So, a few days were missed, but considering my daily layout hasn’t changed very much, I think that’s ok ;). What I’d like to focus on today is a decorative/thematic element, which is the palm/tropical motif I mentioned earlier this month.
About six palm leaves stickers were used from MAMBI’s Student Icon value sticker book. How I was able to cover both pages with the stickers is pretty simple – I just cut the stickers in half at various points and carefully lined the stickers up with the line I made at the bottom of the page.
Later today, I’ll have Day 9 up featuring a cool page marker we made at the Planner Meetup last night.
What decorative elements or motifs do you like to put or use in your bullet journal?
Of course, I made slight progress on some tasks after taking the picture! LOL #typical
After today, if you’d like to continue with me on my One Month journey, I recommend checking out my Instagram as that’ll be where I’ll post my dailies. However, if there is a significant change or something I’d like to highlight I will, of course, be posting that here.
Before getting to today’s page/spread, I wanted to go back and highlight yesterday’s to show that it can accommodate a long task list and still have room left over to journal, if desired.
Today, I want to focus on how I use color in my Bujo. Color can be useful to draw the eye or, in this case, highlight important tasks. While I have a section to focus on important events or tasks, there are also others that need to be looked at or started.
I find this more useful than the Important signifier because it gives an increased feeling of importance and something to focus on. It doesn’t always mean I’ll get the task done, but it does keep it in my mental cook stove, if that makes sense.
What alternatives do use to highlight important tasks or gets you motivated to complete them?
For the month of June, I decided to dedicate one page to each day:
Each day has a header featuring…
The day of the week
And important info such as appointments/events, work shifts and very important tasks that absolutely need to be done that day.
The rest of the page is devoted to my tasks with space to journal. You might be asking why one page for one day and the answer is pretty simple: Over the course of a couple months, I found that I enjoyed journaling even though I didn’t do it consistently. While the spreads I saw for two or three lines a day was great, they didn’t accommodate for the days I had more to write and I was reluctant to break up the spread over the course of a month. After some thinking, I came up with an easy to setup design.
What about you? Do you journal on a daily basis? Do you have a dedicated spread for it or do you journal wherever in your notebook?
Recently, I’ve been binge-watching the YouTube channel of Kara Benz (aka, Boho Berry). Specifically, her One Month in My Digital Planner series and I’m inspired to try it myself with my plain ol’ paper and pen notebook. I’m also migrating to a new one for a fresh start (just too many mistakes and spreads glued together that I just didn’t want to open the darn thing anymore without cringing).
Above is my key and the start of my Index, while below you’ll see my reading challenge or, as it’s listed on the Index, the books I’ve read and plan to read in 2018:
I’m sure you’ve noticed that I’ve become obsessed with Kevin Hearne’s series, The Iron Druid. I’ve added more books to break up the cycle and I plan on re-reading and continuing The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher since I kind of fell off that wagon around 2012.
For June, I decided to go with a palm leaves/tropical theme because it’ll be the start of summer this month. To be honest, though, it’s already starting to feel like summer where I live (ugh, the humidity! T_T).
And that’s it for now! I’ll be posting a Day One entry later today and if not then definitely tomorrow!