A weekly log in a Bullet Journal is a hive of productivity. It is where you can write down your to-do’s, events you need to attend, and notes that need recording throughout the day. In this blog, I am going to show you 3 way’s to create an epic weekly log in a Bullet Journal!
What is a weekly log?
A weekly log is the area of my Bullet Journal I use the most. It gives you the opportunity to look over the whole of your week and quickly flip to notes pages or daily logs. You have a lot of blank space to work with as you only need to fit seven days on two pages. The point of a weekly spread is not for it to be bulked down with the nitty gritty of your week but more to be an ‘overview’ of events and tasks to come.
As our world starts to return to pre-covid conditions it is going to be even more important to have an organisational tool like a Bullet Journal. We will all be very busy and have a lot more work to do. Much of the work we had planned for the past two years may have been put on hold but when we are back in action, we will need to get it done. We will be making up for lost time with birthday celebrations and other social events. Your bullet journal is the tool you need to keep you focused, calm and ready for whatever is thrown your way. Make sure you utilise it by creating spreads like the weekly log that you can use to organise your week.
Creating a weekly log that works for you.
Weekly log’s are not a one shoe fits all approach. Different log styles suits different people. It also depends on the week and how much you have planned. That is why today I am going to show you three different ways of creating a weekly log in a Bullet Journal.
my minimalistic weekly log (March)
Let’s start with my most recent weekly spread. I made it for a week in March and it was created for my minimalist bullet journal. The theme for my minimalist bullet journal is ‘nature’ and this month I have focused on Cherries. I like the pop of colour they offer and they always remind me of summer days! This weekly log is set up a little differently for this one but I took progress pictures so you can follow along and re-create it yourself!
I started by drawing the outline of my log and used pencil and `I put the whole week on one page instead of across two. This is because I am less busy at the moment and it means I need to streamline what I write. Sometimes I have a tendency to crowd my pages so this helps me keep it minimal.
I then went over my outline with my fine tipped black pen.
Finally, I went over the lines with red watercolour and some grey watercolours over the numbers/ letters. The red ties in with my ‘cherry’ theme this month and the grey helps my numbers and letters pop! I use a grey watercolour whenever I want to add some texture and shadow to a spread.
hOW TO CREATE THREE WEEKLY LOGS!
Here is how to make three different weekly logs including the one pictured above! I love my minimalist bullet journal but I also love my maximalist bullet journal which is travel themed. I have made a video that shows you three of my weekly spreads! Lets take a look below before I go into more detail on each one.
weekly log 1: paris theme.
weekly log 3: Bali
bALI THEMED WEEKLY LOG in a bullet journal – VIDEO!
Must have equipment
You will need –
- A bullet journal
- A pencil
- A fine tipped black pen
- A white gel pen
I always start by drawing my spreads in pencil, then going over the pencil with black-tipped pen, adding in watercolours, and finishing it with a white gel pen when needed. You can see me doing this in my videos and you can follow along. You don’t have to do the spreads exactly the same as I have. Be creative and add your own bits to it and play around with the layout.
it’s time to get creating
So now it is time to get creating make sure to tag me in pictures of your weekly spreads! I love to see them and might even feature them on my blog.
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