Bullet Journaling Organization

May 2017 Bullet Journal Spread

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This month’s bullet journal layout is not much different than April. It is simple, short, and organized. Regardless, I would like to show you what I have come up with!

Monthly Layout

For May I did not make very many changes to the monthly layout. Like usual, there is a different quote this month, “Organize your life around your dreams and watch them come true.”

 

Bullet Journal May 2017 Month View

 

There is also a change to how I mark day-long events. I have decided to draw a line through the bottom of the days involved and write the event above the line (refer to May 3rd through the 7th). When the event lasts only one day, I simply write it in the appropriate color and day.

Lastly, I have written the days of the week in cursive instead of print.

No crazy changes.

 

 

Weekly Layout

My weekly layout is where all the changes really occur. I almost completely revamped this page.

 

Bullet Journal May 2017 Week View

 

Bullet Journal May 2017 Week View

 

Left Side

I keep the left side almost entirely the same. I still include the Events and Appointments sections—however, I shorten Appointments to “Appts”. I still have the day and date followed by the To Do column.

 

Bullet Journal May 2017 Week View left

 

The header on the left side drastically changes for May. Instead of printing “May Week One” out, I have used cursive and shortened “Week One” to “WK 1.” I do not know if I will keep this, let me know what you think in the comments below! Do you like the new weekly header?

 

Right Side

Moving on to the right side. Here is where the changes really role in. I have kept the “Blog” column as it is my most used column. The following column used to be a tracking column, but I have shrunk my goals and moved them into the header. I have two clearly marked goals: “Yoga / Abs” and “2 Cups of H2O.” Each day I complete my goal I will simply put an X on the appropriate day. To the left of these goals, I have written “Goal” in cursive.

 

Bullet Journal May 2017 Week View right

 

The last column has been broken into two sections, “Subscriptions / Bills” and “Shopping Lists.” I noticed that I am barely using the shopping list right now and it didn’t need to take up so much space. So, I chopped it in half and began brainstorming what would be useful to put above it.

Then it occurred to me! I am always unaware of automatic payments that come out of my accounts each month. To fix this I have added the “Subscriptions / Bills” column to help me keep track of my automatic spending and payments!

 

Mind Dump and Other Pages

Each month so far, I have added a “Mind Dump” page. However, this month is different because I have not yet filled April’s Mind Dump. Why add a new one if I don’t need it? If it becomes a needed page, I will add it, but for now, it isn’t necessary.

Sincerely Elizabeth of Jihi Elephant

mAY 2017 bULLET Journal Spread