Finishing up your bullet journal? Congratulations! Now it's time to start a new one. But making the big bullet journal switch can be daunting, but it's not as hard as you might think. This guide will walk you through the important collections and spreads that you need to take with you from one bullet journal to the next.

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  1. Hello, your site is so cool! I am about to switch to a new Journal, which should begin in September, but no one has covered the following questions: 1) the future Log – do I start it from september 2018 to december 2019? 2) Should I add a yearly overview from september to december of the next year (2019) since likely the journal will continue into the next year?(but It will take up quite a numberof pages, as well as the future log, because for my next one I would like to change from 6 months a spread to maybe four… as I need more space… Thank you!

    1. Hey Vicky! Congrats on switching to a new journal, it’s such an exciting transition! I would definitely start in September. It’s easy to get sucked into the idea that your planner has to start neatly at the beginning of the year or halfway through the year. But life doesn’t happen in such neat little boxes, does it? If you have a good idea of how many months you’ll spend in this journal, then I would set up your future log to reflect that. So if you expect to wrap up this journal in December of next year, set it up that way. Or, if you prefer, set up an overview period of 6 months. Then when you reach the end of that six months, you can create a new spread wherever you are in your journal for the remaining time until December. I hope that helps and good luck making the switch!

      1. Thank you! I wasn’t able to check if you had replied until now -.-”… mmm I don’t know how many months it will last, but do you think that if I create future log for september to december, and then for the whole of 2019 it will be ok? so then I could do the regular monthly and at the beginning of 2019, which I assume being some way before the middle of the book, make a 2019 opening page?
        Thanks again and cogratulations for being so good at keeping this up! 😀

  2. Fab! I’ve just started migrating from my first bullet and it was so nice to look through at all the things I tried (even if some of the things aren’t moving on with me). This article has got me even more excited to move on. Thanks.

    1. Little Coffee Fox Team says:

      I’m so happy to hear this was helpful!

  3. Thank you for this! I don’t know why I got so nervous about starting a new one. Do I need my list of which books I’ve returned the library 3 months ago? No.

    1. I know exactly what you mean, Mollie! I think that the bullet journal just becomes something of a nest or a home-away-from-home, and it is so hard to let those little details go! It helps to remember that you can safely tuck your little journal on the shelf so you can rifle through it if you need to. I’m thrilled that you liked the post, thanks so much for reading!

  4. Love this! Thanks so much for this. I’m just about to move to Lemon next week too. I’ve gone through Teal in 3 months because I call mine my mental health journal so it’s a cross between an art journal, bullet journal, ordinary journal… anything which supports self-care or improves and expresses my feelings goes in there. I found this post useful as when my MH issues get bad I fluctuate between finding endless trackers and lists useful and finding that they put pressure on me when really I just need to accept where I am. Thanks

    1. I’m thrilled that this post was helpful to you Jenn! Your Teal journal sounds like it was extremely useful if you got through it in 3 months. Kudos on filling a journal with things that make you happy and help you take care of yourself! Moving journals can be a bit nerve-wracking, but it’s great once you’ve settled in. I hope you find Lemon to be a happy, bright spot in your life!

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