Essential Bullet Journal Spreads for January: Start Your Year Right!

Are you determined to finally crush your goals starting this January – these essential bullet journal spreads serve well as inspiring reminders!

Essential bullet journal spreads for January

Have you already made plans for the year? If not, then it’s about time you do. Because, as often said, when you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

Now, if you’re into bullet journaling, you already have one of the best planning tools – your bullet journal. So, let’s plan using your BuJo!

But what bullet journal spreads will you need this January to help you start the year right?

That’s what we’re going to show you in this post.

But first… let’s select a theme for your January bullet journal spreads.

Pick a theme for your bullet journal this January!

You must select a theme because this will set the tone for the designs of your spreads this month. And it can help you plan.

When you are working with a theme that you like or something that inspires you, planning becomes easier because you feel positive and good. You’re in the state where you believe that your visions will come true. And that is very important in planning. You need to believe in what you plan to do. You need to believe that you really can do it!

To help you with that, here’s a collection of bullet journal theme ideas for January. Check it out and pick one that you like the most.

When you have already planned your theme, then it’s time to make the spreads.

So… what bullet journal spreads are essential for January?

Let’s dive in!

1. Vision Board

Have you ever heard of a vision board? It’s like a personal work of art that you create with images and words that represent your dreams and aspirations. This powerful tool can serve as a daily source of inspiration and motivation, helping you stay focused on what matters in your life.

Get this vision board on your bullet journal for January and be inspired the whole year round!

2. Goals Page for the Month

To stay on track and motivated, it is recommended to create a goals page in your bullet journal.

Below is an example of what a monthly goals page could look like and why it is beneficial to have one in your bullet journal for January.

bullet journal spreads for January - Goals page for the month
Image from Kate Louise

And here’s a yearly goals page.

So, it’s up to you which one you make. I suggest having these two goal pages – yearly goals and monthly goals.

Write down your goals for the year. And then, make a monthly goals page for January that aligns with those goals. What should be your mini goals for January so that you will be able to achieve your overall goals for the year?

3. Wish List

Imagine having all your wishes come true! That’s exactly what a list of desired things or occurrences can do for you.

This is somewhat similar to a goals page. The difference is that these are merely wishes. If it happens, good. If it doesn’t, you’re still okay.

But it feels good just to see all your wishes in one page. And for starting the year, this adds to the inspiration, because these are still part of what you envision to have or to happen this year. So yes, add one in your bullet journal!

Here’s a sample of a wish list page.

4. Monthly Spread

Are you tired of feeling overwhelmed by the month ahead? A bullet journal monthly spread, also known as a monthly log, can help you take control of your schedule and achieve your goals. With just a glance, you can see all your important events and tasks in one convenient place.

Make this simple yet effective productivity tool a part of your routine and start enjoying a more organized and stress-free life today!

Here is one of the best examples of a monthly spread for your bullet journal this January.

bullet journal spreads for January - Monthly Spread
Image from: Reddit

5. Weekly Spread

Get ready to take your week by storm with a weekly spread! This powerful tool gives you a bird’s eye view of your schedule, helping you stay on top of your game.

Bullet journaling your week is a dynamic and visually engaging way to stay organized.

This one is a colorful weekly spread sample that you can use. Get started and make your week the best it can be!

Weekly Spreads
Image from: Joliecious

6. Finance Trackers

Track your finances daily. Make informed decisions, save money, and reach your financial goals. Take control today!

Here’s a finance tracker you can include in your bullet journal this January to save you from debt and overspending.

Finance Trackers
Image from:Bullet Journal

7. Habit Tracker

With a habit tracker, you can easily keep track of your progress and see how far you’ve come on your journey towards achieving your goals. It’s a simple yet effective way to stay motivated and hold yourself accountable.

It’s a good thing for your bullet journal to have a habit tracker, to help you achieve your mini goals. Here’s a simple habit tracker page with a nice design.

Habit Tracker
Image from: Archer and Olive

8. Books Tracker

If you are a bookworm person this book tracker fits very well in your bullet journal. It will help you achieve your goals when you opt to read novels or any kind of books.

Now don’t worry if you’re not a bookworm. Because having a books tracker will help you even more as this can motivate you to go on and read books!

It’s good to read books. Apparently, reading is extremely better than scrolling through your social media all day. Indeed, it’s one of the best things you can do with your free time!

Here’s a sample books tracker.

Books Tracker
Image from: Angela Giles

9. Mood Tracker

Track your mood with ease using a mood-tracking tool. Identify patterns and gain valuable insights into your emotional well-being. Start taking control of your emotional health today!

Now here’s a sample of a mood tracker. If you’re a coffee lover, you’re going to love this mug design.

Mood Tracker
Image from: Reddit

Here are more mood tracker designs for extra inspiration! (link mood tracker post here)

10. Brain Dump

Do you always have a lot of things going on in your mind?

Don’t let these things occupy your brain too much, as these can bother you and get you off track of what you are doing. Write them down instead. That’s what a brain dump page is for!

Brain Dump
Image from The Petite Planner

It’s very important to have this page for January when you are often thinking of so many things at the same time. Whatever comes to mind that you need to do, or something that you want to look into, just write them on this page.

Then continue whatever you’re doing. And when you’re done, just go back to this page and review the things that were constantly running in your thoughts.

You don’t have to worry about forgetting something important. You can plan your actions on what to do with them, now that you have them written down.

Start this habit of using a brain dump as early as January. Practice it throughout the year. And I tell you, this will help clear things off your mind. It will relax you more, not thinking too much about something that you might forget.

11. Cover Page

Of course, don’t forget the cover page!

It may be very simple, and yes, you can create your plans without this, but the cover page marks the start of your spreads for the month. It’s got something to do with organizing. And you want to start the year organized, right?

It’s also nice to have a cover page that you can color and be creative with!

So… are you ready to make plans for January? Do it now!

Indeed, your bullet journal is an essential tool to help you plan and fulfill your dreams this year.

By including these spreads in your bullet journal for January, you can keep track of all the things that you want and need to do which can significantly contribute to achieving your goals and aspirations in life.

So, get your bullet journal and start planning your breakthrough year!

Happy January!

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