Bullet Journal for the Absolute Beginner: Weekly Spread

Thank you so much for joining me with Bullet Journal for the Absolute Beginner series. You are just about halfway through the series, guiding you through the essential steps to take when you are starting your very first bullet journal.

Here is a look at what we have covered so far:

Buying Your Own Bullet Journal and Supplies

Deciding What to Include in the Bullet Journal

Writing Down a Future Log

Creating Your Monthly Spread

Working on a Monthly Task List

Now that we have covered the basics of a bullet journal, and gone over the monthly spread and task list, it is time to learn about the Weekly Spread. This is the part of my journal, outside of the future log, that I refer to the most!

Weekly Bullet Journal Spread

Why You Should Have a Weekly Spread in Your Bullet Journal

A common question asked is why you should have a separate calendar spread for the week, as opposed to just the monthly and daily (which you will learn about next time).

Here are some main benefits of the weekly spread:

  • You have more space for writing – While the monthly calendar spread is good for briefly describing events and appointments, it doesn’t give much room for details. That is when you turn the page to the weekly spread so you can write down more details, or even add short to-do lists and some tasks that need to be completed each day.
  • It is a great place to set short-term goals. I like to set mini goals for the week–write 3 blog posts, or work out x number of times, or memorize a Bible verse. The weekly spread gives me the space to write these goals out.
  • Meal Planning. Many people have a separate meal plan spread in their bullet journal, but I find it easiest to meal plan within my weekly spread. Once I write down all of our events for the week, I can then plug in meals that will fit the level of busy (or the number of people we will have at home). When I meal plan this way, I find that I don’t have to flip back and forth in my journal.
  • My weekly spread allows me to blend my personal life and my work life on one page so I can see how things will be going at a glance and I can plan appointments and meetings accordingly.

Here is some more bullet journal weekly spread inspiration:

BUjo Weekly spread
Bullet journal purists find this page to be totally optional. However, I find it indispensable! Leave me a comment and let me know how YOU use your monthly spread!

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Written by Dakotapam
I'm a Lutheran pastor's wife and mom to six kids, including young adult sons down to 8-year old twin daughters. My life is sometimes normal, and sometimes crazy; but through it all, I know that I am blessed! Some people say that I have my hands full, I prefer to call it living life with both hands full, and I love it!