What’s in My Bullet Journal: New Year, New Set Up || Bullet Journaling

Hi everybody! Welcome to a really fun post: a bullet journal post! I always love putting these posts together, but haven’t done one in over a year . . . so I figured it was high time to do another one! I’ve learned so much about bullet journaling over the year I haven’t done these posts, and I’m very excited to show you!

I set up new year’s bullet journal while I was watching AmandaRachLee‘s 2019 Plan With Me video, so you’ll see that a lot of my set up is very similar to what she has. You’ll also notice that I use my Zebra Mildliners a lot for this set up: I realized that I’d gotten them last year but had never used them yet, so I decided to pull them out and give them a shot, and I LOVE them!!

So to start off, this is my “welcome to 2019” page. I don’t really like to do quote pages and stuff, so it’s has 2019 on it in big numbers, then it has all of my New Year’s Resolutions for this year on it as well.

Next, this is an idea directly taken from Amanda’s video, but I have a grid spacing page. This page has the boxes (rows and columns) numbered, and it also has how the page would be divided up. I’m not sure exactly how useful it will be to me, since I know pretty much how I divide up pages (especially since I’ve used this bullet journal notebook for over a year now), but it will be a handy reference to have, should I need it.
Then for the first spread, I have a future log: this is the first time that I’ve actually used a future log (this log is also taken straight from her video), but it looks really good and I’m excited to see how it’s going to work!
And then, I have my yearly goal tracker; so for my new year’s resolutions, I was going to try to make 3 fair projects a month, and also blog all through the year, and this page is a tracker for that. (It only goes until August because that’s when my bullet journal is going to run out of pages and I switch over to a new one). The first three rows in every month are for the fair entries, and the last ones are for blogposts. (also, can you spot the typo? I clearly went to kindergarten)
And for yearly trackers, I also have my photo a day tracker. I’m still not entirely sure how I’m going to use it, but the left side is for special events, such as hang outs with my friends. I’ll use that to track my photos for those. On the right side are 365 boxes, and I’ll check one off every time I take a photo.
Up next I have my winter break to-do list. I have over a month of winter break, and I want to be as productive over that time as I can, so I have a list of 100 things I want to accomplish before I start school again.
After that is my January spread! I changed it up a bit from how I had it for 2017 and 2018, but it’s still a little bit similar. In the top left corner I have my Monthly Goals, and to the right of that is a month-at-a-glance overview calendar. Below the calendar is a space to write what I did each day in the month. To the right of that is sort of a blank space? I’m using that to write down my morning routine, but I still have to figure out a morning routine that works well for me, so it’s mostly blank still.
I also have my habits tracker for January! This is another idea taken from Amanda’s video, with the individual calendars for tracking. Previously, I’d only used the one page every-habit-is-a-row kind of tracker and this one looked like a fun (and cute!) one for a change. I’m not sure if I want to continue using this one though, because the spread /is/ very time consuming to make.
Finally, I have my weekly spread! I use this style weekly spread on weeks where I don’t have a lot of hard deadlines but still have lots of things I need to get done. I have my appointments on the right side, and my to-do list on the left.

And that’s it! I had a ton of fun making spreads that were in a different style (I’d used what I’d been using previously for over 2 years), and I’m looking forward to see how these spreads work out!

What is your favorite spread out of this set? Do you bullet journal? How did you get ready for 2019? Let me know, I’d love to hear! (if you made a bullet journal blogpost/video, leave me the link!!)


8 thoughts on “What’s in My Bullet Journal: New Year, New Set Up || Bullet Journaling

  1. bTackt January 4, 2019 / 1:46 pm

    I’ve always wanted to do a bullet journal and I know I told you have this little notebook I got for that like a couple years ago now. But it’s too daunting to me…setup seems so hard and also there’s no way I could keep up with making it look all artsy and stuff. Things like goal trackers would be insane though. Any advice on just going for it without making it too complicated?

    Also I am very concerned for your hot cocoa. Is that mug on a blanket on a bed or is it on the floor…


    • Hanne T January 4, 2019 / 5:42 pm

      Honestly? Just go for it! The original method (https://bulletjournal.com/pages/learn) of bullet journaling is to literally just a sophisticated to-do list with a system on it. A lot of people just have black and white set ups, and it works just as well as any other set up.

      Initial set up is a /little/ bit complicated, but shouldn’t take more than say, 2 hours at most. There is definitely no need to make it artsy: this is as “artsy” as I get, I don’t do doodles or anything, and this only happens if I’m not super busy. Anything artsy is extra!

      (also lolll it’s on a blanket on the floor!! it didn’t spill and I was very proud of myself)


      • bTackt January 7, 2019 / 12:38 am

        I’m gonna go for it. And as I was rereading this post gathering guidance and inspo I noticed that you’re going to read I’ll Give You The Sun, my favorite book,,,,,,

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      • Hanne T January 7, 2019 / 1:13 pm

        YES YES go for it!!!

        I JUST READ IT IT WAS SO GOOD (more words on GoodReads)


    • Hanne T January 5, 2019 / 2:07 pm

      Same here!! Glad you enjoyed it!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. CG @ Paper Fury January 7, 2019 / 5:15 pm

    Oh this looks AMAZING and so neat and organised!! I really suck at doing planners and journals, but I do have a reading journal and I’m excited to tick off and add books I’ve read to it. I mean I have goodreads also but why not use multiple ways to track books.😂Shh not obsessed for sure. I really like your spreads and can tell so so much work went into them. GOOD LUCK WITH IT!!


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