MY BULLET JOURNAL 2019
To say goodbye to an old year means to throw away everything useless, to analyze what went right and what went wrong, what you would like to take into a new year and what better left in the old one; to admit your mistakes and forgive it to others, to thank people who helped you archive your goals and those who were on the way.
One thing I've been doing religiously for the last probably 20 years is setting up goals and resolutions for a new year. To me is important to put down on paper things I want to archive. It's also a nice way to reflect on what was great in the previous year and what could be improved. Eliminating spreads in your bujo that didn't work last year increases your productivity.
This year's bullet journal set up is very simple. It's due to a fact I have an infant and a toddler and my life couldn't get more unpredictable than this. Also, I've decided that "simplify" is going to be the word of the year. I need to do fewer things at the same time, have less stuff, eat less haha and also own fewer clothes. (The only thing I won't settle to have less of is perhaps shoes and books but that's a different story). So with the word "simple" in mind, I've created a simple bullet journal set up, that essentially is just lists, oh my favorite lists. Usual yearly spread.
I used to write down the whole year calendar but realized that it hasn't been working for me and I barely look at it, so here is an updated birthday calendar. I'm so terrible at remembering people's birthdays lately, that having it in writing is a great help.
That's a big one and I put some serious thought into it. I divided it into 6 categories and fillies it out with things I want to archive.
I loooove lists. There can never be "too many". I probably from the category of people that have lists of lists to have. So here are lists that I set up for a new year that worked for me in the past.
- "If Only April" goals
- "If Only April" ideas
- Instagram ideas. Like this set up of squares for ideas. I usually draw a draft with a short description when I get a new idea for creative photos for IG
- 2018 in a review. Reflecting on what happened in the old year is a big part of a new year planning
- Pages for a scrapbook. I'll try to keep up with this list better since I didn't fill it out last year
- Books to read. I set a goal to read 12 books this year.
- New skills. This one is more of a reminder that I should focus on one thing instead of doing so many at the same time. I want to try doing one major thing a month, either it is a new skill or a project that I wanted to finish
- Garage projects. I had to stop my garage building projects since it got super cold and we need our garage for a car (duh... since I'm not a fan of shuffling snow off and cleaning the car every day haha). Also, partially since I was super pregnant and the newborn takes all my free time.
- Sewing projects. Santa brought me a sewing machine this year and oh I just can't wait for that little free time to try it out. I didn't sew since probably 13 and so happy to have a chance to pick it up.
That's probably all my lists for now but I'm sure very soon there will be much more.
My super simple January set up.
Check here my Bullet Journal 2017 layout
Where do you write your New Year resolutions? Share with me, I love to find new pages for inspiration.