Since it’s February, it’s time I show you my bullet journal spreads of January! In my first blogpost about my journal, I’ve asked you if you’d like to see a monthly flip through, and I’m so happy that I’ve gotten such a positive response! I’ve been bullet journalling for over two months now and I’m super happy with how it’s going so far. Bullet journaling keeps me really organised, and it’s so helpful! Do read on if you would like to see my spreads of last month.
Since it’s the start of a new year – 2018, I just can’t believe how fast the time has flown by! – I decided to start the first spread after December with a little overview of the new year. As you might be able to spot, I did make a small mistake with September (I jumped from 20 to 22, and now it’s a bit messy because I tried to cover it up).
With the first bullet journal I started somewhere last year, I wanted everything to be perfect – which caused me a huge deal of stress, and that’s also one of the reasons why I decided to stop bullet journaling back then. At the beginning of December when I started again, I wanted it to be different – journaling is about reducing stress and not causing extra stress. I’ve made several mistakes in my new bullet journal, but I found out it’s not really bothering me anymore. Yes, the month of September looks a bit messy, but that’s perfectly fine! It doesn’t have to be perfect.
The next spread is another overview of 2018, but here I’m able to write the most important events from this year. As you can see I haven’t really used it much (I haven’t even written anything in there yet) but I’ll probably start to fill it in soon!
Then came the January cover page. I really like how it’s turned out! I had some very important exams coming up in January, so I really wanted the spreads of January to be as positive as possible, with a lot of inspirational and motivating quotes. I think these quotes really helped me, because normally I’m very stressed during exam periods, but this time I was way more relaxed! You can also see the difference in my grades, because I’ve already gotten my grades back from the exams in January and they’re a lot better than my usual grades!
After the January cover page I made a small overview of the month. I also made this overview in December, but I didn’t really use it much back then – this time, I really wanted to use it, and I think I succeeded? This spread is by far not my nicest spread, though (it looks kind of boring) but I don’t think that it really matters.
Following the monthly overview, I made another habit tracker – just like I did with my December spreads. This tracker is super helpful, so I decided to just make a habit tracker for every following month.
Then it was time to start my weekly spreads! They’re definitely still my favourite spreads to make, since this is the place where I’m able to write a lot of quotes in calligraphy and use lots of stickers and pictures. As always, the stickers I’m using are from Cheyenne Barton and I got the images from Pinterest. For those of you wondering, I just copy the images from Pinterest to a Word document and then I just print them using a regular printer!
The next weekly spread is of the week prior to my exams – as you can probably tell by the quotes. I’m always very nervous before my exams start, but writing these quotes really helped me calm down. I really love how this spread has turned out!
The next week was also the week of my exams, and I think this probably is my favourite spread of this month. I really love how it turned out, with the little girl (another sticker from Cheyenne) and the motivational quotes.
The week after that, I only had one exam to go – which was on Monday, so the days after that I was able to relax a little, take a lot of photographs and just doing a lot of things I love to do. I really like the colours on this spread, with the brown/orange colours and the red roses!
Then onto the last weekly spread of January, which only had three days! The pages have a lot of gaps, but I didn’t want to write too many quotes on it or use too many stickers, so I just left it like this. I don’t really mind that it’s not completely filled!
That’s it for now – those were my bullet journal’s January spreads. I really enjoy working on my journal, it’s just so much fun to do! Do you also have a bullet journal, or a planner you use to stay organised? I’m curious to know!