Ever since I got into bullet journaling, I’ve been following more and more bullet journal Instagram and Pinterest accounts to stir my creativity.
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My bullet journal is actually quite plain and very function-over-form but I’ve been finding it very relaxing and even inspiring to sit and lay out a spread for a period of time. It gives my mind something to engage in that’s creative instead of analytical and helps me be more mindful and present in the moment. Usually, your mind is racing with thought after thought and so I find this is one way to slow the onslaught of thoughts and just be. Self-care from every angle.
Today I’m sharing some of the accounts I’ve come across and focusing on weekly spreads since even though I love to sit and draw up my month-at-a-glance. Doing my bullet journal weekly spread as part of my Sunday self-care routine has become so satisfying.
If you haven’t yet started on your bullet journal journey, this is the journal I most recommend. The pages are already numbered, it comes with an index page and the pages are thick enough to withstand your penstroke or even watercolour paints if you’re an artsy creative.
This is also a good option for a better price. Since I’m not artsy at all, this stencil and coloured pen set helps me to express my creativity and where would I be without these cute stickers to bring joy to my journaling.
If you’re confused about how a planner can help you to achieve your goals and keep you organised then check out the linked post or check out this one for a free weekly planner printable.
Enjoy the below spreads that range from functional to artsy to whimsical to simple.
What Is a Bullet Journal Weekly Spread?
A bullet journal weekly spread is a layout commonly used in bullet journaling to organize and plan tasks, events, and goals on a weekly basis. It is a flexible and customizable system that allows individuals to design their own unique layouts based on their needs and preferences.
Here’s a basic structure and some elements commonly included in a bullet journal weekly spread:
Dates: Start by writing the dates for the week you’re planning to organize. Usually, this is done on the top or left side of the page.
Days of the week: Allocate a section for each day of the week. You can use a horizontal or vertical layout, depending on your preference. Each day’s section should provide enough space for you to jot down tasks, appointments, or important events.
Task list: Create a list of tasks or to-dos for the week. This can be placed under the days of the week or in a separate section. You can use bullet points, checkboxes, or symbols to represent different task statuses (e.g., incomplete, complete, priority).
Events and appointments: Include a section to note down specific events, appointments, or deadlines that are scheduled for the week. You can use a time-based layout if you have many appointments throughout the day.
Notes and additional sections: Reserve space for any additional sections you may want to include, such as a habit tracker, meal planner, gratitude log, or any other elements that suit your needs. These sections can be placed at the bottom or on the side of the weekly spread.
Decorations and personal touches: Bullet journaling often involves creativity and personalization. You can add doodles, hand-lettering, colors, or decorative elements to make your weekly spread visually appealing and reflective of your style.
Remember, the beauty of bullet journaling is that you can adapt and modify the layout to fit your specific requirements. Experiment with different designs, elements, and formats until you find what works best for you.
Bullet Journal Weekly Spread Ideas
If you’re intimidated and not sure how to start your bullet journal, click on that link as I walk you through an easy bullet journal set.