I’m excited to share my bullet journal walkthrough for March – I’ve got a lot of new spreads I’m trying out. Preview the spreads in my short flip through video below, then read on to learn a bit more about each spread.
Goodbye February, Hello March
This month my typical goodbye, hello spread is a bit more embellished. We did not have a harsh winter, and in fact, we’ve had several 70 degree days already! Trees are starting to bloom, and I’ve been preparing for my garden. (Hopefully I’ll have a garden plan spread to share with you soon.)
In honor of this early spring, I decided to sketch out some flowers and chose my orange (925) Tombow dual tip brush marker as the theme color for the month.
A traditional monthly calendar spread with a brain dump has become a MUST HAVE for me these days! (I tried to go with something different in February… it was not as useful. You live, you learn.)
A blank page labeled ‘brain dump’ may not seem like much… but it is! The brain dump is where I write all my random ideas even if they’re not related. This way, they’re all in one place – I always know where to find them! This way I can work on them as time allows.
Weekly Task Schedule
The weekly task schedule is heavily inspired by this ‘super simple weekly schedule‘.
The moment I saw this spread, I fell in love!
Here’s how it works: reuse this same spread for each week by using colored post-its for tasks (and events). I will have four colors of post-its: yellow for events, green for short tasks, blue for medium tasks, and pink for long tasks. Any task that is not completed can simply be moved to another day. Brilliant!
I’m hoping this will be the solution to an on-going problem of mine: constantly copying my unfinished to-dos each day. Only time will tell if this is truly the solution. I plan to post a March Review at the end of this month, explaining the pros and cons of each new spread, so I’ll let you know.
I’ve jumped on the Miracle Morning bandwagon! I saw so many pins floating around and snapshots of spreads on Instagram, I decided to give it a try.
Honestly, I’ve been pretty lazy in the mornings – compared to what I want to be – so I’m hoping this will help me. (If you’d like to learn more about the miracle morning concept, read this post from Boho Berry.)
On the left, is my ideal morning schedule, and underneath is a tracker below to track my adherence (hopefully it’s high!).
I decided to include my monthly goals on the right side, since I should be looking at this spread every day but Sunday. I also wrote out my affirmations so I could quickly glance at them.
Gratitude/Meal Plan/Habit Tracker Spread
Last month I FAILED on gratitude.
The gratitude page was tucked away where I never looked… I guess! I really enjoy looking back on all the memories from the month, so this is something I don’t want to let go. I’m hoping that by combining it with my meal plan and habit tracker, I’ll actually complete all three regularly.
The problem is I don’t look at my bujo after Torey gets home and evening was when I usually filled in my trackers. I am going to try to integrate tracking into my mornings this month. We shall see!
The newest (and scariest) part of March will be rolling weeklies. (If you haven’t heard of them, this post explains them well. After reading it, I decided this might the weekly for me!)
I had always been drawn to pre-made weeklies because I liked plugging my to-dos into different days. However, now that I have the weekly task schedule, I don’t think I’ll need (or want) to plug tasks into future days.
I’m hoping the rolling weeklies will give me a more natural bullet journal experience – just use the space I need and not over-write tasks. I intend to sit down each morning and write out the tasks for that day. This way, I will know exactly what I need to do to have a productive day.
And that’s that! If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below. I’m excited to see what March has in store and look forward to reviewing it for you at the end.
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