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Monthly Bullet Journal Check In – What Worked, What Didn’t

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Bullet Journal Check In

I know, three bullet journal posts in a row. If you don’t care for bullet journal posts, I will have a new post Wednesday that isn’t about bullet journals. But, I’ve just been really into writing about mine. Anyway, I am starting a bullet journal series and I will be posting a bullet journal update every other week. I might change that in the future, depending on if it seems to be too much. But, anyway, here is what worked and what didn’t for September. Hopefully, you can get some inspiration for yours.

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. All opinions are my own. 

Monthly Spread

What Worked:

  • Deadlines
  • Growth Tracker
  • Color coded events

I think I got the deadlines idea from someone on YouTube or Pinterest (I can’t remember who, though, sorry).  Anyway, I have used this for many months and it stills works wonderfully. It makes seeing my monthly assignments for the month easy.  Also, this is my first time implementing the growth tracker. This idea I got from AmandaRachLee on YouTube.  It’s really motivating to see how my views have increased throughout the month.  So for the monthly overview, everything worked.

Weekly Spreads

Throughout September, I pretty much stuck to the same layout. I only slightly changed it.  Again, most of these layouts I found on Pinterest, so they aren’t my own.

What Worked:

  • Split Daily Boxes
  • Don’t Forget Box
  • This Week and Next Week Box

What Didn’t Work:

  • Weather
  • Weekly Habit Tracker
  • Combined Weekend Box

At the start of the month, I had a box for each day, except one box for both Saturday and Sunday.  As I said, this didn’t work for me. I decided to make seperate boxes for every day as well as seperate boxes for blog related tasks. 

This ended up working out well.  Also, I wasn’t really feeling the weekly habit tracker. It’s not that it was bad, I just knew there was a better way.  I changed it for October’s spreads, but you’ll have to wait until my next bullet journal post to see how.  Until then, make sure you’ve read my What I Wish I Knew Before Starting a Bullet Journal post and my How to Start a Bullet Journal post.

Overall, September’s spreads and layouts worked well for me.  It kept me productive and on top of everything.  I plan on keeping the same categories and maybe changing the layout of it.  That’s only because I tend to get bored of using the same thing too long.  Be sure to let me know what you thought, as well as what worked and didn’t work for your bullet journal.  I’ll talk to you all in my next post! xx


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    October 3, 2017 at 8:33 am

    I love the way bullet-journals look. Yours is so neat and organised. I have seen them before and I always say that one day I will create one, but never get round to doing it. Hopefully your series will give me the boost to just start.

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      October 3, 2017 at 2:56 pm

      I love my bullet journal. I’d definitely recommend starting one!

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