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March 2017 – Bullet Journal Setup

`My March 2017 Bullet Journal Planner Setup by Adria Black Art

 

Hello lovelies!  Today I have a behind-the-scenes look at the planner that helps me to stay focused on what needs done and that helps me to accomplish all of my goals (personal and professional!).  It has been about 6 months since I have actively used my bullet journal and I cannot tell you how much I have missed it!!

 

A look at my Monthly Spread in my bullet journal - from Adria Black Art
A look at my Monthly Spread in my bullet journal. Appointments are on the left page and tasks on the right page.

Back to Basics

For March, I decided to head back to basics in my bullet journal setup.  When I was last using it, I had gotten to the point that it took about 30 pages to just set up for the month and it was rather overwhelming!  So I decided to keep it simple for this month and see what things I actually need to add-on that will get used.  I also switched it up by going back to the monthly view as suggested by Ryder Carroll of Bulletjournal.com who originally came up with this fabulous idea, instead of the monthly calendar view that I was using previously for memory keeping.  This way all of my appointments for the month have their own area, and I can figure out what I have going on with a quick glance.

I also included a February Check-in page so that I can review what I actually accomplished last month and cheer myself on for those achievements.  Some of the things I included on this page were goals that were achieved, social media stats, and blog stats so I can see these things grow in the months to come.

 

Boho Berry Inspired Sections

I was greatly inspired by Boho Berry this month as I tried to do a simplified bullet journal setup.  So I replaced my monthly calendar for memory keeping with the gratitude page so I can doodle highlights from the day that I’m thankful for.

 

My Gratitude page of doodles so far for the month of March (2017) in my bullet journal planner. From Adria Black Art
My Gratitude page of doodles so far for the month of March (2017) in my bullet journal planner.

 

Also, I loved her weekly view on two pages, so I set up my weekly the same way.  I will be tweaking this in the future, but it gave me a great starting point for figuring out exactly what I needed out of my weekly spreads.  In the past, I have struggled with weekly spreads, because I need them to help me break down my monthly goals, but then I forget about them and don’t use them.  However, with Boho Berry’s layout, I am using the weekly spread to help me figure out the things that need done each day and keeping track of some daily tasks in the weekly format (like posting on Facebook and Instagram).  So it’s been working out really great so far.

 

My March 2017 Weekly Spread was inspired by Boho Berry. Bullet journal from Adria Black Art
My March 2017 Weekly Spread was inspired by Boho Berry.

Adding Some Color

Another thing I changed up for this month’s setup was I wanted to have some COLOR.  I get really bored with just the black and white color scheme in the bullet journal.  So I pulled out some colored pencils and have incorporated color into my daily pages!  I also borrowed the time tracker from Boho Berry, because I loved the compact design.  Previously my time tracker for the day went across the page and I hated drawing it out each day for some reason.  But I love this design and I’m always excited to do it each evening.

 

An example of my daily pages in my bullet journal that I use as my planner. Bullet journal from Adria Black Art
An example of my daily pages in my bullet journal that I use as my planner.
I also made a video flip through so you can see all the pages so far for this month.  So that’s my March 2017 Bullet Journal setup.  I will check back in and show you all how it’s working out for me when I do my April setup.

 

 

Let me know in the comments below what you think of this month’s setup and any other bullet journaling concerns or questions you may have!

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