Hey friends! I hope y’all are having a wonderful month of March. I had meant to post this month’s spreads in my bullet journal right at the beginning of March but as it is so often the case, I was drowning in school work and then, yeahhh, I was hit by the flu. I pretty much spend all of last week lying in bed and finally went out to meet friends at a local coffee shop today only to realize that I’m still too weak to stay out for more than two hours at a time. Ugh. I just hate being confined to bed. Even when I’m not sick, I’m just not the type of person that enjoys staying in bed the whole day. I always get the feeling of missing out on something, even if it’s just the chance to be productive. Don’t get me wrong, I love bingewatching Netflix shows (my recent faves are Queer Eye, Everything Sucks and Atypical!), but just not for entire days. It was driving me insane. The worst part was that I needed to quarantine myself because I was highly contagious, and going for days with a maximum of five minutes of social contact a day was… depressing, to put it mildly. Buuuut, getting out of the house and seeing friends today was so good, even if it was exhausting to be out after such a long time! I hope y’all will stay healthy this season!
Anyway, this post is not about being sick, but is supposed to give you some bullet journal inspiration. I didn’t add any special spreads this month, just what’s necessary to keep me focused. I am particularly pleased with how my monthly overview turned out (see above). It was so much fun to draw the flowers and leaves (I’ve realized that floral stuff will propably be my go-to illustration theme till the end of time, haha!) and I really like the color combination.
Below you’ll see that I’m trying out a new habit and mood tracker format this month. I decided to do a vertical tracker to save some space. I wanted to include a review page on the opposite side to reflect on my mood and habits at the end of the month and this way I could fit both neatly on a two page spread. I wanted to keep the different mood and habit categories easy to read, so I wrote them down at an angle and I like how it turned out. What do you think about the color scheme of this spread? 🙂
And this is already where my weekly spreads come into play. I decided to stick with the vertical layout and only changed my illustrations and color scheme from week to week. I’m a true creature of habit and when I feel like a certain system is working for me, I will just use it over and over again because I don’t feel the need to change things around. For me, just changing up the colors and stuff every week is enough to keep it fun 🙂 How is it for you, do you guys try a lot of different layouts in your journals or are you more minimalist? I’m curious to know! So here are my weekly spreads:
One thing that I did add this month was a little weekly to do section on each week’s spread for things that I can’t or don’t want to put down as to dos for certain days yet.
I’ve come to a point where I’m starting to get a little fed up with the range of colors of the pens I own and the color schemes I can create with them. I’m already looking forward to being back in Germany and being able to buy new Tombows (I don’t have any good and affordable art supply stores near me in Alabama and I can’t shop online right now.)!
This is everything I wanted to share today! What does your March set up look like? I would be so glad if you left me a link in the comments so I can see your spreads 🙂