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Do you guys ever get overwhelmed by all the cool artsy spreads that you see on Instagram? I truly love them and find some of the spreads beautifully done! I mean when I first started bullet journaling I really wanted to do some complex spreads just to have my to do list look awesome! I was spending loads of time on drawing and designing. But sometimes I didn’t have time to do that. I just didn’t have time to make those kinds of spreads anymore.Some people argue that artistic spreads are something that slows them up from doing their own bujo. So they don’t even bother to do a bullet journal or they feel bad about their own layouts.
I’ve seen people say: “My spreads aren’t as pretty as yours.” Or “I don’t know how to draw.”
And I know I’ve often felt like that at times but this bullet journal is such a fun and unique journey that I’ve finally reached a point where I’m happy with just enjoying the process. I want you guys to be able to see that simple layouts can be done and still beautiful at the same time.
I’m here to let you guys know that you can have zero artistic skills and still have a Productive & Pretty planner (see what I did there ☺ )
I’ve done some simple layouts that you guys should give a try. For these layouts I used:
And some hand lettering (optional)Honestly, I felt happy to do some simple daily layout spreads that were quick and cute. Normally for my daily layouts I just need to have the following in it:
- Time ladder
- Food Log
- Task list
- And maybe some motivational quote
You can use these layouts to help you design and organize whatever you want to personally keep track of. Some people track the weather or their mood. No matter what you track you can add it to these super simple layouts.
Also, I forgot to mention that I’ve been using Crayola Supertips for that lovely watercolor affect. I really love how it comes out on my bujo and it doesn’t give my Leuchtturm any issues.For my friends that use weekly layouts: keep a look out as I’ll be sharing some simple layouts to track all the things!
Would love to know from you guys… what do you normally track on a daily layout and how do you keep it simple?