Greetings, buddies! I’m again with a brand new “plan with me” video for a brand new month in my bullet journal.
Now, I’ve been all concerning the month-to-month themes recently. I really like how they spark creativity in my layouts, so I by no means get bored creating the identical ‘ole, similar ‘ole.
Final month, my spreads have been impressed by a camper journey theme, and I’ve a whole “plan with me” video devoted to that one if you wish to test it out.
And this month, I’m excited to share that this month’s theme is…”Anne of Green Gables!” That’s proper: Anne-with-an-E–everybody’s favourite imaginative, talkative, red-haired dreamer. So, whether or not you’re keen on the L.M. Montgomery books, Megan Follows movies of the 80s, or the brand new “Anne with an E” Netflix collection, I hope you’ll be tickled pink purple by the Anne-spiration in my spreads for this new month.
“Plan With Me” Video: “Anne of Green Gables” Themed Bullet Journal
If for some purpose you’ve got hassle viewing the video above, click on HERE. And should you click on the gear icon, you’ll be able to change the default setting to H.D. for larger high quality.
This publish is actually a transcript of the video, so be happy to reference it for assets and provides I point out.
I’m an enormous believer in utilizing what you have got. Don’t assume you must exit and purchase an entire bunch of new fancy provides as a way to get began. All you actually need is a writing pocket book and a pen.
Right here’s an inventory of the provides I’m utilizing to arrange this month’s unfold:
- *Softcover Writing Pocket book by Doubled Edged Notes: I discovered this man on Amazon, and I’ve gotta say, I’m happy with the paper high quality, lay-flat binding, and web page numbers; nevertheless, I discover myself eager for dot grid pages fairly than lined typically.
- Micron Pens – 16 Colour Set: these write so easily and have minimal ghosting on the pages of my bullet journal. The colour palette is beautiful.
- Crayola Twistables: my favourite coloured pencils as a result of they go onto the web page so easily, and the ideas by no means break or want sharpening. Simply twist ’em!
- Derwent Eraser Pen: yep, that is an eraser you maintain like a pen. And since I pre-draw out all my layouts in pencil first, this makes erasing a lot simpler. That is in all probability my favourite utensil as a result of of how sensible it’s.
- Persian limes: for magnificence and aroma
First Issues First
Now, earlier than I sketched out my October spreads, I took a while to assessment September: what labored in my bujo, what didn’t, modifications to make, and collections so as to add. And I’ve to say, I discovered that reflection course of extraordinarily useful. And also you’ll see in my “plan-with-me” video the modifications I made to enhance my productiveness and group going ahead.
This is what I really like a lot about bullet journaling: the truth that my layouts are ever-evolving based mostly on what’s working for me and what’s not. In any case, we as individuals are ever-evolving. Why shouldn’t our planners develop and alter with us? Inform me that!
Huge shout-out to Nicole from @bujo_blossoms on Instagram for uplifting my field designs on this unfold and so many others this month.
Title Web page
Dwelling in Florida, I actually miss the altering autumn leaves of my childhood in New York. So, I assumed a wreath of fall leaves and berried branches would assist me stay vicariously via my bullet journal. I made a decision to make use of my Micron Pens for this unfold because the palette appeared suited to the season. I ended up utilizing 5 colours–orange, darkish brown, medium brown, pink, and olive inexperienced–as my main colour palette for this month’s layouts.
As for the quote, this was the road from Anne of Green Gables that impressed my complete theme within the first place:
I’m so glad I reside in a world the place there are Octobers.
I’m, too, Anne. I’m, too. And I assumed this lovely sentiment deserved a web page of its personal to kick off the spreads for this model new month.
Final month, I discovered I wasn’t referring again to my month-to-month log an excessive amount of. And I feel it’s as a result of the calendar was primarily a duplication of our household’s shared calendar on the Cozi app. So, I put a brand new spin on my month-to-month log this time round, color-coding my days based mostly on repeating occasions.
- pink: Lauren’s work days
- blue: Mark’s work days
- purple: BCL
- orange: join group
- inexperienced: date night time
- olive: Sabbath (our household’s shared day of relaxation since we each work Sundays typically)
That is one thing Cozi can’t do.
I highlighted birthdays, appointments, and particular occasions of the month beneath the calendar, and added stars to the corresponding days above.
And with 4 clean days within the final week of my October calendar, I seized the chance so as to add the 4 totally different flora from my title web page. Voila!
Month-to-month Activity Listing
My two-page month-to-month process listing is baaaaack. And it’s as a result of it has been serving me nicely. It’s a internet for catching the “to dos” that pop up in my head all through the month. And writing them down in a protected, organized place frees me up from worrying about them. I refer again to this record initially of every week to ensure I’m incorporating these month-to-month duties into my week.
My eight classes are the identical as final month.
- to purchase
- BCL (my theatre directing job)
- biz (The Considering Closet)
- subsequent month
“Anne” followers, you already know precisely what that bottle and glass doodle are full of…. That’s proper! Raspberry cordial…or so Anne and Diana thought! Their mix-up between currant wine and raspberry cordial made for one of probably the most epic tea social gathering fails in literary historical past. I wanted to pay homage to it someway!
And I assumed this Anne quote from the raspberry cordial scene was most becoming atop a month-to-month activity record:
“There are so many responsibilities on a person’s mind when they’re keeping house, isn’t there?”
I feel Anne wanted a bullet journal. Don’t you? And Marilla Cuthbert wanted some bottle labels. Tee hee.
