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Bullet Journal | Updated Bullet Journal Setup

If you follow me over on Instagram, you may have noticed I’ve changed my Bullet Journal setup! I found myself stuck in a rut and not using my planner to keep a track of tasks. As predicted I soon forgot things, had a load on my mind and found the urge to make a list.. but just not in my big and rather cumbersome Nuuna! Although I love my new setup (more on that in  a minute!), I do still love the Nuuna notebooks and the leather cover I have to wrap around it. They’re  tucked away or now but who knows, they may come back out in the future!

As for my new setup, I didn’t have any idea of what I wanted it to be like, all I knew is that I needed to be able to carry it in my handbag so it needed to be smaller. That’s when I re-found my love for my original brown Midori Travelers Notebook. Mine is a bit beaten and scratched, but it’s still a lovely piece of leather. I’ve decided that if I do stick this new setup out, then I may invest in a new cover… Depends how attached I get to this one!

Anyway, what better way to show you my new setup than through a load of images! Hold tight, get comfy and lets crack on!

Midori Front | SoSteffSo

Midori Pouch

Midori Inside 1 | SoSteffSo

First up when you open my Midori Travelers Notebook up is a zipper pouch insert and my Bullet Journal. I use this side of the pouch for my pencil board and for storing odd sticky notes then on the other side of it I have some notes and money calculations on scrap paper that I like to keep to hand.

Worth mentioning – on the front cover I do have a pen holder attached. My pen fits, but it is snug and this is the medium loop! (FYI this is my favourite pen. Small nib, dark ink!)

Bullet Journal

Midori Pouch | SoSteffSo

This first notebook is my Bullet Journal, I use Travelers Times notebooks from Etsy. Keeley is just wonderful and her inserts are such a great quality. I have a silver book dart on the top purely because it looked pretty – I know!

Midori Monthly | SoSteffSo

I just use a very simple and fairly standard setup. I like to keep it clean and I quite like the way the black ink looks on my white pages! This here is my monthly setup – fairly standard in terms of content; birthdays, appointments, anniversaries that type of thing. I use a paper clip on this page to lip the previous pages together so that I can flick straight to my overview!

Midori Daily | SoSteffSo

Next up are my dailies. I don’t use weeklies in this, but I might try one this week as I’m in need of a way to track my meals and exercise. Anyway, I just write the date then follow up with all my tasks! I’d like to track my water intake for each day, but I can do that in a weekly setup should I get round to making one up!

Last Insert & Pouch

This last insert is just for notes and doodles. It’s handy to draw up my layouts before I commit to them in pen so I often use this second notebook for that. As for the pouch, I just have a huge (seriously.. look at that thing!) paperclip, a smaller rounded one and then a few of my favourite sticky notes for on the go notes.

The only thing I feel I’m missing from my setup is some form of forward planning. If you have any suggestions, I’d love to hear them so please do leave a comment below!

Anyway, I hope you liked this short post on my new setup – keep your eyes peeled for an updated setup of my Malden in the next few days too!

See you soon!


Items Mentioned

Midori Standard Brown – Amazon UK & Amazon US

Midori Pen Loop (Medium) – Amazon UK & Amazon US

Pentel Energel 0.5 Needle Tip Pen – Amazon UK & Amazon US

Midori Zipper Pouch – Amazon UK & Amazon US

Travelers Times Inserts – Etsy

Sticky Notes – Paperchase

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  1. For “forward forward” planning maybe a half-page per month. That only takes 3 double-spreads and you’re covered. Otherwise an “upcoming actions” list on a relevant project page (project => anything from Home Maintenance to Planning a Wedding!)

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    • sosteffso

      Great ideas.. Thanks a lot! Like the sound of the half-page as it shouldn’t take too many pages of an insert up! 😊 thanks again! X

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