2019 Bullet Journal Set-up

Woohoo! 2019 is here. I don’t know about you folks, but rather than pressure myself to be all set up for the new year by January 1, I like to give myself the month of January to detox (no instagram of Facebook), refocus after the holidays, and get focused about what I want out of this next year. And let me just say, it’s been a busy couple of weeks! My mind has been racing, not only with ideas, but actionable goals. It’s been awesome, and certainly has me fired up for the new year! Did I mention that we also moved, right before Christmas? So… yeah. Cutting myself some slack on my lateness to the game.

As I’ve mentioned in the past, I am obsessed with my bullet journal. I wouldn’t say they’re inherently helpful exactly, but they are inherently individualized and after a few years of using a bullet journal, I think I’ve finally gotten to the point where I know what to include and exclude for myself, based on my strengths and weaknesses.

First, I wanted to showcase my action word for the year right in the front, so I have a constant reminder to take action. I chose the word action because 1) my biggest weakness is not actually following through and taking action on my gigantic list of ideas, and 2) because I want to make a movie this year. More specifically, I want to produce the film that I wrote at the end of 2018. Ba-boom. So every time I see “Action!” in the front of my bullet journal, I hear a director calling “action” and I think, “Shoot! Better get to work.” For the full story, check out my post.

Then, I’ve got my year-at-a-glance. I go back and forth on including this because I don’t often use it. However, with many projects and events throughout this year, I figured it’d be smart to at least have. It’s only 2 pages, so there’s no harm if I rarely use it!

I have several project/goal pages. I wrote the goal and purpose on one side, and then quarterly and monthly breakdown on the other side. I also have one 2019 spread for all my goals and dreams for the year.

My monthly mind map of projects is more a process for me to see what I might focus on this month, rather than a hard-fast guide. And I love my monthly habit tracker! Nice and simple, but I highlighted every other line to make it easier on myself.

Can you tell I upgraded to a giant bullet journal? It’s an A4 size and I’m obsessed. There’s. So. Much. Room. There’s room in fact to include my weekly tasks, meal planning, and shopping list all on one spread. Hallelujah!

I went ahead and made all my weekly spreads for January at once. I have a hard time remembering to do it on Sunday nights. Less variety throughout the month, but also more productivity.

If you get the chance, check out my “word of the year” worksheet on Etsy. Like I said, I like to take my time in January, so I don’t have all of these pages in my bullet journal yet!

Thanks for taking a peek! Do you like to make your weekly spreads week-by-week, or several in a row? And if you have one, what is your word of the year?!

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