Inside My Bullet Journal Planner 2017

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I’m not much of a planner person. My brain has been put to a good use so I’ve never needed any type of planners before even when I was still in university as I usually remember everything in my head but blogging is a very tedious process and if I wanted to stay on top of the game with every aspect in my life, having something to keep track of everything is very much needed.

Instead of buying an expensive and fancy 2017 planner that can cost me almost 100 ringgit and that the probability of my not using it is high, I thought I would convert my journal to a planner and bullet journal. I divided my journal into 6 sections that I really need and I know that I will use in the future.

Here I’m going to explain all 6 tabs and how I organised it:


LDR


This LDR tab is something that I made during my boyfriend’s flight back to the UK last September. I was crying like hell and I needed something to do to make me feel better (although it didn’t do much help).

I have a Weekly Tracker and we are now on week 16. The Daily Tracker is where I highlight each passing day. We have gone through 2016 and we are now in January ’17!

Yes, A+ on the effort. LOL.


Expenses

One of my 2017 resolutions is to save money so keeping track of my spending is really crucial so I can see what I spend my money on the most and cut back on it in the next month. On the left page, you can see the overview of the months and monthly ledger on the next 12 pages.


Weight Loss

Since I’m planning on losing 13 kg this year, I made a table to keep track of my weight loss for the whole year. Losing 1 kg a month is not that hard, is it? I also purchased a printable fitness planner on Etsy but I’m not so sure if I’m gonna use that, though. It’s a more thorough planner with meal and workout plans.


Weekly Planner

So here’s my weekly planner to keep track of my to-do list for each day. If you noticed, I do not have a slot for Friday as I plan to take Friday off blogging and stuff. I start my weekly planner on Saturday and end it on Thursday. The ’30 pages’ at the bottom is how many pages that I need to read to complete my January book challenge.

I do not plan my blog posts here as I do have a dedicated spreadsheet for my blog in my laptop. This weekly planner is strictly for my to-do list so it’s easier to jot down what I need to do in terms of planning when to take blog photos and writing the posts. I do insert some chores that I need to do here.


Sponsored Posts

I’ve been getting a lot of collaboration emails from companies lately so I have a page to keep track of sponsored posts that I have agreed to do. This way, I will remember to finish the posts and enquire about the payments that both parties have agreed on.


Bullet Journal

Bullet Journal is for everything else that doesn’t have its respected tab. For now I only have my blog wish list, the number of posts I still have to reformat and my 2017 Book Challenge on the next page. I will also treat this tab as a journal meaning that I will write everything to my heart’s content here, too.


So there you go — everything inside my bullet journal planner for 2017. I really hope I manage to stick with this planner until the end of the year ’cause I really suck at managing one. Here’s to using planner and sticking with it for a year! Fingers crossed!

Do you have a planner? What do you use your planner for?

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  • I didn’t use planner or bullet journal this year. Last year i did, but i skipped lots of weeks bcs i got no time to update. I tend to remember what i need to do. But good thing about planner/bujo is we can always keep track on our daily routine. It helps me a lot, especially on my expenses, but i am still using money tracker apps on my phone so it kinda like doing double work.
    You can also add list of movie you want to watch, fav recipes, online shopping tracker.
    This year i only use a small planner with list of task to do, i didn’t add any tracker so i dont need to feel burden to update everyday.
    Btw, what planner are u using?

    • i tried using financial tracker app in the past but it wasn’t working for me. i’m an obsessed list maker, i make lists for even the littlest things lol.

      if i’m not mistaken it’s the Unicorn A5 with dotted pages! 🙂

  • haha around this year memang ramai yang buat posts about their planner. i’m not a forgetful person but my brain is tired from all the things i remember so i need to write them down hahahaa.

    happy new year Syaza! 🙂

  • Faraa Nabilaa

    YOU HAVE TOO MUCH TIME TO SPARE HAHAHAH

    • GET OFF MY COMMENT SECTION FINN! HAHAHAHAH

  • i have both planner and bullet journal. but my bujo is kinda plain and simple hahahah i’m really not creative lol, your’s is nice and colourful! i definitely should decorate mine 😀 happy new year, Erin! 🙂

    • i haven’t finished decorating lagi. siapkan template for each section je dulu for the blog aha. Happy new year liyana! x

  • nadiah izzaty

    Bestnyaaa dapat sponsored post . I mean yang paid .

    I’ve got a few but not been paid . I’m thinking to take it as an opportunity for my blog . For them to recognize my blog but sadly I refuse to do it because my time constraint . *nangis*

    • best lah jugak nadia, but nak start writing tu yang malas haha. takpe, pentingkan kerja dulu. 🙂

      • nadiah izzaty

        Tueeee adoi kerja kerja … if tak kerja kang mana nak dapat duit pulak kan hihi

  • thanks for taking us on a peek into your journal and how you set it up!

  • OMG you so rajin! If I buat seminggu dua berguna lagi, lama lama tak guna pun haha

    • haha sama la. cuma harapnya tahun ni boleh guna planner sampai hujung tahun.

  • What a carefully and thorough planning..

    All the best erin.

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  • Bernadette
  • wah diy planner! i also start using planner this year to jot down important stuff as i always forget things. semoga kita rajin update the planner till the end of the year 🙂

  • Lya Amie

    looks sooo neat, erin !

  • This is a great idea to have all these in one place, and it looks so pretty too – I’m very impressed! I’m planning to start bullet journaling this year, so I’ll see how it goes 🙂
    Sian xx Rebel Angel

    • thank you so much Sian! i would love to read about it on your blog 🙂

  • I’m starting a Bullet Journal as well this year! A nice place to keep my thoughts and other info where I can see it. Good luck to you and happy new year! <3

    xx BASH   ||   HEY BASH

    • I would love to read about it on your blog! Good luck to you too and happy new year! <3

  • I’m actually debating buying one of these. They sound like a great way of planning things in a way that suites me! Fingers crossed you mange to achieve everything you want xx

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    • they’re definitely great for planning! thank you so much Leanne x

  • The LDR planner is such a cute idea!! I’m lucky to go to school with my SO but even vacations are hard. Respect! Happy new year!

    xx, Pia
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    • aww you’re so lucky! thank you by the way and happy new year to you too x

  • To keep track of your spending, have u tried any phone apps?

    I used to write my flow of money in a book before, but fuhh, it is so time consuming. Same goes to weight loss journey.

    But, I must admit that if we can commit ourselves to even write the progress on paper, it is going to work well 🙂 Go go fighting, Erin!

    • i recently bought an app called My Budget Book for 10 ringgit. I love it! i know right, i tried using a small book before but i always forgot to update it sometimes so i ended up not updating it anymore. thank you Hanis!

  • Love your bullet journal! It’s all so neat – love the weekly spread in particular, it looks like it works really well for you. x

    • thank you Megan! it’s the perfect system for what i need x