Use a daily planning spread in your bullet journal to keep up with all those random bits of to-do lists, grocery lists, and notes to self.

Welcome back to another week of bullet journal basics! Hopefully you’ve found something useful or inspirational in this series of posts. I’d love to know what you’ve taken away from them. Are you already a bullet journal believer? A recent convert? Not currently a bullet journaler, but thinking about starting? Leave me a comment or email me and let me know how you’re feeling about bujo these days.

Today, our series continues with a discussion of daily planning in your bullet journal.

Why Daily Planning?

A daily planning spread is a great place to record all those to-do lists, grocery lists, and notes to self that won’t fit into the boxes of a monthly or weekly spread. All those random tidbits that usually find themselves on scraps of paper or sticky notes go here, where they are safe and secure, and best of all, can be referred back to when needed.

What’s a Daily Spread Look Like?

Use a daily planning spread in your bullet journal to keep up with all those random bits of to-do lists, grocery lists, and notes to self.A daily spread can be as simple or as decorative as you care to make it. You can fit as many days onto the page as you like, or simply use a whole page for each of the week. It completely depends on how you will use your dailies and how detailed or busy your lists tend to be.

How I Use the Daily Spread

I tend to only record short to-do lists on my daily spreads. Notes and things I want to remember go into a separate journal in my traveler’s notebook (a topic we will explore here on the blog very soon!).  As such, I am able to fit three or four days onto a single page.

Use a daily planning spread in your bullet journal to keep up with all those random bits of to-do lists, grocery lists, and notes to self.

Keep in mind, though, that because I am at work for a full ten hours a day, my task lists are not very long, because I simply don’t have the time in the day to complete more than a few items.

Use a daily planning spread in your bullet journal to keep up with all those random bits of to-do lists, grocery lists, and notes to self.

I also like to use my dailies as a place to practice handwriting and try out different ideas for headers. Search Pinterest for tons of ideas and inspiration for bullet journal headers!

Use a daily planning spread in your bullet journal to keep up with all those random bits of to-do lists, grocery lists, and notes to self.As you can see, daily spreads can be pretty much whatever you need them to be. They make a great addition to the monthly and weekly spreads we’ve already looked at, or you can use nothing but dailies to plan your entire year. It’s the flexibility of the bullet journal system that makes it so useful.

So what do you think? Do you use daily spreads? Show us what you’ve got over in the Facebook group. Or drop me a line and let me know if you have any questions. I’d love to talk bullet journal with you! And be sure to drop by next week, as we wrap up this bujo series with collections spreads. Fun, fun!

 

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