How I've set up my 3rd Bullet Journal

How I've set up my 3rd bullet journal

I've finally moved to my 3rd Bullet Journal! Yay! My last one coincidently happened to fill up completely as April was coming to an end, so I managed to start a brand new bujo at the beginning of May! If you want to see how I set up my 2nd bullet journal, you can follow this link. For my 3rd bujo I decided to go for a berry A5 dotted Leuchtturm1917 and seriously I'm in love. This colour is amazing!

In today's post I'll share with you how I've set up my new bullet journal, what changes I've made and which spreads I've decided to transfer from my previous one. So, make yourself some coffee (or tea) and sit comfortably, because it's going to be a looooong post!

I decided to continue using the Leuchtturm1917 notebooks, which are very good for bullet journaling. I love that they come in so many different colours and the plan is to choose a different colour each time I move bullet journals. 

The first thing you see as you open the notebook is a spread with the words 'Live. Love. Sparkle. Ignite.' I love that these 4 words combine exactly how I want to live my life, so I wanted to add them in my new notebook.

On the opposite page, I played a bit with watercolours and some lines, and I created this diamond shape with a colourful background. There's no deep meaning behind this. I just got a bit creative and I love the result.

The first page after the Index, is this quote I wanted to include in the beginning of my journal. It says: 'And so she decided to start living the life she'd imagined'. The last 2-3 years I've taken control of my life and I try to live each day doing the things I love and trying to live as I've always wanted to, so that's why I like this quote, to remind me. I also find that quote pages can be very handy when you have single page spreads and you don't know what to add to the other page!

Moving forward, the next page has the Key and the Colour Code for the whole journal. These are the colours I've been using all the time and they make my dailies so much more organised. I managed to finish this page super quick, since I used these stickers from my Etsy Shop. πŸ˜˜

I totally changed the layout for my yearly log of Birthdays and Holidays. I chose this circle design that I've seen a lot on Instagram and added lots of colour. I have to say that I really like how it turned out and I really enjoy trying new things and spreads.

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I've also changed my Future Log layout as well. I like how colourful it is and so far it works pretty good for me. I've only added the next 8 months, since each bullet journal usually lasts me 6 months or so. Plus, I don't really plan that much ahead, and even if something comes up, I'll use the post it technique.

The next spread is my Annual Overview Planner. (You can find a printable of this as well in the Resources Library). This is where I plan all my projects and various tasks during the year. It helps me to see at a glance what I have to do each month. I like to write on this spread with a pencil, because I keep on changing my mind, or I like to move things/projects around! I usually try to add 1-2 big tasks/projects each month, and so far, this year has been one of the most productive EVER! Give this a try, I assure you you'll see results! πŸ˜‰

The next spread is really cool and I had so much fun creating it. It was inspired by the lovely @helloiamprince. It's a 2017 Roadmap. Basically the road represents the whole year, and each flag is one of the months. You use this spread to write down the best memories, events, successes and generally anything you want to remember from each month. I really really like it, and I love that I can see straight away what I've achieved each month!

Moving forward, I have my Reading Challenge List. I basically have made a challenge for myself over on Goodreads, to read 77 books this year. And on this page I write the title when I finish a book. I am a bit behind on that, not because I didn't have time to read, but because I couldn't find anything nice to read!!! However, right now I'm reading King's Cage and I love it!!!! 

The next two pages have to do with books as well. The first one is all the new publications that I want to read each month. I like to keep track on that and it's also an easy way to find books to read. The second page is a list with past publications and books that I want to remember to read at some point. I haven't finish updating them yet, but May is looking pretty good!!! πŸ˜‰

The next few spreads have to do with shopping and menu planning. I like to keep all these spreads together, because it makes my life sooooo much easier when I menu plan for the week and I make my shopping list!

The first page is my Vegetable Shopping List. A simple list to remind me of the fruit and the veg I usually buy. 

The other page is something that I saw Sarah Churchill do in her bullet journal and I thought it was such a great idea, that I had to recreate in my new bujo! It's basically a page for your Shopping List(s). I've drawn a notepad and on top of it you place your post it note(s) for your shopping list(s). Once the list is done and you're ready to go shopping, you simply take the post it with you! Genius!!!

After that, I added my Menu Planning. (I made a mistake there, cause I wanted to add my Supermarket List first, but what can you do???). I've used exactly the same layout as before, because I like how it looks and it's very functional. 

Next comes my Supermarket List, which is by far one of the most used list in my bullet journals! This is the list I check to see if I have these things in my pantry/fridge/house when I am making my shopping list each week. No major changes here either, apart from the header.

The next few spreads are the ones that I've talked about in my Diet Loss Plan in my Bullet Journal II, so you can head over there to check them out. 

So, this is the way I've set up my new bullet journal and I am very pleased with the result. One of the things I like about bullet journaling, as I've said before, is that you can change things around. So, I'm actually enjoying this whole process! If you want to learn more about how to transition to your next bullet journal, check out this post.

How many bullet journals have you used so far? Which are the spreads/pages/layouts you always transfer to the new journal?