One of my goals for 2018 was to keep organized with a bullet journal to plan out my days. Planners worked great for me last semester, but I wanted something I could be creative with and give me a way to get artsy while also being productive. So, here’s my first layout- January! Snowflakes were a simple winter doodle to decorate the pages, and bullet journaling has been a great excuse to try out new stationery.
- Leuchtturm 1918 Medium A5 Dotted Notebook (Emerald)
- Tombow Dual Brush Pens
- Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pens
- Staedtler Fineliners
My monthly layout featured a basic calendar spread with snowflake doodles filling in boxes not taken up by dates. I also included a highlights section where I wrote about good days throughout January, as well as a favorites box that I will fill with my top music, movies, etc. from the month!
This spread features a habit tracker where I keep a record of which days of the month I am getting enough sleep, exercising, reading, and more! It’s a great visual encouragement to get daily or weekly things done on a regular. My expenses page is a place to track what I’m earning and spending, with different colors to denote the difference.
Finally, my weekly spreads for the month feature days of the week acting as dividers and the dates printed beneath them. I use color-coded dots to signify which assignments are for which class, and love the satisfaction of checking them off throughout the week. I love to use colorful fineliners to write other events or things to remember as well.
Overall, bullet journaling has definitely been time consuming, but a worthwhile priority. I’ve been able to stay organized while working on art and penmanship, and I’m excited to see where this little creative outlet goes throughout the year. ❈