• Gracie Carmichael

July 2020 Bullet Journal Setup

July is here! I can't believe we're already half-way through 2020...and yet, at the same time, I can't believe we're only half-way through 2020. You feel me?

New to the world of bullet journaling? Check out my introductory bujo post here, where I help you navigate through picking out your first journal and finding innovative inspiration through materials you already have on hand.

A new month means a new bullet journal spread, and in honor of all things Americana, patriotic, and red-white-and-blue, I added a bit of 4th-of-July flair to my calendar this month.

My last two bullet journal monthlies have featured scraps of colorful patterned paper that I had on hand, and I've enjoyed implementing it so much that I've gone for it again this month, ala red-white-and-blue starry flag theme. I can't believe I had this much paper lying around doing nothing. Finally, a purpose!

I'm big on habit trackers, but I have a really particular way of using them. Most often I see trackers designed to track separate habits in little boxes or some-such, but I like to save as much space as possible and track everything in one place. For some reason--perhaps the visual learner in me--I'm keen on doodling a picture of the habit instead of writing it out. It's cathartic, somehow. If you're struggling with your trackers, maybe try my method out!

I like to keep my weekly spreads stretched and space-y. I don't like to limit my journal to documenting daily tasks and to-dos without giving myself room for a recap of the day's events and other important information I want to remember.

Over on IG, I hear from some of you that you're lacking the time and talent to invest in the world of bullet journalling. Sound like you? Well, I have a life-changing tip for you. Go to Pinterest, type in bullet journal... and sit back in amazement. You'll find all the step-by-step tips, tricks, and doodling methods you need to get started like a pro. See if I'm wrong! (And hey, while you're at it, go ahead and give my Pinterest a follow, if you like) ;)

That's my bujo setup for July 2020! Phew, I hope the latter half of this year goes by a lot better for the world and us folks in it. May this month bring you blessings and joy!

Until next time,