July is flying by which means it’s time to plan our August Bullet Journal! For some August means back to school, and for others, it’s just another month. Whatever this month means to you, let’s start it off on the right foot
My spread for the August bullet journal is now a personal favorite. I went with a music theme and just used a few colors. For my spread, I went with my usual pages and added a few extra.
This month I decided to use more lettering this month. In previous months I’ve kept it pretty simple… but I’ve been practicing. 🙂
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The pages I added to my August Bullet journal include:
- Cover Page
- Monthly Calendar
- Weekly Calendar
- Brain Dump
- Habit Tracker
- Audible Playlist
- Music Playlist
This is the first month that I used two pages for my monthly cover. I really like the way it turned out!
Originally, I was just going to do the mini calendar and the microphone but it looked to plain. I added a quote…
Life is a song… sing it.
and tied the two pages together with music notes and staves (staff).
I realize that some people may not want to attempt drawing the microphone portion of this cover page. I was honestly a little intimidated in the beginning. After practicing it a couple of times I felt like I could do it. A good alternative to the microphone would be a large music note, piano keys, or a cassette tape.
The monthly calendar for this month was simple, yet kept the theme going.
I added a few music notes around the month and added piano keys to the side of the page. The size and layout are the perfect sizes for me.
My weekly calendar this month is simple with the same color scheme.
The only thing I would have done differently for this calendar is to create lines for separation. I think the information is going to start getting jumbled up.
Not much going on here. It’s a simple “brain dump” page for keeping up with ideas, thoughts, and more.
I like to keep my brain dump pages pretty simple, this way I have more space to write.
For my habit tracker, I decided to keep up with 6 habits for the month. If you don’t want to keep up with this many habits just start with two or four. If habit trackers aren’t for you, consider changing this to a mood tracker, or eliminating it altogether.
I’ve been listening to Audible a lot lately. Mostly because I keep forgetting to cancel my monthly membership. Here I’m going to write the 3 books I want to read/listen to for the month.
What’s a music theme without a playlist? If you’re a music lover this is perfect for you! You can see how your music tastes change by the month by listing your favorite songs, or list songs/albums you’d like to listen to for that month.
Here are more page ideas to consider in your August Bullet Journal setup:
- Mood Tracker
- Books to Read
- Wish List
Looking for a more simplistic bullet journal setup? Checkout my minimal spread HERE.
SUPPLIES I USED FOR THIS AUGUST BULLET JOURNAL SPREAD
Bullet Journal: SEQES (160 GSM)
Fineliners: PIGMA MICRONS
Stencil: 20 PCS STENCIL SET (for circles, and triangles)
Markers: TOMBOW DUAL BRUSH PENS (light pink #761)
Highlighter: ZEBRA MILDLINER (Grey)
Brush Pens: PENTEL SIGN TOUCH PEN (pink, black, and gray)
White Gel Pen: UNI-BALL SIGNO UM-151
Ruler: WESTCOTT 6-INCH PLASTIC RULER (all line work)
BEHIND THE SCENES SUPPLIES
Mechanical Pencil: (0.5MM) PENTEL GRAPHGEAR 500 (all pre-planning outlines)
Eraser 1: TOMBOW MONO KNOCK
Eraser 2: GENERAL TRI-TIP
That wraps up my bullet journal layout for August. Remember, bullet journaling doesn’t have to be intimidating.
Want more bullet journal ideas?
Click the image below to check out my bullet journal set up for last months July setup. You can also check out the new September setup here.
BEFORE YOU GO
Check out the YouTube Video on this month’s spread below!