It’s JULY… already. In six months it will be Christmas! My July Bullet Journal setup is pretty simple this month. I still wanted to incorporate some color for summer. If you’re a beginner this is the perfect journal set up for YOU.
I also kept it simple because quite honestly, I procrastinated. I put off creating my July Bullet Journal spread until June 28th. I had two days to come up with the layout, record a July YouTube video, take photos, and create this blog post you’re reading (published on July 1st by the way).
If you’ve already set up your bullet journal for July (cheers to you, overachiever) consider using this spread as inspiration for upcoming months (or next July).
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INSPIRATION FOR MY JULY BULLET JOURNAL SPREAD
My inspiration this month wasn’t a beautiful spread I seen on Pinterest or YouTube. I recently bought a pack of Pastel Tombow Dual Brush Pens, and I really wanted to use them. So there you have it.
I like to separate each month with a cover page. I try to keep it simple yet fun at the same time.
I decided to add a small July calendar and a fun quote.
WATCH MORE SUNSETS THAN NETFLIX
This quote is spot on for this month. It’s summer, get out of the house and explore. Netflix will always be there! Plus, we all have better things to do besides watch TV all day.
JULY AT A GLANCE
Each month most people have a few events that stand out to them. They stand out because they either feel excited about the event or dread. Either way, those events are probably a MUST. Meaning you can’t get out of them… think family reunion (dread, and you can’t get out of it).
I have 6 events coming up for July, so I created 6 areas to note each of these (3 above and 3 below the text). I plan to write the number for that event in the circle and the actual event on the line above.
If you don’t have any important events coming up this month you can use this same design and change “events” to something like; birthdays, tasks, due dates, or whatever else you like.
MONTHLY CALENDAR/MONTHLY LOG
I have a love-hate relationship with creating calendars. I seem to always have an issue creating squares match in size. I learned to count early on in life, and I still miscount the dots in my bullet journal. Do you have this problem, or is it only me? Just me, okay.
I like to write upcoming due dates, appointments, tasks, and more here (in very little detail). For example, I’ll write, “Dr’s Aptt @2:30″. I add the additional details for this appointment on the weekly calendar such as, doctors name, location, and what to bring”.
WEEKLY CALENDAR/WEEKLY LOG
Pretty much all of my heavy writing goes here. Details for appointments, tasks, events, and more. I don’t typically like to add a lot of design on these pages because they fill up and look cluttered enough as it is.
If you don’t have much to write on the weekly calendar/log you can skip it, or make the sections smaller so you take up less space. Which in turn means you take up fewer pages in your beloved bullet journal.
This page holds all of my goals, appointments, tasks, to-do’s, meal prep info, and MORE.
I like this idea so I don’t have to take up more pages for each of these categories. If you have a lot of information to put in each of these sections consider using additional pages for your hub OR separating each section into individual pages (this is what most people do).
My FAVORITE page. I write all of my ideas here.
At the end of the month, this page is usually all over the place, it’s like a sheet of scrap paper… but in your bullet journal.
Most likely you’ll see this page in every layout I create for any given month.
This was my first time creating a page like this, and I really enjoyed it. Now I just have to use it.
Some of you may have noticed on my monthly calendar I have a section that says’s, “Monthly Focus” (see above). In this section, I wrote, “ME”. Sometimes we all need to just recharge and take care of ourselves. I listed 31 ideas for my rejuvenation spread, one for each day of July. Feel free to use these ideas or make them your own, it’s up to you.
If you’ve already set up your bullet journal for July consider this page for next month, your birthday month, or for the new year.
Here’s my complete list for the 31 days in July:
- Light a new candle
- Go to sleep earlier
- Watch the sunset
- Read a book
- Start a gratitude journal.
- Spa Day
- Visit an old friend.
- Bubble Bath
- New food
- Favorite Dessert
- Say “No”
- Take a Walk
- New Outfit
- Favorite Movie
- Take a nap
- Face Mask
- No Phone
- Favorite Dinner
- Start a cleanse (talk to your healthcare provider before beginning any cleanse, diet, or workout regimen)
- Visit a New Town
- Sleep IN
- No Makeup
SUPPLIES I USED FOR THIS JULY BULLET JOURNAL SPREAD
Bullet Journal: SEQES (160 GSM)
Fineliners: PIGMA MICRONS (0.5 + 0.8) (used to outline text, create lines, and months/days/numbers)
Stencil: 20 PCS STENCIL SET (used to create circles on “July Events at a Glance” page)
Markers: TOMBOW DUAL BRUSH PENS (all colors for July spread)
Ruler: WESTCOTT 6-INCH PLASTIC RULER (all line work)
BEHIND THE SCENES SUPPLIES
Mechanical Pencil: (0.5MM) PENTEL GRAPHGEAR 500 (all pre-planning outlines)
That wraps up my July Bullet Journal Setup. It’s a little late, but hey, it’s here. It’s been a busy month, hopefully, July is a little more chill.
Want more inspiration for your bullet journal layouts?
Click the image below to check out my bullet journal set up for next months August setup, and the previous month of June.
BEFORE YOU GO
Check out the YouTube Video on this month’s spread below!