Since I was late making my August bullet journal page layouts, I wanted a very simplistic plan. I chose 5 colours for this month – orange, light green, dark pink, yellow, purple).
I drew simple mandalas as decorations. A mandala is a spiritual symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism which represents the universe. In common use, a mandala is a design that is usually circular and has one identifiable center point, from which an array of shapes and forms flow. They can contain both geometric shapes and abstract designs.
August Bullet Journal Page Layouts
I started with a basic black cursive writing with the fine tip pens. I added green dots all around the writing to create a 3D effect. The green dots start to fade to yellow and get farther apart. On each corner are mandalas. As you can see, they are hand drawn so they definitely aren’t perfect or even symmetrical. 🤷♀️
This is the basic calendar layout I use – nothing fancy. I always like to add a motto or quote for each month. Sometimes I use that motto as my affirmation for the month. Or sometimes I use it as my mantra when I meditate. This months motto “Starve your ego. Feed your soul.” I have been thinking a lot about ego lately and felt this was fitting and necessary.
I wanted these pages to be very simple and easy to make. I added the 3D box detail and a splash of colour with highlighters. Each week is a different colour in the colour palate of the month. I love the simplicity and I will definitely be using this layout again.
Habit Tracker & Goals:
Sticking with the 3D boxes I made my habit tracker very simple. Using highlighters to mark the days makes tracking so fast! I wanted to only use half a page so this simple tracker was perfect. This month I wanted to add a few goals for myself. Goals are always easier to achieve when you have them in writing and make a plan of how you will accomplish them.
Last month I used a mood tracker for the first time. I liked it and I liked to see how my emotions fluctuated throughout the month, but I found it wasn’t comprehensive enough. Choosing one mood for each day was difficult since often I could have different dominant moods in the morning and in the evening. So, this month I added a day/night form of tracking. I used a mandala as the design. Again, the highlighters make tracking so fast and simple.
I used the nice fine tip pen to make the circles, but my hands were unsteady and I knew once I got it filled in the fine lines would disappear, so I went over them with a thick black sharpie (I definitely do NOT recommend this! The sharpie bleeds through the next page – but I knew that I was going to add a colouring page, so it would work out).
If I make a mistake or if I feel like I just need a creative outlet, I will print off a colouring page and glue it into my journal. It worked perfectly this month to cover up the sharpie.
Again, since I was late getting my pages done, I wanted something very simple. I just created a simple log format to record my gratitude. I am really liking this format because I am writing a bit more detail (not shown) for each gratitude I put down.
That is all for my August bullet journal page layouts. I have big plans for September (I need to get started), so check back soon!
~ Lacey ~