. 🙂
    Thanks for sharing!

  8. Love this journal tracker and how much input you included. This sounds like it will definitely be beneficial in keeping you accountable. It’s amazing we are already halfway through November. 😅 Thank you for sharing.

    Pastor Natalie

  9. Your bullet journal is wonderful. I am a planner and have floated between a version of bullet journaling and tracking at various points. I know it is not about how it looks but I really want mine to be phenomenal. It isn’t so I go back to mainly functional planning with some lists. I have used a B6 stalogy at times which I like. Currently considering a A5 hobonichi cousin for 2022.

  10. Lovely designs for your journey this month! Also these are some great ideas for what to include in your journal. I have a planner and I love keeping track of my blog but also my life, I tend to track my fitness for example running- I like to note how many runs I have done in a week, the distance of each run and how long it took! But I also think a journal for Christmas would be good to track finances and what you buy etc xx

  11. These are really cute spread ideas! I love the colour scheme and theming for your November bullet journal. I love bullet journaling but sometimes get stuck with what to do, so I’m deffinitly using this for inspiration! Also, your handwriting is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your spread! Em x

  12. I love bullet journalling! I’m always looking for new ideas. I really like the playlist of the month page! I definitely want to do this with TV and movies too. I also love the colors you’ve used as well! Thanks for sharing these great ideas!

  13. I was thinking the other day I really need to start doing proper blog statistics tracking. I don’t have a bullet journal but I do have a printed planner so I should really see how I can incorporate stats tracking into it, and the same with a content plan!

  14. I haven’t bullet journal in about 2 years. I started maybe in 2018 and did it for a while. But I guess I couldn’t keep up with the artsy way I was doing it. Seeing your minimalist style has made me rethink bullet journalling. I might just do one from December or start afresh in Jan 2022.

  15. Love your designs.

    I think this would be the perfect solution for me. I love the creativity involved. I prefer written notes and lists and it would be great to see an overview of progress.

    I also have so many lovely pens and a tub of washi tape 🙂

  16. These are all so pretty! I love your content planner and monthly stats pages in particular, I think they’d really help me with getting more on top of my blog. Thanks for sharing x

  17. These all sound like great ways to use a bullet journal, but I think I’d prefer to track habits and sleep patterns along with my other health issues I’m tracking on the Bearable app. Super handy to track information that you might want to update in real time using an app so you don’t forget to do it

  18. These are all great ideas for different spreads. The habit tracker is definitely useful & I could benefit from a blog stats tracker. I also like the idea of a playlist for the month!

  19. Your layouts look great! I track books I’ve read at the back of mine along with housework so I can keep a track of when I last did something, I’ve found it really useful.

  20. I’d love to be able to plan out my blogging, but between being too busy to write on my blogs on a regular basis and my blogs not being focused on specific topics, I really struggle. When I do plan articles (usually in the middle of the night or any other time when I can’t physically write them), it’s all too often too late by the time I can get around to it and the impetus has faded.
    Hopefully when I retire…

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