2020 ‘Bullet’ Journal Set Up & January Spread

After finding some success in tracking my life using a bullet journal in 2019 I decided to continue it into 2020.

With the new year, I decided to get a dotted bullet journal. I am so glad I made the decision because I definitely find it easier then using the gridded notebook I used last year. I ended up picking up an Archer & Olive notebook after hearing great things about them.

The Spreads

I wanted to keep my title page super simple this year. I didn’t want to use to much colour or crazy designs just in case I got bored of them throughout the year.

After my title page I wanted to have a section that lists the goals I have for 2020.

I just wanted to keep this one simple too with the goals listed, some broken down into a couple of steps to help achieve these goals.

2020 at a glace was definitely one of the pages that took the longest to set up. I do wish that I’d left a little space to write some events down, however I think it will work just fine.

I really want to focus on some more positive aspects of each week, especially since when things get busy at work I tend to get overwhelmed.

I am really happy with this spread, again its simple with a little splash of colour.

This page is one of my absolute favourites. I’m really happy with the simplicity and the green.

Instead of doing a bookshelf to colour in as I read a book however when I tried that in 2018 I would either forget or confuse myself. I definitely find it easier to fill in the title and author.

A space to write down ideas and any thoughts I have.

Went for a different colour with this one, you know just to spice it up.

January Spread

I really wanted to go for a mountain theme because I absolutely love mountains and the green of forests.

I plan to keep every month on the minimal side.

Every month I plan to put some notes in each day of what I end up doing – if its anything interesting.

This is a spread that I am super excited for! I got the idea from Elsa Rhae on YouTube.

I am hoping that its a good way to see how tracking what I put into my body might correlate with my mood, stress and sleep.

I have also started tracking my intermittent fasting. I’m not super strict with this and I really take every day as it comes but I think it will again be interesting to see if there is any kind of correlation.

My goal with my instagram is to post a photo each day I post a blog post, usually going along with what I’ve written about that day.

I was initially really goodd with doing this but found i started getting muddled and posting the wrong images on the wrong days so I thought if I wrote it all down here I could check back before posting.

My second last spread for 2020 is my TBR spread. I was – if you can’t tell – going for a bit of a mountain theme in everything so set it up similarly to last year but with a mountain related drawing.

I absolutely love how this spread turned out.

My last spread for January is my reading Log and reading tracker. Here I will list each book I’ve read as I read them as well as tracking what days I complete what type of reading.

Overall I am really happy with how everything for the beginning of 2020 has turned out in this journal, I’m looking forward to exploring more ideas in February.

January 2020 TBR

2020 is here! I want to begin the new year and decade off on the right note and get some serious reading done while I still have the time. Here is what I’m looking at reading in January.

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The Complete Poems of Emily Dickenson Skyward Chasing River Forever, Interrupted Kingdom of Ash Legacy Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone The Pretenders The Tyrant’s Tomb The Odyssey: A Graphic Novel This is Where it Ends New Moon

I think I’ve got a pretty broad range of books for the month, which should mean that there will constantly be something on my TBR that I am eager to pick up… Fingers crossed!

What are your January reading plans?

Goal Wrap Up: January 2019

Back at the goal wrap up but focussing on new goals for 2019! YAY!

So my goals for 2019 are:

  1. Read at least 45 books
  2. Drink 2L of water a day
  3. Build and follow a night routine
  4. buy less books
  5. Hit my savings goal
  6. Take everything as it comes

Okay, lets jump into how I actually went with achieving them.

With reading at least 45 books I am currently sitting at…

I’m a bit behind schedule (as Goodreads is so kindly telling me) but I feel like that was bound to happen taking on the Throne of Glass series.

I managed to drink 2L of water a day at the start of the month, but since I’ve been back at work I’ve been finding it more difficult. I’ve definitely been drinking more water than I was before so baby steps.

Night routine… I’ve really started to focus on making sure I’m taking of my make up each night as well as using a body oil or moisturiser all over after my shower. I’ve also been pretty good at making sure I use a mask 2 times a week as well as working out as soon as I get home! Yay, now just to keep it up for another 11 months.

I definitely haven’t bought less books. Enough said.

I’m really working to pay off some credit card debt before I start saving so that I’m staying in the positives. Almost there!

I’m trying to not get as stressed about things work related and focus on enjoying every day. Slowly, slowly.

Overall I think it was a really positive month for my goals! Can’t wait to keep ip up in February.

How did you go with your 2019 goals in January?

Wrap up: January 2019

Who can believe January of 2019 is done and dusted? Because I can’t. I’m back at work now and ready to really get into the year. I ended up reading 3 books in January.

The books I ended up finishing in January were ‘Assassin’s Blade’ By Sarah J. Maas and ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’ By J.K. Rowling. I am currently reading ‘The Crown of Midnight’ By Sarah J. Maas.

2019 Goals

Review: ‘The Crimes of Grindelwald’ By J.K. Rowling

January 2019 TBR

Review: ‘Explorer’ Series Edited By Kazu Kibuishi

2018 Wrap Up

Review: ‘Throne of Glass’ By Sarah J. Maas

2018 Goals Wrap Up

December Wrap Up

Review: ‘Assassin’s Blade’ By Sarah J. Maas

The Sibling Book Tag

Weekend Must Haves When Your Fiancee Loves Videogames

New Years Resolutions Book Tag 2019

January 2019 Book Haul

Things I want to do in Melbourne

Review: ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’ By J.K. Rowling

This is a new little edition to the monthly wrap ups. I thought since 2019 is going to be a pretty crazy year – we are moving, travelling to Europe and getting married – that I would include a little section to let you know how things are going (if you are at all interested)

So far this month, I’ve chosen my wedding dress! Yay! As well as finally choosing colours for the wedding and bridesmaid dresses.

TBR: January

So my TBR for January is going to be pretty low key. I can usually get thorough more books in a month but because I’ll be back at work at the end of January, I wanted to use my time now to get some blog posts fleshed out. I don’t want to be stressing (going for a more chill 2018) So I decided to just read a little at night and for a break if I was tired from writing all day.

For January – It’s crazy that its almost half over –  I’ve decided to commit to reading  ‘Artemis’ by Andy Weir. I’ve started it and I’m really enjoying it already!

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I don’t really want to commit to anymore.
1. I want to get a lot of things done while I’m off work
2. I have so many books on my TBR that I just can’t pick one yet!

Let me know what books you are currently read or you are excited too read!
I always love hearing what people are enjoying.