I thought today I would share my bullet journal set up for 2017 and the monthly pages for January. This was the first time I’ve gone into a new year while using a bullet journal so I was quite excited to get everything set up. I know a lot of people also say you should get a new journal for every year but I only bought this Agenzio notebook from Paperchase a few months ago.
MY BULLET JOURNAL SET UP
I try to keep my bullet journal quite simple. I love some of the really elaborate ones you find on Instagram but I don’t want that for my bujo. Usually I just use washi tape for a little decoration. Since it was the start of the year I also used this ‘hello’ sticker I got in a pack from Hobbycraft. I only have a small collection of pens I use now, the Muji mechanical pencil, 0.38 gel pen and the Staedtler Fineliner. I also use the Zebra Mildliners to add a bit of colour.
I decided to keep my future log to just two pages. I don’t expect to be doing a huge amount of future planning so my bullet journal set up doesn’t need to be complicated. I’m sure this layout was based on one I saw in a YouTube video but I’ve totally forgotten who’s video it was.
My health tracker for the year. I know people usually have a full page for one month but I’ve been tracking the same six things since last August and I don’t see that changing anytime soon. Another good thing about this is it’s easier to compare months when they are right next to each other.
My monthly page for January. I use weekly planner kits to add some interest to my bullet journal pages. This particular spread is still quite empty but it will fill up as the month goes along. I will also sometimes go back and add noteworthy events. I love doing this as a way of memory keeping.
I really hope you enjoyed seeing my bullet journal set up for the start of 2017 and January. Maybe this will inspire some of your own bullet journal spreads.