Layouts to Add to Your Bullet Journal for the New Year

by - December 28, 2019

Now that it is after the holidays, you are probably starting to think about the new year. How are you going to reach your goals this year? Are you even going to set goals?

Layouts to Add to Your Bullet Journal for the New Year

Maybe you use a bullet journal or are thinking about starting one in the new year. If you are starting one, you can read Bullet Journaling: What is it? to tell you a little bit more about bullet journaling. 

Afterward, you can read some more of my bullet journaling posts here if you are interested.

The new year is a great time to start new goals because it feels like you are turning a new page. Especially this year because it is the start of a new decade!

Of course, you don't need to start bullet journaling at the beginning of the year. You can start at a new month, a new week, or even just a new day. :)

Here are some ideas of pages to add to your bullet journal, to motivate you to reach your goals throughout the year.

1. A Quote Page

Start out the first page of your journal with a motivating quote! Whenever you open your journal, your quote will inspire you to keep working towards your goals. You could also have a "Hello 2020" page with some of the goals you are trying to reach, written around the lettering.

2. Word of the Year

Another great way to start off your year is by picking one word, to focus on throughout the year. Pick a word and then make a layout with your word on it and how you are going to focus on it throughout the year. Some examples of words you might pick are below.

  • Grateful
  • Focus
  • Simplify
  • Clarify
  • Kind
  • Achieve
  • Create
  • Inspire

For example, if you pick the word "Inspire", you might inspire others by doing more of what you love, by setting a better example for those around you, and by going out of your way to try something new.

I haven't chosen my word of the year yet, but when I do I am going to find a quote with my word of the year in it, so I can use both idea #1 and idea #2. :)

I will post about the pages after I make them!

Layouts to Add to Your Bullet Journal for the New Year

3. 100 Before 2021

As you can see in the picture above, I haven't thought of many goals to add to this spread yet. I hope to think of some more! There are many variations of this type of layout, so you can find one which will work for you. Here are just a few variations.

  • 100 Before 2021
  • 21 Before 2021
  • 52 for 2020 (One goal a week)

I am using the "100 Before..." layout for the 2019-2020 school year (You can read more about it here), but for 2020 I am going to use the "21 Before 2021" layout for my main goals. I am planning on making 21 goals in varied aspects of my life (Just so they aren't all goals for one area of my life).

4. A Mindmap

I found this idea recently and I might want to incorporate it into my layouts for the new year. I don't want to add too many goal trackers etc... so that is why I am not sure if I am going to use it yet or not. It looks like a great way to map out your year though so you can break down your goals!

If you are interested in doing this in your bullet journal, then check out the post where I found the idea right here.

5. Monthly Challenges

I did this in my first bullet journal, and I think I might want to try it again. You decide on a habit you want to create or something new you want to try and then you do that each day for a whole month or you can think of twelve goals you want to create and then assign each goal to a month.

This is also great for things that aren't as trackable. For example, one month you can focus on being more kind and then next month you could focus on being more attentive.

6. Year in Review

It is fabulous to be excited for the new year, but what about this year? How did you do on your goals? What do you want to change in the new year? Flip to a blank page and spend a few minutes thinking about what things you did well, what you want to change, and your favorite memories. I have never done one of these before, but this year I am going to.

Layouts to Add to Your Bullet Journal for the New Year

7. Best of 2019 or 2020

This is a layout, that is probably best to make at the start of the year so you can add things to it while they happen. Mine is only a fourth of the way done with as you can see, but I made it at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year. I think I might add my quote of the year to this page and maybe a picture of me too! :)

I think it is a fun way to remember what you did in 2019 or 2020 and it looks super pretty too!

8. A Vision Board

I did a vision board last year, but this year I am not going to make one in my bullet journal since I am using the "21 Before 2021" layout instead and I have a vision board over my desk to remind me of my overall goals. You can read how to make one in your planner or bullet journal here.

Hopefully, you found some ideas you can use for your bullet journal layouts for the new year. Pick a few and then try them out. I am excited to do a "21 Before 2021" layout and a "Best of 2020" layout.

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Layouts to Add to Your Bullet Journal for the New Year

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