I can’t believe it’s nearly October already. This year so many fantastic things happened to me and I truly believe the Bullet Journal System is responsible for most of it! It makes sure I stay on top of my tasks, procrastinate less and that I’m so organized that there is still enough time left to recharge and enjoy life!
For me, 2016 was – and still is – about putting myself out there and finally working towards my big scary goals! To do so, I firstly cut down on my freelance hours to make sure I had finally enough time to concentrate on building up my online business. This took up January and February completely. Then I started small with the creation of my @wundertastischdesign Instagram Account back in March. It’s nearly 9K Followers strong now. Thank you so much!
Next, I launched this very website, which took all my courage and resulted in crazy working hours for months. Since then I concentrated on growth both in regard of page views as well as email subscribers. And now with 50K monthly page views as well as nearly 5K email subscribers I finally feel ready to take the next big step. Drumroll!
The Launch of my Etsy Shop, which will happen around November/December 2016, no matter what! Again I’m scared to my bones, not only because my to-do list is crazy long but also because I want to make sure you all enjoy my future printables and stickers immensely. The fact that I’m a perfectionist doesn’t make it any easier too!
I want to help YOU to become even more productive while making the process as enjoyable as possible for you. So the printables and stickers I will create for you are not only super helpful but also beautiful to look at and fun to fill out. That way you hopefully never forget to enjoy the journey next to all the work you put into reaching your dreams!
Click here to visit my Etsy Shop, make it a favorite and secure your special Thank You Gift! The Thank You Gift is a Free Printable if your order is a digital download. Or it is a Free Sticker Sheet if you order stickers per post.
To make the waiting time more enjoyable as well, I, of course, created a New Free Printable Set exclusively for my email subscribers. So if you want to download the October Printables below and you aren’t subscribed yet, make sure to sign up at the bottom of the blog post. That way you get new free printables every month directly in your inbox! The subscription is completely free and can be canceled at any time.
This months ‘Hello October’ spread is not only a coloring page but it also allows you to carve your own pumpkins for Helloween. Just take your favorite black pen and get creative! That way we all can have a very unique hello month page. And a cute cat is always a necessity
I would love to see your version of it. So make sure to share it with me on social media!
Dear Habit Tracker, where would I be without you? Since I started my very first bullet journal back in March this spread accompanied me month by month. It allows you to track your good as well as bad habits and therefore helps you, to be honest with yourself. You might think you eat too many chips (or chocolate), but when it stares you in the face it’s a whole new matter. I know because I had chips every second day according to my habit tracker. Ups!
This one is another favorite of mine. Until August I used the monthly log to track what I did each day, including social events, appointments, and work related projects. Last month I started to plan out the month by adding in all appointments and events at the beginning of the month in a beautiful color of my choice and later on filled the rest of each line with my usual log of each day (standard black pen). This is great since it shows me how well I planned and allows me to improve on it the following month. A good work-life-balance is super important!
Tasks & Goals
This one will get filled to the brim this October! Starting October 16th, I will concentrate all my efforts on getting my Etsy Shop launch-ready. So you can be assured that I will work like crazy! Luckily I’m on holiday from October 3rd to 10th. So please excuse if email responses take a bit longer. Which means I can start this project fully charged and with a relaxed mind!
If you haven’t used a monthly ‘Tasks & Goals’ Spread yet, it is restricted to one page to make sure you concentrate all your energy on the right tasks. The ones that make a difference and get you closer to your goals. So I recommend doing a brainstorming session figuring out what you want to accomplish this month. It is also very helpful to break big scary goals down into smaller tasks, so they are less intimidating and you actually take action on them! Here a filled out version of mine as example.
As someone who only used monthly and daily spreads for a long while, weekly pages are such a nice change. And super helpful too! It was like going from A to Z, without learning the rest of the alphabet. They help me break my big monthly goals down but still give me space to move things around. Which reduces a lot of stress! Beforehand I would plan out exactly what to do each day. And so if I missed a day I was unable to keep up with the workload I had set myself. Now I only plan out my weekly spreads one week at a time as well as my daily spreads one night before the new day begins. Therefore I can adjust my schedule on a day to day basis, prevent burnouts as well as the kind of procrastination which results out of knowing that you can’t keep up with your timetable anyway. Amazeballs!
Each weekly spread has a different motivational quote which will hopefully inspire you to stay productive!
Next to the ‘Hello October’ spread, this is the page where you can get super creative! It’s a page designed to track all your accomplishments and memorable events of the month. You can do so with cute little doodles and/or nice lettering. At the end of this year, you will have a 12-page booklet including everything important that happened in 2016! I’m currently imagining having a bookshelf full of them, which I can show to my grandchildren! It feels somehow even better than a photo album. Giving them a part of you!
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UPDATED ON JULY 31st, 2018: Instead of getting the above printables sent per e-mail you now get access to my Free Resource Library. It entails over 50 beautiful printables including the Habit Tracker, Monthly Log, Tasks & Goals as well as Monthly Memories Layouts as shown above for each month of the year.
Still looking for the right notebook to use for your very own bullet journal? Or do you just love to try out new tools? Then my ‘Top 5 Bullet Journal Supplies To Get Creative’ blog post might be the perfect read for you