I gave you guys a peek into my 2017 bullet journal a few weeks ago. I wanted to update you on some things I’m keeping in my bullet journal for this month.
Since June is the start of summer, I wanted to make my theme for June bright and sunny. So, I decorated the pages with yellow flowers. I used colored pencils. My Micro-Line pens write over colored pencil with no issues.
Here is my monthly view for June
I like having the habit tracker on the same page as the month view, but I also like having a place to keep a running to-do list of items that don’t necessarily have to be done quickly, but that I would like to get done before the end of the month. I love the brightness of the flowers on this page. I’ve also decided that I’m probably going to forever stick to the traditional calendar view for my monthly pages. There’s just something about those boxes for each day that makes my world feel more organized. I tried a list view for May and I hated it, so it’s back to the calendar view for me.
I’m trying out two different weekly spreads this month.
Since it’s summer and I won’t have as many school things to deal with, I decided to stick to one page weekly layouts. I like the clean neatness of the layout above, but I like the ability to put things in specific days in the layout below.
June Gratitude Log
I have loved keeping a gratitude log. I like how it forces me to reflect on something good or positive about my day, regardless of how crappy the day was.
June Sentence a Day
I like keeping a “sentence-a-day” log for each month. It allows me to go back and look a quick synopsis of my month. As far as the master chore list goes…I saw this on Pinterest and I liked it, so I copied it. We’ll see if I actually use it. I’m working on adding a few things to each list, so don’t judge me by what I’ve left off. I’m not the best housekeeper.
Summer Memories and To-Do List
Since summer is much less hectic in the life of a teacher, I like to try to use that time to get projects done that I don’t have time for during the school year. So, I started a summer to-do list in my bullet journal. We just moved into a new house, so I’m sure the to-do list is going to grow exponentially in the next few weeks. There is a lot to do in the house to make it feel like home. I also saved a page to jot down fun summer memories.
I’ve always kept a “miles run” log for each month, but I’m thinking about adding that into my monthly spread instead of creating a whole new page for it. I think it will really help simplify things.
So far, I am still loving my bullet journal. Not only does it keep me organized and on top of things, but it’s fun to play around with, decorate, and fill in each day. I like to write and doodle so this is perfect. I’ve had a lot of friends and family members show interest in starting one based on how much fun they see me having with mine.
Remember, the key to keeping a bullet journal is to make it however you want it. It can be a simplistic or as detailed as you want it to be. Don’t get mad about screw ups, and don’t compare yourself to anyone else. You do you. Otherwise, it’s just no fun.
Comment and show me pictures of some of your favorite bullet journal spreads!