One habit that nearly all planners and journalers seem to agree on is keeping lists, or collections as bujoists call them. In this post I’m going to share the 19 lists I will be keeping in my own bujo in 2019. I hope you find inspiration in these collections for your own planners and bujos in the new year.
Why You Should Make and Keep Collections
Collections provide limitless benefits from stimulating creativity to helping you determine your values and goals. They serve as a record of your memories and things you don’t want to forget. Of course, the benefit reaped from any given collection depends on the collection itself. For example, a list of TV shows you’ve watched may not yield the insights you need to finish your project, but it will probably be fun to make. Comparatively, listing your biggest accomplishments from the year might give you new insights about your life and its direction.
Planner and journal pages that are gallery-worthy works of art are all over social media. Whether your planner or journal is a homemade bujo, ring planner, or simple Traveler’s Notebook, you’ve undoubtedly come across versions of it on Instagram and other social media that made you feel like yours is inadequate. They might have even left you feeling envious of the social media version.
The planner and journal worlds have exploded in recent years and collided with the scrapbooking and art journaling worlds. It’s an exciting time in these communities with so much creativity flowing. But there is also a pervasive sense of something lacking and envy among planner and journal keepers.
By now you’ve probably heard of One Book July – the planner challenge started in 2014 by Rhomany of Rhomany’s Realm, Carie Harling, and Miss Vickybee. The challenge was a call to planners to set aside the chaos that much of the planner world found (and still finds) themselves in when it comes to the search for the ever-elusive “planner peace,” and embrace one book for all planning without switching systems.