Keep track of important events with a Countdown Tracker in your Bullet Journal

Welcome to Day 32 of my #100DaysofBulletJournalIdeas Project! 

Idea 32: Countdown Tracker

Countdown Tracker

If you have special events you'd like to keep an eye on, consider creating a countdown tracker to view them. 

Keep track of important events with a Countdown Tracker in your Bullet Journal


Here's a super simple version with the date as the first column of numbers and the second column of numbers is the days until the special date you're counting down to. Draw a box around the special date so it's always at a glance.

How it works:

  • First column = Days of the months
  • Second column = Days until 
  • Square on the date you're counting down to
Add a Countdown Tracker to your Bullet Journal to keep track of special events

In the photo above you can see how for the third thing I am counting down (Tucker's birthday), I wrote the number 5, for today, the 5th of May since today is the day I started tracking. After that, I went to this website to calculate how many days until his birthday on August 31st. It turns out that it's 118 days until his birthday. So I proceeded to countdown starting with the number 118 until I reached number 1. 

Keep track of special events in your Bullet Journal by adding a Countdown Tracker

After that, I wrote down days of the months until August 31. This means that I wrote down the remaining days of May, and all the days for June, July, and August.

Keep track of important events in your life with a Countdown Tracker in your Bullet Journal

Here's the finished product where you can see how it all works together. 

I use a checkmark to indicate which days have passed to know what day it is, and all I need to look at the number to the right of it to see how many days until the special day.

P.S. If you're new to the Bullet Journal®, I recommend checking out, it was invented by Ryder Carroll. Ryder is an awesome human that walks you through how to set up your own Bullet Journal with his handy tutorial video that you can check out at!

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