Another planner post? Yes! Going forward I’ll be posting about planning on the first Friday of the month, which happens to be today! Plus I am pretty excited about getting my new bullet journal or bujo set-up like I mentioned last week. So I’ll take you through how I have it set up to start this bullet journal journey.
By the way, If you’re not familiar with bullet journaling, check out the official site by Ryder Carroll the creator of this system. If you’re a pen and paper girl and love lists, it just might be the planning system for you.
Here’s a list of my basic supplies.
- Leuchtturm 1917 Blank Notebook – I really wanted the dotted version, but it was back-ordered, so blank it is for now!
- Pigma Micron Pens – I alternate between the 03 and the 02. I use the 05 and bigger for drawing lines
- Fudenosuke Soft tip – for calligraphy headings
- Staedtler Triplus Fineliners for colouring and details. I’ve had these pens for ages and really love them
- Frixion Soft liners for highlighting – I’ve also been using these for several months.
I’ll also be using fun add-ins like washi tape, stamps, stickers and of course printables.
I thought long and hard about what I wanted to include in my bujo. Since I have my Filofax binders for various projects, I don’t need to have everything in my notebook. I checked out lots of blog posts at Boho Berry, and lots of pins on Pinterest and came up with a list.
I love that the Leuchtturm has a built in index and numbered pages. It makes keeping track of where stuff is very easy.
Here’s my key and colour coding. I totally simplified my coding, before I had a different colour for each category of work, and it became a bit confusing. Now work is just blue.
I decided to set up some reference sheets for pens and decorative elements.
This handwriting sheet was copied over from this pin I found
Next my goals for the rest of the year, and a list of current projects I’m working on. I’m thinking this will help me keep on track, and not get distracted by shiny object syndrome.
Two pages for clearing out my head!
Have you heard about the Commonplace Book? it’s usually a book that you keep to write down quotes, inspirations, and excerpts you come across in books and articles. I started one several months ago, but since I don’t always have it with me that didn’t work out so well. I thought the bujo would be the perfect place to have some pages dedicated for this purpose.
A couple of pages with things I need to reference while I work. And that’s about it for general collections. My next section is where I get my planning done, and things like monthly tracking
Planning and Monthlies
My future log. I loved the idea of having the mini calendars as a reference.
July monthly view. I think I might add a mini-calendar here too since I do like seeing my month laid out in calendar form.
I’ve never been that good at keeping track of stuff, we’ll see how this works!
A page for noting monthly memories and books read during the month.
This is a photo challenge I’m working on July 1 to 14th on Instagram. I plan to colour in each flag as I complete the prompt. I’m considering doing a lettering challenge too, so I’ll add those prompts to the right side.
My weekly view will be the grid on the left for events and appointments, and a task list for the week on the right.
And finally my daily pages!
I feel really good about this system, I think it will serve me well. I’ll probably do an update in a couple months so you can see how things are going.
Do you bullet journal? If not, do you think it could be a system that you could use?
6 thoughts on “How I Set Up My Bullet Journal July to Dec 2016”
Great suggestions. I love my bullet journal and will add some of your ideas!
Looking great sis! I may have to steal a couple of your ideas. I am in the process of setting up July!
My bullet journal is a two-part system, one part keeps my schedule and to-dos and goes with me everywhere, one part stays on my desk and gets updated daily (if I stay on schedule) with a bullet-list of what the day was like, a short gratitude list, a daily habits tracker and weather record.
Great set-up! I don’t use a bullet journal, but I’m a paper calendar girl. This year I created my own using a 3-ring binde & various printables. Yesterday I set up my July calendar & checklists.
I actually only heard about commonplace books this week! I’m working on a method for mine that will document experiences and not just quotes. 🙂 Great post Francine!