Can we just take a second to appreciate the beauty we are about to witness in the upcoming month? I love winter but I’m just about ready for it to fade away. I don’t know if it’s because Texas had two snow days this year or if it’s simply the fact that my internal clock is off but either way, I’m ready for the first day of spring to make its arrival!
I thought we could do some “Spring planning” if you will to get a head start on the upcoming month! If you haven’t figured out your bullet journal pages for the next month or you’re just curious as to how the whole bullet journal thing works from month to month, you’ve come to the right place! (;
I am still in my first year of using my Leuchtturm1917 bullet journal ( which I got in late August of 2017) so I am very careful with what spreads I choose to try out. I like to keep them rather simple and easy to throw together so I don’t have to spend too much time creating them and also because I am still experimenting with various page ideas (as expected to happen with your first Leuchtturm BuJo). Therefore, the pages you are about to see have a rather minimalist design.
Each month, the only thing I experiment with as far as decorations go is colors. In February the only color I used other than black was red, so in March i’ll be using green, pink, and blue in place of that alternative color.
Monthly Task Page
Right after the last page of the month, I typically make a task page for the new month. All of the major tasks I want to complete that month go on this page.
On the page after that, I like to place the calendar. I used to write every event, appointment, and meeting that I had planned for the month in until I started using Google Calendar (typical millennial, I know! >.<). I found it so much easier to keep track of everything via the google calendar app on my phone since it is always with me. Plus it helps when I am replying to emails on my laptop to just open up another tab and check my calendar then. Now, in my bullet journal calendar I just write down the major holidays and events within the month.
Monthly Study Log
I decided to introduce a study log to my February pages and I grew to obsess over it. This page caused me to have to open my bullet journal more frequently throughout the week. I loved how I was able to refer to it and keep track of all the specific things I needed to learn as the month progressed.
Monthly Habit Tracker Page
I decided that for all of 2018 I would attempt to keep track of how consistent I am in certain habits by incorporating a habit tracker page for each month in my BuJo. It is such a cool thing to be able to look back on previous months and see the progression in how much you’ve kept up with or even stopped certain habits.
As you can see, I also have a section for words I want to learn & use within the month. One of my goals for the year was to expand my vocabulary, so this is one of the ways I thought of trying to incorporate that.
After my monthly habit tracker page, I have my daily log which is as standard and basic as they come.
What bullet journal pages do you like to incorporate in your bullet journal every month?