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My 2019 Bullet Journal Setup

2019 has just rolled around the corner. Time to set new goals for the blank canvas of this brand new year, time to choose our new resolutions. And time for a 2019 Bullet journal setup!

Last year, after my journaling slump, I’ve decided to stick with a more minimalistic approach, which was reinforced when I read The Bullet Journal Method by Ryder Carroll. Stripped down to its essence, the Bullet journal system is still elegant, yet very practical. You’ll see that my spreads are very simple, nothing fancy or elaborate, just pure function. Let’s dive in!

The first thing I did before I setup my new year is to brainstorm what spreads I wanted to include. I drafted a simple list with things to include, and things that I’ve tried that I wanted to bring back. Here’s what it looked like.

Brainstorming session

In the Bullet Journal Method, Ryder Carroll suggests to start a new notebook at the beginning of each year. I have to admit that, this year, I rebelled. My notebook was filled to a quarter only and it felt wasteful to change notebooks at this point. So I just created a new section starting with a year-at-a-glance spread :

2019 Year at a glance

Then, I drafted a very simple Future log :

Future Log

I redrafted a few spreads that I’ve been using and enjoying in 2018 that I wanted to bring back :

A log of all the books I will read in 2019. My goal is to read 100.
Books to read in 2019. This is a selection of books that I plan to dig in this year
When did I last? I have to remind myself to use this one
Fitness tracker to track my progress on the Keto Diet

Every quarter, I plan new goals starting with a Level 10 Life spread. I assess my level of satisfaction in several areas of my life, and I set new goals in the areas that are lacking, or that I want to improve.

Level 10 life

Lastly, I set up my monthly spread and turned to the next page to get on with dailies!

January Monthly Spread

So there you have it, my very basic, very simple setup for 2019! Have you setup your notebook for the new year yet? Did you start a whole new notebook or stick with your old one? Let me know in the comments below!

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