The weekly log in your Bullet Journal is arguably the most important part of your journal. It helps you document your week and lay out all of your to-do’s. In this blog I will show you how to make my February weekly log but you can of course use it at anytime of the year.
What is the difference between a weekly log and a daily log?
A weekly log is something that was not included in the original Bullet Journal but it has become a really popular tool in the bujo community. A weekly view is a place where you can view your whole week. You can add in important to-do’s, events and reminders. It is nice because it is an overview which gives you a clean look at the week! I love my weekly log as I can quickly turn to it when I am arranging something and check to see what my week looks likes.
Daily logs allow you to really focus on the detail of the day. You can write in all the tasks you need to complete plus add notes. You can also take a task and split it into multiple tasks which can give you micro goals to meet through the day. For example if I needed to write a blog, I could split this task down into topics research, image searching, keyword research, writing and editing. This helps me to meet my goal and make sure I have not left anything out. I set my daily logs up a month in advance but then set up specifics the night before. This actually helps me sleep better as I can rest easy knowing tomorrow is organised.
WHY WEEKLY logs in your bullet journal are so great.
Are you sold on weekly logs yet? If not here are some reasons to get seriously excited by them.
- If you are a busy person and don’t have time to set up daily logs everyday, weekly logs could be for you.
- You like to have a full view of your week.
- I personally limit myself to five tasks a day and I only sometimes break down my tasks. I find it easier to work with a limited list which is why I love my weekly log. If you are like me, this style of log could be good for you.
- If other planners you have used are a weekly view and you are used to this, weekly logs should be suitable for you.
My February weekly log in my bullet journal.
I have been following a travel theme in one of my bullet journals. The focus has been on Paris and South Korea for the start of the year. Below I will show you step by step how to re-create my weekly log. Please remember that you can change the lettering to suit which other month you are using it for and you can be creative by playing around with doodles.
Paris Themed weekly log
Paris screams fashion to me. I love the thought of browsing the streets of Paris and wandering into large perfume shops, imagine how amazing they must smell. I re-created this feeling in my weekly log. I hope you like it.
Step 1 : Grab a pencil
With your pencil begin to carefully sketch. Start by outlining the ‘table’ everything will be within, then the worlds and dates. After this start drawing out the three doodles. They might look complex but they are actually very easy to draw and the watercolour (coming in a later step) will really bring them to life.
Step 2: Outline
Once you have finished with your pencil and you are happy with how everything is laid out, start going over everything with your waterproof black pen. Just like you did with your pencil start outlining the table before doing the rest. Also carefully outlines the doodles.
Step 3: Watercolours
The next step is always my favourite, watercolours! Use your pink and purple watercolours and colour in the week days just like I have. While you have those colours on your paintbrush paint your doodles in. Then swap to yellow and fill in the circles. After that wait for those to dry before adding another layer and add a grey shading layer around each box. This helps to give the page texture and allows it to stand out.
Step 4: Finishing touches
Fill in your main letters, weekly logs again with black pen and a touch of black watercolour to make sure they stand out. Then shade in any areas with black pen that might need it. Finally go over any watercolours that need to stand out a little more like the yellow circles.
Bonus! my next weekly log.
Enjoy your weekly log
I hope you enjoyed my step-by-step instructions on how to re-create my weekly log. If you need any more tips please get in touch via the comments below or on Instagram.
Read my blog on how to create an Affirmations Page in your Bullet Journal here.