Hello again! I hope you’re enjoying this little mini-series of posts about bullet journaling. It seems to be a popular topic these days. Just this week, one of my small biz idols, April Bowles, blogged about her use of the bullet journal to organize and plan her life. Her post is super in-depth, and a great resource for new and old bujo’ers alike. You should check it out: Blacksburg Belle Bullet Journaling 101
Today, I’d like to continue our discussion with a look at weekly planning.
Why Weekly Planning?
A weekly spread can be super useful in planning all kinds of things, from meals to outfits, to everything in between. Appointments, events, errands, and cleaning tasks all go here, and you can refer to your weekly spread each morning before you begin your day and each evening as you cap it off.
What’s A Weekly Planner Spread Look Like?
There are lots of ways to layout a weekly spread in your bullet journal. You can create an eight-box grid (seven boxes for each day of the week, plus one for quotes, notes, or reminders. You can do seven or eight columns and treat each as a daily to-do or shopping list. The possibilities are endless, and you can find several examples in my Etsy shop Kreative Paperie.
How I Use The Weekly Spread
I’ve found that my favorite weekly layout includes a small section for the dates and major appointments,
plus boxes for each day of the week for listing tasks and menus,
plus a to-do/to-buy list with a space for reminders for the upcoming week and a spot for a quote.
It may seem busy, but after a l0t of trial and error, I’ve found that this layout works best for me. I like to add a little strip of washi across the top so I have something fun to look at, and when I have the time, I often whip out the colored pencils and color in the headers to match. The weekly spread is one I use more than any other, so I like to jazz it up a little.
Do you have a favorite weekly spread for your planner or bullet journal? Let’s see it! Come on over to the Facebook group and show us what you’ve got!
See you next week – same Bat time, same Bat channel!