Hey everyone! How are you? Today I’ll be sharing my monthly bullet journal set-up. When brainstorming a theme, my thoughts went to Valentine’s Day and love, since it’s the month of love. However, I felt like putting a twist on it. So, I chose self-love as my theme. I love it! Whilst creating my spreads, I noticed I also incorporated the little things in life that make me happy. Let me show you the end result!
I experimented with some new techniques this month, as you can see on the cover page. I drew a few branches and cut along the edge. Underneath, I’ve hidden my monthly calendar. There’s also a small one with just the dates in the sidebar. I really like how this page turned out! I decorated it with an illustration from the 2016 Flow Magazine calendar. Above it, I wrote: “Love yourself and enjoy the little things.” I wanted to make the theme really clear. I chose green as an accent colour as I find it peaceful and it fit with the illustrations I wanted to use throughout.
Next, I set up my reading and blogging spreads for the month. I didn’t change the layout, so there’s not much to say. As for the decorations, I cut both of them out of the same Flow Magazine calendar. The drawing on the right page represents morning sunlight that shines into your room, one of my favourite things.
Then I created my memories page. It’s still blank, but at the end of the month it’ll look great!
Furthermore, I have my ‘two lines a day’ spread, the only kind of diary I can keep up with. It’s fun to look back on later. I decorated the page with another illustration and I drew the fine liner I always use in my journal. It’s supposed to represent creativity.
Then there’s my sleep log and habit tracker. I decided I wanted to track my sleep in two separate ways this month. On the left side, I’ll keep a record of when I’m sleeping. At the bottom of the right hand page, I’ll keep track of the amount of hours. I drew a line at the 8 hour mark.
As for my habits, I’m tracking 4 this month. I prefer to use tiny separate calendars, as it gives me a better overview.
I also included a page specifically for self-love. Every day, I’ll write something down that I love about myself.
As for the right hand side, I changed up my gratitude page. I wanted to create a long list of little things I love about life. At first, the plan was to slowly add to it throughout the month. However, when I started yesterday, I just kept on writing and now the page is already full. I’ll add some more of these pages later in the month.
This month I’ll be doing another one of my social media detoxes. I’ll quit Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Pinterest and Tumblr for the entirety of February. Wish me luck!
I’ve also challenged myself to do a high intensity workout for at least 10 minutes each day. I’ve noticed that the best way to get me exercising is through challenges and accountability. So far it’s going well.
Last month, I started using my bujo for actual planning. I never felt the need as I have an obligated school diary. However, in the weekends, it’s handy to have a place for my events and to-do list. I use a very simple layout. On the left side of the line, I write events and on the right side I write tasks. I left some space for next weekend as well.
I finished the set-up up with a decorative page. The illustration was made by Sarah Strickland. Underneath it, I wrote five reminders. I really like how it turned out.
What do you think? Do you like this theme and set-up? Do you have a bullet journal? What was your theme?
I hope you enjoyed this post! Thanks for stopping by! See you next time!
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