Bullet Journal Planner Setup 2017 (+Plan With Me January) · SemiSkimmedMin

Bullet Journal Planner Setup 2017 (+Plan With Me January) · SemiSkimmedMin


Alright my loves welcome back, or if this
is your first time on my channel welcome, and happy new year! Today I thought I’d take you on a quick
flip through my new bullet journal setup situation and how I plan on staying organised through
2017 and into the future. So let’s just get right into it. The notebook I’m using is this random one
I found on amazon, I’ll leave a link to it below and anything else I use or mention
as always will be listed in the description as well. But yeah I don’t love the cover of it, I’ll
probably do something about that when I get the chance, but otherwise, I chose it because
it fit all the other criteria I was looking for. I wanted something ring bound, bigger than
a5 but not as big as a4 and with thick dot-grid pages. If you’ve seen my last planner video you’ll
remember I had a leuchtturn and that worked really well but I wanted brighter, clearer
pages and thicker pages that wouldn’t show through any ink. On this first page I’m planning on putting
some kind of checklist, like a daily, weekly, monthly planner routine. Since the years just started, and I’m still
getting into my stride with this new planner, I don’t quite have a routine set in place
yet. So first page is the index or contents which
is just really basically colour coded. I took inspiration from David Allen’s ‘Getting
Things Done’ method, I’ll try and leave some info on that in the video description
if you’re not familiar with it. But yeah I’ve basically got my pages grouped
into the categories, Reference, Someday/Maybe, Current/Action and Miscellaneous. So Reference is for things that I just want
to remember, they might not serve a real purpose and they don’t need any action taken on
them but just things that I want written down so for example, you’ll see in a bit I have
a page of all the places around the world that my online shop has seen orders from. Stuff like that. Then Someday/Maybe is things that I might
take actions on just not right now, things like books I want to read and goals for the
year. Current is obviously anything I’m dealing
with at the moment so my monthly and weekly spreads and then misc is just anything I can’t
find a place for. The main thing, and I’ve said this before,
but my main thing is having every little thing written down and then organising it into the
right folders so nothing gets lost or forgotten in my brain. Right so going through the first few pages,
one thing you’ll know if you’ve seen my videos, I take a very minimal approach to
things like this. I like things to be neat and tidy and I love
seeing gorgeously decorated planner pages but for me I just want to get the information
down and keep it nice and simple. Also since I’ve just started using this
book, the pages are a little bit bare but you get the gist of where its going. So this is just lists of tv shows and films
I want to watch, books I want to read, a sort of shopping wishlist for whenever I
have a bit of money. So not like an everyday shopping list, more
like a new camera lens and stuff like that. This page which is colour coded green so in
the reference category is a list of companies I’ve worked with since being on youtube. This is the page of places around the world
I’ve delivered to. Again, I could’ve set it out in a way that
was a bit snazzier but I like just being able to have a look back and also have a tally
of where I’ve had the most orders from. I did add this little map that I just printed
off of google and I might start colouring in all the places that Ive received orders
from. And as always, little plug here, but if you
wanna check out my shop I’ll have it linked below, I have a few art prints going on there
at the moment and I’m looking to get back to adding new artwork as soon at possible. Next is another basic page, just little moments
that I want to remember. This page is where I plan on listing any projects
or ideas that come to mind this year, when it comes to making more detailed project notes
and things I just flip to the back of the book where I don’t mind being a bit messier
and just braindstorming and things. Alright and then we get to just a basic list
of my little goals and big goals. Always great to refer to when I’m feeling
a bit lost, wondering what my next step is. One of them I’ve already achieved, in fact
two of them now, as I’ve just reached 50k subscribers here on youtube so I’ll just
cross that off and date it. But yeah my bigger goals are a bit more you
know.. ‘see the world’ they’re more like hopes and dreams but I really believe
in the power of just writing things down. And then we get to the blue colour coded pages
so current actionable things. Here’s my year at a glance, so far mainly
birthdays on here but yeah I just write the date and the thing with a little symbol depending
on what it is. Then theres my never-ending to do where I
write any tasks that don’t have a specific deadline, things that I can refer to when
I have a spare moment and when I wanna get stuff done. I’ll also refer to it when I’m writing
up my monthly spread to see if theres anything I can transfer to my things to get done that
month. So like this. This is my spread for december. I’ve gone back to the traditional bullet
journal layout for this one, more or less. With the list view of the dates and then anything
that’s happening that day beside it. Then on the next page I have a little list
of goals and tasks I want to prioritise for the month and a quick run down of my ingoing
and outgoing finances, just for my shop, not personal spending, I transfer it all onto
a spreadsheet at the end of the month so a lot of the information isn’t there cos I’ll
have just recorded it digitally already. And then just a little bit of decoration;
what I do is, I’ll search tumblr or pinterest for words like ‘pastel’ or ‘blue’ or ‘pink’
and pick random pictures here and there. A lot of them are made to be phone backgrounds
or stuff like that and the creators just say things like ‘like this photo if you’re
gonna use it’ so I do that. Unfortunately on sites like tumblr it can
be hard to find the actual source of things so I try not to sort of take the mick with
the amount of things I print off. So getting to the weekly pages now, this was
my first try so I didn’t really like this one. Getting the hang of it here. I basically write a list of the things I need
to get done that week, circles are for events and if it’s day specific I’ll write the
day next to it, I’ll also have a little area to write anything thats coming up next
week and then day by day I’ll have a running to-do list in the typical bullet journal style. I put an x through something I’ve completed,
or just one diagonal line through if it’s half done, a line through if it’s no longer
relevant, an arrow if I’ve moved it somewhere else, an exclamation mark next to it if it’s
a priority and here I just had so much going on that I wrote a new really specific list
in order of what needed doing. And then carried on as normal. Oh and at the end of the week I write a little
summary and highlight the key words. So this is the most recent week I did, the
last week of december, and now I’m gonna set up the new month and this current week. So lets speed things up. After listing the days, I flip back to my
yearly view to see whats coming up in January, not much, and then I have a look at my never-ending
to-do to see if theres anything I can add to my goals and tasks for the month. This is where I’ll write my finances and
then I have this cute little picture off tumblr that says ‘2017 please be good to me’ which
I think is a great wish to start the year with, and this one does have a source, it’s
from a blog called ‘pinklilies’ so I’ll leave that linked below. Now I know I’m using blue as the colour
for current events but I decided to change the colour of weekly spreads each month so
I’m going with a pink/purple theme today. And since there’s not much going on this
week, this is pretty much it! So I hope you enjoyed this video, thanks so
much for joining me, if you’re following my 30 ways to fill a sketchbook series, we’ll
back to business as usual this week and if you’re not subscribed already, I’d love
to have you here as part of the fam, alright, I’ll see you all in the next one, bye!

