If you follow my bullet journal instagram you know that I was trying something new this week: Week-In-View planning pages. And while I loved making the spread and I love looking at it, I have missed having my brand new daily pages every day so I had to wake up this morning and do a Wednesday page, just to shake off the monotonous funk I’ve been having over not having a brand new page to look at every day.
I think I still might do the week-in-view pages, because honestly I really like having it and I like setting goals for the week instead of for the day. I’ll just do it ALONG WITH the daily pages. And while I know that’s a lot of repetitive listing (which was why I was trying the week-in-view thing to begin with, too much transferring from one page to another when tasks didn’t get done) it seems that – emotionally – I just need to have a new page to look at every day. So…2 days! Shortest trial ever.
From now on? I’ll do both. That’s the great thing about the Leuchtturm1917 journal – it comes with TWO bookmarks!
You can still download my horizontal monthly pages for 2015 and 2016 from my sidebar, but I’ve been playing around with vertical pages. Some say when they print this and trim it for a standard moleskin there’s extra space along the border, but I’m not seeing that when I print it. If anyone wants to download it and check it out – I’d appreciate it. I want to perfect the template so I can do all of 2016.
And that’s your bullet journal update for this week! I know you love it when I talk planning.
THEY ARE HERE! Part of why I launched a new instagram account this week is I was almost done with my monthly download pages. I’ve had a few people email me recently asking when they’ll be ready and HERE THEY ARE! Free for your taking! They fill a Moleskin 5in x 8.25in page almost completely, depending on how close to the boundary you trim the pages. Some people use things like glue dots to adhere them, but I just folded tape around the edge of the page. They have a little bit more room on my Leuchtturm1917 because it’s 5.75in x 8.25in. Here is a picture of one of the pages in my Leuchtturm1917.
I like to decorate mine by adhering it with washi tape. As you see in this photo I also put in on the left page and write out my days on the right side. I do this because I like to write down my miles on the monthly page and it gives me a reference when scheduling the handwritten page. But most people choose one or the other. BUT I LIKE BOTH, OKAY. DAMMIT.
Disclaimer: I haven’t actually printed these yet because my printer has died. I hope to find time at work to print a set just to make sure they look right but I used the same template I use every year so I don’t see any reason why they won’t. But again – THESE ARE FREE – so if there’s a problem I’ll try to fix it but remember – you get what you pay for! Don’t be mean! (I’ve only had ONE person be mean in the 2 years I’ve been doing this.)
I apologize for the break in the normal NaBloPoMo programming…feel free to move a long if you are not a bullet journaler. But – if you’re NOT a bullet journaler – maybe you should go here and read all about it.
Back by popular demand! I’ve got the FREE 2015 Monthly Bullet Journal Calendar pages ready to download!
(If you need December 2014, clickhere to download the PDF)
I tried selling these in an Etsy shop last year but various issues (including the Etsy fee which irritated me because my products were SO cheap so it felt irritating) I’m not doing that again. I’m just offering them here as a free download. I made a 12-page PDF document, one month for each page. I then compressed them into a .zip file so it wouldn’t tax my hosting so much on the download. I’m hoping this works! Enjoy
Several of you have said the hardest part about converting to a bullet journal is giving up the traditional grid/monthly calendar view. And while I thought that would be hard, I was surprised how…not hard…it was.
HOWEVER. I don’t want something THAT simple to keep you from trying it if you’re a pen and paper list-maker. Because if you’re a list-maker? The Bullet Journal is such a great tool that you should be using it.
SO! Here you go! A PDF of January/February to cut and put in your bullet journal! Now – I’m just doing this for you guys so I didn’t take too long to work on it. You can’t just “fold it in half” to split the two months. Sorry. In order to make it printable, I had to add more of a “header” space if you imagine the page in a portrait view. I’m sure there’s a way to make a PDF that will print perfectly at the fold, but I am not THAT dedicated to this project. So, don’t fold it in half. Just fold it between the two months and then cut off the excess around the months. NOT PERFECT. But DOABLE. I know Photoshop well, but not as a print-maker. My brain struggles with print sizes and bleed room etc. So, hopefully this will work for everyone. If it does not? PLEASE LET ME KNOW.
If enough people find this useful, I’ll do the other months!