It’s that time again, friends! A newish month means new bullet journal spreads! Let’s get right to it!
So again, we’ve got some lame photos in here because I was traveling the first week of April (hence why this is also posted on the 12th and not the 1st — oops) so everything was done in a hurry. I mean, just last night I filled in my bills tracker so that’s where my life is at this month.
March went mostly well. The new meal tracker was pretty much a win and helped me see that I wasn’t eating enough snacks during the day. Also, I was pretty lazy some days and didn’t even bother filling it in so it also helped me figure out that I’m still pretty much a lazy bum when it comes to using my Bujo every day.
My TV/Movie tracker was maybe not my best idea. I don’t watch that much TV so I don’t really know what I was thinking. Instead it was more of a tracker for TV shows that I already knew I liked (Golden Girls, anyone?) and ended up being mostly useless. That page got scrapped this month but more on that later.
Finally, the book tracker. Ugh. That was a fail so I simplified that this month, too.
Ok, on to the April update…
I discovered I had a bunch of washi and stickers that related to rain so this month is “April Showers” themed. Stickers are from all over the place so they are hard to credit. Please drop a comment if you want to know a specific one. The little birds and rain clouds are from Michael’s and come from a $1 sticker pack they sold last year. There’s lots of Happy Planner in there as well!
April starts off the same way as my other bujos: cover page, monthly, goals, and habits. I wanted to try something new this month to give me a more holistic view of what’s going on in my life.
Being out of work since November, I’ve really had to crack down on my spending. The budget and spending trackers I introduced last month were amazing. They did help curb my sticker addiction but I realized I still buy waaaaaaay too much crap I don’t need. They are back again this month as a reminder that I really don’t need that much craft paper (said no one ever)..
I’m still working on using my meal planner religiously. So far I’ve already forgotten most of this week. I’m off to a rocking start.
Because my Netflix/Hulu spread bombed and I was recently diagnosed with PTSD (more on that another time), I added a “Self-Care Bingo” spread to the mix. I’m so bad at taking care of me, ya’ll. Yet I regularly speak about the importance of self-care to others. So I’m upping my game. I haven’t quite figured out what my Bingo prize will be but I’m pretty sure it will be awesome (or maybe it will just be less stress which is also awesome).
My reading spread last month was…well, ambitious. Was I ever going to read a bazillion books in a month? No. I simplified this month to make me feel less anxious about not reading all the books. I also removed the section for tracking followers because that was far too tedious for my tiny time schedule.
Then we get back into my “normal” spreads. I combined my Line A Day and Gratitude spreads into one journaling page. I upped my creativity on my Currently recap by hand-drawing that sucker (there’s something to be said of the printable though). Finally, my Wins/Losses page finishes the tracking spreads and we head into my weeklies and dailies.
I’m not skilled at using my journal daily. MUST GET BETTER!
Supplies for March:
- Pilot Precise V5 Deco Collection Rolling Ball Pens
- Pilot FriXion Ball Slim Retractable
- Craft Smith™ Wonton In A Million™ Sticker Book, Budget 1
- Craft Smith™ Sweet Kawaii Design™ Sticker Book, Home Life
- Zebra Pen Mildliner