Falling down the rabbit hole of the online bullet journal community can be overwhelming. I got lost amongst all the beautiful layouts and creative ideas, that I ended up thinking, oh no, where do I start my new bullet journal? I’ve forgotten how I begun!
You start one page at a time, and this is my list of pages to do in order:
- If lost, please send to…
A message in case you misplace your precious notebook. (I have lost one notebook before and a stranger kindly emailed me for my postal address. He posted it to me and said he didn’t want the postage cost and instead I should pay it forward by doing a good deed for someone else.
- Index page.
I start mine at the back so I don’t have to worry about how many pages to allot to this and my index can grow as I add to it
- Key / Legend.
List all the symbols you’ll be using and mark this page for easy reference until the symbols become second nature for you.
- 2015 Timeline.
I saw this beautiful timeline by thefridaystudio that I want to do to reflect and capture all the amazing things that happened in my previous year
- 2015 Review
Review of the previous year
- 2016 Level 10 Life and Goals
Reflective exercise as shown by Boho Berry. You can get the worksheets here.
- 2016 Year calendar
An overview of the whole year’s dates, maybe things I want to track for the year too
- Future Log
I haven’t decided yet whether to do 3, 6 or 12 months
- How to use Bujo
Until this becomes second nature, this will list my routines for BuJo, e.g. checking in the morning and evening, how to set up each month and review each day and the questions to ask myself
- My morning routine
Inspired by Hal Elrod’s Miracle Morning SAVERS
- Financial / Savings Goals and Tracker
Then I will start my monthlies and these will be set up every month:
- Month doodle page
- Monthly Log, Tasks and Goals
- Monthly Tracker to track habits and mood, cleaning and anything else I want to track
- Expense tracker
- Gratitude log
- Start Dailies
Once these are set up then I can start Collections from here. Some ideas for Collections are:
- Gift Ideas for others
- Read, Watch, Listen List
- Life / Bucket List
- Ideas list
- Travel Wishlist
- Happy File
- Love / Marriage / Date Ideas
- Favourite website / bloggers
- Ways to relax
- Password list (?)
- List of things I’ve done for the first time
[Top Image by Cea]