Bullet Journal 2017

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I started  my first Bullet Journal last October, and I am already onto my new Bullet Journal for 2017. I loved the idea and concept, so I tried it out myself and it works perfectly for me. It allows you to completely customize and tailor your journal to suit you.

At first, I really stuck to the guides for those who are new to bullet journalling, but I now have found my own way of doing it, still using the basic idea with monthly spreads and so on.

Today I thought I would share some extracts from my 2017 Bullet Journal, but I haven’t included any week-by-week spreads, because they are more personal

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My dad is really into being organised and making lists, so he surprised me with my 2017 journal as a Christmas present! He must have looked into what sort of notebook people use for bullet journalling, as before I was just using a plain old notebook, so it was a really thoughtful present.

The cult favourite is of course, the Leuchtturm books. I have the 1917 book, with plain pages which allows me to do whatever I want on each page.

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Another thing I absolutely love about using this book for my bullet journal, is that it comes with a contents page, as well as the pages being already numbered. I have been filling in the contents as I go, which does make it a lot easier to find a certain page once the journal gets more full.

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I always keep birthdays of my friends and family at the start of my bullet journal. I write the month, the dates and then on the right, I add everyone’s birthday for that month.

This makes it really easy when I am writing my month overview. Say I was making my overview for the month of February, I just flip back to the birthday pages, check whose birthday it is that month and then add it to the overview. Easy peasy, needed for me too as I am super forgetful with dates.

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I also have my 2017 goals which are things that I want to achieve at some point during the year. For example, I would like to start self-hosting my blog at some point this year! (Any tips on switching to self-hosted would be greatly appreciated!)

I also do a goal page for each month, with more small scale aims that I would like to achieve that month, such as reading a certain book or practicing motorway driving (still haven’t done much of that yet!)

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I have lots of pages with ideas or lists or inspiration too. On the left page here, I have my minimalism challenge, where I like to pick one each day to do, for example ‘spend a morning without using your phone’.

On the right, I have an easy way of planning a meal that gets me some protein, vegetables and carbs. I just pick one from each category, as sometimes I just run out of inspiration for meals. I don’t eat meat, which is why there no meat options in the protein category!

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Here I have my current wishlists. If I want to save up and buy something, I write it down here. Then I can look at my list and decide if I really do need to buy it or not, if it’s a no, I just cross it out. It is a good way of remembering what beauty products you want to try.

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Here I have included my February Overview, as I haven’t got anything much written on t yet. I write one vertical line with the first letter of the day of the week, then a second line next to it, with the date. I usually do these overviews half way through the month before, so that I can fill in dates, shifts and events as they get planned. This is also when I add in birthdays that I need to remember for that month.

I also have a list there of different ideas of where to think of exercise and workout routines. It can be hard to get inspiration sometimes, so I just check back to this page, scan the list, and pick one type to exercise from.

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Finally, I have included a picture of my book wishlist page. This one is really short, as it is only the beginning of the year. But I love keeping a book wishlist, as other wise I will forget the ones I want to read. Also, when it is my birthday and people ask me what I would like, I love to check back to this page to see if there are any books I could have as a present.

So that is a mini look inside my 2017 Bullet Journal! I love it, it is a little form of escapism for me, where I can organise my life, plan projects, doodle and make lists. I am a creative person, I was an art student last year, so this is an easy way of adding some creativity into my day. What are your thoughts on having a bullet journal? Xx

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5 Comments

  1. January 28, 2017 / 7:08 pm

    Ahh I can’t wait to start one! hehe xx

    • January 30, 2017 / 4:56 pm

      Aw I’m sure you will love it, I use mine all the time! Xx

    • January 30, 2017 / 4:56 pm

      Thank you very much! Ooh I’ll head over now, I’m loving reading posts on them! Xxx

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