May Bullet Journal Ideas

A selection of different shaped flowers doodles with the word May in capitals written underneath , highlighted over in orange.

It is that time of the month again; it’s bullet journal set up time!

This month might be the last spread I share, I am wanting to possibly change up how I plan and organise my time. I went down the rabbit hole of planner videos on YouTube, my favourite is Cindy GB’s channel and I want to maybe move solely to a pre-printed planner. I would love to have certain planners but unfortunately because they are in the US I cannot really justify the shipping. I wish the UK has better options.

I like this time of the month when all the bullet journal ideas flood social media platforms and planner addicts get to plan their next month. I mean any excuse to bust out the stickers, washi tape and coloured pens!

Here are my May Bullet Journal Ideas:

1. Habit Tracker

I wanted to make May a simple design because I wanted to focus on being productive with my time as I am working on a course. I want to focus my attention on that rather than a busy design in my bullet journal. I have kept the habits in my journal the same each month.

Read: 86 ideas to track in your bujo

Habit tracker with flower doodles

2. Highlights

I love looking for the positives even on a bad day and this spread allows mw to focus on this. For anyone who doesn’t know, the idea is to write one highlight from each day.

Highlights written in the middle of the page with orange highlight

3. Gratitude

Practising gratitude is a powerful task that can benefit your physical and mental health. Using this gratitude tracker helps me to reflect on each day and be thankful for what I have. Writing one thing each day helps me keep a diary of my movements.

Gratitude written in the middle of the page with orange highlights

4. One Line

As I currently do not daily journal, using this page idea allows me to short hand write about my day. So, I just write ‘one line’ about what I did that day. This is a great page to be able to look back on and reminisce.

One line tracker to share what happens each day

5. Blog Statistics

This is always a tracker I use in my bullet journal because I like to track my blog’s progress. It highlights any areas where I need to work harder.

A blog stats tracker to record all statistics

6. Master Task List

This spread lists all the tasks I wish to complete during the month. I separate the tasks into sections: my home, my blog, my course and personal. Then, each day I can refer to the list for daily tasks to complete.

Master task list with different sections of life

7. Calendar

I haven’t used this idea for a while, but as I have a busy month with medical appointments and my course, I thought this would help me to be more organised with my time.

May calendar spread with pink highlighted lines for all weekend dates

I kept this spread simple with the use of Tombow brush pens and my micron pens to doodle flowers. If you want a more decorative spread for May, you can check out my previous bumble bee theme.

Other bullet journal pages that might work for your journal could be:

  1. Savings tracker
  2. Party planning
  3. Expenses tracker
  4. Brain dump pages
  5. To-do lists
  6. Monthly favourites
  7. Doodle or practise lettering pages
  8. Book tracker
  9. Washi tape swatch
  10. Journal entries

These are just some ideas that you can use in your journal to help keep you organised, productive and live intentionally.

What ideas do you have for your journal? I’d love to hear in the comments.

77 thoughts on “May Bullet Journal Ideas

  1. You always share such amazing ideas when it comes to bullet journals. I’m still yet to do mine but I feel very inspired by what you’ve shared and it’s given me ideas on what to do with mine. Thank you so much for sharing todays post with us lovely Xo

    Elle – ellegracedeveson.com

  2. I love the flowers! 😍 They really add to each section of the journal. These are some great ideas, especially having a washi tape swatch page as I hadn’t heard of that before! ✨

  3. Your bullet journal is so pretty <3 I have a printed calendar (store bought) but this year I managed to find a cute one with colors and funny little drawings 🙂

  4. Love your bullet journal spreads! This is super pretty but simple; the kinda design I love! I really need to get back on top of my habits this month, especially after having COVID and basically my whole daily routine going out of the window for weeks xx

  5. Ooh I love this! I think the highlights and gratitude pages are both such lovely ideas which I’m sure help a ton! I love the idea of a master task list too, I might start using that. Thank you so much for sharing x

  6. I love the simplicity of your layout. While I realize bullet journals can and should be personalized to the user, I see far too many that overly decorated and would take more time to set up than actually use. I love the idea of one line a day, I should give that a try. A master task list is a great idea as well.

    1. Last May I did a bumble bee theme and it was really creative, but sometimes I don’t want to do too much and keep it simple. Thank you for reading and commenting.

