Today I’m finally going to be doing a post about my bullet journal and how I’ve set it out. I’m really messy with my journal, I don’t have a spread that I stick to, in fact, I change mine up every week. I’ve even experimented with a monthly spread where I use one page for my entire month. In this post, I’m going to be talking you through some of the pages in my bullet journal, the different spreads I’ve had and my current spread! I’m not the most artistic person but I try my best to make my bullet journal look pretty.
MY FIRST PAGE
You have to make this look nice, right? I don’t have one artistic bone in my body which is why I thought having a quote page would look nice, rather than having me attempt to doodle and ruin the whole damn page.
I started this bullet journal in October 2017 but I kind of wanted to do an overview of the year even though most of the year had gone so I did a yearly calendar page, and I’ve started doing the same for 2018 (I’m only half way through that page) and I’ve just stated the year on the other side of the page.
I bought these index tab divider thingies from Ali Express and I’ve used them to separate my years.
I know people have a lot of these extra spreads but I’ve only done a few that I thought I would actually use. So I started off doing my happiness box, of course I got all my inspiration from Pinterest, you can follow my board here. I’ve just started filling this page out with all these things that I love and that make me happy. Then I have another quote page because I didn’t want this whole page to look overwhelming.
The next page is my favourite, it’s my bookshelf! Which, admittedly, does not have enough books filled out, I just don’t get the time to read nowadays but each time I read – or reread a book, I add it to this shelf! My next page is birthdays and I really wanted to do this balloon spread that I’d seen on Pinterest but I really cannot draw so I went for this simple yet effect page.
I then have a page dedicated to all my social media passwords for all the accounts and such I have because I tend to forget. Seeing as I only had three months of 2017 left, I made a social media tracker to monitor my following. I’ve experimented with habit trackers and mood trackers, trying to see what works for me.
This year, I’ve stuck to doing a ‘My Year in Pixels’ spread which is my yearly mood tracker, I’ve made a key along the side of all my moods and I fill it in day by day. Also, this year I’ve done a social media tracker for all my accounts for the whole year so I can monitor my growth!
Since I was just starting off, I had no idea how to set mine out so I’ve experimented a lot and I’m still experiencing, each spread is different so I’m just going to talk you through a few. I however, have decided as I’m writing this blogpost that from next week, I’m going to use one page as a weekly spread, not two seeing as I have too much blank space. I did one page where I tried to fit a whole month on there as I was so annoyed that my bullet journal looked so sparse. At first, I used two pages per week but then eventually went into one and now I’ve gone back to two. I have inserted pictures of my two earliest spreads and now my two latest ones!
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