It is a brand new year 2020, who else is excited for a brand new year? I always feel extra organised and ready to get planning in January. I decided this year to use my bullet journal a little differently, I want to use it more like a journal. Something I can look back and reflect on. I currently have a mid year BusyB planner where I include my appointments and my to do lists. So I will use these both together this year.
I have the initial set up in my bullet journal as normal and will include a front page, habit tracker and mood tracker for each month. However, instead of weekly spreads I am going to journal each day. I wanted to get back into journalling and using my bullet journal for that means it is all in one book and its so much easier. I am going to trial this for the first quarter of the year and see if it works well in my bullet journal.
So here is my initial Bullet Journal as well as January’s pages set up:
This double page spread is at the start of my bullet journal. It has spaces for me to write down my goals, my focuses, my dreams an affirmations for the year. I like the spacing I have used so that throughout the year I can add things to list. Having them all written down in the first pages of my bullet journal will keep reminding me throughout the year.
Very often when you think about goals and setting goals, for me anyway I don’t instantly plan how I am going to get there. However, using this page I can break down my goals into mini tasks in order to achieve the goal. I think it makes the goal more achievable and is less daunting. I am looking forward to filling this out and planning.
I haven’t used any bill trackers in any of my bullet journals before, but as I am trying to save with my ISA for my mortgage. I want to keep track of everything and so I can save as much money as possible.
This page is for me to record where I travel to this year, small or big. I want to travel and visit more places this year, so this page is going to be one I can look back on and reminisce. I thought the design inspired by Amanda RachLee was cute and looked like it was on a pin board.
These pages I am so excited for! For Christmas I was given a Hp Sprocket from my mum. If you know about HP Sprockets it prints out images onto sticky back glossy card, so it is perfect for me to stick it into my bullet journal. For each month I will print out my favourite photo, to remind me of that memory.
I am always hearing about or being recommended certain tv shows or movies. Usually I write them down on a piece of paper or in a notebook. I will now have them all written down in one place and I can tick them off as I watch them.
I loved this print by Amanda RachLee so I wanted to use it in my bullet journal. I love the black and white colours for this print.
I kept the page simple and with the black and white, monochrome feel. I think it looked classic and wanted January to be a simple spread.
Again, I used black and white theme to keep it classic and simple. I kept the habits specific and relevant.
The mood tracker is very simple with a key. Using a mood tracker has been really helpful to keep track of my feelings and energy levels each month. I really enjoyed setting up my bullet journal this month. I kept January very simple and classic. I am looking forward to utilising my bullet journal this way.
Are you bullet journaling this year? I’d love to hear in the comments.
Jana Hayes says
I tried to do a bullet journal last year but failed terribly. 🙁 Yours looks amazing! Similar to your monthly photo, I am doing one photo a day which makes me smile, however I’m on day 7 and already struggling! Would love to see your photos when done! What amazing memories they will bet o keep 🙂
I love your simple set up, it looks so pretty. Less is definitely more, it’s very stylish.
I really like the way you’ve set up your habit tracker.
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Thank you, I just wanted something simple and quick for January! Thank you for reading and commenting! X
I love how simple yet stylish this looks! I haven’t bought myself a bullet journal this year but I did get a new notebook for Christmas, that I plan to journal in.
Thank you! That sounds great! Happy Journalling! Thank you for reading and commenting
Helen's Journey says
Well with January starting off so cute and classic, I wonder how wonderful December’s will be after a year of more things to try in your bullet journal!
Lovely Lauren. Helen x
Ok, between this post and another I read this morning, I’m definitely going to have to get a new 2020 bullet journal. So many great ideas! I love the habit tracker, and also a place to record and plan places to go visit.
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Thank you for reading and commenting! I hope you get to start a new 2020 bullet journal x
Ohh! I love it! I started my first bullet journal last year, so I’m excited to see the differences between last years journal and this years one! I just posted about my February theme if you want to check it out!
I have just seen it, looks great! Such a good theme to use! Thank you for reading and commenting!
Tiffany McCullough says
Wow! I love how you track everything in one place! It is so organized. I have got to start a bullet journal!
Good luck if you do start. I have other posts on things you should know before you start and also what supplies you need. Thank you for reading and commenting.