So this week I wanted to do two posts because I wanted to give you a bullet journal update but also still wanted to write something with a little more substance.
But since I love to bullet journal, and finished my February log a little early, I wanted to make sure and show y’all since so many people liked my last one (if you’re interested in seeing my last bujo post click here).
I’m still experimenting with layouts and design, but my weekly set up is definitely what I like; I’m just still trying to find the perfect monthly log layout. I hope you guys like it and don’t forget to comment down below so I know what you all think!
This is the final page for my January log, and then the cover page I made for February. I know that it looks cartoony, but I thought since this next month is Valentine’s Day, I wanted to follow with that theme throughout the month. If every store on the planet can start selling Valentine’s Day stuff on January 2, then I think that I can carry a heart theme all the way through this month.
As you can see if you check out my last bullet journal post, I have changed journals from the one I was previously using. My first journal was the Leuchtturn 1917 A5, which I really liked, but I decided that it was too small for all the things I wanted to use my journal for. So starting in January, I changed over to the large Moleskin with dotted pages. Not only does this notebook have a lot more page space, but I also like the fact that it’s thinner so it’s not as bulky to carry around. The pages have a little bit of bleed through, and no built in index, but it does have a back folder and a place holder. In my opinion, the Moleskin might be my continued journal of choice but if that changes I will let you know.
I spelled February wrong about three times before finally getting it right; what I’ve learned from that experience is that Washi tape is a savior and to always write out a word in cursive in pencil first because I get distracted by making it look nice and forget letters of words. I also have the tendency to write the wrong word if I’m focused too much on the design.
I also changed up my monthly log design this time around like I mentioned in the introduction. I’ve decided that have the days of the month listed out with space beside it to write the most important events for the month was how I liked it, rather than grouping all the events together in a box. I added a boxed calendar space as well just so that I had a regular calendar layout as well as the listed one.
On my monthly focus page I have three separate boxes; one for goals, one for the most important tasks of the month, and another for March dates to look forward to/remember for the coming month. I also added my quote for the month “purpose fuels passion” because this next month I really want to focus on continuing to define my purpose so that I remember how to continue in my passion for life.
I think that using quotes to motivate and remind yourself of goals/aspirations are an incredible source to stem into living a fulfilling and passionate life. Plus, I love words, so quotes are something that I enjoy to read in general. I always find that if I’m feeling down or out, a good inspirational quote can help pick me back up to my feet and help me to continue on.
What I’ve found to be really helpful for me when it comes to keeping up with good habits and making sure that I am actively on top of my finances is to include a monthly habit tracker and expense tracker. This month I decided to reduce the amount of good habits that I wanted to track to make sure that I focus more time on singular things rather than worrying so much about a lot of different things I want to work on. With my expense tracker it makes it easier for me to know where my money is going and to who so that I can know what is important to me when it comes to monetary value.
As you can see, I’ve continued to stick to the pink/Valentine’s Day themed layout.
This is the same layout that I used for the last three weeks of January, and I really like how it looks and all the space that it gives to to keep track of my week. I also like to include the little sidebar where I can write a line of daily gratitude, my specific goals for the week, a quote for the week, and my weekly review. I also like to decorate the top with Washi tape that I think signifies the month, whichever design that I decide to use.
I usually like to stick to minimalistic layouts because I like things to be neat and organized, but I decided to start adding a bit more design and color to my bullet journal because I think it’s a good way to be artistic without having to spend too much time on one thing.
I hope that all of y’all enjoyed this update; please let me know if you have any ideas or designs that you enjoy as well!
Over and Out,