How To Start A Bullet Journal – Part 1: The Yearly Spread

2021 is *finally* here, and it’s a great time to set up a bullet journal! I’ve been playing around with different layouts for years, and here I’m going to show you my favourite yearly layout.

In part 2 I’ll show you my monthly layout, and part 3 will have my weekly layout.

ANNNNNND, GIVEAWAY! Check out the video to find out how to win a beautiful Archer & Olive journal… perfect for bullet journaling!

First Things First…

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Step 1: Sketch out a rough draft of your design

Step 2: Count out the dots/lines that you’ll need for each section

Now that I’ve done my sketch, I know I’m going to want 3 columns and a little header at the top.

Step 3: Divide your page into sections

Don’t forget about the headers, and use your highlighters to add colour to them. And remember, if you make a mistake in bullet journaling, white out is your best friend!

Step 4: Label your sections

I do the first letter of the week on each one.

Step 5: Add the months and a floral doodle

Step 6: Create a yearly log

At a glance, you can start filling in any appointments you know you may have.

And that’s a wrap!

As I mentioned, I am giving away this brand new Archer & Olive journal.

To enter, all you have to do is hit subscribe on my Youtube channel, like this video, and comment below and let me know what your favourite month of the year is!


  1. Love this and want to create one for the year, months and weeks. Will also include a monthly budget page. What size did you use in videos? The A5? Thanks. You’re the best!!!

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