You all seemed to really like seeing both of my bullet journals last month (both my personal one and my blogging related one) so I decided to continue that this month. I wasn’t very happy with my theme for my blogging bullet journal this month but I was extremely extremely happy with my personal one – I don’t really think of myself as artistic but I put in a lot of effort and I’m super happy with how it came out.
A little backstory in case you haven’t seen my other bullet journaling posts. I started my bullet journals in January this year and I have no idea how I coped without it before. I am very new to it and most definitely still in need of improvement. While most people’s bullet journals cover every aspect of their lives – from daily planning to habit tracking etc. But I like having two separate ones, one for that kind of thing and then one for all my bookish things. Keeping them separate has really helped me keep my school work and my blog stuff organised. My love for bullet journalling just keeps growing and I really recommend it to anyone who is ever been interested in trying it out. I love looking at different spread ideas on Pinterest and Instagram too.
I’m just going to ramble through my spreads and if you guys have any ideas on how I can improve it or spreads I should add please give me suggestions, cause like I said I’m still getting into this.
Also I got a new phone for my birthday and I took all the photos on it. It added a watermark but I don’t know how to get rid of it so sorry about them.
Blogging Bullet Journal:
As per usual – This is my bullet journal. It’s such a pretty Teal colour, and also nice and plain. I bought it on Amazon for £8.99. It’s an A5 Dotted Notebook by Stationary Island. It has 180 pages at 120 gsm. I adore the quality and if you’re interested in getting into BuJo-ing but you don’t want to fully commit to all of the snazzy equipment that the professionals use. I just use Black Uni-ball eye pens to write everything (cause they’re my favourite pen to write with), and then my Stabilo pastel highlighters for decorational bits and pieces. I’ve also recently invested in two Tombow Markers (Black N15 and Cool Grey 3 N75) I really like them so far, except the writing has basically completely rubbed off the barrel and I have only had them a month. It’s annoying but doesn’t affect the quality of the actual marker. I really want to buy myself the pastel set because they look beautiful. While the Tombow markers are more expensive they certainly are nowhere near the most expensive on the market and I feel like they are a nice addition to my highlighters. I also bought a Uni-Ball Signo white gel pen to cover up my mistakes – this is my new lifesaver but it does take a while to dry.
This is the first page. I always show this page and it doesn’t change much- except for the small goals section that obviously changes every month. It just has all my blogging details, in case I lose it…or maybe cause I feel fancy writing down like it’s important information. On the other side of the page is my key to decipher my notes pages from months past, plus it helps to keep a nice cohesive theme between all of my monthly spreads.
The theme I chose for this month was cacti. Just like last month, while I like the idea behind it, I think it’s a little bitty and all over the place and I definitely won’t do a theme like this again. I wish it was a bit more cohesive. My drawings are certainly still amateur but they get the job done. Same as last month my TBR is colour coded to my enjoyment. I was far more ambitious with my reading this month getting through quite a lot of books. I like the colour-coding but I have changed to a different system for next month so you’ll have to stick around and see how I like that haha.
Again, another relativly tidy schedule this month. I am super proud of how I have managed to keep up with my posting schedule for the last few months and I think my bullet journal has a lot to do with it. I again had quite a a few ideas moved from last month, but equally quite a few from this month and then some I’ve had to move into June’s schedule too! Again, another pretty full and chaotic page but I like it because it makes me look productive!
I rearranged the order of my spreads this month – and added a new spread – a calendar page! I quite liked using the calendar. Clearly, it is messy but it was so helpful to remind me of Netgalley reads and other scheduled posts, so I can see it in a monthly view. I’m still testing it out but at the moment I am liking it. I also liked having my Books I want to buy spread be separate from where it was originally.
This next page is my book purchasing pages, both physical and e-book. While the list looks long this month, I got a lot of them on Netgalley so my bank account wasn’t crying too much.
It’s my monthly Anticipations, as well as a Stats Tracker. Like I’ve said recently, the anticipations page isn’t really necessary and I’m thinking of getting rid of it in the future. The stats tracker, however, is still my favourite spread in this bullet journal. It motivates me to keep my bullet journal up to date and helps me from falling behind. Plus it’s so nice to see my improvement over the month – also which posts you guys liked and the ones you maybe didn’t like as much. So I would definitely recommend adding this spread to your bullet journal if you have one. The only thing that irritates me about it is I have to try and predict how my month will go stats-wise. I put in the wrong scale and tried to cover it up – it kind of worked. The scale I changed it to was a good balance between having space but also not too much. Each square is 4. which makes it easy to split up the boxes into halves and quarters.
My monthly wrap up spread is always a godsend! Without it, I would never remember half the things I have been loving throughout the month. I know all of the spreads are kind of similar, in layout and appearance but for me, this is definitely function over fashion, unlike my personal bullet journal which is a bit more aesthetic. After enjoying the two shades of highlighter last month, I continued that this month with the green and the blue. Like I said, I wasn’t massively keen on the theme for this month but it could have been worse.
Personal Bullet Journal:
I use the exact same stuff in this bullet journal as I do in my blue one. It’s even the same book – just in pink. Again, all bought from Amazon and all the links to the stuff is up at the top. The first page is the same as my bullet journalling one, except with no goals section because I’ve incorporated that more into the journal itself.
The first page has my yearly book goals – and I colour them in as I go. It’s just a nice way to see your yearly progress. I managed to catch up so well this month, going from 6 books behind schedule to two books in front. The other page is my bucket list. I added a few to it but it still isn’t very long at the moment. I thought it was a cute spread to include.
So this is my Title and Goals page for June. Like I said at the start I am in love with this theme – Citrus fruits. It’s super summery and just put me in such a great mood every time I opened it. As always, I took inspiration from Pinterest but it’s a lot more of my own idea than last month which was definitely pretty much copied. After last month I learnt that I need to make the goals more specific because it’s hard to evaluate them at the end of the month, but I think I made it too specific because I clearly didn’t manage very many of them.
This is my monthly calendar and my notes page. I have downsized from May because I found that I didn’t use the double spread that I had previously assigned. I found myself not having space from random thoughts in previous months so I made a notes page – I just didn’t happen to use it this month, maybe in July.
This is my habit tracker and Exercise tracker spread. And easily my favourite part of my bullet journal. It’s so interesting to see what I manage over the month. I’ve really been wanting to lose weight, hence why I’m giving so much space to exercise compared to my other habits. I love the way I structure/organise my trackers and I know I will not be changing this, I may change the things I track obviously. I was definitely less active this month, I hope to be better next month. I added a skin tracker because I suffer from quite bad acne and I’ve been swapping my skincare routine recently to try and improve it, I really liked this addition and now my skin as cleared up again I don’t know if I will keep it on although I enjoyed it.
And the last spread I will show you is the first weekly spread. I only need to show one since they’re all laid out identically. It took some trial and error over months and I really liked it for May so I continued it into June. It makes it so easy to make daily to-do-lists which is basically all I use the weekly’s for. Plus I like having a space for a quote that fits my mood that week. I have decided to change it for July however because I don’t really need the space since I am not doing much at the moment.
Anyway, that’s the end of this post. I hope you liked this again, I really love writing them and showcasing what I’ve done. I’m glad you guys asked to see both bullet journals because although I keep them separate I love having both and if I combined them it would be longest months ever haha. Plus this way I get to pick two different themes. That’s all for this post, have a good day guys!