DIY: Bullet Journal Spreads for Plant Enthusiasts
Do you bujo?
Bullet journaling (abbreviated as “bujo”) has taken the world by storm, from its simple utilitarian roots to the colorful and whimsical spreads found across Pinterest and specialty Facebook groups. Some bujo users create new themed spreads for each month or week, including a variety of planning tools like a calendar, to-do list, cleaning schedule, and mood tracker.
Bullet journaling is a great way to unplug from technology, focusing on an analog tracking method that relies on pen and paper instead of having an app for that. It’s great for long term planning and also for staying on top of day to day tasks, especially if you’re an achievement-oriented person who loves the feeling of checking off a box on a list. Suddenly making that phone call seems a lot more rewarding when you get to cross it off and bask in the accomplishment!
People have even reported anecdotally that keeping a bullet journal helps to reduce their symptoms of anxiety, since there’s a consistent practice to return to during the day to help list out and make a plan to tackle anything life throws at you. We’ve also reported before that plants have the benefit of reducing anxiety and boosting productivity, so it makes sense that these two hobbies can combine to make you a bullet journaling, plant growing powerhouse who can take over the world! Or, at least, your to-do list.
Here are some ideas of spreads you can make in your #bujo to combine your love of plants and journaling.
1. Plant Care Tracker
Make a spread to monitor your watering, fertilizing, dusting, pruning, rotating, or other plant care schedule. You could also make a note every time you see a new leaf, or make an individual spread to chart each plant’s growth.
2. Add Plants to Existing Spreads
March is coming, and with it will come the first day of spring! Why not do a plant themed March planning page with healthy soil, roots, leaves, and flowers to show you the way?
3. Plant Wish List
If you’ve got your eye on a particular potted pal (or seventeen), keep your wish list in your bullet journal!
4. Geeky Plants
Make a doodle page for plants from your various fandoms and favorite tv shows, video games, or books.
5. Plant Personalities
Draw each of your houseplants and keep notes on their preferences. Do they have a favorite song? Do they like a certain spot in the house or else they throw a tantrum? Do they look very handsome in their new pot?
6. Plant Glossary
Keep a list of your plants and their attributes. Are they pet friendly? Good air purifiers? Edible?
7. Other Trackers
Put a plant-loving spin on other trackers you might keep in your bullet journal. Maybe every day of the week you write is a petal on a flower, or each of your runs during half marathon training can be recorded on a leaf, with that week’s total on the pot for easy tracking of your weekly mileage.
Do you bujo? Show us your plant spreads!