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.