July 2020 Bullet Journal Set-Up

Hey guys! To be honest, this month’s set-up was a bit of a struggle. I’m in love with my theme, but trying to transfer my ideas on to paper was so hard! And then I came up with some super complicated stuff that took me FOREVER to execute, so it was just a long and arduous process. But I’m super happy with how it turned out in the end!

The theme I chose is Anne of Green Gables;)) I’ve been reading all of the books again recently, and I love them! They’re so cute and have so many awesome quotes and life lessons in them. There’s so much good doodling and quote material to choose from, and I think that’s why I was stuck a bit- there’s too many possibilities! But I finally went with lots of doodles of the Green Gables house, some flowers and cherry blossoms, and some of Anne herself. I used a bunch of different colours and played around with layouts, and I don’t think I’ll stick to one set group of doodles for the whole month, I’ll probably switch it up week to week like I did in my Harry Potter spreads a couple of years ago, to make sure I capture the whole essence of the books. Despite how long this took me to do, I’m really glad that I spent the time because I love these spreads:)) Let’s get into them!

For my title page I drew Green Gables, as well as some trees and flowers. I really like how the outline of the grass and sky is kind of squiggly, and then the black border cuts through it. On the opposite page I drew Anne’s gable window, and a cherry blossom branch because there’s a flowering tree outside her window in the books;) I also used some white and green checked washi tape because it just screams Green Gables to me! My first quote is, “Dear old world, you are very lovely and I am glad to be alive in you.”. Something that I want to focus on this month is just being grateful for all of the little things, and immersing myself in summer, and I think that this quote embodies that!

I haven’t gone back to a full-page calendar spread yet, because I like how this mini calendar is working for me. Underneath it I have sections to write down events, tasks, and stuff for the Chem 20 course I’m starting soon. And then I drew Green Gables again, as well as Anne and more cherry blossoms. There’s a spot for my goals, and my focus for the month is “feed the soul”. I included another quote in this spread as well.

Here are my trackers! This spread took me a LONG time but it was worth it;)) I have the usual habit, mood and productivity trackers, but I decided not to track sleep this month because it’s hard for me to be accurate with it and tracking it isn’t super important to me. So I just have a bigger workout tracker, which is nice.

I drew Anne’s little window again for my gratitude log, and Green Gables for my summer bucket list. I included this so I can write down all of the things I want to do before summer is over! I’ll share some of the items on it on instagram;))

And finally, a quote page and my first weekly spread. This quote really resonated with me, because I think it’s what makes summer so special. Just a string of nice, chill, warm days with family and friends. For my first weekly spread, I took a little detour from the usual doodles and did some more items from the books.

That’s July! I love it so much and can’t wait to come up with more wekkly spread ideas;)) I used lots of Crayola supertips markers, some Zebra mildliners, some micron fineliners and some brush pens for these spreads. I actually had a crisis where my marker ran out and I didn’t have another one like it to colour in the sky. I almost had a heart attack! But then I found a highlighter that’s pretty close, so it’s all good. Hope you found some inspiration in this post, and that your July set-up is stress free!!

Yours Truly,

Olivia;))

20 Mid-Year Review Questions

It’s that time of year again- we’re halfway through 2020 which means it’s time to sit down and reflect on what the year has been like so far. I for one always do this in my bullet journal, because it’s a great place to keep track of all of my goals and write down my thoughts. I started doing a mid-year review just last year, since I had a couple of extra pages after June and thought, why not? I liked it a lot and so this year I made sure to reserve two pages at the end of this month.

I don’t think I wrote a whole post about my Mid-Year Review from last year, but here’s what it looked like:

For my review this year I kept many of the same elements, although I used the colour scheme from my 2020 Set-Up , and I printed off a bunch more olive branches too. I love this “base” theme that I have going on for the whole year- I don’t know what I’ll do next year! Anyways, I did a cute quote page and then on the opposite page I have a bunch of reflection questions to see where I’m at:

I love the way it looks;)) I switched up the reflection questions this year, and that’s what I want this post to be about: the questions. Down below I’m going to provide you with a list of 20 questions that you can ask yourself as we approach the mid-way point of 2020. You can choose a few to answer that jump out at you, or answer them all! I think it’s really good to check in with yourself and your goals, and see what you can improve on. Especially because of the crazy times that we’ve all been going through, we need to reset and re-evaluate what’s going on in our lives. So take some time to sit down and think about how you’re feeling about your current situation, and what you can do to improve it. And of course, make your review pretty! I love doing stuff like this when I can embellish it a little. Here’s my master list!

