Blue & Gray Bullet Journal for October

Things have been a little hectic for me the past couple of weeks (in mostly good ways), so I chose this month’s colors and patterns in a bit of a rush. But I love how this blue and gray bullet journal theme turned out.

It’s also a lesson in letting go of perfection, because as you’ll see, the headings especially gave me trouble — some left too much space at the end, and others ended with the tail letters crowded together. I could have gone back and found a way to fix it, but I decided not to. The lettering style I used on the headings is rough and imperfect anyway, and I find it useful to remind myself sometimes that imperfection isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

So without further ado, let’s take a look at these blue and gray bullet journal spreads.

Blue & Gray Bullet Journal: Monthly Spreads

Blue & Gray bullet journal monthly spread

As always, I started with my cover page and monthly calendar spread. (The title page is just the same title heading that’s at the top of the calendar spread, along with a couple of pieces of washi tape for decoration). This blue and gray bullet journal layout ended up looking a bit more wintery than I intended, which, interestingly, also happened last October! I guess my yearning for sweater weather is stronger than I realized?

To be fully honest, I actually don’t use my monthly calendar nearly as much as my weekly and daily spreads. I mostly refer back to it to fill in my weekly tasks and events. But I still find it helpful to have a birds-eye view of the entire month, especially as I’m doing my monthly planning.

October Habit Trackers

Blue & Gray bullet journal habit trackers

Every time I think about changing up the framework layout of my habit tracker pages, I don’t end up doing so — because this one works really, really well for me. I especially leave the left-hand side of the page, which is the sleep and mood tracker, unchanged.

On the right-hand side, I will have daily habits and an additional tracker, but I’m still working on exactly what I want to track with those.

I also have this quote:

The most effective way to do it is to do it.

Amelia Earhart

If you’re like me, you’re often tempted to spend more time thinking about how you’ll do something than just jumping in and doing it. Overthinking a task that feels daunting can not only delay getting started, it can also make the task itself take longer once we do actually get started. So I wanted to remind myself this month not to overthink and to just start.

October Finance Spread

Blue & Gray bullet journal finance page

And, finally, I have my finance spread. Again, this layout works really well for me, so I don’t envision changing it up much in the near future.

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