I'd like to start this post by saying that I'm amazed by how many of you tried my theme for June! The response was unbelievable and I'm so happy and thankful that I inspired you to try and recreate my design! I loved seeing your pictures and recreations! 😍
Moving on to this post, summer is officially here and I'm not going to lie, I am so ready for my vacations 😎 ! June has been a whirlwind and one of the busiest months for sure! So, I can't wait for more carefree times with the family, by the pool or at the beach...! 🌴👙
I'm already set up in my bullet journal and I am loving the theme I chose for this month! 🦆🛁 I wanted again something different, not your usual 'summer theme', and in the end I decided to go with 'a rubber ducky having a bath' theme, which I think is adorable! I kept the colours minimal to light blues, greys and soft pink and yellow. (You can check all the supplies I used for this theme at the end of this post 😉)
Make sure you scroll down to the bottom of the post, because there's also a video, where I'm showing you exactly how I've created each spread.
We start with the Cover Page of the month. Here you can see the rubber ducky in all his glory having a lovely bubble bath! This reminded me that I need to arrange some much needed 'me time' and a luxurious bubble bath like this, very soon! 🛁
The theme continues into my Monthly Spread. This time I decided to do things a bit differently. I got inspired by the lovely Eve (@_intosimple) and her monthly spread, that I mentioned in my previous blog post on '20 Monthly Spread Layouts for your Bullet Journal'. So, instead of my usual separate boxes, I chose to create these columns of boxes that you can see in the picture above. I really like this effect and it is very convenient to organise the days of the month on your notebook. The only thing I noticed is that I haven't put the days of the week, but I might add those later. But of course you can leave it as it is if you want.
This layout also gave me enough space to continue the theme and decorate the spread with the rubber ducky, his soap and lots of bubbles!
From then on my spreads continue as usual. The next spread is my Monthly Goals, separated as always in Personal and Business. By writing things down I keep myself accountable and I actually do the things I need to do to reach my goals. When I shared June's similar spread on Instagram, it was nice to see that lots of you are doing the same thing each month
My Monthly Goals spread goes hand in hand with my Monthly Focus one. Candi on Instagram mentioned that she uses a 6th category - Intellectual - which I find very interesting and I might start using it from next month. As I've mentioned before, these are the five pillars of a harmonic life, as taught in 'Harmonic Wealth: The Secret of attracting the life you want' by James Arthur Ray. And on this page you basically write what you want to improve during this month in each of those categories.
Next comes my 'Areas of Focus / Tasks to Complete' spread. I explained in my video exactly how I use all of the above spreads I've mentioned, in order to plan my goals and my tasks during the month. I've been using this process since March and I have to say that it's helped me a lot with my planning and my productivity!
Next comes my Finances spread. When you write things down it's very easy to see where your money goes each month! If you need more space for your finances, you can turn this into a 2-page spread, where you have your Income on one page and your Expenses on the other.
Each month my Notes page is one of my favourites. Plus it's one of the most practical and functional ones! So, here's the one for July with the rubber ducky, of course!
I skipped my '2 lines per day' spread this month. I usually keep a journal for the summer where I like to write more about my days and my holidays, and so on. So, I thought that keeping a spread like that would be redundant.
Therefore, my next spread is the first Weekly Spread of the month. I love how cute the little bath tub looks in the notes section and how simple this spread looks. I love this layout. It's very basic but it gives you lots of space to plan and decorate your spread the way you want.
And that is one more month planned in my bullet journal. Have you decided on July's theme yet? Do you prepare ahead of time, or you like to start planning on the 1st of each month? Let me know in the comments below. Also, if you use the same theme like me, please send me a picture of it at firstname.lastname@example.org