August 2019 Yellow Dot Cover Page - August 2019 Bullet Journal Layout
It has been a season of hectic schedules, stress, and emotionally exhausting events. So for my theme for August, I decided to switch things up and go with a minimalist theme based around a word.  

Happy Theme

After a stressful and exhausting couple of months, I really wanted to take a step back this month. Instead of picking a theme based around an object, I decided to use a word as my theme. This month is all about “happy.” The color yellow has always conveyed a sense of happiness to me. So I decided to do yellow dots for this month’s theme because it is easy, and I feel like it really captures a feeling of contentment and freedom. I loved how it didn’t take me long to make a spread that I was happy with.  Before we get started here is a list of my recommended supplies. Recommended Products

From time to time the Scribbles that Matter Journal is sold out on Amazon. When this happens third party sellers will try to sell the journal for an insane amount of money. DO NOT BUY THAT! Scribbles that Matter should be back in stock soon. My second favorite journal is the Essentials Dot Matrix, though I warn you the pages on this one are thinner and bleeding and shadows show up on opposite sides. However, it's a decent cheap journal if you are in a pinch and just want to get started.

Monthly Cover Page

I did something a bit different with my monthly cover page this month. The monthly calendar was moved to be with my monthly spread than on the actual cover page itself. This gave the cover page a cleaner look overall. August Bullet Journal Cover Page - Yellow Dots I started by adding all the yellow dots in a circular pattern in the middle of the page. To get varying shades of yellow I used several different shades and markers. In pencil, I roughed in “August” and then went over the pencil with my hard tip Tombow Fudensuke Brush Pen making sure to add extra thickness in my downstrokes. August Bullet Journal Monthly Layout - Yellow Dots  

Monthly Setup

For my monthly setup, I have the mini calendar in the corner drawn in with the Micron .005 fine tip pen. All of my mini calendars, like the ones in my habit tracker, get drawn in this pen because the superfine tip makes it easy to read every number. August Bullet Journal Monthly Spread I added an extra box to this month’s setup by adding a brain dump section. Last month, I found I was brain dumping in my daily setups and it made it difficult to go back and find ideas. This month, important ideas worth remembering get shoved into this brain dump box with ease. I still have boxes for next month, projects, events, and goals because they really help to keep me on track. My monthly page helps me set up my weeks more easily every Monday by reminding me what needs to get accomplished.

Habit Tracker

  August Bullet Journal Habit Tracker Spread - Yellow Dots   My habit tracker for this month has a few different things that I’m trying to implement more in my life, with the most important being highlighted in yellow. 

One Line A Day

One line a day is my gratitude log. I find something to be grateful for each and every day and I write one sentence about it. This helps me to stay focused on all the positive aspects of my life. August Bullet Journal Gratitude Spread - One Line A Day This spread really helps me to stay positive. Some days I have to think harder about what I’m most grateful for than others, but it’s a practice that helps to improve my mood.

Daily Spreads

I’m still sticking with my daily spreads. I find that it helps me keep focused on the task at hand.  The daily spreads are not just about completing all my different daily tasks though. They offer me space to journal and note interesting things that have happened.  By tracking each day it has really helped me to know myself better. I can easily look back at my day and see what made me stressed or anxious because I wrote it down. Seeing and recognizing these triggers is the first step to making a positive change.  

August Bullet Journal Spread

  August Bullet Journal Habit Tracker and Gratitude Log Spreads   Recommended Products

From time to time the Scribbles that Matter Journal is sold out on Amazon. When this happens third party sellers will try to sell the journal for an insane amount of money. DO NOT BUY THAT! Scribbles that Matter should be back in stock soon. My second favorite journal is the Essentials Dot Matrix, though I warn you the pages on this one are thinner and bleeding and shadows show up on opposite sides. However, it's a decent cheap journal if you are in a pinch and just want to get started.

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