Bullet journal year at a glance, how to get started and why do you need it?
I’ve got you covered if you’re new to bullet journaling! This blog will go through a variety of yearly spread ideas. I’ve got a useful freebie for you if you read all the way to the end!
Bullet journaling isn’t a hobby that needs a lot of supplies. You do need a decent bullet journal and a pen.
When I first started a bullet journal, I would look up examples of yearly spreads on Pinterest and end up with a plethora of yearly spreads ranging from a year at a glance to series trackers. I’ve learned which spreads work best for me over the years. Nowadays, I make a few spreads for my yearly setup. Let me give you a few examples.
The title page
Although it isn’t a functional spread, I like to start my bullet journal with a large title page to commemorate the start of a new year.
The Future Log is a perfect way to keep track of all the significant and enjoyable events in your life. It keeps track of all of your future activities in one place. Anything that happens in the future months, such as birthdays, holidays, journeys, meetings, and so on, will be recorded in the Future Log. It’s a quick and easy place to go when you need to know when a particular event is taking place. The Future Log is at the top of your Bullet Journal. If you pick up an official Bullet Journal notebook, the Future Log is near the beginning to help you get started.
Beginning with the next month, you will build a Future Log at the start of each Bullet Journal. For example, if it’s May, you’d begin your Future Log for June because you’d be creating a May Monthly Log. You will refer to the Future Log each month to record any related events in the Monthly Log. As required, update the Future Log.
Here is a curated list of many useful and clever ideas to help you plan your future!
I know the symbols I use in my bullet journal and what they mean at this stage, but I don’t feel like my bullet journal is full without a key spread. And I’m having a great time putting this spread together. When you work with Bullet Journal year at a glance page, it’s particularly important
According to Ryder Carroll, the inventor of the bullet journal scheme, he uses those symbols on his bullet journal pages regularly. If you’ve never used these symbols before, keeping a key on hand is extremely useful.
A bullet journal key or legend is simply a helpful reference guide that you make to remind yourself of the colors, letters, or symbols you use in your bullet journal to represent different tasks.
A look back at the year
The year at a glance is one of the very first spreads that people have in their bullet journal. I find that writing out all of the calendars is very relaxing! You either adore it or despise it. To make it easier, print a calendar and stick it in your bullet journal. Another enjoyable method is to use calendar stickers.
The future log is an excellent resource for planning out the whole year. They are extremely useful for commemorating holidays, birthdays, and other significant dates. Future logs are an absolute must in your yearly setup. They simplify preparation and serve as a great guide when making monthly and weekly spreads.
Make a list of your goals and a roadmap for achieving them, complete with mini-deadlines.
Log of Reading
Keep track of your books, the dates you read them, your favorite quotes, and your thoughts/rating.
Workout and time trackers are two more trackers.
There are a plethora of additional trackers you can incorporate into your yearly setup. Here are some examples:
- Films/TV shows/Podcasts I need to keep an eye on things.
- Skincare tracker
- Tracker for healthy habits
- Tracker of one’s Mood
- Sleep log
- Tracker of Birthdays
- Tracker of time
Which ones would be most suitable for you?
When it comes to growing your online presence, having a place to monitor your progress and dump ideas can be beneficial. But don’t get too caught up in the numbers. It’s all about expressing what you care about.
Do you need to differentiate between events? A planner’s best friend is color-coding. Add a quick key at the bottom to help you understand what the colors represent. With this easy visual cue, you will bask in the glory of seeing all the occurrences of holidays, birthdays, meetings, and more.
A Year in Review
Here’s some beautiful ideas for a new yearly theme. The delicate handwriting and subtle floral print blend seamlessly to produce a refreshingly clean spread. Positive affirmations are the best finishing touch to help you start the new year off right!
A cute and stylish year-in-review! This monochrome spread is ideal for those who are new to bullet journaling and want a simple spread that looks fantastic! The lime green accent is lovely, but there is plenty of space to make this spread (and new year) your own!
A Year in Review With Stickers
This spread has a subtle but dramatic flair that makes it irresistible! The delicate flower accents, combined with the bold lettering, create a visually spectacular spread.
The color pink A Year in Review
This ‘year at a glance’ page is stunning! The baby pink undertones combined with the exquisite cursive calligraphy are a timeless combination that will keep you inspired all year.
In black and white Tracker for 2021
This ‘year at a glance’ page is concise and to the point. This spread is clean, polished, and elegant, and it will keep you focused as you step into the 2020 Simple Yearly Glance Spread.
This lovely yearly summary page is so appealing to the eye! Even the simplest layouts are the most effective at calming a racing mind. Looking at light colors and beautiful illustrations allows me to remain grounded as someone who is susceptible to nervous thoughts. For that reason, this spread is an excellent option for any yearly tracker list.
This ‘year in pixels’ page is fantastic! This is possibly the most space-efficient interface I’ve seen in a long time. Each square in between the months and days corresponds to one day by monitoring them horizontally and vertically. As you watch your year day by day, see your spread come to life!
Weather Forecast for the Whole Year
Another fantastic ‘year in pixels’ weather website! Paying attention to your surroundings, particularly when you’re outside, is a great way to practice mindfulness. The warm/cool color scheme creates a visually appealing effect as well.
Pixel Tracker for the Year
This yearly Tracker uses soft pastels to keep track of your mood! I love how neat and tidy this grid is– it’s like a blank canvas for the new year.
Pixel Yearly Mood Tracker
This ‘year in pixels’ page is a lot of fun! I like how the pixelated header has a retro feel to it, and the bright colors remind me of arcade games, which bind the whole pixel aesthetic together.
With those bright colors, this whimsical ‘year in pixels’ really comes to life! I’m especially fond of the starry header, which features beautiful black ink calligraphy.
In Pixels: A Pastel Year
This soft pastel yearly pixel tracker is both elegant and adorable! The cursive font and clean straight lines create a well-put-together spread.
3 Mood Tracking Spread
This yearly Tracker is special! What strikes me the most is the simple yet lovely layout– each flowerpot color corresponds to a different mood to track. But it’s the flowers themselves that make this pixel tracker stand out; they’re the focal point of the entire piece!
Year in Pixels
This yearly summary spread is right next to a new year resolutions spread, which is a stroke of (maybe – evil) genius that will keep you focused every day while you fill out your yearly Tracker.
Pixel Tracker with Vibrant Colors
Another adorable and stylish yearly pixel tracker layout! The eye-catching black print and fun blues/pinks are a winning combination!
Floral Pixel Yearly Tracker
I’m such a fan of good illustration, and this is such a clever use of it! The lovely tropical floral border is just what this pixel tracker needs to stand out.
Have some fun! Yearly Emotions Tracker
This larger-than-life pixel tracker will keep your days from passing you by! It was such a nice touch to provide small details for each color code– a little mindfulness goes a long way!
Summer and Fall Mood Tracker
This mood tracker layout is the ideal starting point for the new year! Allow your imagination to run wild as you create your own color scheme and designs for this spread.
Mood Tracking Spread for 2020
This pixel tracker is as delicious as candy! The vibrant colors complement the amusing font perfectly. Overall, this is a beautiful new year’s spread!