The thing I love about a bullet journal is that you can make it into what you want. It’s a complete blank canvas which is perfect if you don’t want to stick to a traditional diary format. For this year, I was going to stick to my Lulu Guinness diary but my cats had other ideas… *sobs*. So, in the midst of a melt down, a bullet journal ‘accidentally’ slipped into my Amazon basket and was on my doorstep the following day!
This year, I really need to stay organised.
We have a super busy year ahead of us with huge plans for our home, hopefully a couple holidays plus I have a tonne of major events coming up at work. So I really need to find somewhere to put it all. This is where my bullet journal comes in. Here, I can keep track of all our finances and monthly outgoings, track all my social media stats and just my general life schedule. Plus, I can make it all look pretty and try to be a bit ‘creative’ for once in my life. If people are interested in more bullet journal posts, let me know and I’ll do a general post on it with these. Some pages, I obviously won’t share because y’know privacy… Despite me putting most of my life on the internet, you just have to keep some things private. Just a little heads up, my handwriting is not the neatest!
My February looks something like this,
Of course, I had to have THAT sort of cover for the start of February. I have spent many hours pinning monthly covers and I love this sort of style. Then I like to have a quote of some sort for the month just for motivation or just a quote that makes me smile.
Every month, I like to set myself some goals – whether that’s in my personal life, work life or blogging. So, as you can see – I’ve listed a bunch of my goals that I want to achieve in February and once I hit them, I simply colour them in using one of the Bower Brush Pens. Habit trackers seem popular and I’m excited to see if they work for me. So, they’re pretty straight forward – you just colour in every day for every habit that’s relevant to you. I’d love to see how other people do their habit trackers in their bullet journal!
I like to have my weekly spread over two pages – just to give myself enough space to write down what’s needed.
So, the main things I write in my weekly spread are obviously my payments for my mortgage, my bills etc so we know exactly when we have a lump sum of money going out the account. I know we’ve been doing this for a year now but it’s just for our peace of mind. Then, any meetings or deadlines I have at work, birthdays or important dates go on my weekly spread too. Obviously, a lot of these I haven’t put down until after taking these photos for obvious reasons. As an extra reminder from the ultimate blog planner, courtesy of Hayley (teapartybeauty), I like to put down when I’m due to have a blog post go live. When I need to take photos… Literally, everything I jot down on my spread. I’m only showing the third week of February as I have private stuff on the previous two weeks already, soz.
There’s also a section for notes if there’s anything I need to remember like – ‘do a food shop’ for example. Then I have created a weather section which is new for me but we’ll see how this goes.
Finally, I have my ‘February in Reflection’ page.
This is where I just write about what I’m happy about that month – whether it’s something I’ve achieved or a time when I cried laughing. Then, when I’m on a down day, I can look back to my reflection pages and make myself smile (well, that’s the idea anyway). We’ll see how it goes.
So, that’s the lil’ peep at my bullet journal for February. I’m finding them so therapeutic at the moment and I really hope I stick it out. When I’ve done them in the past, I would go through a bad phase and then not touch my bullet journal for the rest of the year. Thankfully, my head feels like it’s in a much better place than it has done previously.