Bullet Journal Dream Logs (plus templates)

Dream Log

A dream log, aka dream diary or dream journal, is simply a place where you can record your dreams.

According to Wikipedia:  A dream diary is a diary in which dream experiences are recorded. A dream diary might include a record of nightly dreams, personal reflections and waking dream experiences. It is often used in the study of dreams and psychology. Dream diaries are also used by some people as a way to help induce lucid dreams.

Curious to see if my dreams were truly random or there were any patterns I might find useful, I started a dream log of my very own.

The more I log, the easier it is to recall the previous night’s dreams.
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11 Bullet Journal Expense Trackers (you’ll want to copy!)

Bullet Journal Expense Tracker

Several years ago, we decided to start tracking our expenses so that we could go on our dream vacation.

After researching various books, articles, and YouTube videos, we decided to keep track of our monthly expenses so we could get a handle on where the money was going.

The first month was strictly writing down every expense. At the end of the month, we could see which categories needed to be reined in and  where we should tighten our belts.

This worked for us because I’m useless when it comes to sticking to a budget but if I know where I need to economize, I’m good. And honestly, knowing that I’d have to write it down made me think twice about those impulse buys!

It worked so well that we’re still keeping a monthly expense tracker! Ours is pretty basic, but I love all of these cute trackers I found online, so going to try and incorporate them into our next tracker!
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Birthday Bucket Lists (for your bullet journal)

While I have heard of (and made) a Bucket List, I’ve never heard of a Birthday Bucket List until recently.

Apparently, they’re a thing.

The idea is that you create a list of items you want to complete before your next big birthday, usually one of the milestones.

No reason you couldn’t do one for every birthday, but that seems kind of tiring.

The list can include practically anything:  adventures to go on, tasks to complete, places to visit, people to meet, experiences to try, items to purchase, etc.

Most of the lists I’ve seen have been for the big 3-0, but I’ve also seen 25th, 40th, 50th, and a few 60th birthday bucket lists as well.

The only real “rule” is that the items on your list must match the birthday deadline, as in 30 before 30 or 40 Things To Do Before I Turn 40. Although even that rule is flexible, as I’ve also seen 29 Things Before 30, and 39 Experiences Before I Hit 40 lists as well.

Hey, it’s your birthday bucket list, so your rules!

Since I have a few years before my next milestone birthday, thought I’d try my hand at a Birthday Bucket List for my bullet journal.
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30 Uses For a Blank Journal

30 Different Ways to Use Your Blank Journals

Have to admit that I’m a sucker for blank journals and have an entire cabinet full of them, just waiting to be used!

Even though I already have more than enough journals to last a lifetime, I keep buying more. A pretty cover will catch my eye and then winds up going home with me.

I simply cannot resist a gorgeous cover!

But some of them are so pretty that I’m almost afraid to use them. So I put them in aside, saving them for a special occasion.

What special occasion? Who knows. Sort of like when you don’t use your “good” dishes, put out the fancy soap, burn the decorative candle, or wear that expensive outfit.

It’s understandable. A blank page can be so incredibly intimidating! What if you make a mistake? It’s ruined!

Enough!

Let’s use those good dishes! Wear that expensive outfit! Wash our hands with the fancy rose-shaped soap! Burn that intricately carved decorative candle! And most important of all, use those blank notebooks!

So to try and take some of the pressure off, here are a few ideas on how to use those beautiful, blank journals:

Start a Diary

When I was a child, I’d occasionally receive a diary for my birthday. One of those little books with a lock and key and Diary stamped on the front cover. I’d dutifully fill it out for a few weeks, then get bored and toss it aside.

Now that I’m older, I’ve found that I love keeping a personal journal!

I started in college, using one of my old binders and regular loose leaf paper.  Now I use a pretty lined journal, and try to write something every day.

It’s a great way to organize my thoughts and work out any issues, plus record memories.
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23 Journals to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing!

It’s hard to believe that it’s been fifty years since Neil Armstrong took his first steps on the moon!

While I ‘m not old enough to actually remember watching the moon landing, I’ve seen enough videos and news footage to feel like I was there.

What an amazing achievement!

Needless to say, the 50th anniversary of the moon landing is kind of a big deal. Seems that everywhere you turn, there are commemorative items of every description.

Debating between two commemorative t-shirts at the store, I was surprised to see a blank journal celebrating the anniversary.

Now you’re talking! I LOVE blank journals!

Did a little digging and found a treasure trove of blank journals and notebooks celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Lunar Landing.

So many awesome options!

So for all of my fellow journal and notebook lovers out there, I put together a list of some of my favorites!

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NASA Approved

These are the blank books with NASA’s official seal of approval. I don’t know about you, but that puts them right at the top of my list! There’s just that extra little cachet of being NASA approved.

 

NASA Apollo 11 50th Anniversary First Man on The Moon: Officially Licensed Moon Landing Word Art Notebook by Space Books by Witty Logic

Very cool cover with a moon-shaped word cloud with terms & quotes from the moon landing! Love the retro look!

There’s a mission overview in the front with the mission objective and highlights. Plain wide-ruled lines with no side margin inside.

Size: 6×9

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