In the beginning of this year, as I prepared for my new job, I decided to start a professional bullet journal. The bullet journal practice already won my heart in december last year, and I wanted to separate my personal bullet journal from another one which I would take to work with me. Long story short: my new Nuuna notebook arrived a week later and I couldn’t wait to set it up! Today I’m sharing my professional bullet journal setup for May!
As I’m working on my Young Professional series this week, I thought another post about professional bullet journaling would be a great fit. Let me know if you like it!
I know I already shared this picture before, but I just love the design of my notebook! The colors, the relatively small size: everything! Both of my bullet journals are from Nuuna, and the one I use for my personal bullet journaling has a slightly larger size – which makes it great for writing at home. My professional journal has a more compact size so it fits in every bag when I go to work.
Professional Bullet Journal Setup for May
It’s already May! Can you believe it? I feel like time is flying by since the beginning of this year. One of my favorite items in a bullet journal is the monthly calendar. And since I didn’t add this to my previous professional bullet journal setup, I decided to make my first ‘professional’ monthly.
How I intend to use it
- The monthly spread will give me a quick overview of my current projects and the corresponding deadlines. I might add some color (I know, shocking) to indicate the difference between assignments. Being minimalistic is beneficial most of the time, but I don’t want to end up confusing my tasks because everything is written in black ink.
- On the right I added some space to write down my professional goals for this month. At the end of the month I will create a spread to reflect on these goals, like I described in my productivity at work post.
Ahh, another weekly! I started it way more simple in my previous post on professional bullet journaling – but seriously: my weekly needed something (read: a page) extra. And so my new weekly setup was born!
How I intend to use it
- On the left I created a kind of standard weekly overview. Every day I will write down three (simple) goals, and I will also leave some spaces for daily ideas / things I need to remember
- On the right is a weekly list with tasks (apart from goals) that have to be finished at the end of the week. I left the rest of the page empty to add some extra notes, depending on the amount of tasks I will have during the week. I’m curious how it will work out this time!
My professional bullet journal is still a work in progress, but I would love to know if you have any suggestions. Hit me up in the comments or send me an email at email@example.com.