20 Mid-Year Review Questions

  • What are some things that you’ve accomplished so far that you’re proud of?
  • What are some things that you still want to accomplish?
  • If you chose a word that you want to define 2020, how are you embodying that word? If not, choose a word and ask yourself what you can do to embody it for the rest of the year.
  • What have you loved about 2020 so far?
  • How have you been looking after yourself?
  • How have you been able to give back this year? How can you give back for the rest of the year?
  • What have you been doing to nourish your soul, body and mind?
  • What are some areas that you feel you’ve been struggling in? How can you improve in those areas?
  • Do you feel like something is holding you back? What is it?
  • How can you move past any fears you have right now?
  • One year from now, what would your future self wish you had been doing right now? How about 5 or ten years from now?
  • How do you feel about the goals you set for this year? Look back on them, make any necessary adjustments, and create a plan for how you will tackle each one.
  • What do you want to remember most clearly about 2020?
  • What is something that you want to learn about over the next six months?
  • What do you want to do less of this year?
  • What do you want to do more of this year?
  • On a scale of 1 to ten, how do you feel about the past six months? What number do you want to define the year, and how can you get there?
  • What would it take for you to feel that 2020 was successful?
  • How does 2020 fit in to your long-term hopes and dreams?
  • In an ideal world, where do you see yourself on December 31, 2020? Write that down and put it somewhere where you can see it each day. Think about what it will take to be where your ideal you is.

There you go! I might go through some more of these myself separately, because there are some good ones for goal setting in there. Hope these questions help you out and I’ll see you tomorrow!

Yours Truly,

Olivia;))

May 2020 Bullet Journal Set-Up

Hello! I can’t believe that it’s almost May. The first couple of weeks of self-isolation went super slow, but now I feel like the days are just flying by. But it still felt like it took me FOREVER to figure out a theme for this month. I just couldn’t nail one down! There are so many options out there but none of them felt right, you know? Plus, this month I wanted to do something a bit outside my comfort zone and more drawing-heavy, because I have so much time to experiment. So after a zillion hours on Pinterest and another zillion hours staring at a blank page, I decided to go for this European alleyway look. I know that a lot of people are stuck in their apartments right now, and it’s a little bit representative of that. But I also just love all the little details and how much doodling is involved. I can’t remember the last time I did a cover page where the whole thing was coloured in!

I tried lots of other new layouts and pages this month too, and I’m super excited to be sharing them! I haven’t had the chance to experiment with my bullet journal for a long time, so it’s nice to get super creative with it. Hope you like my spreads and find some quarantine inspiration in them!

My title page took a loooong time to draw, but it was totally worth it! I love how bright it is and how it looks so doodle-y. The colours work really well together;) The two buildings give a really good sense of perspective, and I included some cute lanterns in there too. And yes, I’m using calligraphy again, but I’m trying to do a different style, alright? My quote for May is “Always Look On The Bright Side”, which is perfect for what’s going on right now.

I have literally nothing coming up in my calendar, so I decided to make it only one page this month. That meant that on the other page I have room to write down events, tasks, goals, and my monthly focus (which I haven’t come up with yet but will let you know what it is) I also drew another building and some window doodles. By the way, the markers I used this month were some zebra mildliners, one yellow crayola supertip, my tombow fudenoske brush pen, and my micron fineliners.

My trackers are also really different this month! I made them horizontal instead of vertical. For my mood and productivity trackers I’ll do a line graph like I’ve been doing for the past couple of months, but I think I’ll try out a bar graph for my sleep tracker. My sleep tracker is a great tool for right now, because my sleep schedule is getting a little out of whack;) I gave up on tracking my water intake because it wasn’t helping me out at all. On the side, I also put in a fitness tracker so that I can see what kind of exercise that I’ve been doing. I finished this spread with another building doodle and washi tape!

