Happy 2020! Today, I have a post that I’m super excited for: my 2020 bullet journal set up! I made a poll on Instagram the other day and asked which post you wanted to see, and this was the winner! It works great, because bullet journal posts are one of my favorite posts to write!
This year, I was looking for a new bullet journal, and on the advice of Emily Morgan (@emi1y_morgan on Instagram), I got the Artist’s Loft Dotted Notebook from Michaels, which is a dupe for the Leuchtturm 1917, but roughly 1/5 the price, which I L O V E! I actually like it a little better than the Leuchtturm, because it has white pages and that allows me to white-out mistakes, haha! I also use the Pentel Energel 0.7 Black Pen (my GO TO FAAAVORITE pen 😍😍😍) and the Zebra Mildliners Warm Pack.
When I open up the bullet journal, I have my index, which . . . is pretty standard, so I’m going to leave it at that.
The first spread I have in the bullet journal is my grid spacing chart. It’s not entirely done yet, but it would look something like this: it is a pre-counted page that makes my life so much simpler when I’m trying to make a new bullet journal spread! I started doing it last year, and it’s been really helpful!
Next up, I have my year-at-a-glance, which isn’t going to be used often, but is really useful for reference, and gives me an idea of when things are during the year. On the page that’s facing it, I have my new years resolutions.
The next two pages are my social media trackers. In 2019, I challenged myself to take one photo everyday, and I did fairly well, so I want to do that again this year! On this spread, I also track my highlights of the year, my instagram growth, and a space to write down my blogposts (my goal for 2020 is at least one blogpost a month, so that’s why the spaces are so small: it’s just for tracking the one blogpost that I need to put up)
The next two pages are my 2020 TBR, and an art tracker. I haven’t filled in either of these yet, but in the spines on the bookshelf, I’ll write in the books I want to read, and when I finish them, I’ll color in the spine. For the art tracker, I’ll do a quick little sketch of the art I do (so kinda like a tiny, less detailed version of each art piece I do) in each of the boxes. Hopefully I’ll get to fill in both of these and it’ll be pretty at the end of the year!
After that is my future log. This is kind of like my year-at-a-glance, but it gives me a space to track events as well. The colors that each month is will also be my accent color for the month!
Next is my first monthly spread! This is my January spread, and I have boxes for January goals, events, a to -do list, books to read, and blogposts to write. I also have a space to write what I’ve done each day, and a monthly calendar as well, of course. I got to use some washi tape to decorate this spread that are the accent color of the month, and that was really fun and helped it look really cool!
The next page is also a monthly spread: it’s a spread of detailed habits! This is my new form of habit tracking, and I’m really enjoying it! It’s a list of things I want to do in a day, separated into morning, daytime, and evening, and I mark off what habits I did throughout the day. I also have a box to write my daily focus task each day during the month.
The last spread that I’ll show you all is my first weekly spread of this year. I’m trying out a new form of weekly spread, a “flowing” spread. With this form, I write in the list of tasks I need to accomplish in the day, without a preset space to write them in, if that makes any sense at all. Each day’s space is only as long as I have tasks for, and it’s really helpful and is making me more productive, as far as I can tell!
Those are all of the spreads I have in my bullet journal so far! I LOVED putting this bullet journal together, and it might be the most pretty bullet journal I’ve made so far!
Do you bullet journal? I’m always looking for inspiration for new spreads, so if you’ve ever done a bullet journal post, drop me a link! What was your favorite spread from this post? Happy New Year!!