Sharing my November Bullet Journal Spread with you today because of all the love I received on my October spread! One of the top responses I got last month was how hard it looked to create. So, I want to show you all that it is as simple as you want to make it. I went into the benefits of bullet journaling before (read the post HERE), but the entire system is to help you accomplish everything easier and become more organized. Our brains all operate differently with organization and how we get our tasks done, which means having autonomy over your agenda can greatly enhance productivity. I try to switch things each month to try out new layouts to see if it works better, but I do make sure to bring forward certain things that have helped me out in the month before.
I also wanted to go back to the basics in terms of materials because you don’t have to have all the crayons, pens, stencils or fancy notebooks in the world to create. I am not the most artistic person as you guys know, but I still get inspired by those who are and put my own twist to it. You don’t have to be good at any one specific thing to be able to bullet journal. No one even has to see it! For November’s bullet journal spread, I used the same notebook, that I’ve been using since January 2018, a pen, ruler and pencil. It’s as simple as that! Now onto the details of my November bullet journal spread:
This is the least used page every month so I decided to condense it to one page again. All the important events, monthly goals and motivational quotes are in place for easy access and viewing if I were to need it. I decided to include two quotes this month because I want all the “reach for your dreams” reminders I can get this month!
“I didn’t come this far to only come this far.“
“You owe it to yourself to become everything you’ve ever dreamed of being”
Then on the opposite page, I created a bucket list for November because my October one was so fun! It really pushed me to get out and do things that I normally wouldn’t do. Instead of staying in all the time, I actually plan my weekends! Then I kept room for my blog ideas so I know what I want to write about next. Some things I want to try this month are:
- Try Japanese Omakase
- Plan a weekend trip
- Cook a whole meal myself
- Attempt to bake cupcakes for the first time
- Run 50 miles in the month of November
I love creating my trackers every month! It’s the place that I can get creative and get my doodle self going. I kept it a little bit more simple this month because I want to show you all that it is as simple as you want it to be! For my sleep and habit tracker, I just wrote out the days with the corresponding sleep times and habits. This month it’s all about connections. I want to make sure I spend more time with my family and friends, and work on my health so gym gym gym!
For my mood tracker, I went with a tree with falling leaves to keep the fall mood going! November always remind me of leaves (as you can note from the photos ahaha). I am not the best drawer so a simple boney tree sketch had to do and it took me so long to practice how to draw those leaves, but ultimately it all worked out. Each leave represents a day of November and I will color them in according to my mood each day. This is the one tracker I love to look back through every month to see how I felt overall throughout the month.
I have a love-hate relationship with my expenses tracker. It’s really simple and lays everything out and I love to track everything, but then it makes me feel guilty about everything I spend money on. It has definitely helped me budget better and cut down on spending overall.
This is the first time I did two columns for each day setup to try it out. I placed the date in the middle and then separated the page into two: placed the events on the left and the to-do list on the right. This way, I don’t confuse the tings I need to do for the day with places I have to be or events that are occurring. Instead of spreading one week onto two pages, I just did it on one so everything can be compact. I read in a study that completing just five things off of our to-do list can greatly affect our productivity for the rest of the day and even the next! So I am hoping to get that momentum going!
I hope you enjoyed going through my November bullet journal spread with me! I am hoping that it can inspire even a sliver of you to create your own instead of buying the common agenda – create things that fit your needs instead of molding your needs to what exists! Also, you can visit my Instagram for behind the scenes for creating this spread!
A million and one thanks for reading — until my next lil’ thought then!