Bullet Journal Weekly Spread: Layout Ideas
What is a weekly spread and how do I organize my Bullet Journal?
Bullet journals are a great way to take control of your life. Do you ever find yourself with a fantastic new idea one moment, only to have forgotten it by the time you’re ready to jot it down? Do you have tons of to-do lists all over the house? Bullet journaling is a way to keep all of that information, along with the normal stuff you would add to a planner, in one easy to navigate spot. The bullet journal layouts you choose will be the bulk of your planner.
The key to a well organized bullet journal is your index page. The Index is where you will jot down what pages your collections and monthly/weekly logs are located on. Following the Index page, you will have your future log, which is a general overview of the year, month-by-month. Then comes the monthly spread, followed at last by the weekly/daily spread. The weekly spread goes over the week to come from appointments to reminders, to lists of tasks to complete. The great thing about your bullet journal is that it is entirely customizable. You can be as minimalist, or creative as you’d like. If you are just starting out, I would suggest a more basic layout to keep yourself from getting overwhelmed. Remember, the whole point of the bullet journal is to stay organized, so keep it simple at first.
Pinterest can be a great place to find inspiration. I’ve also put a few of my favorite bullet journal weekly spreads below.
Pros and Cons to a Bullet Journal Weekly Spread:
- At-a-glace weekly review
- Good way to plan ahead
- One-and-done setup
- Fixed amount of daily space to work with
- Less flexibility
Bullet Journal Weekly Spreads to Try:
- This is a great minimalist layout. A simple highlighter makes everything easy to read and it takes only moments to set up.
2. I love this layout if you have a bit more time. Just use a brush pen to make the large font. It is one of the bullet journal layouts with a great modern look that I love.
3. This is a fun, whimsical bullet journal layout. Takes me almost no time at all to put together, and I can make it day-by-day if I want.
4. Another cool layout, if you feel like unleashing your creativity is below. This page takes a bit more time to complete and doesn’t give flexibility on how much you can schedule per day, but so pretty!!
5. Finally, this bullet journal layout, again takes a bit more time and doesn’t offer much space for notes per day, but if you like to plan more for weekly goals/tasks as opposed to what needs to be accomplished each day it works well as there is plenty of room on the bottom half of your page for additional lists.
Need more help with the basics? Check out my page on How to Start a Bullet Journal.