Plan with me May 2019! Today, I’m sharing my bullet journal set up for this month.
PLAN WITH ME MAY 2019 | BULLET JOURNAL SET UP
Sharing my Plan with Me Bullet Journal setups have become a thing for me. I appreciate all the feedback I’m getting every time I share anything from my bullet journal. That’s why I decided to keep going with these monthly bullet journal posts.
I jumped back into bullet journaling on February this year. I’ve tried it before, but it didn’t work. Since then, I’ve been searching for the perfect planner. I still enjoy the good ol’ pen and paper to do my planning. This time I took a different approach to make it more functional for me, and it has been a game changer when it comes to planning my weeks and months.
Here are my bullet journal setups for the previous months so you can get more inspiration and ideas:
SUPPLIES I USED FOR MY BULLET JOURNAL SET-UP MAY 2019
- Bullet Journal: Scribbles That Matter.
- Brush Pens: Tombow Fudenosuke Hard Tip. Tombow MONO drawing pen 03 & 05, Tombow MONO Pencil 2B.
- Rose Gold Marker, I got from the Dollar Section at target.
- Erasers: I used the Tombow MONO eraser. You can use whatever eraser you have handy. I just like these.
- A ruler. I got mine from this drawing set.
MAY 2019 – BULLET JOURNAL SET UP
My bullet journal set up for this month is a little different than the previous months. This time around, I decided to track different things, so I switched things a bit. These are the pages I included on my bullet journal set up this month:
- The Cover page
- Monthly Calendar Page
- Memory Hive spread
- Monthly Goals Page
- Master To Do Page
- Habit Tracker
- Monthly Budget
- Weekly Spreads
Here are an overview and an explanation of how I’ll be using these pages and spreads on my bullet journal:
THE COVER PAGE
For my cover page this month, I decided to keep doing floral drawings. I love floral doodles, and I’ve decided to keep practicing until I become better at drawing them. Setting up my cover page with floral doodles is a good excuse for me to practice.
MONTHLY CALENDAR PAGE
The next page on my bullet journal May set up is for the calendar page. On this page, I write down the important dates (birthdays, appointments, etc.).
MEMORY HIVE SPREAD
I got this idea from @decadethirty on Instagram. On this spread, I will be writing a daily memory from my toddler. Having a toddler is quite an adventure! Every day mine comes up with new things, and as much as I wish my brain could hold all the cute, funny, and sometimes annoying things she does, my memory is rather terrible. So I thought this was a great way to capture her adventures and wondrous things she comes up with daily.
GOALS AND MASTER TO DO PAGES
This month, I divided my goals page as follow:
- Top Goal: My most important goal to accomplish this month. This will be “ONE thing” that I need to focus on for the month. After this goal is achieved, then I can move on to work on the other goals. My one thing can be about my family, marriage, my fitness, blog, or anything I need to pay extra attention this month.
- Big Three: Three big goals I’d like to accomplish this month, which will be about my blog.
- Personal Growth: This is set up for my personal growth goal. This can be anything from reading a book to reconnect with a relative or friend.
- Finance Goal: is for anything related to our finances. This one is set up mostly for our family’s savings goals for the month.
- Home: is for any goals related to our home.
Master to do page is for All. The. Things I wish to do this month. This is sort of like a brain dump, so I decided not to do a separate page for it this month.
HABIT TRACKER AND MONTHLY BUDGET PAGES:
Next, I decided to do a Habit Tracker. I want to improve some habits, that I’ve let go a little bit the last couple of months. These habits are based on the Miracle Morning book from Hal Elrod. This book literally changed my life in a way I can’t even explain. It’s so simple to read, and I love the fact that it provides actional steps. I’ve wanted to get into journaling for as long as I can remember. But I always fell short and could only keep up for a couple of days. Since reading this book, I’m now on day 178 and haven’t missed a day since I started.
For my weekly spread this month I decided to keep it simple as I didn’t have too much time to keep playing with drawing florals and wanted to finish setting up my bullet journal for May. Based on my previous weekly spreads, I realized that I don’t need to write all the things down, but only the important ones. So this month, I’m only using one page for my weekly spread.
At the beginning of my weekly spread, I always like to add a space for my Focus of the week, which is the on one big thing to accomplish in the week. Then each day, I will pick one thing that I need to do so that I can achieve my one big thing of the week, then my one thing for the month and so on. It’s like a domino effect you create to accomplish big goals. Also, I dedicated a small space for the things I’d like to do get done through the week, but don’t have to happen on specific dates.
The key is to dream big, but start acting small. I began implementing this after I read the book The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results. I have to say; I’m super excited about the results I’m already seeing.
I’m want to be more intentional about cooking and not eating out as much, so I included a space for meal planning.
I hope you find some inspiration from my “Plan with me May 2019” pages. I’m enjoying this bullet journal system because it allows me to add as much or as little planning pages to accommodate my needs. You can do the same, and that’s the great thing about this system. Another thing I love about this system is that I can apply my lettering skills while improving on my floral drawing, and I’m staying productive. This is a win-win for me.
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