Hi lovelies, and welcome back to another bullet journal blog post. I can’t believe it’s October already! All my woolly jumper and thick tights dreams have come true – I can’t wait to dress for the (finally) cold weather.
I feel like I say this every month, but this month’s spread is simple yet again. I’m not really creative and so neither is my journal. I’d love to be the person who has amazing spreads every month, but I’m a basic bitch. So, let’s get into it!
October is a busy month for me, all because of Uni. Thankfully I don’t have as many midterms as I have had in previous years! However, I do have a fair few coursework projects, instead.
Since I know my social life is going to be non-existent, I decided to put the entire month’s calendar on one page! It’ll help me keep all my appointments (and my very few socials) in the one place, and I’m less likely to forget any of them.
Like I said, University is going to be my life for the next month, so I decided that I would expand on my calendar specifically for all my Uni work and deadlines.
To do this, I used these adorable pumpkin date stickers that I got in a Halloween grab bag on Etsy! If you haven’t read my post reviewing this grab bag (featuring loads of adorable Halloween stationery pieces), you can do so here!
All of the other Halloween props and stickers, including the spooky washi tape, also feature in that post. Definitely check it out if you’re interested in getting some for yourself! I love how even though I’ve made my October bullet journal spread fairly basic, it’s still cute and seasonal with all the spooky-themed decorations.
I’m loving adding brown paper into my journal. I think it’s so cute, and fills up any spaces that just seem boring and empty really well. You could either write an inspirational quote, or like I am doing, use the paper highlight your to-do list for the month.
The final page I used to track all my habits, as I try and do every month. I’ve broke all my courses into their own section so I can keep track of how long I’m spending on each subject, and which ones I need to pay more attention to. I then created a section underneath for all my personal habits, like water my plants, blogging and knitting.
This month I’m going to tally up how many days out of the month I spent doing each “habit”, i.e. studying for each course, or spending time on each hobby. I think I’m going to start setting myself mini goals to try and beat how much time I spend on each one the month before. (I can definitely tell you now that I need to improve on how often I study!)
That’s all I have for my bullet journal this month – again, it’s just short and sweet. I’m learning that over-complicating my journal is pointless, and actually helps me organise myself less. I hope you liked it, and all the spooky, Halloween stickers, too!
What are you most looking forward to this month? Let me know in the comments!
Until next time,