November Bujo Set Up
I am recently on the bullet journal bandwagon. It’s not my sole planner – I am madly in love with Passion Planner, and I use it for my everyday schedules, goal setting, and habit tracking throughout the year. I use my bullet journal to do short-term goal tracking, lists, doodling, and daily to do’s.
November will be my 2nd month using a bullet journal, and I’m feeling a little more clear on what works for me and what doesn’t. I’m still not sure about monthly, weekly, and daily layouts, so I’m experimenting with a few different types in November.
Here’s my set-up:
My index and future log. I’m not sure how you’re actually supposed to use the future log. I just use it as a central brain dump for all kinds of stuff I want to do, but don’t have time to do right now.
My key. I’m a color coding addict, if you hadn’t noticed. You don’t have to count…there’s 25 colors in my system. It works though!
My monthly layout. This includes a list of important dates during the month, my TBR list, things to do next month, a prayer list, and my habit tracker. Habit trackers are my favorite bullet journal page. I love coloring in those little boxes and acknowledging what I accomplished during the day.
My monthly layout also includes my monthly goals and to-buy list. As you can see, November is insane, and I’m not sure what I was thinking when I made that list of goals. We’ll see how it goes.
Week #1 in November is a layout I’m already loving. The top is my daily to-do list. At the bottom, G + S are where I write my German and Spanish assignments. The boxes are for focus, blog post that day, and our dinner plan. There’s no weekly overview spread this week.
Week #2 already intimidates me, but I saw someone do it and thought it might be freeing for my rigid, left-brain, organized mind. The weekly layout is on the left and, on the right, I’m putting all of my tasks for the whole week in one giant brain dump list. I think I’m going to hate it, but I wanted to try it out anyway. (Side note: I made this list before I decided we weren’t using flea meds on my dog anymore. Read this post about how we banished fleas without it.)
I learned about Level 10 Life after I had already started creating layouts for November, so I squeezed it in where I had an extra page. It’s a rating of where I feel I am in 10 areas of my life + goals I can pursue to improve each area.
Eee! I love the way this layout looks! <3 The #3 weekly layout is so darn cute with those boxes, and I’m excited to use this one.
Week #4 in November mimics the last layout, but Sunday is at the top (my Passion Planner week starts on Sunday instead of ending on it, and I realized it was a little confusing). I want to try out tracking my intended schedule vs. how I actually spend my time on my daily pages to see how I’m actually spending my time.
There are lots of other things in my bullet journal.
In the back, I have many lists, trackers, and ideas, which I will share with you – don’t worry! There’s a full flip through of my bullet journal and a video of my current planning system coming soon!