Hello, my friends!
HAPPY NEW YEAR! Now that it’s officially 2023, I decided it’s time to try a new layout for my bullet journal. I’ve been bullet journaling since last year, and I’ve found that it is so helpful for keeping basically my entire life organized. My spreads didn’t turn out *exactly* how I wanted, as a whole, I’m pretty happy.
If you like bujo or planners, this post is for you!
Please note that this post contains affiliate links. If you buy something using my link, I get a small commission for advertising at no extra cost to you. Thank you for supporting this blog!
- Your simple day-to-day mechanical pencil
- A Tombow brush pen
- Four dual-tip brush markers from this set
- Micron pens (sizes 01, 05, and 08)
- A ruler
Next, washi tape! All the tape I used, except for the one pink roll, came from this set I got for my birthday which I love. Washi tape is what really makes my bullet journal pretty since I keep it very minimalist.
And of course, the bullet journal! As a whole, I love it. It came with some fun stencils in the back, there are two handy bookmarks that come with it, and there’s a pocket in the back which is perfect for lists and random notes that I want to keep track of.
the yearly spreads
I’m a bit frustrated at how thin this paper is and how you can see most of this spread on the other page – Other than that though, I love how this page turned out! (By the way, I apologize for the photo quality of these pictures – The lighting was weird when I took them, and I had to edit them a lot, so they aren’t my best. :P)
This is one of my favorite pages! Just a simple year-at-a-glance page. So far, my year doesn’t look that busy, but it’ll pick up as the year goes on.
On the left, we have my ‘Birthdays’ spread! This is a nice way to keep track of friends’ and family members’ birthdays so I know when I need to have a gift ready, send a card, etc. Most birthdays I already have memorized, but this is helpful just the same. On the right is my year in pixels. I’ve never done this spread before, but it seemed neat and a great way to track how my year went overall. (By the way, ‘Good’ isn’t supposed to be blank, but my pink marker accidentally fell out of my backpack at church on Sunday, since I’d been using it for sermon notes. :P) Hopefully, there will be lots of light blue and pink!
Just a simple goals page!
This spread is basically a reminder of what I need to do each day, basically no matter what. (Of course, no one will die if I don’t get it done, haha, but it’ll make me have a much better day. ;))
And my blogging page! I usually use this to keep track of posts ideas and such. Do any of these titles look interesting to you?
Before, I’ve done “bookshelves” but those take longer, and I want to make sure I actually read new books this year, so I decided that the quicker and minimal approach was the way to go.
My routines page overlaps a bit with my essentials page, but it works! It’s basically a daily to-do list that I do every single day. (In my monthly page, I have a daily to-do list that varies from each day, but this is basically what I do every day.)
the monthly spreads
Now onto my monthly spreads! I went with a simple welcome page, sticking with a blue wintery theme.
This is my least favorite calendar I’ve done. XD But it’s still useable, just not my favorite design. Also, I love that washi tape! There are so many fun and cozy designs.
On my next page, I have some simple trackers! I normally use my trackers as an everyday to-do list of things I need to do everyday. Right now, I’m tracking my Bible / devotions, days I run, watering all of my many plants, editing, and spending time outside. Across the page is my prayer / gratitude. Every night, before I go to sleep, I write down something I need to pray about and something I’m thankful for from that day.
After that, I just my monthly goals page! Each day, I write down a simple to-do list, with what I need to get done each day. I forgot to get a picture of both of those, though, haha.
And that’s my bullet journal for this year! I hope you enjoyed looking through it and maybe got some inspiration for your own planning endeavors.
Which spread was your favorite / the most helpful? Do you like using washi tape to decorate pages and lists too? Do you have your own bullet journal or planner?
Thank you so much for reading, dear friends, and have a wonderful day!