Bullet Journalling is something I began last year. I only dipped in and out of it but I really did enjoy using it. It’s a nice way to have a bit of creativity whilst still being productive.
This year I have chosen the Leuchtturm 1917 dotted A5 notebook. Before setting up this year’s journal, I watched Amanda Rach Lee’s videos of her set up for this year and her flip through of her 2018 bullet journal. Her videos are great for inspiration.
After watching this I looked through my own journal to see what pages I really used last year and to see what didn’t get used. I then made a list of everything I wanted to include in this year’s journal.
So here is my set-up for 2019!
I decided to start my bullet journal with a calendar. This page is really tedious and I recommend writing it out in pencil first as it’s very easy to make a mistake with the months. This is the most time-consuming part of the journal but I find it so useful.
The next page is my goals for 2019. Last year I set 18 goals and although I didn’t complete all of them I still wanted to set 19 for this year, I’ll have a full blog post talking all about it soon.
The next double spread I have is my year in review and places I’ve been.
The year in review page is something I stopped filling in very quickly last year, however, I still wanted to include it. I’m going to put one or two memories from each month into the review page and then I am doing a memory a day page at the end of each monthly spread. The places I’ve been place doesn’t necessarily mean trips abroad but small days out to cities I don’t normally visit etc.
My next double spread is self-care ideas, this is for when I’m stressed out it’s a list of all the different ways I can switch off and relax.
The next 4 pages are all related to my blog. I have two pages for blog ideas and YouTube ideas as I am hoping to start a youtube channel in the very near future. These pages are great as if I’m ever stuck one month I can go and see if there is anything I want to use here.
Then I have a double spread for my growth tracker. This is a great way to reflect on growth at the end of the year. I only ever enter information to this spread once a month.
And the last double page of my yearly set up is my books I want to read / books read page and the movies I want to watch with movies I have watched.
This year I have kept my set up very simple and will be using my monthly spreads to add some colour and more creativity into my journal. Bullet Journalling doesn’t have to be overcomplicated.
Are you thinking about a bullet journal? Or do you have spread ideas that I have missed? Let me know in the comments!