Final month was my first time utilizing behavior and temper trackers, they usually actually helped increase my consciousness about how my wellness habits are so intently linked to my temper. So, it was a no brainer to incorporate these trackers once more.
The large change I made a decision to make this month was in my behavior tracker. Somewhat than monitor 9 totally different habits and do an honest job with all of them, I made a decision to hone in on the three most necessary to me:
- quiet time (Bible studying and prayer)
- train (30 minutes a day)
- sugar free (no sweets or bread)
These three habits have been the three I truly struggled with probably the most final month, and I’ve a hunch that zeroing in on them on this means will assist enhance my consistency.
Within the occasion that I miss a day right here or there, I shan’t despair! I’ve Anne Shirley’s phrase of encouragement for me:
“…tomorrow is a new day, with no mistakes in it yet.”
I made a decision to write down this quote on a schoolroom slate. I wish to assume that Anne wrote this earlier than she cracked it down on Gilbert’s head. Wink.
Okay, so, my October temper tracker ended up being my favourite unfold of the month for positive. In my web looking for “Anne” themed visuals, I got here throughout a lovely graphic of Anne’s iconic braids designed by B.Y.U. arts. Shout-out to them!
And so, I recreated it, diving up the braids of Anne’s tragically pink hair–her “life long sorrow” as she would put it–into 31 sections, one for every day of the month.
Then, I had heaps of enjoyable pulling collectively Anne quotes for 4 totally different moods represented by 4 totally different colours of my Crayola Twistables:
- yellow: “…as near to perfection as anything can come in the world.”
- orange: “…the nicest and sweetest days are…those that bring simple, little pleasures.”
- brown: “I’m just tired of everything…even of the echoes.”
- magenta: “My life is a perfect graveyard of buried hopes.”
I really feel like that final quote will deliver a much-needed dose of Anne’s romanticism to these robust days we inevitably face.
I assumed I’d put a brand new twist on my month-to-month gratitude log by making a prayer log as an alternative. Prayer is a facet of my religious life during which I need to develop, and I feel having a bit of construction for my prayer time will assist nurture this apply.
Every day, I’ll select somebody to raise up in prayer from one of 5 classes:
- pals close to
- associates afar
- academics & leaders
There are 31 clean strains complete in these 5 packing containers, and I neglected the dates, so I’ve the liberty to leap across the totally different classes because the Spirit leads.
I had some clean area on the backside of my second web page, which appeared like the right alternative to incorporate Anne’s perspective on prayer:
“Why should individuals kneel down to wish? If I actually needed to wish, I’ll inform you what I might do. I might exit into a terrific huge subject on their lonesome or within the deep, deep woods and I might lookup into the sky. Up. Up. Up. Up into that pretty blue sky that appears as if there was no finish to its blueness. After which I might simply really feel a prayer.
Oh, Anne. You will have such a method with phrases.
That wraps up my month-specific spreads, however I’ll additionally share with you the opposite spreads I sustain all through the month. First, my weekly logs.
I’m making an attempt one thing new this time round…. Prior to now, I might lay out my weeklies at the beginning of a brand new week. However the procrastinator-perfectionist in me would typically postpone that process till I had good time to actually give attention to it. Which typically meant it ended up occurring within the center of the week! No bueno.
So, I went forward and created weeklies for all 5 weeks of October, again to again, utilizing the 5 colours of my shade palette–one for every week.
Different modifications I made this time round:
- I’m going to concentrate on my “top three” objectives for the week as an alternative of “five.” It simply feels extra do-able for me.
- I’m additionally including a work-specific activity listing relatively than mixing them in with different private and household duties to assist enhance my productiveness on work days.
- Beneath the chart of my weekly occasions and meals, I had some area for a bit “anne-spiration.”
It was fairly a problem to slender down my favourite Anne quotes to only 5! Listed here are those I selected:
“It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.”
“Life is worth living as long as there’s a laugh in it.”
“It’s not what the world holds for you. It’s what you bring to it.”
“Dear old world… You are very lovely, and I am glad to be alive in you.”
“We are rich… We have our wonderful imaginations. We should be as happy as queens.”
With my weeklies created for all the month, I now I’ve no excuse not to create my dailies! Talking of….
Day by day Log
I’m utilizing the identical construction for my dailies as final month:
- I’ve my horizontal time tracker
- The day by day temperature and climate doodle
- I plan to usher in the pen colour from my weekly unfold to my day and date icon. I even added the orange leaves from my title web page for a bit of contact of fall.
For my time tracker, I exploit totally different colours to plot out how I need to spend my time that day (as an example blue for sleep, yellow for household time, pink for work).
Then I exploit my bullet system of circles for occasions or appointments and squares for duties.
Click on HERE for a visible.
That’s all she wrote, people! October is all arrange and able to whisk me away from our very inexperienced, tropical fall right here in Florida to the cool, crisp climes of Prince Edward Island with Anne as my candy bujo companion.
And I hope you’ve discovered some Anne-spiration right here immediately, too, my good friend.
Should you create any spreads in your bullet journal impressed by those on this (video) publish, remember to tag me @LaurensPlannerPages on Instagram, so I can verify ’em out and offer you a digital fist bump.
When you’d like to remain within the loop on future Bullet Journaling updates…
Talking of Anne-spiration…my love of Anne of Green Gables manifested itself within the type of an Anne-themed party that we hosted at our residence this summer time. And I’m sharing all the small print about our decor, meals, and the enjoyable actions we performed that day–all impressed by our beloved Anne–in THIS submit. Test it out in the event you’ve received a hankering for extra Anne-themed goodness!
Till subsequent time, planner buddies!
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