  7. Wonderful sharing of your spreads once again. I myself use my monthly as a one-liner, since I have very little use for it (I don’t really rely on my bujo for appointments), and I find that it’s a great way to get an overview of my month. Anyway, thanks for sharing!

  8. I love the simple design and neutral colours of your monthly spread! Love that you have the sections for gratitude as well, will be good to look back on over the month.
    Thanks for sharing 🙂
    Aimsy xoxo
    Aimsy’s Antics

  9. Gratitude is something we could all benefit from tracking but are most likely to overlook. That’s my big takeaway from this brilliant post – and something I will be doing from now on. Thank you.

  10. It’s funny, I’m not one for a planner, but I do like a list. I guess they are pretty near one and the same. But, for some reason, I will follow a list but I won’t follow a planner. As I’m getting busier with my blog and all of the ways it can expand into other areas, more and more, I appreciate organization. I like how you’ve organized yourself for the month. It’s not overly complicated at all. And, I really love your flower doodles. They make me smile. Wishing you a productive month!

  11. I’ve been watching a lot of bullet journal for beginners on youtube and this is a great post that is encouraging me to start my own. I like the habit tracker.

    1. I have posted how to set up a bullet journal for 2022. So if you do want to create a bullet journal, I have shared an easy guide to follow. Thank you for reading and commenting.

  12. I love your journal ideas! But I agree it is time consuming. I’m currently using the go girl bullet journal. I was using cloudberry before and it is a UK company. The go girl planner can be found on Amazon. I did a review on it in case your interested. I really like it so far and they have different sizes and colors as well! Whatever makes life easier 😆

  13. I love the cover design for May! So sweet and simple. I have been Bullet journaling for four years now, and I have been there with going down a rabbit hole. I have since found the layout that works best for me, and I stick with it. About every 6 months I evaluate if there is something missing. For instance, I use my bullet journal to garden plan, so in January that gets added in. I would encourage you to keep up with bullet journalling. It is a great way to release creative energy and keep yourself organized in a way that makes sense for you and your life.

  14. I love the cover design for May! So sweet and simple. I have been Bullet journaling for four years now, and I have been there with going down a rabbit hole. I have since found the layout that works best for me, and I stick with it. About every 6 months I evaluate if there is something missing. For instance, I use my bullet journal to garden plan, so in January that gets added in. I would encourage you to keep up with bullet journalling. It is a great way to release creative energy and keep yourself organized in a way that makes sense for you and your life.

  15. Loved reading this! I really like the habit tracker! Even things as simple as drinking water, I think I NEED something like that to keep me on track. I’m so bad for it! I really liked the one line idea too! I actually think it’d be a really cool thing to do with Amelia. It’d be lovely (and I’m sure hilarious) to look back on her fave things of the day.

    Claire.X
    http://www.clairemac.co.uk

  16. You know I love your journal layouts, Lauren, and the floral theme is right up my street. Completely agree about gratitude and I love the idea of one line idea too xx

  17. I have never bullet journaled but have always thought it was really cute, I do a form of journaling/to do list but just in a regular notebook. I really like your floral theme, the habit tracker, and the master task list. Thanks for sharing!

  18. I’m such a planner addict and I love anything that helps keep me organized. I love the way you’ve laid out your bullet journal. I hope you can find a printed journal that meets your needs. I’m such a digital nerd and have been using a digital planner app called Planmore and have been using it for 2 years now. It links up with Fantastical to display as a widget on my phone – easily accessible and keeps me organized. Thanks for sharing Lauren!

  19. Lovely post! I’m one of those people that screenshots everything so I recently purchased a few journals where I can take the info from the screenshot and transfer it into a journal, based on the topic. This way when I want to read up on a particular topic, all I have to do is grab that respective journal. Love your doodles, too!
    Crystal | http://www.amazingbaby.app

  20. Aw it’s a bit sad that this might be the last spread you share, but I do love the simple design with the flowers. As always, you have great ideas and I hope it goes well your course

    1. I am still not sure if I am going to continue. The planner I want to purchase starts in July, so I may do one more in June. Thank you for reading and commenting.

      1. It would be nice if you have the time to do one final spread for June before starting with the planner in July.

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