Minimalist Bullet Journal Setup: Walk Through My Journal!

Posted June 5, 2019 by Thirty-Something Angie in Business & Productivity / 0 Comments

Minimalist Bullet Journal Setup

Love the idea of a bullet journal, but don’t want to take the necessary time for elaborate set-ups? Come walk through my minimalist bullet journal setup with me and see just how simple and easy it can be!

I’ll be the first to tell you, I always said I’d never use a bullet journal as my main planner. It just seemed like too much work. I loved the concept of having a journal that also held my plans, but I need simplicity. Something that didn’t take any extra time.

Then, as I approached the new year realizing I’d barely touched my planner in months, I knew it was time to try something new. The idea of a bullet journal just kept coming to me and I decided to try it.

I did give myself some rules, though. First, I told myself I had to be okay with my bullet journal being messy sometimes. Second, I told myself that it was okay if I didn’t do the same thing week by week. I mean, isn’t that the point?

My Minimalist Bullet Journal Setup

It’s been about 6 months since I set up my bullet journal, and I couldn’t be happier. Some weeks, I use it daily. Other weeks, I completely forget about it.

This journal has everything from hand lettering to chicken scratch. Washi tape and categorized symbols to scribbles and marked out lists.

It is what it is, and it’s beautiful, messy, and perfect for me.

Want to check it out? You can watch my full video walk through here, or scroll down to see pictures of some of my favorite pages!

Bullet Journal Walk Through

Simple Bullet Journal Spreads

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The thing that I love about a bullet journal is that you can do something different every single week. Need something different? Just turn the page and make a new spread.

Some of my bullet journal spreads are literally nothing more than a brain dump, as you can see from the video. But other times, I take a little time and make the pages look nice. Here are some of my favorite simple bullet journal spreads to give you a little inspiration.

Bullet Journal Spread
My year-at-a-glace project list for the house and yard.
Notebook/Pen/Favorite Wine
Bullet Journal Setup Idea
A good look at our homeschool week. This is also a spread that could be used for weekly planning.
Tools used: Ruler/Pens/Stencils
Simple Bullet Journal Setup Idea - Budget
An example of our monthly budget page!

More Simple Bullet Journal Ideas:

Want to try out a bullet journal yourself? I shared all about my initial bullet journal setup in this post, so be sure to check it out!

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