How I Used My Bullet Journal In November
Can you believe it’s the end of November already? Where has this month gone…
Although I am rather looking forward to December, not just because tomorrow morning I get to open my advent calendar, but I’m also ready to embrace the festive season.
I’m starting #Blogmas tomorrow and I have not prepared at all. I was hoping I’d have loads of posts scheduled, but I actually haven’t got a single one ready to go as I’ve been really busy and my blog redesign has taken up so much time, so we’ll see how it turns out.
November started off a bit miserable, I’m not a winter person at all and the post-holiday blues hit me quite hard. But the second half of the month was much more fun as I had lots of plans – meeting friends, a trip to Birmingham Christmas markets, a new piercing, seeing PVRIS live, and a long weekend back home with family, all of which were really fun.
Anyway, here’s a few pictures of how my bullet journal looked this month:
November had an arty look again – I’m loving injecting a bit of creativity into my journal regularly, and I’m also loving how it’s turning out.
I had a blue theme running through my November spreads – it was meant to be cold and snowflakes but actually I just drew flowers the whole month - told you, not a winter person.
I used watercolour on the November divider page, and a bit too much water… I put my journal in front of my little fan heater to dry off the page and it actually lifted a lot of pen from previous spreads! Erasable pens and heat don’t mix well…
Then my November monthly log consists of events, goals, future log, a quote and lots of illustrations.
The next spread includes my monthly habit tracker and a gratitude log. I find it really satisfying and somewhat therapeutic to fill these out throughout the month, and then to look back on and see how I've done or what I've appreciated - some of which I often forget so it's a nice reminder!
Then comes my daily log spreads. These all look fairly similar, but I tried to vary it up a little bit each week. I used pastel blue highlighter on each week as an accent colour and to stick to my theme.
And finally a couple of extra pages. I've included a page on a minimalism challenge I saw on Pinterest. In my latest blog post, I talked about my thoughts on the minimalism lifestyle, the benefits, and how I've been learning about it. I really want to make more of an effort to adopt parts of this lifestyle and this spread is not meant as a strict challenge, but a little reminder on ways I can bring these habits into my lifestyle. I'd like to try one of these a day but I'm not going to force myself to.
Then on the last page of my November section I painted a quote from Atticus, and drew some more flowers, which is a nice end to the month.
I have loose themes in my bullet journal but this is the first time I've really stuck to a colour theme for a month and I've actually really enjoyed it. It's clear flicking through my bullet journal which month I'm in and it means I wasn't stuck on what to illustrate the pages with. I'm definitely going to try this again for December - but with a festive theme of reds and greens.