As you know if you participated in the Design Your Destiny goal setting course, I’m a huge fan of reflecting on the past year as the first step to making goals for the new one. I figured I should do the same thing with my Bullet Journal, so this post includes some of my favorite, and most useful pages, from my 2016 journals.
Partway through the year, I started adding a title page to signify the beginning of a new month. I like having that separation, and it gave me a chance to be creative and practice drawing.
My weekly pages are literally the heart of my Bullet Journal. They organize my brain for the week and give me a big picture overview of what’s on my schedule. They are also one of the places I experiment the most. I discovered that I really like to keep my weeklies simple for the most part and save details for trackers or my daily pages.
Notes & Inspiration
One of my favorite ways to use my Bullet Journal is to take notes on books I’m reading, podcasts I listen to, and recording things that inspire me.
Daily gratitude is one of my favorite practices. Instead of writing down the same things over and over, I try to find something specific from my day that I was grateful for.
Most Useful Pages
The photo below is a few of the most useful pages in my Bullet Journal. Links are included for ones I’ve written about in more detail. The photo includes the following pages:
- Life in Pixels
- Meal Plan & Shopping List
- Favorite Meal Ideas
- Strength Training Tracker
- Currently Reading List
- Bill Payment Tracker
- 90 Day Goals
- Pomodoro Tracker
- Weekly Review
- Color Coding
- Social Media & Blog Income Tracker
- Library Books
I use mind mapping for everything. Here are a few examples from this year.
I started the year out thinking I wasn’t very creative and couldn’t draw. Slowly, I’ve gotten better as I’ve taken part in doodling challenges. I’m still not a pro, but it’s sure fun to try.
As you can see, my Bullet Journal is about so much more than productivity or to-do lists. I use it for every aspect of my life, and it’s been a huge blessing to me this year. I can’t wait to see what 2017 brings!!
Join the Conversation
What was your favorite page in your bullet journal this year? Let me know in the comments below. I’m always looking for new ideas!
- Leuchtturm 1917 dot-grid journal
- Tombow Dual Brush Pens – Bright
- Sharpie Pens
- Staedtler Triplus Fineliners
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