94 thoughts on “Bullet Journal Planner Setup 2017 (+Plan With Me January) · SemiSkimmedMin

  1. I've never been interested in bullet journals but this year I'm wanting to give it a go. Glad you made a video on it 🙂

    Ooo I love your nails also :p

  2. I love how you keep your bullet journaling method simple yet very effective. I've been watching a lot of videos about bullet journal set ups but yours is just way more "honest" I would say. And it fits perfectly with my aesthetic 😍 Thanks for sharing your talent with us 👋💖

  3. Your version of bullet journaling seems way simpler and attainable I love it. Also your hands are like the most beautiful hands I have ever seen?!

  4. very beautiful set up! you've really inspired me to get started on my new year's bullet journal, and your nails are lovely. you're one of my favorite youtubers, keep it up! congrats on 50k!

  5. I love this. I always feel bad that my journal doesn't have super intricate spreads. They're so pretty but I really just need a way to keep my list together

  6. I been putting my bullet journal on the back burner after dealing with tragedy at the end of 2016. I was probably way to excited to watch this video. I feel inspired. Great quality. You have such a calming voice ^^

  7. I plan to start my bullet journal soon but I didn't know what I wanted until I see yours. It's so clean and simple and just functional, just as I want mine to be. This is very inspiring and it doesn't seem overwhelming, yet it is very elegant. Thank you for sharing. Wish you all the best for 2017 and hope you will accomplish many of the goals you've set this year.

  8. Just got a moleskine today and figured this would be great for it… I failed very badly and broke my pen and had to rip out an entire signature 🙁

  9. You got me started on the bullet journal 🙂 it's helped me realize I do more than I give myself credit for. Thanks.

  10. I love your videos so much. Your editing is so gorgeous. Will you be continuing your "30 ways to fill a sketchbook" series?

  11. Thank you so much for sharing! Your layout is so elegant and beautiful! You got me into bullet journaling btw! I'm so excited to set mine up!

