Well, you guys, it's June. That means it's almost summer.
As a teacher, summers are pretty exciting for me. I'm taking the entire summer off, which is the first time I've done so since I was in high school! It's a pretty big deal and I'm really looking forward to it, even though I'm going to miss my students a lot.
My last blog post tackled the setup of my new bullet journal. I showed you all the "how-to"s, and also included my May monthly setup. If you're interested in starting a bujo, check out that post here.
This post will take a look at how I've set up my bullet journal for the month of June. I'm planning to create a blog post for each month's setup!
As I mentioned in my startup post, bullet journalling is fun because it can be used as a creative outlet. I've been creating a different theme for each month, and I'm trying out different weekly spreads whenever I find inspiration that intrigues me.
So...to the right is my cover page for June!
As you can see, I've decided to go with a jungle/greenery them for this month because it's the last month before everything turns brown because of the heat. I really liked how this turned out!
As for stationary, I used...
- The Leuchttrum 1917 A5 dotted hardcover bullet journal
- My Micron 03 fineliner for the black outlines of my lettering and the leaves
- A variety of green and black Tombow dual-tip brush pens
- My Tombow Fudenosuke hard-tip brush pen for some of the smaller brush lettering in the monthly and weekly spread.
- Washi tape from my local dollar store
After I completed my cover page, I moved on to my monthly log. Last month I did my monthly spread over two pages in a list format, but I decided to try calendar-style this month to see what I preferred. I'll let you know what I decide!
On the opposite page of my calendar, I also left a page open for "other" tasks.
As mentioned in my first bujo post, this spot is for tasks that do not have a specific day, but should be done sometime in the month.
Next on the list: trackers!
I looooooved tracking my habits last month! I found it so useful.
It's a great way to set goals for yourself! I kept my habit trackers the same as I did in May: the same habits, the same format. The only real change I'll make is colouring in the boxes with green pen instead of pink!
I did alter my mood tracker. As mentioned before, I wasn't sure that this was going to be something I needed to track, given my generally good mental health.
I was right.
Instead, I decided to make it a bit more specific. I decided to track my happiness, my stress, my "so-so" days and my sad days. (The last two are usually very few and far between, but it's good to know when and why they happen.)
As I did last month, I also included my Instagram tracker. I did make a slight change, though: I included a set of Instagram goals.
I think this will be really useful because it will help me see where I'd like to be and where I actually am in terms of my follower and post numbers.
I set those goals high...I'm challenging myself this month!
For detail on this page, I added some cute washi tape and some of the jungle-themed leaves I had used on my cover page.
Finally, I have included a photo below of my weekly/daily spread for the first week of June.
As you'll know if you follow me on Instagram, I abandoned the traditional weekly spread after my first week of bullet journalling. I just didn't find it useful for me because I like to lay-out my daily spreads all at once.
Now I call them my weekly/daily spreads.
I found inspiration for this spread on Instagram and I really like how it turned out! I'm using a soft green Tombow for the extra colour.
As I have previously done (and found useful), I included an "other" space for extra tasks that do not have a specific day, and a box for groceries I need to pick up for the week.
I also use the "other" box for notes I need to remember, things I need to pack for an upcoming trip, and things I need to buy, other than groceries.
So, that's it!
That's my bullet journal layout for this month.
If you decide to recreate my theme for this month (or future months), please send me a picture or tag me on Instagram: @whitelilylettering
I'd love to see your creations, and I might even do a couple features on my account!
What do you think of this type of post on monthly spreads? Leave a comment below and let me know!