We are going into May; this year is going so fast and a new month means: new projects, new goals and a fresh, new bullet journal theme. Sometimes, the hardest part of creating your monthly bullet journal is picking your theme, colour and page design. When you have all these components figured out, the rest of your monthly spread will be easier.
May 12this Fibromyalgia Awareness Day and is important for me having been diagnosed with this chronic illness not that long ago. I am still learning so much and how I can start to live with this as well as Chronic Pain Syndrome after a workplace accident. I decided to have a purple colour theme because I have seen that it is the colour associated with Fibromyalgia.
Habit trackers are a helpful tool to hold you to account for the variety of tasks you want to ensure become habitual. You can use a number of different layouts that best suit your theme and your preferences. I enjoy using habit trackers that act as motivation to get everything checked off the list each day. It is important that even though I want to be productive, I need to be aware of my limits.
Mood trackers work really well to highlight patterns in your physical and mental health. If you live with a chronic illness, or suffer with your mental health, mood trackers can help you relay any information to a doctor if needed.
I found using this tracker last month beneficial because my chronic illness can sometimes affect my memory, so this tracker helps me to remember the days when I was in more pain and/or more exhausted.
This spread has been extremely helpful in tracking my sleeping habits. Due to my pain and medication, tracking my sleep is important to highlight any patterns in order to try and improve my sleep. If you live with a chronic illness, this spread can be really beneficial.
This spread was really helpful last month and I feel this plan really helps me to stay consistent on my Instagram to help grow my account. It helps me plan out my content and be organised with having content ready. If you struggle with posting consistently, on a social media platform, a plan like this would be really helpful.
Different Theme Ideas for Your May Bullet Journal:
- Bee theme
- Flower theme
- Bunny theme
- Pastel colour theme
- Umbrella/Rain theme
- Fairy theme
- Weather theme
- Rainbow theme
- (Dancing Around) a May Pole theme
I love this spread and excited to use it this next month. The idea for this page is to write one line about what you did that day. It is a small reflection activity that you can do on your journal and it is great to look back at in several months’ time. If you struggle with a chronic illness, and your memory is sometimes affected, this spread can be invaluable.
Gratitude is about being appreciative of what you have in your life. Regularly practising gratitude can help improve your self-love, confidence, mental health and more. I am using the same layout as the one line spread and it is a great mental health habit that you should also start.
Other page ideas you can include in your May Bullet Journal:
- Self-care tracker
- Reading tracker
- Savings tracker
- Bucket List
- Wish/buy list
- Social media follower tracker
- Doodle/Lettering pages
- Brain dump pages
If you are a blogger, this spread can help you track progress of your blog posts, engagement and follower count. If you are a small business owner, a tracker for your products, supplies and sales can enable you to keep track of what’s coming in and going out. Trackers like these can help you to be more organised with your business and/or brand.
Bullet journaling can be an effective planner tool that can help you to create a personalised planner. I hope that these bullet journal ideas, themes and designs can help ad inspire you to create your May Bullet journal spreads.
What theme do you want to use in your bullet journal? Do you have any page ideas for bullet journal spreads? I’d love to hear in the comments.