My May bullet journal setup is ready for download!
When I sat down to think about May this year the fact of spring in full bloom is really undeniable. I live in the south where the sun is already beating down and the birds are so loud they literally wake me up in the morning – it sounds idyllic but seriously they are really loud! So anyway, I just had to draw up a representation of full spring. And in Georgia, that means PEACHES!
So here’s my May setup from start to finish. Scroll down to grab your free printables! If you’re already signed up you can head to the Printabundle Library and enter your password.
Supplies I used to create these pages:
- Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pens (These are the pens I use for headers and calligraphy. They are amazing, they basically do the work for you!)
- Pilot Metropolitan Fountain Pen
- Staedtler Triplus Fineliners
- Prismacolor Colored Pencils
May Bullet Journal Cover Page
I used to think these intro pages were silly, so much time and effort on fluff. But once I gave them a try, I got addicted to it! Not only do they jazz up my journal, but they really get me in the mindset of the time period I’m entering. Every month is different- different events, different weather, busy, slow, etc. When I sit down to draw out my intro it helps me adjust my thinking to whatever vibe is needed for what I have coming up.
May Calendar & Goals
Here I map out what I need to focus on this month, as well as the myriad of little tasks that I need to find time in my schedule for. At the top I list my main priorities. I’ve found this really helpful in keeping me from getting distracted with all the little things that take over your day as a parent. If I’m not careful I can easily see a whole month go by without ever finding the time for those big goals. By keeping it simple and concise, I’ve got a shot at actually feeling productive come months end :).
The bottom half of the page is a general brain dump of things that need to be addressed this month. These aren’t necessarily time-sensitive, but it’s a general list to reference when doing my weekly or daily planning. It’s so easy to forget when I don’t write things down! This list helps me to keep that little stuff from falling thru the cracks.
May Habit Tracker
This is one of the most productive spreads you can have in your Bullet Journal! List the habits or tasks you want to keep track of along the side, and then mark what you did each day. This spread can really give you insight into how often you are really accomplishing what you set out to do. Once you have a clearer picture of how often you perform certain activities, it’s so much easier to set realistic goals for yourself, and gradually grow into those habits you want to make a part of your life.
Circular Mood Tracker
For more info about Mood Trackers, click here!
Memories Page & Gratitude Log
This is my gratitude log, it has 31 lines where I write down, every day if I can, something in that day I feel grateful for. The idea is that even on your worst day, you are forced to take a step back and look on the bright side. The act of being mindfully grateful can have long-term effects on your health, your self-control, and your general satisfaction in life. Psychology Today writes “ Regular practice of gratitude can change the way our brain neurons fire into more positive automatic patterns. The positive emotions we evoke can soothe distress and broaden our thinking patterns so we develop a larger and more expansive view of our lives.” Sounds good to me:).
As much as I love the research and agree with the principles, I have to admit I find it hard to keep up with every day. I tend to get rebellious in the face of relentless cheerfulness. But I’m gonna keep at it because I believe logically it’s better to focus on what’s going right in your life than on what’s going wrong.
May Bullet Journal Weekly Spreads
5 weekly spreads, one for every week in May!
Each weekly spread includes a section for your Weekly Schedule, To Do’s, Meal planning, Shopping list, a Tracker (for things like water intake, hours of sleep, etc), and a section for Next Week.
Here’s an example of how you can use the Tracker on your weekly spread.
Assign things you want to track over the week like water intake, sleep, exercise, etc, and write those along the bottom. Pick a different color for each. Then put a dot under each day up to the amount you accomplished on the number scale. For instance, you see in the example on Monday I drank 6 glasses of water. As far as exercise goes, Monday I didn’t get a lot -so on a scale of 1-10 I gave it a 1.
These weekly spreads are the life’s blood of not only getting more organized but also staying that way! Weekly planning is THE way to stay on track with your new year’s resolutions! And now I’ve taken all the prep work out of it. Simply download and stick in your journal!
You can pick up this entire package in my shop! Click here to get yours!
And of course, I can’t let you walk away without freebies. I’m offering the Hello May, Quote of the Month, May Calendar and May Goals and Tasks pages all for FREE!
Get your Free May Bullet Journal Setup!
All of these spreads are available as free printables for you! I highly recommend printing them out on these Avery shipping labels. I know, it sounds weird, but they fit absolutely perfectly in any A5 size journal (roughly 8×5). No wrinkled paper or awkwardly taped edges, just a smooth easy transition from my journal to yours :). They’re the perfect DIY sticker!
If you’ve already signed up, click here and enter your password to get your free May planning pack!