It is officially the second half of the year 2020! It’s time for my July bujo. I think we are all starting to get used to dealing with future uncertainties, but I hope to take this month and make the best that I can of it. My theme for this month has a background diagonal block geometric pattern with 2 different greys. Then I went with sunflowers for my doodles. I like the contrast between the greys and the mustard and brown colours. You might be able to see on the left that rather than leaving this page blank, I decided to put my focus word here, and write a dictionary definition of the word. It gets me into the right mindset, when I know exactly what I am focusing on.
I tried to go really think about what spreads I want to include this time. If you follow my Bujo Setups month by month, you will know that I am a person who does not stick to the same spreads for long. It is why bullet journals really work for me, I can change my mind and try new things and it allows for that. But this month I have a few projects on the go. I also re-did my yearly spreads for the second half of the year, so I just wanted to keep the the minimum. One of the first to be included was of course my calendar spread. I did smudge the bottom left corner, you can kinda see a yellow glow, but that’s life. The Staedtler marker I used for the mid brown colour was way too juicy, and smudgy, so after this I changed it to a Crayola of a similar colour.
FOCUS & WORD OF THE DAY
Sorry about the quality of this photo, it’s completely off center…but hopefully you get the idea. On the left is my focus page, my focus being ‘patience’ like I mentioned. I changed this last month and I wasn’t happy so I’ve gone back to doing what I was before, which is – each day I write a quote, verse or experience connected to the focus word. Then on the right I have my usual ‘word of the day’ spread, where I write in different fonts each day.
DAILY HABITS & GOALS
There is all sorts wrong with this. The picture itself is bad! Also, can you see the page on the right, I completely messed up the geometric pattern..so I have this one spread that has a different pattern to the rest. 🤦♀️ Some months are just like that. For me, this was one of those months. Instead of putting all my regular monthly tasks here, I have gone with more of a brain dump goals page. The regular things I have started to schedule differently. So, I’m going to see how this works for me.
Other than these, I have a page for money and time tracking…(don’t have a photo), then I am into my weekly spreads. It’s a bit simple, like I said, and there is a reason. I have some exciting projects on the go, hopefully I will be able to announce what they are soon. But for now that’s my July setup. I would love to hear how you are organising your month, feel free to let me know. Happy planning friends 👋