Anyway, today I get to write my favourite kind of post – my Bullet Journal Flip-Throughs! I know I usually do these at the start of the month for the previous ones but I want to change that up for the new year so you will get November’s spreads today and December’s ones in a couple of days because I like the idea of showing my spreads before I make them messy with all my stuff. For this reason, November’s spreads are all half done because November isn’t over yet while I am writing this.
My favourite of the two themes is definitely in my blogging bullet journal because my personal bullet journal theme this month was a little busy. Also apologies for the photo quality, I took these photos when it was a bit dark.
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 cannot believe I have been doing it for nearly a year now. 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.
Blogging Bullet Journal:
As per usual – This is my bullet journal. It’s a very 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. Sadly they don’t stock either of the colours that I own in the dotted style anymore, but they do have a really pretty taupe colour and a pale purple, that I’ve been eyeing up for next year. 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 a few Tombow Markers (Black N15, Cool Grey 3 N75, Crimson 847, Asparagus 192 and Deep Blue 565) I really like them so far, except the writing has basically completely rubbed off the barrel and I have only had for two weeks. It’s annoying but doesn’t affect the quality of the actual marker. 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 and can be a little patchy sometimes.
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 also has my rough key – when I get a new bullet journal I am really excited to make a better key because I never use these and it just doesn’t work for me so hopefully next time my system will be better. And it just has some basic details. I actually rarely look at this page so I have no idea how it has ended up looking so grubby. I have actually kind of fallen behind on remembering to track what books I have been reading so it might not be completely accurate but its close.
The theme I chose for this month was orange stars? What else would you call it haha – I saw it on Pinterest and liked it. I kept a very simple colour scheme again and I think it works really well. I am so so so happy with my calligraphy of the title this month, although I still prefer October’s. I changed the way I did my spreads again an I actually really like this because I definitely never stress about running out of space and it doesn’t look completely empty even when I don’t fill all the books so I’ve kept it up for December too.
As I have said for the past few months, I have been really great at sticking to my schedule this year, and it is definitely down to my bullet journalling. I haven’t had as much time for blogging since Uni restarted so this has been really great for staying on top of what I am posting as well as any ideas that pop into my head. I didn’t use any sticky notes this month because like I said I haven’t been using it as much because of uni. I don’t like the wee scribbles at the bottom but I couldn’t be bothered to cover them so please ignore that haha.
I am still loving my calendar page. I just like being able to see what I need to post or read in a view like this. It is great for remembering about scheduled posts especially if the date isn’t set in stone yet and you just know it needs to go up on a certain week. The stats tracker is still my favourite and most used 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. It was definitely trial and error at the start but now I have it fit perfectly for my page size and for my regular stats.
Not much change here so not much for me to say about this. I haven’t been buying books but I do really like this spread when I do get a bit more spendy so hence why I kept it in even though I clearly haven’t used it much this month.
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. Again, it’s only half-filled because November isn’t over yet and I tend to fill it in on the last day of each month alongside the things that I jot down during the month too. Overall, I really liked this the theme and how simplistic but pretty it was.
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 recently hit my original goal of 48 books (I have upped it to 72 now) so I have just gone back into the spaces and drawn in more books. The other page is my bucket list. I once again haven’t added to this – I keep meaning to but nothing is coming to me so please leave some bucket list suggestions below!
So this is my Title and Goals page. The theme I went for this month was a colourful jungle? Again not sure how to describe it other than that. I wanted to use the new Blue TomBow brush pen I got so I picked some colours to work with that. I liked it but also it’s not my favourite theme I have ever made, it’s a little chaotic. I kept my goals pretty specific and added to it as the month went on rather than listing them at the start of the month. I continued to use the new tally section in order to keep up with the more long game goals and I really like the look of it and what it adds to the spread. Again, obviously not al of these are finished but I should manage a to complete most of the ones I have left before December.
This is my monthly calendar and my notes page. Not much has changed here either. I’ve definitely found a groove and way my bullet journal works before for me and I’m sticking to it. This way is great for me because I can see the whole month in one view without it taking up too much space and by using sticky notes on my notes page so I can move them to the next month or bin them when I complete them just makes it work so well for me.
This is my habit tracker and Exercise tracker spread. It’s so interesting to see what I manage over the month. As always it is exactly the same because I really like it and it always just works for me. 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 super lucky that I found a tracking system that worked for me first time with no trial and error.
I changed my weekly spreads from how I had it last month because I needed more space with my school work. I think this is the best way of doing it I’ve tried yet because you get so much space and can see the whole week in one line and you get a extra wee space at the top for aa quote or notes or whatever. Again, I only need to show one since they’re all laid out identically, hence why this one says week 4 because I thought it looked the nicest one. It’s super easy to make daily to-do-lists which is basically all I use the weekly’s for.
Now this is a new spread that I added to the very back of my personal BuJo last month- a school work tracking spread and after having been using this for three months, I can say that I am still loving it! It is so amazing and it has become my favourite spread. It’s so satisfying to colour a bit in when I am done. Anyway, on one side I have a tracker that I update daily with the work/study I do for class to make sure I never miss out on anything. I felt this was super important especially with online classes just to make sure I am keeping on top of everything. Also, because I have to mark the stuff I have done off every day it keeps me super accountable to the work I have to do and so I can’t slack or I will feel guilty haha. The other spread is a large academic year calendar so I could mark out my assignments, essays, reading weeks etc. I have a different colour for each class to make things simple and I just think it looks really good – if I do say so myself haha!
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 like seeing them because they have quickly become some of my favourite posts to do. I’ve been wanting to o more bullet journalling content but not sure about what to do so any suggestions would be great. Anyway, I hope you all had a good day and I will see you tomorrow ❤