It’s that time of year again where we get ourselves organised and plan everything out for the year ahead. I love this moment where I have a blank canvas ahead of me that I can do what I like with. Towards the end of last year, I discovered bullet journaling and I’m so excited to properly get into this for 2018.
The bullet journal I own is the Leuchtturm 1917 with the dotted paper. I didn’t really have any idea what bullet journal was best, but this is the one most people seem to buy. I’m really pleased with it, it’s a good size and the dotted paper makes designing much easier.
I love being really nosey and looking at other people’s bullet journal and seeing how they’re organising it. My favourite place the browse is on Pinterest. Today I thought I would share with you my layout for January 2018.
A monthly overview
A monthly overview is something I personally find really useful. I’ve done this as a double page spread so that I have ample room to write. It’s useful to have this to quickly flick through if you need to check a plan/ birthday etc. I’ve also added a ‘Goals’ section and a ‘To do’ section to this page. This is somewhere I can write down any major things that I can easily refer back to.
A weekly overview
As much as I love having a monthly overview, I decided to break this down further into a weekly overview. I looked at lots of inspiration on Pinterest and wanted to find a layout that best suited my needs. This is the best thing about a bullet journal; you can make it your own. After a long debate, I decided the most useful things for me to include in my weekly spread were:
- The day and date that I can write next to
- My work shift (as this changes every week)
- Notes – To jot down anything and everything
- To do list
- Blog notes – I know this will be my most used section!
- Meal planning
I’m sure as I go through the weeks this will change, but that’s why I really love using a bullet journal to organise myself as I can change it at any point.
How are you organising yourselves for the year ahead?