June marks my 9th month using a Bullet Journal! This system has been life changing. Not only does it keep me organized and productive, I’ve realized it’s a relaxing creative outlet as well.
If you’re not already familiar with Bullet Journals, make sure you watch the original Bullet Journal video from Ryder Carroll. You can watch that here!
Before we get to June’s setup, here’s a snapshot of how I’ve been doing a monthly review at the end of each month. I’m really loving this process. It’s so interesting to look back over the months and see my key takeaways, which areas I tend to struggle in, and also to see the success I’ve had. It’s so easy to not realize how much progress you’ve made, so I definitely recommend doing some sort of review each month.
Now, onto June! It’s so much fun sitting down each month and figuring out what worked well the previous month and what I want to change up. I’m trying a few new things this month.
First, I added an intro page to separate where June starts. I’m having fun adding colors to my pages. The opposite page is the #planwithmechallenge. If you want to follow along with the challenge, you can get the printable from Kara at Boho Berry. It’s a super fun way to get new ideas for your Bullet Journal. I’m constantly amazed at the kindness and creativity in the planner community!
I added a mindmap in May and I really liked it, so I made another one this month. I find that it really helps me think about what’s important and where I want to focus my efforts for the month. I then used the mindmap to set some goals for the month. At the bottom of the right page, I’ll put next steps on each of the four projects listed.
Next I added a happiness tracker. I’m going to look for small moments in every day that make me happy. It’s kind of a twist on a gratitude log with a focus on happiness. I’ve done this before and it’s amazing how you start to notice small things when you’re on the lookout for happy moments.
I’m also trying a new weekly layout. It’s similar to the one I used last month, but I’m adding a “dutch door” of sorts by folding a page in half in the middle of the layout so I can track more things. Not sure how I’m going to like it, but I thought it would be a fun experiment.
This weekly layout contains the following:
- top 3 priorities each day
- food log
- most important tasks
- projects and next steps for each one
- shopping list
- meal plan
- water tracker
- habit tracker
- journaling page on the inside of the “dutch door”
My absolute favorite part of Bullet Journaling is how you can change it up as you go along and figure out what works best for you. What are you adding to your Bullet Journal this month?
- Leuchtturm 1917 dot-grid journal
- Tombow Dual Brush Pens – Bright
- Sharpie Pens
- Staedtler Triplus Fineliners