I’ve been using a bullet journal for 2 years and I’ve learned a lot! I made four observations since February 2016, and I have some tips for starting a bullet journal of your own.
While my weekly layouts weren’t great, my monthly bullet journal spreads for May were a little better! Let’s talk about some of the things that worked, and some that didn’t. Not all monthly bullet journal spreads are created equal. Here are some that I likely won’t do again.
Not all of my planning is pretty or Instagram-worthy. I’ve learned to make peace with and appreciate the pages in my bujo that look like garbage. Sometimes the ugly things in life are a reflection of something wrong, and my planner is the same way. Here are a few ugly bullet journal spreads that I appreciate.
Even though I’m an artist, April was the first time I added art to my monthly bullet journal layouts! I normally stick to washi tape and marker accents. I added doodles to my monthly bullet journal spreads in the form of flower collage. // Photo Count: 9
Interested in seeing how I design my bullet journal? Here is a sample viewing of my spreads for March! // Photo Count: 5
For September, I made in-depth spreads to help track my mental health and wellbeing. They go beyond a checklist to take my meds. // Word Count: 440 // Photo Count: 3
I did something different this month for my weekly layouts: setting them up in advance! // Word Count: 334
July’s spreads aren’t much different to June’s, but there are some important differences. // Word Count: 300 // Photo Count: 3
I started off over a year ago not using the indexing or table of contents system that the original bullet journal system uses. Now? That’s changed. // Word Count: 502 // Photo Count: 2
June sees me back to my regular larger and more complex layouts for my monthly spreads! I’m excited to show you the new things I’m trying for the next five weeks.
// Word Count: 533 // Photo Count: 3