NEW Bullet Journal Set Up 2018 | Migrating Into My New BuJo! (REUPLOAD) // PLANT BASED BRIDE

NEW Bullet Journal Set Up 2018  |  Migrating Into My New BuJo!  (REUPLOAD) // PLANT BASED BRIDE


Hey friends Elizabeth here from plant-based bride and I am back with a very special video today I am setting up my new notebook as many of you are aware I was very very close to finishing my Rhodia Webnotebook So I knew I would have to set up a new notebook for October and I wanted to try something a little different So I did a bunch of research I asked all of you what notebooks you use what notebooks you’d like to see me use and I came to the conclusion that I wanted to try out dingbats* notebooks So this is a notebook from dingbats* earth collection Which is a newer collection that they have that is more tailored Towards a bullet journaling and the one I got is in the color sky blue and it is themed around the Great Barrier Reef so you saw as I flipped it open that there’s actually an infographic with a bunch of Information about the Great Barrier Reef its current state and the kinds of things that we can do to help protect the Great Barrier Reef, which I really really Love the range has three different notebooks and each one highlights a separate fragile ecosystem from around the globe That is threatened by human activity Which I just think is such a wonderful wonderful concept I can 100% make a full review on the dingbats notebooks if you are interested once I’ve had a little bit more time to use mine So I can give you a really accurate impression of the use of the journal So I’m just starting off here with the future log as I always do starting with November I’m going through an entire year’s worth and Giving space below the month to add dates and the event and the purpose of this is to keep track of holidays birthdays Events plans that are coming up in the next year Since I don’t set up my bullet journal until a couple weeks before the month begins There’s really no way to put in a doctor’s appointment for six months from now or a reminder that I’m going to my in-laws house for Thanksgiving or any of those things ahead of time in a bullet journal unless I have my future log so my future log Well, it’s not the most used right of my bullet journal is definitely a necessity for me this is a very similar setup to how I set up in my last bullet journal and I really enjoyed that so I stuck with this general concept but did a slightly different style while still keeping it very Minimal and that’s something you’ll see you through this entire set up. I really wanted to keep it very plain straightforward I didn’t add any color I just wanted it to be minimal and Practical and something that I wouldn’t get sick of as I continued to use it for the entire life of this journal those little dots I’m adding are really the only decoration for these setup pages and those are just tiny little bubbles to Very loosely tie in the theme of the notebook the fact that it is a Great Barrier Reef Notebook to have those little bubbles like we’re underwater so next I’m doing a quote page I don’t believe I’ve done a quote page on a set up of a new bullet journal before but I just felt like it was important to me in this setup to really focus on Trying to improve my mindset trying to really get my head in the game To finish off this year strong as some of you may know especially if you are following me over on Instagram I’ve had a very rough month just a lot of things have happened. A lot of things have gotten wrong. It’s been very stressful and I feel like I’ve kind of fallen behind on a lot of my goals with the busyness of summer and then the month of Everything going wrong So I really want to take this as an opportunity for a brand new fresh start I’m leaving September behind and using the next three months To really get my head in the game and make myself feel as though I’ve really accomplished something to be proud of in 2018 so in keeping with that kind of feeling of a fresh start of Inspiring myself and of also being kind to myself which is something I’ve been working on this entire year I wanted to use the quote flawed and still worthy because I think it is so so so important to remember that every human on the entire planet is so incredibly flawed and Yet you still have inherent worth your flaws Do not make you less worthy of respect and love and happiness And that’s something that it’s very very important to remember especially if you’re going through a rough time Next to that I did a grid spacing page which was inspired by Amanda Rache doodles she did a grid spacing page in her bullet journal set up and I I’ve seen one before and as soon as I saw it I thought this is exactly what I need because no matter how many times I set up a spread Every time I have to count the dots again I always forget how many dots wide and how many dots tall whatever notebook. I’m using is no matter how many times I counted It’s really quite ridiculous. So I actually thought about making a mini reference in my Rodya web notebook just Writing how many squares wide and how many squares tall so I would just have it written down somewhere and I just never ended up doing it and then when I was watching Some bullet journal set up videos to get inspired and excited to do mine and I watched Amanda’s I thought yes This is the opportunity I will put it right at the beginning and it will be a reference for the entire time I use this journal, especially because the dingbats notebook is actually a little wider than my rodeo web notebook It’s a little bigger than a standard a5 journal So for that reason, it’s even more important that I keep track of the actual dimensions of the pages So now I’m moving on to my next spread which is my wish list spread I have one of these in my current bullet journal and I’ve used it quite a lot So I wanted to make another one but actually expand it and have it cover two pages Because I felt like I ran out of space quite quickly and the one page spread that I did in my last bullet journal So the spread is very very simple. I just have my wants my needs and then a waiting on section So for my wants I write down any item whether it’s just a general item, so I wrote slippers as an example I need to get slippers or if it’s something very specific if I have a specific brand and type of slipper that I want if I know the very Specific item I want I’ll also ask the price and then I check it off Once I order or purchase whatever it is same thing for need anything I need to get so the example I put down was cat Collars, I need to get collars for both of my cats And once I’ve ordered it if I am ordering it online I will move over to the waiting on side and I’ll write in that item And I’ll write in the expected delivery date based on the information on the website about shipping And that gives me a general idea about when I should be around the house when I should expect to have a package coming in and then I can track it in case I miss it being delivered I can make sure I look for a delivery slip so that I don’t miss it entirely forget about it and have it sent back Because that’s happened to me a lot of times and let me yeah, it’s not fun And then I also left a space for me to write the actual date It was delivered just for my information to see How quickly something was delivered from a specific place for a future Reference and then a place to check it off. Once it is arrived. It’s done. We’re good We’re happy and that item is no longer needing to be tracked. So next I’m moving on to my date night ideas spread I had one of these again in my last bullet journal and I really enjoyed Having a place to write out ideas for dates to go on with my husband and a place to track What month of the year we went on that date? So how this works, if you didn’t see my last bullet journal setup video, is that on the right side? I write all of my ideas for dates to go on with my husband and when we go on one of those dates I will put a little dot across from it underneath the month that we’re going on