Add a printable playlist to your bullet journal to track your favorite songs, plan for a special event, or make a download wishlist.
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Do you make playlists on YouTube, Spotify, or your favorite music app? I got in the habit of it earlier this year and it’s become a sort of ritual for each new season and holiday.
I’ve shared my back to school playlist on social media and decided it would be fun to create a printable playlist page that can be used with a printed bullet journal or digital planner.
Why I make playlists
It started as a random idea to make a YouTube playlist of songs about the sun for summer. I enjoyed having a “soundtrack” for my day and I listened to it on and off all summer when I needed some background noise. (When the kids were gone it was silent; when they were here, it was the Hamilton soundtrack 24/7.)
Later as back to school season rolled around, I decided it was time for a new playlist. For this one, the idea was to find some peppy songs to wake the kids up in the morning.
I think making a playlist is a fun way to change up the music you’re listening to and set the mood for the season you’re in. Whether that’s a literal or metaphorical season.
How to make a playlist
When I make a playlist, I search for songs in a couple of places – YouTube, Spotify, and Google. Sometimes I get a song in my head and look for related songs. Sometimes I search for other people’s playlists and pick my favorites from several lists.
Here are a few playlist ideas:
- Holidays or seasons
- Party background music
- Relaxing or meditation songs
- Motivational and energizing songs
- Music to wake up or fall asleep to
- Workout soundtrack
- Songs for a rainy day
- Favorites from a certain decade
- Songs with a theme, such as the moon or dancing
Using the printable playlist
I made two versions of this playlist so you can use print it out on paper or use it on your tablet with any app that allows you to insert images. (I like Notes Writer on my iPad.)
The playlist page has a grid background and ten boxes for writing in songs and artists. There’s space to doodle or add more info, color the boxes and the stereo, and really personalize the page.
The PDF version prints on 8.5×11-inch computer paper, but you can scale it down to fit an A5 or half-sheet page. The JPEG version is the same size but can open in any app where you can insert images, so you can add it to your digital planner or journal.
Note: The download includes both files. You’ll need to unzip the folder before using them.
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