may setup

Hello, everyone! Since April is coming to an end, it’s time for another Bullet Journal setup ♡ In today’s post I will talk a bit about each spread, and also share with you my setup video. Hope you like my BuJo as much as I do!


I decided to set up in my Leuchtturm because I am almost up to page 200, so I wanted to use up the rest of the pages during the remaining of my semester – translation: I want to get a new Leuchtturm but will feel bad if I don’t finish this one, so that’s what I’m doing…


For May, I decided to do an Egypt-themed monthly page, because next week I’m going on a field trip related to Egyptian culture with my Pre-Classical History class, which I’m EXTREMELY EXCITED ABOUT!! Also I just really love Maat, so it’s an excuse to draw her hahaha

Aside from the themed monthly, I also added a different spread and changed how my trackers were, so if you’re interested in seeing that, let’s get to it!

Spreads

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First up is my monthly spread, which includes the drawing of Maat, and a calendar in list format, which is the most functional for me.

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Here, I write down all of the upcoming events, holidays, birthdays, appointments etc. for the whole month, and I will add more stuff during the month if anything comes up. On top, I wrote my name in hieroglyphic writing, which I know by heart since my professor wrote it on the board once – cool as hell, I know!!

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After my calendar comes the ‘One Line a Day‘ spread, which I keep setting up each month but never keep up with… But I think I might be able to fill it up this month, we’ll see!! This page is pretty self-explanatory: you write one line a day, which could be just about something that happened that day, a thought you had, how you felt, etc. It’s up to you, really.

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Next up is my favorite page, because it looks absolutely beautiful and I can’t wait to start using it!! So for the last couple months I tried to do a Mood Mandala, but I kind of think it’s not for me… I get tired of having to color in the circles, and then when I draw out the mandala I never like it, so then I stop feeling like coloring it and never use it again.

Since that wasn’t working, I decided to make a mood tracker similar to Malin Olivia‘s, because it’s very functional and you don’t have to color in a huge thing, it’s just a little flower. I saw her spread on Instagram one day and I fell in love. I really think I will be able to keep up with it, and it will look sooooo pretty in the end.

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The next page is where I am able to see how bad I was during the month… I really like to keep an expense tracker because I can easily see where my money is going, and where I need to be more careful, etc. It’s quite a helpful spread, and it only takes a minute to update whenever I spend any money.

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This next page is for the #PlanWithMeChallenge, which I have a hard time keeping up with, unfortunately. I always forget to see what the prompt for the day is and when it pops up in my mind I’ve already gone like two weeks without posting anything… it’s annoying and totally my own fault, so I decided to add it to my journal. Maybe this way I won’t forget?! Hopefully not haha

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And lastly is are my habit and self-care trackers, which I decided to combine and do vertically because this way there is more room. I really love how this turned out, and if it works I’ll probably keep this format in the future!

If you’re not familiar with trackers, basically they help you track when/if you do certain things you want to do (e.g. exfoliate) or not to do (e.g. no spending). If you do them that day, you color it in, and at the end of the month you will have a visual of how often you did/didn’t do those things. On my self-care tracker, I rate things from 1-10 (e.g. from 1-10, how good was my mood today). At the end of each day, I reflect on everything I did/felt that day, and I draw a little dot on the number I give myself. I also connect the dots, so at the end of the month I have a little graph.

These trackers are very helpful to me, so I do them every month (even if sometimes I forget to fill them in… oops!)

 

Supplies Used

Leuchtturm A5 dot-grid notebook

Staedtler Pigment liners in various sizes

Staedtler watercolor palette

Paint brushes from Portuguese brand – any brush will do

Tombow Dual Brush Pens in 772 (pink), 623 (purple), 373 (teal), 991 (yellow), 761 (lighter pink), 873 (coral), 761 (carnation pink) and 451 (light blue)

Zebra Mildliner: mint green and purple-ish pink

Circle template from AliExpress

 

And that’s all for my May setup, I really hope you liked this post, and don’t forget to watch my setup video, where you can see me do all of these spreads.

 

If you’re interested in seeing previous setups, here are the posts for February, March, March (mini journal) and April.

See you in my next post!! ♡

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