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Bullet Journal List Spread Ideas

One of my favorite types of spreads to create in my digital bullet journal is list spreads. I find creating list spreads to be a creative way for me to compile my thoughts into so sort of order. Every list spread has a purpose, whether that be somewhere to make a to do list, packing list, or just a fun spread where I can be creative. In this blog post I will share some of my favorite list spreads that I have made in the hope of inspiring you for your bullet journal.
As I mentioned I plan digitally using an iPad and the application GoodNotes and Bargain Depot Stylus 2 Pack from Amazon. If you are curious to why I plan digitally you should check out my blog post Switching to a Digital Planner-Paperless Planning.

Packing Lists

The list spread that I make the most are packing lists. These packing lists range from weekends spent at home to week long beach vacations. The process of creating one of these spreads usually begins with me using the notes application on my phone to make a giant list and then I divide it into sections. Once I have an idea for how I am going to decorate or the layout for the bullet journal spread I then start creating. Sometimes the spread is more functional and less 'pretty', but in the end they all serve the same purpose of making sure I don't forget anything I need. One tip I have for packing lists that I usually don't include, but highly recommend is also having a small to do list section as well. Before leaving for a trip there are always a million and one things to do, so including a to do list in this spread is a way to make sure everything gets done before you leave.

Recipes To Try

When I get ideas in my head the best way for me to organize everything is to write it out. As of August I moved into my first apartment and started cooking for myself. Some of you can probably relate to getting excited about new things and baking and cooking became that for me. Pinterest was my weakness and I started finding all of these recipes that I wanted to try. So what better way to make sure you make them all then with a bullet journal list spread. I really like how this spread turned out because it reminds me of when I would see my grandmother making a list of recipes that her friends recommended. This is a super simple spread layout that can be used for any type of list. The links to some of these recipes are on my Pinterest @whenishouldbestudying


As I mentioned this list layout is so versatile that you can use it for any type of list. I used the same basic idea to make a list of some of my current favorite things. Instead of using words and fonts like I did you could use doodles or little images. If I created this spread again I might also include more color or different shades of grey to make it a little bit more interesting. 


One of my favorite things to do is to turn on Spotify and just scroll through Pinterest or online shop; even though I never buy anything. Since what I am listening to is always changing this would be a fun spread for me to recreate every couple of months to see what I am currently loving listening to. Similar to the last list idea I used the same layout idea and just made slight changes.

What's In My School Backpack

After wanting to create this spread for so long, but not being able to decide exactly how I wanted it to look @bujoandcookies spread idea gave me the inspiration I needed to make this spread finally happen. I am really pleased with the end product of this spread. The idea of this spread could also translate into a packing list spread as well. Instead of each pocket in the backpack you could do what you are going to pack into each bag.

Workout Routine

The last list spread that I am going to share in this blog post is my workout routine list spread. I find the sections of this spread to be useful for dividing up the workout. I like that you can use the layout of this spread for the different types of workout that you do, leg day, arm day, back day and so on. If you are in need of workout or fitness related bullet journal spreads I have a whole blog post dedicated to that topic Bullet Journal Fitness and Workout Spread Ideas.

If you recreate any of these spreads, I would love to see them. Make sure to tag me on Instagram @whenishouldbestudying

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