Bullet Journal Setup 2020 Edition
Wow, 2019 flew by! It seems as if the older I get the time goes by quicker and quicker. With the Christmas being over I figured I better hit the ground running for this year’s New Bujo Setup.
Looking back in my 2019 Bullet Journal I can definitely see areas in my personal and professional life that I’d like to improve on. This is my last year of school and I’ll finally be done! This gives me much more time to focus on this blog, family, and a little more self-care.
For those of you that don’t know, I use more than one journal. I like to keep things separate because it helps me stay more organized. This bullet journal setup is my personal bullet journal for everyday events for myself and my family. I have another for school, blogging, and a practice journal.
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My Process on Getting Started
I like to plan the pages I intend on using in my journal before I actually add them.
To get started I start by looking through my previous journal to see what pages I used most so I can add them to my new one. Next, I try to pick a few pages I’ve never used before just to try something new.
After deciding on the pages I want to use I start penciling in the outline. This way I can change something if I don’t like it.
Here’s how the journal came together once everything had been planned out.
The Bullet Journal
For my main bullet journal, I’m using the Archer and Olive B5 Spiral Planner in the color Blush-a-Bye. I chose this journal because I like the pre-printed pages. The beginning of the year will be super busy and this is the best option for the moment. Don’t fret, I have more bullet journals so you’ll still get the original spreads you’re used to.
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- DONT RUIN YOUR HARD WORK: Pens and markers glide across the ultra smooth ink proof 160gsm acid-free paper. Zero bleeding, ghosting and feathering for beautifully clean double-sided musings. Our journals have a Pen Test page so you don’t ruin all your hard work
- START ORGANIZING RIGHT AWAY: Bullet journaling should be fun which is why we’ve made our journal an overwhelm-free zone. Includes key code page, index pages, dotted numbered pages and 2 color coded bookmarks for optimal organization and stress-free set up
- WONT FALL APART: The silky yet sturdy faux leather cover protects your plans and ideas for years to come. Strong binding means even die hard journalers won’t have to worry about pages falling out from avid writing. Lay flat design for smoother writing
- PLAN YOUR LIFE WHEREVER YOU ARE: Journaling isn’t a hobby, it’s a lifestyle. This A5 journal is perfect for portability and best for travel so you can have it on you at all times. Pen holder means no more rummaging around in your bag when inspiration strikes
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YEAR AT A GLANCE
This journal includes a pre-printed “year at a glance” page (also known as a future log). I penciled in everything I wanted to add to this page before going back in with ink.
I kept it simple by writing “year at a glance” at the top of the page and the new year on the side. This way I can quickly recognize the page I’m on.
I like changing up my theme/design from month to month for this specific reason. I can flip through and recognize that given month based on the colors or design elements.
JANUARY MONTHLY SPREAD
For my “year at a glance” page, I kept the black and gold color scheme going for the throughout the month of January. I used a gold gel pen to write January and outline the writing at the top of the page.
- Color: Gold
- Features ultra smooth ink flow with a bold tip
- Comes in a barrel design with rubber grip
- Ink is acid free
JANUARY WEEKLY SPREAD
The weekly spread is still simple and I just wrote at the beginning of January with my gold gel pen. I also highlighted the first week by writing “week 1” at the top of the first week. This way it’s obvious and I know I’m on the right page.
20 GOALS FOR 2020
This journal comes with two dot grid pages per month. You can do whatever you’d like with these.
I decided on a “goals page” this month to kick off the new year. I did 20 goals for 2020, however, you can do as many goals as you’d like. I would have liked to put this page at the beginning of the journal rather than the middle of the month, but that wasn’t an option for this particular journal. *NOTE: I could move pages around but that just seems like to much work… plus I don’t want to bend up pages in my new journal ;).
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I also wanted to look back on last year and all of the highlights I thought were noteworthy. You don’t have to do this but the way I look at is if I didn’t do enough last year I need to step up my game this year.
Have you started working on your 2020 bullet journal? If so, I’d love to see your creations!
New to bullet journaling and want to learn more? Check out my complete guide on getting started!