Bullet Journal

Planning for August

Hi Everyone! Where have I been for the past month? I really need to get more posts up, and I apologise for my lack of presence. Well, lets dive right in, shall we. This post shows the spreads I’ve got in my bullet journal ready for August. If you’ve not seen my post about my bullet journal, you can check it out here.

IMG_3260First thing that goes in a new month is the calendar view. I’ve seen a lot of people draw out an entire block calendar, which looks great, but I’m not that busy that I need a whole two page spread for my monthly overview. Another way of doing it is the way Bullet Journal system creator Ryder Carroll does in his official guide to the system. I used to follow that example, until I fell down the rabbit hole that is Pinterest and Instagram and stumbled across the circular calendar. I’m not sure how well it will work for me in busier months, but as school is out this month I’m giving it a try.

You’ll also see my monthly goals page. I’ve set myself just 5 goals this month. Not too ambitious, I know. I’m working my way up to more ambitious goals as I go through.

IMG_3261Here’s my next spread. I tried this spending log thing last month, but made a mistake and resolved to try it again this month. Basically the way it works is each category has it’s own colour, and each square “pixel” will be worth £2. I’m hoping it will show me visually where my money is going each month, so I can budget better the following month. My standard memories doodle page is next, empty so far, but hoping to fill it up as we have quite a few fun days out planned with the kids over the holidays.

IMG_3265Habit trackers, every bullet journal seems to have one. This one’s pretty standard. I use a different colour for each day rather than each item on the list to save me having to change my pen up to 19 times a day. Plus as it fills in I get a pretty rainbow across my page. The one thing I’ve added on this months tracker is the dashed lines to indicate weekends. If gaps appear here, I can attribute that to the day of the week.

On the opposite page is a list of all the Declutter 365 tasks for this month. If you’ve not heard of Declutter 365 you can find details here.I have to admit, I have a slight clutter/hoarding problem, and I’m hoping to tackle this sooner rather than later.

IMG_3263On to my first weekly of the month. It’s so satisfying to have the month start on a Monday. I took inspiration for this spread from @craftyenginerd on Instagram. I tweaked it a bit to suit my own needs, as is the beauty of bullet journaling. As I write this I have to fill in some bits I’ve left out from yesterday, and my spending from earlier in the week. You can see that I colour code my time tracker, more on that in a different post. I get most of my planner stickers from OnceMoreWithLove on Etsy.

IMG_3264This is a new look daily page I’m trying. I used to put my time tracker on my daily, like Kara, over at Boho Berry, I also used to do different lettering each day. I’m trying this same, minimalistic look. You’re seeing this page after I’ve had chance to catch up with my tasks. I had busy days Monday and Tuesday with kids activities. Never mind, the housework was still there when I got home! Lol! The stickers on this page are a mixture of OnceMoreWithLove, CRG Art design and Abundance of Erica

That sums up my first few pages for August, I did come up with a few other new pages half way through July that I’ll share with you in another post. I’m hoping to share some other topics with you too. My cross stitching, and diet and fitness will probably feature. Let me know if there’s anything else you’d like to see, and I’ll see what I can do.

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