20 Fun Summer Bullet Journal Layouts

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It’s officially summertime! Summer is by far my favorite season and I am so excited to spend time out in the sunshine! I see no reason why my bullet journal can’t reflect my love for summer. So, here are 20 summer bullet journal layouts.

20 Fun Summer Bullet Journal Layouts

How to Draw Pineapple by @junefolio

It makes sense that to start out summer right, learning to draw summer items is useful. Further, this layout is a simple four-step how-to-draw pineapple layout. Since pineapple is a summer fruit, this is a must for our collection!

February Pool Time by @sab_terri

I think the use of photos in bullet journal layouts is super creative. Further, I like the creativity yet minimalism of this amazing summer layout. Not only is it simple, but features a picture of someone floating in a very clear body of water.

Summer Flowers by @bujo_by_sarah

At face value this layout might not seem very summery. However, if you look close enough at the “A” you will find some very summery flowers and plants! What a great idea for a summer layout!

Tropical June @ rox.the.planoholic

This summer spread features so many summer items! In this spread you can see tropical plant leaves, a flamingo, AND pineapple!!

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Flamingo and Tropical Leaves by @creative.journals

Bouncing off of the previous layout, this one features so many summer bits! Further, both flamingos and tropical plants are perfect for summer.

Hello June Beach Day by @bujoforstars

This beach layout is phenomenal. I love the style of art as well as the inclusion of so many beach items. What is your favorite part of this one? Mine is the sun in the top!

Fruit Doodles by @bujoabby

This layout is another amazing doodle page! Not only do you get to learn how to draw pineapple but you can learn to draw lemon, watermelon, and cherries as well!

Summertime Treats by @myblossom journal

What is your favorite warm weather treat? Mine is a simple fruit popsicle! Regardless of your favorite, this layout has them all! Checkout this weekly treat spread!

Pool Time Float by @abby.happyplans

I don’t feature this style of planner very often. However, these little pool floaty doodles were a must-share! What is your go-to flotation device!?

Popsicle Moods by @littleolivebujo

More Popsicles! This layout is a great way to do a mood tracker. The different popsicles feature multiple moods. Doing this makes for a great fruity treat layout!

Ice Cream week by @abby.happyplans

More ice cream! I can’t help but love these colorful treats. Further, this layout uses the tasty snacks for each day of the week. It is super creative and summer-y!

Pineapple Habits Tracker by @rox.the.planoholic

Here is some more pineapple love for you! Instead of a doodle layout, this one is a habit tracker. Further, each day of the month has a little section on the pineapple.

“Make Your Own Sunshine by @bujoforstars

I love a nautical summer layout! This underwater quote is a perfect addition to any warm weather seasonal spread! Additionally, I love the different shells featured and the art style!

20 Fun Summer Bullet Journal Layouts

Summer Bucket List by @hannahbananabujo

Each season needs a bucket list. This bucket list spread is a great one for summer! Further, the four sections featured here are perfect; food, crafts, sports, and places. Additionally, the seasonal doodles make a great touch! And finally, did you notice the pattern in the header? No? It’s watermelon!

Ferris Wheel by @bujobeyond

The Ferris wheel is a staple summertime fair ride. I love this fair theme for a July spread.

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Yellow Hello August Sunshine by @jihielephant

As I mentioned in my July 2019 PWM video, I use yellow for my theme once every summer. In 2018 I created a yellow watercolor and washi tape styled spread, and I loved it! Here is just the hello page. However, if you are interested, you can check out the whole spread in my August 2019 PWM.

Summer Beach by @plansthatblossom

More beach spreads! However, this one is different because of a few details. Instead of just showing off some seashells and sand, this one has seagulls, beach balls, an umbrella, and a cute little crab! This spread is adorable.

Summer Thoughts by @metro_boulot_bujo

This bullet journal spread is not explicitly summery. However, if you look close enough you will see some beach-y flowers. These flowers imply that this female is an islander of some sort. I love this subtle additional!

Summer Treats by @vk_bulletjournal

Here are some more summer treats! Additionally, check out the cute little creature holding the massive ice cream! Does anyone else wish they were him?

Sunshine Yellow Hello July by @jihielephant

This is my currently July spread. I used yellow paint, gold ink, and sunshine washi tape. In my opinion, yellow is the ultimate summer bullet journal theme!

Do you love these super fun summer bullet journal layouts? Check out some other amazing bullet journal theme ideas HERE!

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7 Ways To Practice Self-Care This Summer

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It’s important to practice self-care year-round. But we all know life happens, and keeping up on our well-being can become less of a priority.  

With fewer distractions, warmer weather, and more sunny days, summer is the best time to take a step back, break from your routine, and focus on yourself.

Here are seven ways you can relax, rejuvenate, and prioritize self-care this summer.