this date So, for example, I put a fancy dinner at Ojai which is a fancy vegan restaurant in Toronto where I live so just say we make plans to go to oh I in October I’ll put a little dot under the O for October draw a line across connecting to the dot beside the idea Fancy dinner at ax y and then I’ll cross it off when we go and that way at the end of the period of using This bullet journal I can look back see what ideas we’ve used what ideas are still available for me to plan amazing dates for my husband and what months we went on what dates this is also nice for us because we’re very very very busy and we tend to Forget to put ourselves first and to go out on real dates sometimes So it’s really a nice way for me to remember that we should be prioritizing going on real dates and spending time together Not just working on things or around the house So the next section is my minimalism game section as I explained in my last video. I am doing a challenge attempting to get rid of 2018 items by the end of 2018. Yes. I know it’s ridiculous. But I think I can maybe do it so I’m trying In that video I showed Dave was one through 10 and then on my ig TV I’m showing every day after that So day 11 is already up on my IG TV and I’ll be putting up new videos as I have time to Sit down and get rid of some things and as I have time to film and put together little videos as of the recording of this video I have completed 10 days of the challenge which are all filmed and included in that video that I put up last week So later on in this video when I realize I hadn’t done it yet I’ll highlight days 1 through 10 and items 1 through 55 to indicate that I’ve completed the first 10 days and gotten rid of the first 55 items So that’s my plan as I go along as I complete a day and get rid of that number of items I will highlight the next little section until hopefully before January 1st 2019 I will have filled in both boxes completely on the next page is my end of year reset So again, this is going back to what I was saying on the quote page I’ve had a pretty rough month and it’s important to me to try to give myself a bit of a reset so that I won’t Stay in some of the patterns and habits. I’ve developed over this month and really pushed myself to accomplish everything I know I can accomplish in the rest of 2018. So this page was actually inspired by Kalin Nicholson I don’t know if any of you watch her in YouTube She is one of the original YouTube girls Who I used to watch in high school and I recently found her again and she made a video recently and some of the things She was talking about these ways to Sort of focus and find a new mindset really resonated with me. So the first section is a reflection section So so I’m gonna sit down and think about how my year has been so far and be very honest I just gave myself a couple lines there to write out a Very very brief summary of how the years been so far and then space for a one win that I’ve had this year So something really great and then one fail Something that really didn’t turn out great so that I have an honest reflection of what it’s been like from January through September of 2018 The next section is mindset And this is where I really want to set an intention or write out the kind of mindset I need to have to end the year off, right what? Mindset do I have to be in to get all my goals accomplished? and then after that there’s a section for each month so month one is October month to November and month 3 December and under each one I have a section to write the focus of the month and I really want to write out one focus for each month so that I can keep it really simple and get really focused Hence focus, but I do think I’ve been kind of spreading myself too thin recently I really always try to multitask and it’s just not very efficient So I have that space for what I want to focus on and then I have some room underneath to write any specific goals I have in relation to that focus point my hopes is that this page will really get me inspired and motivated and really zero in on what I want to get done so that I can be more productive and Efficient in the rest of this year and now we were on to the very very last spread of this setup I decided to include a youtube video ideas spread and an Instagram content ideas spread I haven’t had one of these in my bullet journal for a while because I do tend to use my phone to record ideas But I want to have a place in my bullet journal where I can write down ideas that I am kind of More of a fan of so any idea that pops in my head I’ll write into my sort of master file on my phone But then ideas that really stick out to me or ideas that I really think I should be focusing on I’m going to include on this YouTube video ideas spread and I also liked setting it up to split into three sections so bullet journal Minimalism and mental health which are sort of the three things. I want my channel to focus on for the Instagram content side I just want to write down ideas for photos. I Really? Enjoy Instagram, but I sometimes find myself hitting a wall about what I should create So I wanted to have an area where I could jot down any ideas. I have about types of photos I wanted to create and then along the bottom of each. I just have a growth tracker so I’m just starting at 16 and going in 1000 subscriber increments and then for the growth tracker on the Instagram side I started from 6000 since I’m around five and a half thousand followers on Instagram right now so starting at 6000 and again in 1004 increments all the way up to 18,000 and that is it for this setup Those are all the spreads that I wanted to make sure I had at the front of my bullet journal to use for the entire Length of time I’m using this notebook there are some things that I carried over almost exactly the way they were in my last bullet journal some entirely new spreads and Some little tweaks here and there that’s one of the most fun things about starting a brand new notebook is that you can really look at what worked for you and Your last bullet Journal and what didn’t and improve upon it for your next one I’m not even sure what number bullet journal this is now because I’ve been bullet journaling for such a long time Probably at least my 6th or 7th if not more Let me know if you’d be interested in seeing some flip through z’ of some of my old bullet journals I think it would be really really interesting to see especially my first bullet journals I used to bullet journal in tiny little pocket notebooks. So It would be interesting to see how things have evolved since then. So let me know if you want to see it I will be making a flip through video of my most recent bullet journals, so don’t worry about that That will be coming Probably in a couple of weeks Once I’m completely done with it and I have time to film that video and next week will be my October plan with me video I am very very excited for this one. So hopefully you’re excited, too Don’t forget to hit the bell notification if you haven’t already so that you’ll be notified as soon as that video is live So you can check it out. And that is it for this video. Please give it a like if you enjoyed it don’t forget to subscribe if you haven’t already I would love love love to have you here and Enjoy the video of Chewie. He was lying on the radiator behind my desk for the entire time I was filming this video which was a couple hours and I thought he deserved a little feature in the video because he was very supportive in My journey of setting up my new bullet journal and believe it or not He is also lying beside me right now as I record this voiceover. So who doesn’t love a Supportive fluffy cat because I sure do If you want to see more pictures of chewy or pictures of my other cat Yoda, make sure you go. Follow me on Instagram I post pictures of my cats pictures of my bullet journal letter board quotes and occasionally pictures of myself So go check it out if you’re interested in that have a wonderful day, and I’ll see you really soon in my next video. Bye friends

