Whether you’re new to bullet journalling or just feeling like changing your current style, it’s sometimes hard to decide on the layout you want to settle in. Fortunately, the bullet journal system is very flexible so if you want to go full on minimalist after weeks of decorating with washi, then just go ahead and do it! We won’t judge. We’ve all done it before and that’s the beauty of bullet journalling—flexibility and practicality at its finest.
For newbies though, the amount of inspiration available can be overwhelming. So to help out, I made a simple “starter” layout that you all can use. You can copy it exactly, you can change some bits here and there, or maybe you just like the key that I used. That’s all fine! Use it however you want!
With this layout, I only added the most essential keys. Simplicity is never a bad thing, and I think it worked out quite nicely here. Obviously if you want to, you can add more. It’s all about personal preference—personally I prefer less.
Here is the monthly log. My notebook has fewer lines than the Leuchtturm1917 so I divided the page into two to get around that. I also split my goals into two columns so I can put more. The great thing about bullet journalling is that you don’t have to have a fancy notebook to get started–any notebook will do!
And last but not least, the spread that you’ll probably end up using the most–the weekly spread. I left a lot of room below the dates so if you’re the type of person to track the weather and temperature, you can easily do so. There’s also a notes section for you to write out random thoughts, lists, quotes, or whatever you feel like writing.
And that is all for now! Two spreads plus a key to get you going. Pretty simple, eh?
Until my next post!