1. Enjoy The Outdoors

Exposure to sunlight can have a positive impact on your mood and even help alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression, which is why spending time outside is a valuable form of self-care. With warm and sunny days, the summer provides an opportunity to spend your time outdoors. Even if you’re not the outdoorsy type, spending as little as ten minutes in the sun can have a huge impact on your mental and emotional well-being.

Make time to catch some rays with these outdoor activities:

  • Explore your local farmer’s market
  • Start a garden
  • Host a BBQ
  • Spend time near water
  • Visit the zoo or an amusement park
  • Check out festivals and events in your area

2. Nourish Your Body

Despite being a season of cookouts and pool parties, summer can also bring out your body insecurities. However, it’s important to remember that beauty is a state of mind and not a physical state of being. When you accept and embrace your body, you develop a better sense of confidence and openness.

By catering to your body’s needs, you can mitigate anxiety related to body image and feel more comfortable in your own skin.

Consider adding these practices to your daily routine to show your body some extra love and attention:

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Wear proper sun protection
  • Exfoliate your skin
  • Catch up on sleep
  • Eat healthy, fresh foods

Need more inspiration? The company hers frequently shares health and wellness advice for women through their social media accounts. For more tips on ways you can embrace your body, sexuality, and health, check out the hers Instagram page.

3. Get Physically Active

Many people overlook the importance of engaging in physical activity. However, regular exercise can have long-term benefits on your mental, physical, and emotional well-being.

Self-care is all about improving yourself and feeling your best. Summer is a great time to hold yourself accountable and take advantage of the nice weather by engaging in physical activity. Even if you dread working out, research shows that even a little exercise is better than none. Plus, there are ways you can make exercising more fun. For instance, you can work out with a friend, try a new class, download a fitness app to track your progress, or participate in a charity run or walk.

Create a motivational playlist, and try any of the following activities that will help you start introducing healthy habits to your daily routine:

  • Embark on a hike or bike ride
  • Walk around your neighborhood
  • Join a summer sports league
  • Go for a swim
  • Sign up for a fitness class
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4. Practice Mindfulness

Your mental well-being plays an important role in the way you feel each day, which is why it’s important to practice mindfulness. Setting aside time each day to clear your mind can have positive impacts on your energy level, self-esteem, and your mental and spiritual health.

Fortunately, mindfulness is a universal quality that everyone possesses, and it can be practiced in a variety of ways. By practicing mindfulness on a regular basis, you can reduce anxiety, increase body satisfaction, and improve cognition.

If you’re not sure where to get started, try one of these mindfulness-cultivating practices to give your spiritual and mental health a boost:

  • Meditate and do yoga
  • Power down your devices
  • Read a self-help book
  • Commit to a stretching routine
  • Start a bullet journal

5. Get Out of Town

Exercising, meditating, and eating healthfully are all effective ways to practice self-care, but sometimes even these aren’t enough.

Don’t let your daily grind bog you down. Instead, plan the much-needed getaway you’ve been wanting to take. Whether you travel abroad, embark on a road trip, or simply take a personal day to relax, there are so many reasons why taking a vacation is important. It will help you break your daily-routine and provides opportunities for you to disconnect, reset, and recharge.

Traveling is an effective form of self-care because it provides an opportunity for you to physically uproot yourself and step away from all the chaos in your life. No matter where you venture, make yourself intentionally unavailable and dedicate this time to yourself. This means shutting your computer and turning off any work notifications such as emails or chats you may receive on your phone.

Whether you’re away for a week or only a few days, focus your energy on completing the following tasks:

  • Welcoming new perspectives
  • Reflecting on your emotions
  • Letting go of your stress and worries

6. Try Something New

During the warmer months, people often have more time to make plans and break away from their day-to-day routines, making the summer a perfect time for firsts.

While change and uncertainty can be unsettling, breaking out of your comfort zone can lead to new discoveries and opportunities for personal growth. Take advantage of the warm weather and make a list of activities you’ve always wanted to try. Then, make it your mission to push your boundaries and work your way through your list.

Think outside the box, and consider adding the following activities to your summer bucket list:

  • Visit a new city
  • Try a new restaurant
  • Take up a new hobby
  • Cook a new recipe
  • Learn a new skill

7. Treat Yourself

While a luxurious vacation may be your ideal form of practicing self-love, there are more realistic ways to treat yourself. In fact, keeping things simple (and cheaper) can actually be better. It’s the little things that make us happier, more confident, and motivated and to get through our day-to-day.

Make it a habit to indulge in activities that fit both your lifestyle and budget, such as any of the following:

  • Get a massage
  • Try aromatherapy
  • Take a bubble bath
  • Go on a shopping spree
  • Dine at a fancy restaurant
  • Buy yourself flowers

It’s important to remember that practicing self-care is not selfish, but rather something we all need to prioritize. With these tips, you can ensure you keep your physical, mental, and spiritual health in check all summer long.

So, take advantage of everything this season has to offer, practice intentional self-care, and let your inner self shine through.

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