I don’t know about anyone else, but I am an extremely nosy being when it comes to other people’s bullet journals. I love to watch people’s videos, read their blog posts and view the photographs of their journals on Instagram, to see how everyone else designs and uses their journals. It fascinates me and something that inspires me to work on my own – especially when I am feeling relatively uninspired.
I have now been bullet journalling for over a year, I started in March 2018 choosing to go minimalist and extremely basic until I got the hang of it and felt comfortable working on different designs. I am no artist but I do enjoy having a bit of a creative outlet and that is what my bullet journal has become to me over the year that I have been using it. Along with making sure I am kept on track with everything that I need to do, multiple to-do-lists and calendars to ensure that I don’t forget anything which to be honest can be likely to happen.
Which is why I thought that I would show my bullet journal to you all -specifically the May section of my bullet journal. Each month for me I include different pages and work on different themes so it’s not always consistent, for example, this month I have no brain dump page as I am aiming to complete the last of my university assignments. But if I do get an idea I can easily slip it into April’s brain dump page that still has quite a bit of space left in it. Anyway, onto the bullet journal spread!
For May I choose to go with a Bee theme with honeycomb which is ironic as I’m a little bit scared of bees. But I’m really happy without it has turned out and it’s a spread that I thoroughly enjoyed creating. Sometimes when picking a theme I copy AmandaRachLee and whatever theme she has chosen and sometimes I strike out on my own attempting to create something. I’m sure this is a theme that’s probably been done hundreds of times but I love how it looks.
Now my monthly calendar is something that is always featured in my bullet journal regardless of how much I have to go on in a month. It is a necessity for me to be able to see everything that is going on in the month in a single spot along with my week by week spreads. It keeps me organised and on top of everything.
Another spread that I cannot seem to live without. My Reading Journal spread tracks how many hours I am reading [that includes audiobook listening] and shows me what books I am reading. it’s a great way to track your reading and I love looking back at this spread at the end of every month to see how much I have read. As you can already see, I’ve made a bit of progress already this month.
I haven’t got a lot of other pages in this month’s spread, but here is my weekly spread. I use the dutch door method to keep my week all together but to give me some more space concerning my to do lists.
What do you make sure to include in your bullet journal spread?