October Bullet Journal

It’s my favourite time of the month again- bullet journal time!

Unlike some people, I like to lay out my bullet journal for the entire month just before it starts. This is because it means that I will definitely never be behind if I have a busy week- all I need to do is fill in my mood tracker, habit tracker and diary entry each day without worrying whether or not I have everything laid out already. This method creates for a very stress-free month of bullet journaling and makes it very flexible as to how many additional pages I do in my journal each month.

If you’re not familiar with the basics of bullet journaling, I have a very detailed post on it here, but if you are, keep reading!

This month, I decided to share with you guys my theme and my set-up because it was one that I had so much fun doing! I went for (kind of inevitably) and orangey-yellowy colour scheme in the form of… CANDY CORN!!! For some reason, I’ve always found October to be one of the hardest months to design, although I have no idea why, but this month’s theme was super awesome!

For the title page, I went for a pretty simple but bold title in the middle of the page, surrounded by lots of candy corn pieces. Simple, right?

Next to my title page, I have my monthly overview- for this, I did some candy corn coloured stripes and wrote the dates over this. This page is as colourful but less patterned than the title page, so I think it works quite nicely next to it to contrast it.

On the next double spread is my mood tracker and my habit tracker.

I had a hard time deciding what to do for the mood tracker, but in the end, I went with a Halloween inspired spiders web with a little spider hanging off it. I will colour in one segment of the web each day.

Then, because this double page will end up pretty full of colour at the end of the month, I decided to keep my habit tracker simple and do a pretty basic, landscape-oriented table with the habits down the left and the day and date along the top. As each day comes along I will mark off each category I succeeded in with an orange dot. I did add a few pieces of candy corn along the bottom though- just to add a little more colour.

Finally, the weekly spreads! Now, I’m running out of space in my bullet journal, but I didn’t want to start a new one this close to the end of the year, so in or der to fit the last three months in, I’ve decided to put my weekly spreads each onto a single page instead of a full double spread like I used to do. So I spent some time thinking about different ways I could maximise the space, and I settled on this pretty simple grid one. It’s definitely not my cutest ever spread but I think it worked pretty well- given the circumstances!

October is a pretty awkward month because it has 5 weeks which means that because I’m using a double spread per two weeks, I had one page left over after my final weekly spread. I thought this called for a cute little quote: ‘pumpkin wishes and candy corn kisses’!

As I said, I’m running low on pages, so I decided to leave it there for this month, but I hope you guys enjoyed seeing what I’ve done! Let me know what theme you chose for October!

Happy bullet journaling!

Published by Megan

Hey there! I'm Megan, creative lifestyle blogger. I love Jesus, iced coffee, Pinterest, and all things creative! My message is that there is no such thing as perfect and that we can't live our lives chasing perfection because we will never find something that satisfies us as much as life in Jesus does. I aim to inspire people to find their own not-so-perfect and embrace who they are. I blog at notsoperfectblog.com where I share my ideas for creative, free living! Feel free to visit my blog and have a look around!

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