Feb 2021 bullet journal set up | rime. (2023)


hey y’all, here is the feb 2021 bullet journal setup! grab your snack and tag along! enjoy!



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fineliner color pen
artecho dual tip marker
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Hey y'all welcome here today, I'm going to enjoy a 2021 bullet journal setup and this month's theme is abstract shapes.

So I hope you enjoy.

Let's begin.

First, I'm going to write february in the open sands, boldy font and I'm going to color in all the different letters, a different color, and then I took a fluorescent, yellow marker and I outlined february and just colored it in and everything was fine until then, until I messed up so here's a little back story, so it was all going fine until I realized that I actually didn't leave a space between the numbers and that's how it looked um yeah.

So it wasn't like the worst thing in the world, but it wasn't the best thing in the world either, because I had to rip out the paper and then cut out the february and paste in here.

It was a it took a long time, but it's fine, because now it's all good.

So I now I wrote down um the calendar, and then I made the different shapes, and I outlined them, but as you can kind of see um.

My outlines are a little different because I didn't outline them like really specifically with the actual borders but a little off so that that was the style for this um theme.

So I thought that would be cool, so yeah.

I made more shades like that, and then I went to the next page and the next page is the actual calendar.

So I started out by writing february in the same spot that I wrote um february in before, and then I wrote 2020.

yeah, it's 2021, but I don't know why I wrote 2020 but yeah.

Let's just ignore that and um.

Then I made these small boxes and each of them has a little circle which has the date on them and I thought it'd be kind of cool, but I couldn't fit all of them on one page, I mean like two pages.

So I had to go on the back side.

And then do a couple more.

I usually like to fit everything on one page, because then everything else like that's kind of weird but uh, I just went back and then I added the different shapes on the space that was left there and then on the actual circles.

I just outlined, like the border-ish part, with different colors, because it looked a little too plain, and then I made the shapes on last page and wrote february in different colors and just outlined all the shapes and other things and now for the habit tracker.

So I made this grid thing and I uh divide all the uh scores into different days.

So the first one is workout.

Then water plans youtube, study and screen time and outside screen time.

I don't know why I put that because uh in quarantine, you have to like have screen time like for school and everything else, but um, yeah and now for the moon tracker.

So I use the same font that I used for the previous pages and I drew all kinds of shapes and I'm going to color in each shape.

According to what my mood is every day and here's the key and for the next page um, it's actually I'm not even gonna, explain it because it's not gonna, be that way, just a spoiler but yeah we're just gonna move on to the next page.

So the next page is the weekly spread, and this time I actually did it on one page only so.

Firstly, I have this like sticky, note taped, um on top and um these different boxes, which are the different days in the week and then I'm just gonna outline the shapes and the squares.

And then here I have this different table-ish type thing which is for reading and vitamins.

So I could have put it in the habit tracker too, but I thought it fit more with the this like thing, and here I have the clean spread which is special to this month, so I divided up them into different rooms in my house, and then I wrote down the things that I could clean in there and put a picture that to represent that and well two quotes which are a clean home.

It's a happy home and the second one is home is beautiful, so yeah and then I erased all the pencil that was behind the markers and then I went on to the next page.

So this one is the playlist brad.

So I decided to draw a giant cassette tape and behind that is a black triangle, because since it was obviously the abstract shape theme, so I just colored in the triangle black and then I outlined the cassette with a fine liner.

Then I went on to the coloring, so I colored in the like inside part of the cassette like a pinkish color and then the inside inside of the cassette was yellow and the inside of the headphones were also yellow.

But then the outside was like a aquaish color and then I wrote down february playlist inside and a random scorby, because I don't know why I wrote that but um over here, I'm just doing um like a play button and a forward and backward thing.

So I was looking a little plain, so I just went in with a white marker and just outlined the inside.

So here are the songs.

I wrote the first one is stay with me.

The second one is call me maybe and the third one is run to you and all of them are osts from kdramas.

Also, the thing that you just saw, I actually didn't, have enough footage of that so yeah, but anyways.

So here is something which is a little weird, but here home is where the heart is.

That's what I wrote in like different colors and I outlined it and did everything- and this is for the page yeah that page, which I told you that I wasn't even gonna do so.

This is a little chaotic, because I had yeah you can just see for yourself.

I went through so many markers just outlining it and making it look good, but then I just had to paste another um paper on top because it was not looking good and I was not happy with it at all.

So here's what I did instead, I made like a clipboard type like thing yeah like that, and I outlined it with um my file liner and then I so I did two of those just saying, but one I'm gonna do later in the video.

But this is for doodles for like random things, and I just ran out of ideas.

I could say, and then I didn't really know what to do on this page anyways, because all the things got a little messed up because of like the calendar that I did in the beginning.

Uh like they were like taking three pages, so that got a little weird, but then on the side like that thing I just made like different shapes and because it was looking like so weird and plain, but here so I did one in the beginning of the page, two like in the beginning of this uh, like the like, whatever and I went in with a different marker this time, because obviously I didn't want to do the exact same thing, but I this time I wrote, write a sentence a day.

So I've seen this a lot, but I haven't tried it.

So I wanted to try it out and now we're finally done except for the final reveal, but here it is so on the first page we have the page where it says, write a sentence a day and it's like a clipboard and super pretty.

The second one is the main page, it says february and has the calendar and the different um shapes, because obviously that's important, and this one is the main calendar which says february 2020 on the top and the shapes and the boxes of days.

Of course, but as we know, we couldn't fit it.

So we have a couple in the back page as well, but now we have the habit tracker with um a lot of different categories and a lot of different shapes, so yeah and then the other one is the mood tracker and that has a lot of different shapes and a lot.

It's gonna be a lot of different colors as well at the end of the month, and then this page is the doodle for free page, and I don't really know why I wrote doodle for free but anyways.

So the next page is the weekly spread, which says february on the top and the different boxes as the days and then the little table, that's pretty iconic from this page and then the checklist uh sticky note, and then this one is pretty special to this month because um, we don't really do this like normally, but we have all the different uh rooms and the things we could do in the rooms and then two quotes to obviously just spicing it up below but yeah and then moving on to the next and last page, which is the music playlist right.

So I actually really like this page, obviously because of the cassette tape, but also because you know it looks really pretty and also because I really like the songs but anyways uh yeah.

That's basically it for this month's theme, but I really hope you liked it and I'm gonna be posting more videos like these.

If you want to watch that, please subscribe and I'll see you next time bye, your name, your name.


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Intermixed Pages

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If you have no idea what you want page one to be in your bullet journal, here are some helpful ideas that people use for their first page. A drawing- Creative flowers doodles, mandalas, snowmen- you name it! If it makes you happy, draw it. An inspirational quote– Pick a quote that means something to do.

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  2. Step 2: Get a Journal and Writing Utensils. ...
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If you use a lot of pages every month, say twenty or more. You may want to look for a bullet journal notebook with more pages such as 185-250 so it lasts longer. However if you only use ten or so pages a month, you'll be fine using a notebook with 100-180 pages.

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Start with the present moment (“What's going on?”) Or start with a feeling (“I'm so mad I could bust!”) Or start with a story (“Today the weirdest thing happened….”) Once you've started, don't go back to edit or rewrite. And don't think too much. Let it flow.

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