Bullet Journal Set Up 2019: 9 Steps To Help You Achieve Your Goals In 2019

Bullet Journal Set Up 2019: 9 Steps To Help You Achieve Your Goals In 2019

It’s almost 2019. I can’t believe that it’s already time to introduce to you my bullet journal set up 2019.

UPDATE: Check out my new 2020 bullet journal setup!

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No matter if you want to start a bullet journal in 2019 or you’re looking for some BuJo inspiration, with New Year you have to chance to start fresh.

With bullet journal, you can take your organization and planning skills to a completely new level.

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Bullet Journal Set Up 2019: 9 Steps To Help You Achieve Your Goals In 2019

I. Bullet Journal Set Up 2019: Supplies

The new year is a beginning, so it’s fully understandable to set new goals, make plans, and buy a new notebook. Do you feel this excitement when you get a brand new notebook with all blank pages? I bet you do.

In 2019 I highly recommend you Dingbats notebook . One thing that makes this product special is that it’s eco-friendly and 100% vegan. Besides the paper is thick and smooth – no bleeding through the paper.

As you know, I usually draw a lot of colorful doodles – yep, my spreads are really busy. That’s why I’m really looking forward to using Dingbats.

See a full review and the pen test on Instagram Stories .

BONUS: if you say YES to your brand new Dingbats notebook, use a Coupon Code ABUJOGIRL10 and grab your 10% discount!

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When it comes to other bullet journal supplies, I think I stay with Micron pens , Zebra highlighters.I’d love to upgrade my markers collection. Although Crayola Supertips markers are great and affordable, I’d like to add brush pens from Tombow to my collection to create a watercolor effect.

II. Bullet Journal Set Up 2019: Before You Start

Maybe it sounds funny, but find some time to plan your new bullet journal ahead. Do kind of brainstorming session.

Ask yourself what do you want to accomplish this year. This question makes planning spreads so much easier. You avoid feeling overwhelmed.

You can also go through your old bullet journals to see which pages you want to keep, change or get rid off.

Once you know which spread you want to add, write them down on the list.

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III. Bullet Journal Set Up 2019: Key & Index

The very first thing you should set up in your new bullet journal is the key. Usually, it’s created in the front or back. Then create an index to find some archive spreads quickly.

When you decide to get bullet journal notebook (instead of using an ordinary one), probably you’ll find pages created specifically for that purpose.

I love the new feature of page tabs in my new Dingbats. You can create a list of topics and assign a color to each of them. Each page has a tab to color, so even if your notebook is closed, you can easily see the colors on the edge.

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IV. Bullet Journal Set Up 2019: Future Log

It’s completely normal that at the beginning of the new year, you think about your future plans. If it’s true, you need to create a future log. I like to call the future log the year at a glance. It’s a great place to gather all personal (birthdays, events, appointments), business (deadlines, conferences, long-term projects) or school (tests, exams) dates you want to track.

Dingbats made your life easier and created in the notebook future log pages with extra marks. It speeds up the whole process.

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V. Bullet Journal Set Up 2019: Quote & Hello Page

Bullet journal quote layout has several advantages.

First of all, it can be really helpful to brighten up any day. Especially when you have a bad day and you need something to get fired up.

Secondly, it’s a great way to spruce up your bullet journal. You can easily add some artistic elements to your bullet journal.

Thirdly, you can practice and improve hand-lettering skills.

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VI. Bullet Journal Set Up 2019: One Little Word

Have you ever heard of One Little Word idea? This project was started by Ali Edward. You just choose one word and focus on it for the whole year. This word can describe who you’d like to become, where you’d like to be next year and how you’d get there.

For 2019 I’ve chosen the word “Unlimited”. It perfectly defines what I want 2019 to be about. Unlimited opportunities, power, and self-belief.

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VII. Bullet Journal Set Up 2019: Goals List

The next page is my goal list for 2019. And this part could be pretty tricky stuff.

I know- this blog post isn’t about goal setting. However, coming up with goal ideas can be overwhelming.

Over the past couple of years, I’ve learned not to expect a lot from myself. I set main goals in three categories that I want to focus on this year: health, family, and business.

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VIII. Bullet Journal Set Up 2019: Quarterly Goals Log

On the next couple pages, I break my yearly goal list down by quarters. As it is said, everything is achievable in small steps.

This spread is visually appealing- you can see all your quarterly goals on one page, you can organize them from the most important to the least. You can set a deadline within which tasks should be completed.

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IX. Bullet Journal Set Up 2019: Collections

Now it’s time to create spreads that will help you to track your progress. It all depends on your goals.


If you want to be healthier, you’ll probably need to set up meal planning spread, fitness tracker or sleep log.

Are you a student and want to get better grades? Maybe you should make a study tracker, motivation quotes or project calendar.

My main focus this year is to grow this blog and a presence on social media (Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube). I needed to create blogging and social media layouts in 2019 bullet journal to track the growth, brainstorm new ideas, plan marketing strategies etc.

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My last page is a Skillshare spread. If you don’t know what it is, Skillshare is a learning platform with amazing classes like calligraphy, hand-lettering, illustration and so many more.

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Lately, I read that those who have a creative hobby does better in a business world than those who don’t. I’d love to learn fashion illustration, how to use watercolors, improve my hand-lettering, and level up coloring skills. It’ll be fun to track all my Skillshare classes. Main goal – 52 classes in 52 weeks (almost like a reading challenge).

I hope you find here some inspiration for you. Set up your bullet journal for 2019 to have the best year ever!

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