Spread Drafts and Layouts – Planning out your Bullet journal
Are you starting out on your bullet journal journey and are a little overwhelmed as to where to start?
These gorgeous planning spreads might give your some inspiration and help planning out your bullet journal!
If you are wanting some additional help or support, try some of these posts too!
- Creating Drafts for your spreads
- Top 5 challenges every new bullet journalist faces
- Getting Started – 10 bullet journal goodies under $10
- All our amazing themes from A-Z
Why planning out your Bullet Journal before you start sets you up for success:
Before you start, using a blank piece of paper and writing down what is important to you, and things you want to make sure you dont forget, is critical to planning out the structure of your journal.
By doing this, you save yourself the heartache of feeling overwhelmed and not missing anything you wanted to include!
Some of the things you could pop into your bullet journal planning pages are things like the structure of your index if you dont have one already, your future logs, how your monthly set ups might look.
Doing this will help give you some idea about where to start.
Remember this about planning your bullet journal:
Every single person is different, what works for someone else might not work for you and that is TOTALLY ok.
There is no need for your journal to be gorgeous or artistic, if you want it to be, practice and work hard at making it pretty. But it doesn’t mean that you cant still be productive and there are many gorgeous minimal spreads that don’t take to much hard work to create or look a amazing!
What should I add in my bullet journal planning pages?
Some really simple things to add in your bullet journal planning pages, could be
- Future logs and calendars
- Spreads you’ve seen and want to try (remember to credit the original artist if you post it to Instagram!)
- Color combinations you want to try
- Themes (like butterflies, ocean etc) you might want to try and dont want to forget
- New spread styles you might want to try; you might be used to vertical and want to try horizontal.
How can you plan out your month or year in your bullet journal?
This is one that seems overwhelming when you start but when you finally get to it, its so logical and straightforward it’s the perfect way to eliminate stress about either getting started or trying something new.
So what do you do? You grab a blank piece of paper and map out what you need and what you might need to create over the month or year that would make you the most productive and awesome!
Map out some of the things you use the most, do you currently use a planner or your computer for a to do list? Well that’s maybe where you should start, is just making a page for a to do list!
Then how would that look if you split your to-do list into days? Test it out for a week and see how it goes and if its not working, tweek it the following week!
Our featured spreads with bullet journal planning spreads:
Here Nicole uses little boxes to lay out the basics of her bullet journal
Here Alexandra is listing some cute ideas for her april theme and what she wanted to include! The outcome was adorable!
Here we have not only a review of what worked and what didn’t but also changes and plans for the next month. I love how it includes colour swatches and planning ideas!
This is one of my favorites where the spreads are mapped out in detail and then implemented. This is so cute and shows the thoughtfulness that goes into planning a gorgeous spread!