The Bullet Journal is normally done with the modules of a) future log, b) monthly log, and c) daily logs. As mentioned in my previous post, Monthly Spread – 2016, I’ve adapted the system so that the future and monthly log are the same thing. In this post, I want to share my weekly spreads, which I use in place of daily logs.
The reason I do this is because the student life is built around weeks. Homeworks, board meetings, classes, and extracurriculars are all weekly or bi-weekly. On top of that, every day looks completely different. Thus, it’s easier to have the weekly spread to dump all the appointments I have going on. For anything more than one week ahead, I simply dump it in my monthly log and transfer it to a future weekly spread. I imagine when I’m no longer in school, a daily log might suit me better.
A fair bit of warning: planning EVERYTHING in my life made me even more inflexible than I already was. If friends were in trouble or if I wanted to spontaneously drop everything and take the night off, I was missing out or hurting others. This is NOT okay. I’ve had to learn to make lots of empty spaces in my planner.
My process for building a weekly spread looks like this:
- Design and decorate the framework for the week. If you use a plain journal like I did, prepare to do a lot of measuring and fractions :/
- Include any goals, habit trackers, or quotes of inspiration. These are optional and you’ll see I started weeding them out if they became meaningless.
- Fill in the weekly spread by referring to the items previously logged in the monthly spread. Then, add anything else!
Here is a gallery of all the weekly spreads I used last semester. You can see that by the times finals rolled around, the spread is basically me drawing a few lines and calling it a day!