I tried some new things in my January Bullet Journal. A few didn’t end up really working for me, but that’s one of the great parts of a Bullet Journal, if it isn’t working, you just change it.
The spread above was inspired by Rylee Autumn. I love her videos on YouTube! This is what a pretty spread looks like all filled out.
Can you see how I tend to make Monday super full of all the things, then have to end up working on that list all week? It mostly works out though.
The star at the bottom corner of the page means I reviewed that page at the end of the week and moved any undone tasks to the new week.
This was a new dutch door spread I tried. I cut the pages for the weeks down to about 2/3 of the height of the normal page, and put my habit trackers at the top and then the weekly spreads on the cut pages. I love this idea in theory, but for some reason it did not work for me. I easily ignored the habit trackers and didn’t have enough room for all the daily notes and tasks that I wanted. I did use it for the month, but switched it up for February.
For February I decided to just cut off a thin strip across the top to make page tabs so it’s easy to flip to the pages I need. I really like it so far!
February is Klaxon’s month. He’s the Agent of PYLON who woos all the ladies with his smooth ways. Which is hilarious because my boys came up with most of these characters, and none of them really like Klaxon much. But he is a very good dancer. 🙂
I set up my monthly menu, which we pretty much follow, but not always 100%. There are some days I really just don’t feel like making what I have on there, so I either switch it with another day, or make something not on the plan at all (if we have the ingredients). At the bottom of the menu page you can see my “menu skeleton”–or ‘skelet’ as we like to say around here. It makes it easier to plug recipes in that follow that theme, but I’m not totally strict about it either.
Oh, and here’s some links for a few of the meals this month that we have tried and like:
Amish BBQ Potato Bars
Korean Beef Bowls
Weight Watchers Chicken Taco Bake
Bestest Hamburger Soup
The master list on the facing page holds all the things that I still need to do. Some are carried over from last month, and some are added this month.
So for habits, this month I’m trying one of my old habit tracker formats. I think I do better with it on its own page because in the morning and evening I just flip to it and mark it off as I go. Something about having it all there and then not turning to my daily list until it is done seems to help me.
The facing page is for writing or doodling in things that happen this month.
So I’m back to Rylee Autumn’s layout for weekly pages. This time I did the weekly pages back to back so they’re all clumped in there together, then after them I have my daily pages (seen below).
On days where I have a lot going on, I sometimes write out a timeline and then color code the items so I can see how they are going to fit in (or not). I don’t always do this (like everything in my Bullet Journal) but it definitely helps sometimes.