Hey Planning Mashers!
For March you guys chose a pretty interesting Bullet Journal theme for me – self-care and I’m very excited to tackle it!
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As always I asked you guys what you’d like to see in my journal and when you said self-care it really resonated with me.
Spring is generally a very important self-care time for me, with the change of seasons and the temperatures both mentally and physically I usually require extra care.
Plus with the pandemic we are experiencing in 2020, it’s important to stay healthy, pay extra attention to ourselves and find time to be happy in this difficult situation.
So let’s dive in and let me show you my take on the self-care Bullet Journal theme.
There is also a Plan With Me video at the end of the post if you want to check that out.
Since an extra cheer as needed, I decided to go with my favorite colors this month – I’m using Zebra Mildliners.
Oh and I almost forgot – I also used my stencils! I got these from Etsy and I love them – they are absolutely a must-have when it comes to creating large calendars.
For my cover page, I went with the huge letter M, which stands for March but as I write it, I can see it could also be Masha. Like, this is going to be my month! With everything I have planned, I’m sure it will be!
My idea for this theme is to decorate each page with different self-care type doodles. But of course, on the cover page, I wanted to include as many as I could.
Some of the things that I consider self-care and that work for me are – makeup, workout, planning, delicious food, yoga, good sleep and, well, sweets!
In March I really did something incredible – all my usual monthly spreads are basically here on these two pages.
First of all – March is a very eventful month for me. There are many birthdays and gatherings planned. But most importantly – this month I’ll be flying to Planner Con and it’s also my very first-ever visit to the USA.
As you can imagine, that means that there are many things to prepare and plan out, so I decided it’s time to bring back the huge calendar.
At the bottom, I have space for the must be done things and some plans for my content. I don’t really do goals here because I have a separate Q1 goals page.
Anf on the right you can see my habit tracker. I went with a vertical tracker and icons because this is so far the most efficient way to use space on the page. The tracker is tiny, but it allows me to do all I need and see a monthly overview of all the habits.
Oh, and in case you haven’t guessed – the theme for this spread is food. I love food and I often turn to it to feel better, be it a morning coffee or an after workout smoothie.
Ok, ok, who am I lying to – it’s usually a secretly eaten piece of cake or a local donut.
The theme for my gratitude log is body care. Physical health and good looks really affect how I feel mentally, so I always try to do the best I can.
My favorites in this department and bubble baths with salts and scented candles and skincare. I’m addicted to my skincare products and masks! That’s kind of what I wanted to show here as well.
In case it’s not very clear how to use this one – I’ll be writing down my daily gratitudes around the big letter in the middle.
Once the month is up I’ll be posting the after the pen page on y Instagram, so just be sure to follow me there to check it out.
One of the biggest things is happening to me this month – I’ll be visiting Planner Con!
It’s really a dream come true for me, since I wanted to go there for the longest time (or at least since I first heard that such a thing exists).
Plus it will be actually my first time meeting in person other planner junkies like me, so I’m very excited about that! It’ll be so sweet to talk to people who understand all the happiness of finding Tombow Set on a discount!
So this spread is for me to plan out my Planner Con – write down the schedule and any other info I might need. I’ll be adding here my after the pen page so you can see what I did with that.
Oh, and of course the self-care theme for this one is planning. Nothing calms me more than just sitting down with my BuJo, doodling, and kind of just disappearing into my own creative world.
I’m going to spend basically a week in the USA, and as you can imagine a flight from Bolivia isn’t the fastest one. So I decided to create a special travel page for all the planning.
I’m so excited that all I can do is sit and plan where I’ll go, what I’ll do and of course what I should buy, or more like what I want to buy.
This spread is mostly for my transportation info – my flights, local transportation, airport shuttle buses, and all that jazz.
This page isn’t exactly self-care themed, but I think you can say that travel is kind of a self-care. For me it definitely is – after traveling I’m always full of ideas, excited for what’s to come and inspired to do more and strive for the best.
Was it all my setup? Pretty much so. But there are a few more pages I’ll be adding as I go during the month.
First is my PlannerCon page for memories, or something like that. I might just make a memory page for all the things that lead me to the Planner Con, so we shall see. The images will definitely be uploaded here once I’m done!
Another thing I’ll definitely have here is my workshop notes. I’m registered to quite a few workshops, and even though some of them are creative ones, like how to memory keep or how to do junk journaling, some of the others are more theoretical, like goals workshop by Teresa Collins or planning workshops by Brian Taylor.
I’m going to take notes on these and will try to make it as memorable as possible, that’s why I’m actually taking several of my markers and colored pens with me – I love my notes to be very visual and interesting.
Since the month is over, here are the weekly spreads.
Plan With Me Video
Finally, here is me setting up my March, hope you enjoy this video.
What theme did you choose for your March setup? Let us know in the comments!
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