How To Start Your Year Right With Bullet Journal
Happy New Year to you! Now in a fresh start, we hope you’re not scratching your head thinking how to take on this year’s challenges. But if unfortunately you are, fear not, we are here to help with this magical blessing name Bullet Journal.
First thing first, what is a Bullet Journal? It’s the brainchild of Ryder Caroll to help you live an intentional life—getting hold of the “what” without losing the “why” in your everyday. Essentially a system that combine your to-do list, planner and notebook, the best part of the Bullet Journal is that each one is as distinctive as its owner, customizable to fit every user’s need just like Summorie’s notebooks.
As with any beginnings, you need a solid foundation, which in this case, are the Keys. They’re symbols that help you keep your to-dos, notes, reminders, events, in order. Here in Kyan’s bullet journal, he has these symbols that he finds suit his lifestyle the most.
As we said, the Bullet Journal helps you lead a purposeful life. So, it’s important to write down your goals to keep yourself focused each and every day. After all, this is all what you’re doing in 2019 points towards.
If you’re looking for ideas for your goals, here are some pointers:
- Explore somewhere you’ve never been to before
- Save a certain amount of money
- Bring your loved ones on a vacation
- Keep in touch with old friends
- Keep fit
- Learn a new language until you can hold a simple conversation in it
- Read more biographies
Your goals should of course be accompanied by a financial plan to make sure that the goals can be executed. The financial plan is here to do the job by keeping track of your income and expenses so you can have a clear idea of how much you’re making and how much you have at the end of each month.
The Monthly Spread is where you put in the details of the current month and fill them up as days and weeks go by. Be it your fitness target or financial target, write their checkpoints down here to keep your yearly goals on track. Besides, you can see the month’s upcoming events and tasks in a glance.
The Daily Spread is where you get down to business. With keys helping you to stay organized, you know how to tackle your day with intention. Every single day.
The basis of it is to have keys, future log, monthly, weekly and daily spread. You can move them around as you see fit, afterall, versatility is the core of the bullet journal system.
Share with us your bullet journal set up tips for the new year in the comments below or if you’re thinking of making one your own, why not head over to our shop to get yourself a personalised notebook for that!