My 2018 bullet journal set-up

I’ve been keeping a bullet journal since March 2017 and I am a bit addicted to it. It’s such a handy tool for all kinds of things. From keeping lists to remembering birthdays and appointments. So, I’ve set up a new bullet journal for 2018!

I am absolutely in love with the design of the notebook I’ve gotten for this year. It has a charming black & white design, which totally screamed my name when I encountered it. I have a minimalistic style with my bullet journal. I think it should be functional instead of overly pretty. I’m not thát creative anyway. I can’t draw well, but I love making these spreads! So I keep my designs minimalistic. Mostly black & white, really. Now I have a pretty notebook to go with that style!

Obviously I started off with making the key. I’ve changed a few things this year. I’ve gone with less symbols and just narrowed it down to the ones I actually used the last year. There we go again with the minimalistic theme, right? Not really, in this case it was more about making my journal friendly in use.

Of course we have the year overview as well. The journal I ordered came with the set-up already printed inside. This certainly helped making it neat! I filled in the dates myself and then I was done! Yay!

The future log, obviously. Kept it simple & neat again. Also added a little box for the holidays. I keep forgetting those days and keep need to google them. This way one quick glance in my bullet journal already tells me the answer!

I am a goal-setter, let’s get that straight. This year I wanted to make a page for that! I have set some rules for myself: I can’t set more than five goals for each subject and they must be for the long-term.

So, this is a more personal page (which are starting around here). Let’s just say I’m a disaster at saving money. There is no denying that. But I really want to save 800 euro’s this year. Which comes to 75 – 100 euros each month. I had a higher goal last year… I didn’t save a cent. Oops.. But I’m not giving up and going to try again this year!

I’ve got a couple of these kind of spreads. This year in Pixels, a Mood Tracker and a Pain Tracker. I’ve added the pain tracker this year because I want to know which day I had what level of pain. It’s important for me to know because I need to know if my pain is worsening or not. Besides that I can have a bad day, but be in good health. So I split it up into seperate spreads.

This is the last spread I’ll be showing you guys; The netflix spread! Probably the spread I’ll be using the most because I might have a slight netflix addiction. I’ve got a movies of 2018 spread as well, which will be used often too.

I’ll probably add a few more spreads, because that’s just the person that I am. I usually do most spreads in the beginning of my bullet journal, but some get lost and end up in between months. I’ll try to do those spreads at the back of my journal this year. Or maybe they’ll get lost in between months anyway. Who knows.. The year is long!

What spreads do you think can’t be missing from a bullet journal? Please do tell me, because I am very curious!

14 thoughts on “My 2018 bullet journal set-up

  1. I love it! It’s so simple but so pleasing to the eye. I tried bullet journaling for a hot second but couldn’t stick to it. I’m living through you!

  2. That is so organised and has to take a lot of time to make. Looks really great! I have only my calender and small black blog book at the moment. Maybe next year I’ll get more organised :)!

  3. I’ve never made a bullet journal before but I love how organized yours looks! Everything so neat and in its place and not extra with bedazzlement even tho I’m a huge fan of extra pretty notebooks! I hope you complete every goal set out for you! I’m terrible at saving as well! Downright awful to be honest! But hey, we all learn, right? This will be our year for savings!

  4. I love the simplicity you have in your layouts, even for the more complicated spreads! And you made me notice that I didn’t include a savings page in my own bullet journal – I’ll have to add one ASAP. 🙂

  5. I tried bullet journaling but it lasted just a couple of weeks.
    I would spend more time designing the spreads than actually filling it and planning…
    There are many spreads ideas on Pinterest, you should definitely check that out!
    This year, I ordered a 52-week journal by The Happiness Planner.

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