Welcome to my August 2020 Bullet Journal setup! This month I’ve gone for a theme of mountains in honour of getting back to North-East Victoria in mid-winter. Unfortunately, due to travel delays, I’ll only be back in mid-August, but it’s still a reminder that I’ll be home soon!
I’m very proud of my cover page spread this month. It’s nice to be gaining some confidence in my artistic abilities, albeit with inspiration from amazing artists!
I like to have a very simple cover page. I find that I usually don’t go back to it throughout the month and the few times I’ve included my goals or to-do list on it, they get neglected.
Given that, this page is the only one for the month that is purely decorative. As I’m not confident with doodles, I don’t draw up a page of theme-inspired drawings like a lot of people, but that’s fine. After all, it’s entirely up to you what you include in a Bullet Journal!
Monthly Log Spread
This month I’ve used a calendar rather than a vertical monthly log. I tried a vertical spread for the first time in a while in June, but it didn’t work for me. I’m a visual learner, so the calendar layout works much more effectively for me.
Once again, I’ve incorporated some smaller mountain doodles which were easy once I got the hang of them. I’ve also stuck to a very minimal colour theme this month. Last month my travel theme was very random, so I wanted to tone it down this month.
I like incorporating my goals into this spread. Last month my goals were too vague, so I’ve used hard numbers this month to make them trackable. When I have them, I also include monthly tasks on this page, but as I have no plans, I’ve skipped that.
Mood & Habit Tracking
Tracking my habits and moods are integral to my Bullet Journal. They help me stay organised and on-track and also help with reflection. In my previous Bullet Journal, I used a year in pixels to track my mood, but I always forgot to update it. After moving it to my monthly setup, I’ve used it much more regularly.
This month I’m breaking with tradition even further by changing the key. Previously I’ve used consistent colours, but they would be garish here, so I’ve used patterns instead.
Last month I recorded my habits weekly. I enjoyed having them on the weekly spreads, but they took up a lot of space, so I’ve gone back to the monthly setup. Over the past month, I’ve changed my habits up a bit, and this month I’ve added blog tasks, as I want to get organised with promoting it. I have left space for two more trackers so, when I get out of quarantine, I can add more. For now though, while stuck in a single room, having a goal for walking is very pointless!
I’ve had a blog planner for the past few months, but they have been far more modest than this! Now I have a paid domain, I’d like for it to at least pay for itself, and that means more readers!
As I’m not hugely comfortable with social media, I’ve created this spread to track everything. As well as post topics and view numbers, I now also have tasks. I have daily jobs like Twitter and Pinterest sharing, as well as a selection of other tasks to pick from. Hopefully tracking what I’m doing will help me to understand out what’s working and help me grow my reader base!
Sleep Tracker and ??
Last but not least, I have my sleep tracker! As always, this is a very modest spread- because it works so well. I try to change up what symbols I use to track my amount of sleep; last month was weather symbols, and in May I used bees. This month, I think I’ll use snowflakes as they’re quite simple.
Unfortunately, I now have a blank page spare! This is because my blog tracker has expanded to two pages. I don’t know what to add here, so if you have any ideas, please let me know 🙂
That’s it! Thank you for reading about my August Bullet Journal setup. As always, I’d love to hear your feedback on what you think of my spreads. Here’s one final question to leave you with; what’s your Bullet Journal theme for this month?