A Look Into My Bullet Journal Setup for 2018

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A Look Into My Bullet Journal Setup for 2018 | thesewis.me

Over the course of the years I have used many methods in attempt to structure my life. Back in 2014 I did a review on my Erin Condren Planner which worked for me. But I needed something more, a system that adapts to change and is more than just a planner.

That is why bullet journalling is perfect for my lifestyle.

To begin with I am a paper girl, I love writing things down. So if are looking for tech solution for getting your life in order and achieving your goals then this post is not for you.

I absolutely crave the feeling of satisfaction after achieving my goals, completing my tasks basically getting things done!

A Look Into My Bullet Journal Setup for 2018 | thesewis.me

Why Bullet Journal?

Bullet Journal was created by Ryder Carroll read about the who, what and why here

In short it is anything you want it to be.

A planner, to-do-list, a tracker, a place to save your collections of movies watched, books read etc you get the idea!

It is totally customisable to suit YOUR needs, i.e. YOUR LIFE.

I am always amazed as how people get things done. Many people I follow on social media rave about bullet journaling so I decided to check what it is all about.

At the end of the day it is a personal choice and this system might work for some and not for others. It is all about trial and error.

I actually started using the bullet journal system in 2015 and have been using it ever since.

What You Need To Start a Bullet Journal

  • A notebook
  • a pen
  • a pencil, ruler, easer (optional)
  • Colored pens/pencils (optional)

Oh and your goals and your creative mind!

Honestly that’s all you need, don’t be tempted off by all the beautiful layouts you see online. Remember that this system is to help you get things done. It is not meant take hours to prepare your spread, it simply needs to work for you!

Here are a couple of pages that I have set up so far

A year at a glance

This is to keep note of all important dates that happen annually.

A Look Into My Bullet Journal Setup for 2018 | thesewis.me


What do you get when you combine a calendar with an index a calendex!

A Look Into My Bullet Journal Setup for 2018 | thesewis.me

This spread is to capture any future events. When setting up a particular day I refer to this spread to see what event I have which will simply refer to the page number of where I had made note of the event. Pretty smart if you ask me!

I highly recommend you read Boho Berry’s post on future planning.

Workout Tracker

A Look Into My Bullet Journal Setup for 2018 | thesewis.me

You read right!

I plan on tracking how many times I work out through the year, I plan to use this as a motivational tool as well. It is working great for me so far.

As you can see my design is quite simple because the real benefit of setting this up is to get things done.

Do you use a planner? If so which one? and how has it been working for you?

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  1. Modi says:

    Awesome. I’ll definitely do one

  2. Zahida says:

    Mashaallah!! I will make mine

  3. Najma AL- Hinai says:

    I really loved it 😍 and thank you sweetie. May Allah bless you.

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