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Plan With Me: My 2020 Bullet Journal

February 1, 2020

It’s the new year! You know what that means: time for a brand new 2020 Bullet Journal!

I thought I would share with you my set up for my new 2020 Bullet Journal. And yes, I’ve started a new Bullet Journal for the new year, not because my old one was finished (although it nearly was) but because I believe with a new year you should start fresh.

A new year is a good time to revisit your goals and get rid of old tasks that you’ve been migrating for a while because you never get them done. A new Bullet Journal is also a good time to revisit your spreads and layouts and figure out which work best for you and which don’t.

Without further ado, here’s my set up for my 2020 Bullet Journal!

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Out with the old, in with the new!

My 2019 Bullet Journal was an official Leuchtturm1917 journal, with the Bullet Journal logo on the front cover. It was black and I loved it. But it was time to make room for the new one!

My new Bullet Journal is once again a Leuchtturm1917* journal, though not an official Bullet Journal one. The new color is Pacific Green and it’s beautiful! Now on to the pages set up!

*This Leuchtturm1917 notebook was kindly gifted to me by Leuchtturm1917 Canada.

Cover page and word of the year

The first page after the Index is my cover page for 2020. I don’t always do cover pages, only when I’m inspired to do so, and I was.

On this cover page, I wanted to feature my Word of the Year 2020. I decided that my Word of the Year would be “Vision”. Here’s the definition I found on Google which matched my idea for the new year:

Vision. noun the ability to think about or plan the future with imagination or wisdom.

 

I also decided to feature a quote which resonated with me that included the word vision. All in all, I’m pretty happy with the results of my 2020 Cover page.

Future Log

Next is my Future Log. I decided to abandon the traditional Future Log this year, and instead create one using the Alastair method.

It’s simple, when you have an event you want to write down in your Future Log, you jot it down in the right-side column. Then, you place a dot into the column of the month it’s happening in. For example, I’m on vacation in June, so I wrote down “Vacation June 1st-14th” then placed a dot in the sixth column, for June.

When you’re setting up your Monthly Logs, you can look back on your Future Log and include the events in the column of the month you’re setting up.

I hope I explained it well. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to write them in the comments below!

5, 4, 3, 2, 1 pages

My 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 pages are so, so important to me! They allow me to sit down with my Bullet Journal and my projects and set goals for myself, long- and short-term.

I do one page for my professional goals (my blog) and one page for personal ones.

This spread is great and I discovered it by reading The Bullet Journal Method by Ryder Carroll, the inventor of the Bullet Journal.

I recommend to everyone to try this exercise!

 

2020 goals & savings goals

These two pages are pretty important as well! The page on the left are my New Year’s resolutions, which are, for example, eat better and spend less, and the page on the right are my savings goals, where I list how much I want to save up and for what.

As I save up money during the year, I will go back and color in the little rectangles to visualize where I’m at in regards to my goals.

 

 

Reading Log

Once again, I decided to include a Reading Log in my new Bullet Journal. I want to write down the books I’ve read during the year.

I’ve even set a goal for myself: 20 books in 2020! I know it’s not a huge number, but between my full-time job and my blog (which is at least a part-time job itself) I have little time to read. Sometimes, I wish days were longer!

 

 

Books to read lists

This spread goes with the previous page which is the Reading Log.

You see, I have a problem: I’m a compulsive buyer of books. So I buy books that I want to read, even though I have a ton of books I still haven’t read yet. It’s especially hard to resist when books go on sale. I try not to go shop on Amazon when that happens but sometimes, I can’t help myself.

Anyway, these are the books I own and have yet to read. One page is for my physical books and the other is for my electronic books that are on my Kindle.

 


And that’s it! That was my set up for my 2020 Bullet Journal! Thanks for joining me once again on this new edition of Plan With Me!

So, do we have any spreads in common? What have you set up in your 2020 Bullet Journal that I haven’t included in mine? Let me know in the comments below!

Until next time!

Melanie

Come check inside my brand new 2020 Bullet Journal! In this post, I show you my set up for the new year in my Bullet Journal, with my cover page, my Future Log, my Goals page, my New Year's resolutions, my Savings goals, my Reading Log and my list of books to read! Here's my set up for my 2020 Bullet Journal!

 


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