Today I am going to share with you my July Bullet Journal spread and my favorite spread from June. Since it is summer and Independence Day in the USA, I chose a beachy, red, white & blue theme.
To start July off with a bang, I used fireworks for my cover page theme. I found inspiration for firework doodles on Pinterest. The red, blue and yellow firework in the top left hand corner is my favorite firework in real life, so I had to include it. Overall, the design was fairly simple and easy to create.
My spread following my cover page is always my month at a glance. I found a large calendar I can refer back to when planning my dailies really keeps me organized. Since I bullet journal mainly to stay positive and motivated, being able to see my month as a whole really centers me.
I didn’t want this month to look like someone threw up The Fourth of July all over my journal, so I decided I’d keep the colors, but I’d do a more beachy theme. I doodled some sea creatures, seashells, and a dolphin for some beach inspiration at the top. Sticking with the theme, I used red, white and blue. In the right hand corner I put a section for notes and a section for an August preview. The preview will be really handy since this is my last month in this bullet journal. I will be starting in a new Leuchtturm 1917 for August and I am so excited to finally journal in the official bullet journal notebook. There will be a post on my transition and set up into my new BUJO at the end of July.
Next, I chose my mood tracker. But first, I want to show you my mood tracker for June since is could inspire you to use it for July as well. My theme for June was sunshine and butterflies. So for my mood tracker I took a very popular gratitude log on Instagram and Pinterest and turned it into my mood tracker. You can see the original post here or follow @Fischrjournals on Instagram.
I enjoyed the two page layout for my June Mood Tracker, so for July I went with a two page spread again. It took me a while to think of how I could track my moods keeping with my July theme. I’ve done Mood Flower Trackers, a mood mandala and mood rays, so I wanted to keep it fresh and different. Changing up the way I format my spreads helps me stay motivated. I decided I’d go with a summer classic: Ice Cream.
Sticking with the beach theme, I made my blog planning page simple with just a header. This fun beach themed doodled header gives a creative minimalist approach to this spread. I’ll fill this spread with a to do before I can publish list. At the end of the month I’ll share the finished product so you can see my process.
Finally, I like to do a 30 or 31 day challenge to give me something to do each day. Last month I did a 30 day minimalism challenge, which a blog post will be coming later all about it, but this month I tried something different. In June I did empty space journaling, which Kara Benz from Boho Berry inspired me to try. (She has some great bullet journal content on her Instagram, YouTube and Website).
For journaling in July, I found these prompts, which I will do throughout the month. Journaling every day will give me direction, which will hopefully motivate me throughout July.
Again, I stuck with the red, white, and blue theme, which I found appropriate for the last spread for the month. I used my Tombow dual brush pen to make the header and a white gel pen to write the words. I’m not crazy about this gel pen, which I got from Michaels for pretty cheap. So if you have any recommendations for good white gel pens please let me know!
I hope you enjoyed my July Bullet Journal spreads! If you recreate them please let me know and tag me on Pinterest (I’m still working on setting up social media). Have a great and productive July!