August 2018 Bullet Journal Set-Up

Hello there!! Towards the end of July I decided that I wanted to pick up my bullet journal again- I’ve been slacking off a bit these past few months! May, June and July were hectic for me, and, ironically, probably the times when I would’ve needed my journal most due to final exams and setting goals for the summer.

However, by not completing layouts for those months, I now have waaaaayyyy more pages to use up before the end of the year, so I was able to switch up my layouts pretty significantly to include some exciting new stuff! Throughout this post, I’ll be doing a sort of “before and after” thing, comparing my past layouts and my sweet new ones. Here’s a peek into my August bullet journal set-up;))

My theme for this month is watermelon, because in my opinion, there’s nothing that says summer like a big, juicy watermelon. Well, reading your book on the beach while eating a banana creamsicle also screams summer pretty loud, but I wasn’t sure how to make that into a bullet journal theme, so I just went with watermelon. On my title page I drew some slices of watermelon, as well as a watermelony quote, and, of course, I wrote August on the opposing page. Some green washi tape accents it all. I like this set-up better than my previous one page set-up because I have more room for drawing, quotes, and literally anything else that I want to include, which is great. This is the before and after:

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After:

The next two pages I used for something new; a monthly log! This is basically just a monthly calendar. I had something like this on my title page in previous set-ups, but this bigger calendar allows me to plan my month in more detail because I have much more room. I made a bit of a mistake here by starting the calendar on a Wednesday, because I didn’t draw the squares out properly😬. Later I realized that I could’ve fixed it by drawing more squares in the bottom row, but oh well. Life goes on. I included another watermelon drawing and quote on these pages as well.

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After:

Next, I decided to move my mood and habit trackers from my weekly spread into my monthly spread, so that they each have their own pages. Now I’m able to get way more creative with these trackers!! Down below, you can see that my mood tracker consists of 31 little watermelon slices that I’ll colour in according to the legend at the bottom of the page. I kept my habit tracker just about the same though, while staying with the watermelon theme.

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My last two pages before my weekly spread are my blog schedule and gratitude log. Here, I’ll write down post ideas and stuff like that, but if this doesn’t apply to you, you can always turn it into a schedule for any kind of goal you’ve set for the month or a challenge that you’re taking part in. The next page is reserved for my gratitude log, books that I want to read in August (see my Summer TBR List), and any goals that I have for this month. You can see the before and after below:

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After:

And finally we get to my weekly spread!! With the removal of my gratitude log, goals, mood and habit trackers, I had more space to play around with. So I added a mini calendar, and a space for a weekly reflection, while keeping room for a word and quote of the week from my past spreads. On the other page, I split my daily planner thingy into three sections: To-do, Events, and Today in One Word, which should be fun.

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Whew! That was a lot of writing! But I think it covers everything about my new and improved set-up. Remember to do what works for you in your journal, and feel free to experiment to find your favourite layouts. Thanks for checking out my post!!

Yours Truly, MyDayIsBooked;))

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