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
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 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 as a birds-eye view of the entire month, especially as I’m doing my monthly planning.
October 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:
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
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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