Hey everyone! I’m back, and this time we’re going to talk about Bullet Journal migration! I know, I probably should have done this before I did the July Plan With Me post last week, but hey – it’s fun to mix it up a bit, right?
Migrating to a new Bullet Journal always leaves me with a sense of accomplishment. As someone who never totally filled up the more traditional planners or even journals, I’m always a little thrilled to see that I’ve managed to complete another Bullet Journal with only a few blank pages (usually) toward the end. For many though, I know the process of migration can be daunting, especially when you have a lot of collections that you want to move to your new journal. It’s partially this reason that prompted me to move to a Traveler’s Notebook system as I talked about in this post not long ago. Using the inserts for long term collections (e.g., my Year in Pixels habit tracking, colour key, etc.) means less to migrate when I start a new journal. Nevertheless, I do have some things that I bring with me into each new journal, so read on to see how I migrated into my new Bullet Journal in June of this year!
As you can see, I don’t use my Future Log pages in my official Bullet Journal for, well, future logging. For that, I have a perpetual calendar Traveler’s Notebook that I received as part of the Boho Berry Subscription Box that I received in January of this year. Instead, this is where I start my collections when I migrate. The very first page is dedicated to my personal mantra for the year. I look back on this often and reflect on it, especially during times when I know I’m backsliding and not doing the things I should be in order to live better.
Next to that, I added a new page for this Bullet Journal – my 6 month intentions. I set 10 intentions to see me through the remainder of 2018 and each month, I review them. I then decide which intentions I could be doing better, and make that my monthly intention as well.
Next, I printed my 2018 moon phases tracker. I downloaded this sticker for free from the Boho Berry Tribe Resource Library (you need to be a Tribe Member to access the free printables here) and I reference it a few times each month when I’m planning. You could easily create one of these yourselves but I’m afraid that I don’t have the talent to make one this nice, and it’s much easier to print it out on sticker paper. Yes, I’m lazy.
I left a blank page after the moon phases, in case I found something later in the year that I might want to tuck up front for easy reference. After that, I set up a Swap Planning collection. I manage four groups on Swap-Bot so it can be a bit daunting trying to keep them all active with current and interesting swaps! I often have ideas but if I don’t write them down, they vanish. I intend to start using this spread after my summer slow down ends, noting the swap, then marking it off as it’s been posted and completed.
Finally, I have my mid-year review sticker that I received in the June Boho Berry subscription box. I really feel that mid, and end-of-year reviews are crucial to goal setting (and keeping!). They help you honestly assess where you are versus where you want to be, and thus help you to shift priorities to meet your goals.
After this, as you can see, I jumped right into the month of June!
It was, obviously, a pretty easy migration for me this time around. I only kept two pages from my previous Bullet Journal (the mantra and moon phases pages) and minimized the things I felt were important enough to migrate again.
Some of you may be wondering why I didn’t include my moving collection that I drafted up in July, and that’s because the moving collection is time specific. We’re really starting what we need to do this month, and it will be done by the end of August so there’s no need to have it in a place where I can easily and continually reference it throughout the year.
I’d love to see (or hear!) about how you migrate into your new Bullet Journals! Share your processes with us in the comments, and stay tuned for my next post on the importance of habit (and other stuff too!) tracking – establishing trackers, and when I start and stop using them.
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