I have used many different layouts in my bullet journal over the last couple of years. Every few weeks I seem to try something different. Sometimes these changes are driven by functionality and the recognition that my needs have changed. But for the most part, I love the freedom to try out different things. This ability to change things around stops me from getting bored with my bullet journal and also allows me to try out new techniques.
I used this layout for ages. It was great being able to have all of my tasks for the week visible, broken down into different categories. Writing my goals on the back of the Project Life card was really helpful too. You can access this layout for free on my Downloads page.
However, as I found it over-whelming seeing them all together I still needed to create daily pages with specific tasks for each day. This caused quite a lot of duplication in my planning.
This is another one of my favourite bullet journal layouts. It was inspired by @penpapersoul on Instagram and gave me the daily breakdown that I was looking for. It also left some space for decoration and daily journaling. However, as I now use another journal to capture my daily thoughts, I found that I was duplicating things again.
A little bit of midweek fun 😁 I fancied a complete change for my weekly plans in my bullet journal and this was the result! I had loads of fun doing this and it was really quick to create 😊 I hope you enjoy it. A slower video is on YouTube, link in bio 👆🏻💕 … Supplies used: Rhodia Goalbook and TN cover from @startbaynotebooks Distress oxides from @artfromtheheart_uk Tombow brush pen and Staedtler pigment liner from @cultpens … #bulletjournal #bujo #bohoberrytribe #bulletjournalss #journal #tn #travelersnotebook #artjournal #rhodia #timholtz #ranger #tombow #staedtler #startbaynotebooks #journalwithpurpose
These bujo layouts are so much fun to create. They are really quick and you can easily get a great range of different effects by using different stencils and a variety of distress oxide ink colours. I have no doubt that I will come back to doing these in the future.
This is my current bullet journal layout and so far it’s working really well for me. I find it useful having a place to set out my priorities for the week, along with a mini tracker to keep key things focused in my mind. It’s also great being able to include day specific tasks for the week. This means I know that nothing will be forgotten. I have tried simple daily logging in the past, but I quickly learned that I need to be able to plan things out across the whole week to prioritise tasks effectively.
Every time I try a new layout I share a process video on my YouTube channel, which you can find here.
Do you find that you change your layouts regularly? Or have you found that illusive planner peace?
I hope these layouts may have given you some inspiration for your own bullet journal. Perhaps some new techniques to try out too.
6 Month Review in my Bullet Journal
One of things I will be working on over the next couple of weeks is my 6 month review. Can you believe we are halfway through the year already? I already know that I have let some things slip, but I also know the reasons why. I have been working on some unexpected and exciting projects which definitely had to take priority.
This blog post shows how I set my goals up for 2018.
I definitely won’t be beating myself up about any goals I am behind on. I am looking forward to checking in with how things are going and will of course share it here on my blog.