JOURNAL WITH JO: May Bullet Journal Set Up

It's a brand new month and I can't believe how quickly the year is flying by. In a few short days, my eldest daughter turns 14. Don't worry I can't believe it either. It's a bit mindblowing that I made it this far, after all, I'm just winging this whole parenting thing. 

Anyways on to my bullet journal set up for this month. You can read about bullet journal and my favorite supplies here.

Monthly Log

I made my monthly logs a little more minimal and with a tad bit of design flare after discovering @mabujork's account and the format of his monthly logs. I loved how minimal they looked and they were just pleasing to the eye.

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On that same monthly spread I've included another page with a monthly calendar and important dates for the month. This way I can see exactly what they are in a streamlined way. 

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My Ideal Day 

One page that I set up in my bullet journal last month was my ideal schedule. One of the best things about being your own boss is the ability to create your own schedule and to do your work whenever you can. One of the challenges of being your own boss is also placing boundaries around work so you can feel productive in other areas in your life. Writing down my ideal day has been so helpful in allowing me to envision my day. It's still a work in progress, but each day is getting better.  

Weekly Spreads

I set my daily log up in things utilizing a format most refer to as a weekly spread. Weekly spreads are awesome because it helps me look at my week at a glance and dive right into the tasks. One other thing I love about weekly spreads is being able to look back at a week of tasks and events and know how much I've accomplished. 

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Things I'm still trying to find better approaches to

One area I'm struggling with is finding the best way to organize my brand collaborations and tasks. It's only been a year into blogging full time as a career. I'm still trying to find ways to organize a lot of the things that come through the pipeline in a way that makes sense to my brain. It has a been a bit of a challenge and if any of you have suggestions, please send them my way.

Here's what I've tried so far:

I've made a page that is divided up into different ideas/current projects/blog/potential partnerships. The hardest part of this setup, although, simple and minimal, was that once something was no longer potential and booked I needed to move them over. I found myself running out of room or having to cross tons of things out.

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For a few months, I created the same monthly log that I made for my project deadlines, which was so helpful to see visually, but not sure if it's serving its purpose yet for me in this area, yet. 

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Tools I've fallen in love with

Stencils from INKBYJENG have been a must for me when working on my bullet journal. She created this awesome stencil that I use to mark up the proper columns and rows in my A5 Leuchtturm 1917 notebook

I love this stencil that I've featured below which I've used to help me define my Key or legend that I refer to for tasks/appointments/notes. It's currently out of stock, but another option is this one here

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Hope you guys found this post helpful!  I always get tons of questions about my Bujo and I'd love to see yours if you decide to make one too!


 

Joanne E

I’m a mother of two beautiful daughters and married to a man who completes me. I started my fitness journey as a way to heal my soul and launched my blog in hopes to continue to inspire and empower women to use fitness as a tool to heal depression and find their self worth. I strongly believe that each woman deserves to be in love with herself just as much as her man does. I have an obsession with reusable water bottles, I enjoy action movies, and I’m in love with burpees.