Sorry for the late posting of this bullet journal update for September!
I used one of my favourite washi tapes (from Nutmeg and Arlo – if you’ve not checked out their amazing stuff, please do. I’m not sponsored or anything… I just love everything they do!) as inspiration and I love how it’s turned out! You’re going to see pictures of my bullet journal in action this month (rather than taken at the very beginning of the month) so this is what it looks like when I am using it!
SEPTEMBER BULLET JOURNAL
This month’s colour: a random assortment!
This month’s theme: abstract shapes/Nutmeg and Arlo fun!
(I’m going for a different colour/theme every month – January was blue; February was purple/love; March was green/plants; April was black and white/geometric; May was inspired by The Strangeworlds Travel Agency/red/brown; June was Scarecrow Queen and orangey tones; July was pink/purple/summer fun; August was rainbow and pride)
My title page gives you a real sneak peek at what the rest of the month looks like (and you can see the washi tape that I used as inspiration down the side of the page too!) Just really simple, fun, abstract shapes in a range of colours! I think if I were going to do this again, I’d colour in the letters (probably black) to make them stand out better, but I’ve just left it as it is!
As usual, my first spread is my calendar, and as you can see I like to plot my blogging on this calendar. I use a little circle to say it’s to do and then a coloured in circle to say it’s done. There’s a few things that ARE done now (that weren’t done when I took these pictures). The pen colours I chose this month were purple and blue, so there’s no difference between the things in blue and the things in purple!
Next up is the bookish page and then a quote! As it’s the beginning of the school year and my brain is getting used to having to be ON all the time, I’m not really getting through books quickly (I tend to find that September can be a month where I don’t do much reading at all). However, I’m just going to list the books in the rectangle – nothing too fancy!
Over to the next double spread is my habit tracker and then my brain dump. I was surprised by how much the habit tracker helped to keep me inspired last month, so after a few tweaks and a few changes, I’ve got some things that I am tracking this month. Whether it inspired me because I didn’t want to shame myself or because I want the satisfaction of colouring in a square every night, who knows! I decided to go with exercise (not just running – I’d like to get back to going to spin classes or swimming – if I can), leave by 5 (leave work that is, by 5), bujo, water (I manage well during work days; it’s weekends I struggle with) and tablets (I have a few medical conditions, so I have to take tablets at night… I’d say that one is more just doing for the satisfaction of colouring in a square, not because I’m forgetful ha)
Then, over to the next pages, is my mood tracker and my gratitude log. I just went with those basic shapes from the washi tape and then 3 of the colours for tracking my moods – I’ve just gone with happy, in the middle, meh. As you can see, it’s been an OK month so far! The gratitude log is just a basic rectangle split into 30 (I do love a month with 30 days, it makes journaling so much more aesthetically pleasing) and then every day I write in something I’m grateful for or something that made me smile that day!
Finally for now, I’ve got my 2 weekly spreads that I’ve done. Both just simple. I’m playing around this month with just having a one page weekly spread, rather than two because I’ve also got my teacher planner for teacher things and I find that my bujo becomes more personal life than work life when I also use my planner. Again, just simple shapes to replicate the washi tape.
And that’s it – that’s my September bullet journal!
If you’re interested in the washi tape that I bought, here’s a link – Nutmeg and Arlo Bright Doodles washi
Do you bullet journal?
How do you organise your life?
What theme have you gone for this month?
I’d love to talk journaling with you! Or inspiration! Or anything! Leave me a comment, or talk to me on twitter (@eenalol)