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!

Professional Bullet Journal

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

– Olga

Professional Bullet Journal Setup


24-year old productivity nerd. Or noob. Sometimes both. Incredibly interested in helping you reach your (daily) goals. Obsessed with cats, Tolkien, (minimalist) bullet journaling and self help books. Just wants to do everything perfectly – therefore infamous user of the #FAIL hashtag. Likes her coffee black and her tea strong. Put your goals where I can see them!


  1. I am so glad I found your post! My set up is similar to yours. I have a page for days, with an extra spot for my top three goals of the week and then the opposite page breaks those down into a to do list. I keep my “days” small because it’s just to list appointments and meetings. It’s so great to see someone else using a bujo outside of the typical studyblr/mom life (I know there’s more than that but it seems hard to find for me). 🙂

    • Hi Joan, thanks so much for the nice comment ☺️ nice to hear I’m not the only one as well! And I’m still experimenting with this, so if you have any recommendations I would love to hear them!

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