I’ve gotten a little lazy on posting updates on my bullet journal. But to be honest, these past few months I haven’t done a whole lot with my bullet journal. I’ve been keeping track of my sleep, steps, weather and the books I’ve read, but that’s about it. So it felt boring to post anything about it. However, I’ve had a few of you ask about my monthly covers and as always, you’re welcome to use these if you wish. These covers fit an A5 journal. I use Rhodia notebooks, if you’re interested. These are great notebooks if you’re using your journal to write in, not so much if you’re planning on doing fancy artwork or painting in. I like them because they have soft covers and I like the way the paper feels – it doesn’t feel scratchy whenever you write on it.
I am excited for this month’s bullet journal spreads, though. I’m trying the rolling weeklies for the first time and I’m digging them so far. I need something to keep my tasks organized. I’m one of those people that are like, “Oh, I’ll remember that later” and of course, I never remember and it frustrates me. Anyway, Plant-Based Bride gave me the idea for the rolling weeklies, in case you’re interested.
Also, there are a TON of really fun bullet journal stickers and other useful tools on Etsy if you’re looking for stuff for your bullet journal. With the new year coming up, journaling seems to be on a lot of people’s minds and I highly recommend it. Not only do you have something to look back on years later, because let’s face it, like is short and it’s nice to have something to remember the little moments, but it’s cathartic as well. It’s nice to have someplace to write down your thoughts and get things off your chest.
Bullet journaling is what you make of it. You can get fancy, or you can keep it simple, it’s really up to you. There are no rules and part of the fun is figuring out what sort of spreads you want and will work for you and your lifestyle.
I personally use stamps, stickers, and stencils for my journal. I WISH I could draw and get fancy, but alas, that is not my forte. The covers you see, I get them from Unsplash, slap a month/year on them, size them to fit an A5 in PhotoShop and then send them off to Staples to print. They literally cost a few bucks which is worth it to me as opposed to buying a color printer, then the color ink, etc., to do it at home.
Anyway, I’m not sure why I felt compelled to try and sell you the idea of bullet journaling, but it is nice to have some creative outlet in these stressful times.
I wrote in my rolling weekly a reminder to myself to post pictures of my journal at the end of the month so you can see what I’ve done. Nothing earth shattering, but I’m liking it so far.