I can’t believe I’m saying it, but today is the first day of a new month, so happy March everyone! February has passed by in such a blur, but since the last couple of days have been sunny and a lot less chilly than normal, it feels like spring is definitely on its way.
I’ve been using my bullet journal to plan out my life almost daily since the beginning of the year, and in today’s post, I’m sharing how I set it up for the month of March.
March Bullet Journal: Monthly Log
I’ll be using the same grid calendar as last month for my monthly log. As life gets busier, and appointments and events stack up, I find a calendar to be the most helpful. I’ve also taken to crossing out the days that have passed, and that makes it even easier!
Whilst I carried on the monochromatic theme I’ve been using since January, I decided to add a fresh pop of green highlighter too, as a reminder of the spring soon to come.
March Bullet Journal: Monthly Trackers
I’ll be using the same two monthly trackers I’ve used since the beginning of the year: one for monthly goals, and one for my Waiting For list.
My March goals page is absolutely filled to the brim. Having been on bedrest since the beginning of February, my productivity has taken a bit of a hit, and a lot of things still need to happen before the baby gets here. I marked the three projects I’m currently working on with a green dot; I’ll explain why below!
On the next page, I use my “Waiting For” list to keep track of anything that’s still outstanding, like online orders, replies to important e-mails, tasks I’ve delegated, etc. This month, I decided to include a column for the date, so I know how long I’ve been waiting on each item.
March Bullet Journal: Daily Log
My daily log has undergone a bit of a facelift. Now, I separate my tasks into three separate, colour-coded categories. The categories are: priority tasks, project tasks, and extra tasks.
I came across the idea to separate your tasks in a podcast episode called “Manage Your Projects” by Brendon Burchard. I’ve been using his method for the last two weeks and I’ve found it to be very helpful. One of the most obvious benefits is that it helps me to be less reactive and more proactive about my days.
For now, I picked three projects to focus on, which are the ones highlighted by the green dots in my monthly log. Once they’re done, I’ll move on to the next three projects.
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So that’s how I’ve set up my bullet journal for the month of March. I love how versatile the system is, and how you can easily tweak it to fit your needs.
What planning system do you currently use? Is there something that isn’t working? Have you ever wanted to try a bullet journal? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!