26 thoughts on “NEW Bullet Journal Set Up 2018 | Migrating Into My New BuJo! (REUPLOAD) // PLANT BASED BRIDE

  1. Hey loves! ❤️ I had to re-upload this video due to audio issues the first time around. Don't forget to check the description to see the rules for next week's giveaway! I'm so excited to start doing giveaways for every monthly plan with me video ☺️😘

  2. please please please do a review on the journal! I'm halfway through my leuchtterm and I love it but I also want to try something new! It would be really helpful if you could compare different notebooks as well. I also want to start incorporating watercolors into my bujo, so I'd love to know about the page thickness and other stuff like that.

  3. You have really good hand writing!! I also admire that your bujo is simple and not too chaotic with colours and plenty of doodles.

  4. I love Amanda and Kaylin! Two of my favorite youtubers. 😉 I've noticed a lot of people having to start a new bujo around this time of year. Loving all the ideas!

  5. I just subscribed after binge watching your other videos I'm SO excited to start bullet journaling! Also my instagram is @adisneyprincessbasically! <3

  6. I got my first Dingbats a few months ago and I love it! 🙂 I have one from the Wildlife collection, I'll definitely try the Earth collection next. My instagram is @aldro82

  7. For my future log i usually used to make a list of dates and events… I like ur version tho 🤔 i should probably do something like this

  8. I love how your journal is minimalistic but look so classy. I have fallen down the sticker rabbit hole and other than the ability to personalize the bullet journal I started it to practice my art skills. I'm thinking of going your route with minimalism. Love your videos. Keep up the great content. Instagram handle is langlois0915

  9. I’d love to see a flip through of your old bullet journals. That would be cool!
    Ps. Love your cats’ names !! 😁❤️

  10. I’d love to see flip throughs of your old journals! I find the evolutionary concept of bullet journals completely amazing! 💕

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