Bullet Journal Inspiration – January 2021

A new year, a new start and no idea for a Bullet Journal setup?

The first month in a new bullet journal can be scary. After l already made.

And that is exactly what I did. My Bullet Journal design in January is a recreation of juliannedoodles.

Bujo january cover

Cover page

I’m a big fan of Julianne. She makes great videos and her bullet journal looks fantastic.
Here you can find her YouTube channel an her instagram.

I used her BuJo setup as a template for the cover page and followed it step by step. For this picture I worked almost exclusively with Tombow Dual Brush Pens.
Green 192
Turquoise 312
Blue 553 / 533
Yellow 062
Brown 942 / 947

Julianne’s trick of painting double in the places that are to be shaded. The more often I paint over a spot with a Tombow, the darker or more intense the colour becomes. In most cases, this creates a good shadow and gives the drawing a spatial dimension.

Bujo weekly setup january bullet journal weekly for january

Weekly spread

The first weekly overview for this month is created with two weeks on a double page.

On the left page I have painted a frame for the weekly overview. Each day has 4 boxes down and 23 boxes to the side (I use a B5 journal by Archer and Olive).
Since I didn’t have much planned for the weekend, I condensed it down to one column.
Below that I added another drawing to make the weekly overview match the front page. Again, using my Tombow Brush pens showing a tiny house with a full moon.

On the right page I drew a big box for all the tasks that had to be done this week. To make the box stand out from the rest of the page, it has a drop shadow.
I placed the days of the week on the left side of the page. In my case, there are 6 boxes down per day.

I used this layout for another week after that bug quickly decided that the task-in-a-box system doesn’t work for me. I have to know on which day I have to do my tasks, otherwise I always put them off longer and then have super much to do on Sunday.

resolution planning page for bullet journaling

Goal planning – 22 things to do before 2022

Here comes an extra page for you that will accompany and motivate you throughout the year. In the style of the other pages, I have designed a page for 22 things I want to do in 2021.
I’m sure you had many resolutions for 2020 that could not be implemented due to the pandemic, just like I had. That’s why I wrote down 22 things that I hope to achieve this year. Some of them are small, others are very big – the biggest one: marrying my fiancé.
We’ll see what can be done.

In any case, it will help you not to lose sight of your resolutions and perhaps also to notice the small steps towards the goal.

Which spread this month was your fav? Let me know in the comments below! Until next time, Xo — L

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