I wrote the title for my gratitude tracker in the middle of the spread just to switch things up a bit. On the opposite page I have a spread to track which Crash Course episodes I’ve watched. Crash Course is a really great YouTube channel that has awesome and engaging courses on so many subjects! During quarantine I want to watch a bunch of them, and so I kind of geeked out a bit with this page. You should totally check these videos out if you’ve got nothing to do!

Finally, my first weekly spread of the month. I drew a bunch of buildings and another quote. You can’t really tell from this picture but I messed up writing the days of the week and had to cover it with some white paper, which definitely tested my patience! Anyways, I think it turned out good.

I absolutley love my May Set-Up! It’s so different from what I’ve done before, and I’m excited to fill in all of my trackers. See you Wednesday with an awesome recipe!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;)

Bullet Journaling Supplies

Hi guys! Today I wanted to share the supplies I use for bullet journaling. I’ve mentioned in all of my bullet journaling posts that you don’t need any special equipment to start bullet journaling; just a journal and a pen. But these are all of the supplies I use to journal, as I feel that they are some of the basics and have served me well so far!


Let’s start with my journal;) I’m currently using the Leuchttrum 1917, which I used last year as well. It’s a great size, and has a back pocket. I also love the number of pages it has- 251- which means I get a lot of pages to use per month! This is a great journal for when you’re first starting out as well, as it’s only around $25.

Next up are the fine liners that I use. These are great for outlining things, lettering and drawing borders for calendars and other spreads. I got mine in a three pack; one has a 0.1 mm tip, one has a 0.3 mm tip, and one has a 0.5 mm tip. I get about a year of use out of each set, so they’re great quality;)

Here are the brush pens that I use- I’d say that these are my most important pens. They’re the perfect size for a bullet journal, and can be used for so many different kinds of lettering! One is hard tipped and one is soft tipped, so you can choose the one that you prefer while doing calligraphy.

I got this white gel pen over Christmas! It’s not necessary, but I really love it because it’s great for drop shadows and looks amazing over a black background. I used it in my 2020 set up a lot.

These Crayola Super Tips are some other markers that I use quite a bit. They’re cheap and are so versatile; they can be used for calligraphy, colouring and outlining.

These Zebra Mildliners are useful, but I don’t use them as often as some of my other supplies. They work well for highlighting and sometimes lettering.

I have lots of gel pens that I use also! Mostly for colour coding my tasks, but this month I’m using this gold gel pen a lot.

I recently started using this glue-tape and I love it- it’s super convenient for gluing things down in your journal. I also love washi tapes. This black and white one is my favourite!

That’s all of my favourite supplies! Most of it can be found on Amazon, and isn’t too expensive. See you on Wednesday!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;)

Why I Journal plus 10 Journaling Prompts

Hi guys;) I’m this post I wanted to share why I journal, and I don’t mean bullet journaling. I mean sitting down and writing about how you feel and what’s going on in your life.

Journaling really helps me to know where I’m at. Releasing all of the thoughts in my head onto paper kind of organizes my mind and makes me reflect on what’s going on and what my next steps should be.

In my bullet journal I tend to do two reflections per month; one in the middle of the month and one at the end of the month. Some people journal every day or every week, but I’ve found that that’s what works for me. You should journal whenever you feel overwhelmed or you feel like you need to reflect on anything. I usually just write down whatever’s in my head at the moment, but sometimes I need a little nudge to get me started. Down below are ten journal prompts that you can use. Remember, like bullet journaling, there’s no right or wrong way to journal. Write whatever you need to, whenever you need to.

  1. How are you feeling right now? Why are you feeling this way?
  2. What could you do to make yourself feel better?
  3. What are three things that you’re grateful for in this moment?
  4. List five things that you love about yourself.
  5. Think ahead to the person you want to become in five years. If that person saw you now, what do you think they would say? What can you do right now to become that person?
  6. Make a list of the things that make you happy.
  7. In the past week, what have you done for others? What have you done for yourself? Which do you need to do more of?
  8. What can you improve on in your life right now? What are some things you’re doing right?
  9. What is something that you could do to bring you closer to your goals? Write something for today, this week, this month and this year.
  10. What’s something to look forward to in your life?

I hope that you find these prompts helpful and that you enjoy journaling. For me it’s a really helpful tool to reflect on my life. See you all next week!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))