My Bullet Journal is my favorite place to be creative. I cannot only use it as my Planner, but also as my Notebook and Sketchbook. It’s so unbelievable versatile like no other system I have used so far. And I have tried out a lot, I can promise you that!
To start my Bullet Journal Series off properly I decided to give you a glimpse in this month’s set up. That way you get a better idea on how I use it and hopefully find something that inspires you!
So let’s get started, shall we?
Bullet Journal Plans For June
I always start a new month by planning out the pages I want to include. And since I’m a visual person, of course, I do it with a pretty spread as well. Here I define not only what gets in, but also in which order they will show up and what needs to be updated from the spreads I keep on using from last month.
Then the real fun starts! I like to really get my creative juices flowing while setting up a new month. That way I already took some time off for myself to relax and just draw, no matter how busy the month will get later on. Setting up a ‘hello month’ spread was high up on my bullet journal goals list, but I always missed the date. This month I decided to not care and welcome the June no matter what date it is! And let’s be honest the middle of June is as beautiful as it’s beginning!
I think this is one of the spreads nearly everyone has in his or her bullet journal at least once. It’s easy to set up and we all want to implement healthy habits while getting rid of the bad ones. The vertical lines represent the beginning of a new week, which makes it much easier to mark the right box. Which I still fail at sometimes if you look closely, haha.
I sorted my ‘habits’ into categories so I can see at a glance in which areas of my life I make progress and which ones need more work. I also decided to go with a pattern this month, since again I’m a visual person and it’s like an extra motivation booster for me!
Having a spread with all my goals for the month really helps to see right away how much I want to get done and also shows me in retrospective how much of it I actually got done. Oftentimes I think I didn’t manage enough and therefore I am disappointed. When in reality I actually got a lot done, but just have forgotten about it already. Because as soon as I mark something off, I instantly write a new goals list. Please tell me I’m not the only one doing this to myself!
As you might be able to see by now I love tracking everything I can. This roots in my belief that the learning’s of our past will help shape our future. So here I track the main events of each day to hold myself accountable and also assure that I take a break once in a while.
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This is one of the pages I adore in other peoples bullet journals and I am always excited for their successes! I think it’s such a fun way to remember and have your whole year written/drawn out on only twelve pages. So I’m very happy I finally did! It’s a great way to be aware of your successes and really enjoy and celebrate them. We get caught up way to easily in what we haven’t done yet, instead of being proud of what we have accomplished so far.
Since I plan out my daily to do’s in my Paperblanks Calendar I have no need for an extra ‘Daily Planning’ section in my bullet journal. So instead I record what I did accomplish each day in the form of a daily log. The little doodles help me to see instantly what I did that day – so I can remember it more easily. Also each week I have a little goals section at the bottom of one page. Which allows me to break my monthly goals down into more manageable steps.
Once a month I update my calendex with future appointments as well as past activities.
Turquoise stands for everything health related like doctor appointments and exercise.
Orange are business meetings in person, which I have only a few off since I work with clients from all over the world.
And pink are social activities, vacations and travels. Since I work from home I sometimes don’t meet people other than my boyfriend for quite a while and this visual representations makes sure I get out more often and enjoy myself. Traveling isn’t the same as going on vacation. So don’t get confused with so much pink. Since I only need my MacBook and graphic tablet for work I pretty much can work from anywhere as long as they have electricity and a good Wi-Fi connection!
Daily Adventure Update
The ones subscribed to my newsletter since the beginning know this one already, because I wrote an in-depth ‘e-mail blog post’ about it. It’s about finding at least 5min a day to work towards each of your most important goals of the year. We all have that much time at hand and as long as we break our big scary goals down into teeny tiny baby steps we can work towards them daily even with a busy schedule.
Thank you so much!
I can’t believe my personal bullet journal adventure only started three months ago. So much has happened since! So I want to use this opportunity to say not only thank you for 3000+ followers over on Instagram but also for over 1400+ email subscribers, for 2500 page views on launch day of this very blog and most of all thank you for all your nice comments and feedback regarding this blog and my bullet journal on all platforms. It means the world to me that you enjoy it so much and I will try my very best to learn and improve! You guys rock! Happy goofball out! <3
PS: I would love to get a glimpse into your bullet journal! So please feel free to share a link to your blog post or social media account in the comments next to your thoughts on what bullet journaling means to you!