  12. It makes me happy to see an artist working with GTD, bc I've seen so many people say it's not for creative people, yet I really like it!
    Also, nice clean journal!

  13. you have such graceful hands Minnie! Are those your real nails?

    OT: I've never been into planning and I am overall very chaotic and unstructured (with everything; my sleeping schedule, when I eat, exercise, study etc.) . It seems like it would be a good thing for me to do to start 2017 of in a productive way!

  14. Wow- I missed a month or two of your videos and now I see you've reached over 50,000 subs! That's amazing! I really love the time you take to make your videos artistic, and not just depicting art. They're always a pleasure and inspiration to watch.

  15. i can't help but be inspired with my own bullet journal because of your vids 💕 you deserve more subs, 2017 will definitely be good to you!

  16. I love your artwork, you have a unique way of translating something from the everyday normal to something extraordinary. (Also, I wish I could freehand draw lines and doodles like you can!)

  17. As my favorite artist on YouTube, you inspired me to turn my channel into an art account. You're such an inspiration! It would mean the world if anyone could leave feedback on my videos and let me know how I'm doing 🙂

  18. That's a unique bullet journal, the paper kinda reminds me of the nuuna notebooks. Do you happen to know (or could you maybe even measure?) the spacing between the dots? Standard is like 5mm, but your appear to be smaller!

  19. Your videos are soo inspiring! I started my own bullet journal using the same notebook you use and I was wondering if you protect the covers in any particular way because I see the edges are starting yo deteriorate a little bit already!
    Thank you so much for all your videos! I enjoy them a lot! 💙

  20. i was just looking through and found yours for the US : https://www.amazon.com/Dot-Grid-Notebook-ink-inch/dp/B00GB2YF66/ref=sr_1_67?s=office-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1484145103&sr=1-67&keywords=dot+notebook
    LOL MAYBE I'LL GET IT

  21. you should have gone with the nuuna, they have beautiful covers, are bigger than a5 and smaller than a4, and have thick white dot grid pages! you can get them at cultpens.com they're so good

  22. loved it!! So excited to start bullet journaling for the first time ever, and this beautiful + minimalist style has be SO inspired! <3

  23. Your'e my favorite YouTuber and such a talented artist! I love your 30 ways to fill a sketchbook series! and your videos are so chill:)

  24. Although it is almost April (lol), I decided I will start a bullet journal after this amazing video 🙂
    Love you so much !

  25. You are such an inspiration Minnie! I absolutely adore your videos and your style and your talent. I wish you all the success in the world!

  26. Love how you take a potentially complicated topic and make it so simple in practice and how you explain it. What does your planner routine involve? (and yes I thought that you had beautiful hands too! way to make us all sound like weirdos haha)

  27. Just found your channel and subscribed 😀 good video it's really helpful and good quality what do you use to stand your camera up and what do you record with

  28. your hands are SO PRETTY! and perfect. i know that sounds kind of weird, but it makes a huge difference in the aesthetic. I couldn't stop staring at them lol.

  29. Oh my this video is a life saver! I've spent all day looking at planner, traveller planning all over youtube. Then i came across yours, thank you!!! This is perfect and exactly my kind of style to plan. It's all so neat and never gave it a thought to just buy a nice notepad and its much more cost effective. Thanks again 🙂

  30. I really like the uniqueness of this notebook compared to the Moleskine or others that are more popular. Seems a lot more spacious and has that "clean" look. I am wondering how it is holding up. If anyone knows how they hold up please let me know.

  31. do you know if you can use the spiral journal accessories from the Erin Coldren collection on this book? Example, changing the cover, adding dividers and tools. I like the simplicity of this one, but there are some accessories I'd like to add. Thank you!!

  32. I have a journal that is everything to me I have a list on the people I hate/the people I actually like it's my diary I have a places that I want to go someday my secretes my personal goals in life diary entries stuff like that

  33. OMG! First time I saw your videos today. How can I love a video so much! I really love this video. My first impression of your videos is awesome, cannot wait to watching more of your videos. I love how you communicate with your hands! Thank you!

  34. Hi Minnie! I would like to see how this notebook is going now that you have a year into it, if possible… I love all your videos and it would be great if you could do another about planning/keeping up with your work kind of video. hope everything is well and you share some art with the world sometime soon <3

  35. I love this so much… but I can imagine myself in my element doing all this instead of my actual work and the house being a total mess LOL. I'm so impressed at how organised you are.

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