VEDA Day 2: How to Create a Weekly Spread in Your Bullet Journal

How to Create a Weekly Spread in Your Bullet Journal

How to Create a Weekly Spread in Your Bullet Journal

I seriously love this whole bullet journaling experience. And I’ve been getting slightly obsessive about it. Since I started over with a brand new BuJo on August 1st, I got to create a fresh monthly spread, which fills me with glee! And one of the things I’ve decided to do (at least for this month) is to create weekly page spreads, as well.

How to Create a Weekly Spread in Your Bullet Journal
My Monthly Spread for August 2016

For each month, I also plan to have a Habit Tracker. This is just a page, where I can write down the goals of things I want to do every day. Then I mark them off each day and see how well I did at the end of the month!

How to Create a Weekly Spread in Your Bullet Journal
My habit tracker

If you google it, you will find SOOO many weekly spread ideas. Mine is very simple by comparison, but it works so perfectly. It is as simple as a grid. I have the Leuchtturm 1917 Medium Hardcover Dotted Notebook (color is Lemon) for mine, and it has a dotted grid on each page, which consists of 38 spaces down and 26 spaces across. So I keep those dimensions in mind when deciding on space for each box.

On the first page, I create a simple five-day grid which is full width across and 7 spaces down for each day. That uses up 35 spaces and leaves three at the bottom for decoration or anything you want to add. I usually add washi tape to bring in some color and extra prettiness.

On page two, I kind of reverse it – I set up my two weekend days by using 7 spaces across and 17 spaces down, with one space between the blocks. That again uses up 35 spaces.

Then, I leave about 8 spaces at the top for titles, and beneath that, I create two more boxes – a To Do list and a Gratitude Log.

The To-Do list consists of 6 spaces across and goes down 23 spaces, leaving 8 spaces at the bottom. The Gratitude Log consists of a grid using the same 23 spaces down and 11 spaces across, which takes up the rest of the page. I use two spaces up top for the title, and then each day of the week gets 3 spaces.

I hope that is not too confusing. It’s hard to explain, but photos may help!

How to Create a Weekly Spread in Your Bullet Journal
My weekly spread before I add in my info

When actually creating my spread, I am known for making mistakes, so I almost always use a pencil to mark each line before I use a pen. I have accidentally counted wrong many times, so I try to make sure that I’ve double-checked. It’s not a real problem if you make a mistake, but I have OCD and want everything to stay nice and pretty!

How to Create a Weekly Spread in Your Bullet Journal
My weekly spread with some information filled in

I created a quick video walkthrough for those interested in the process. Doing this layout takes me about 4 minutes all together, so it’s nice and quick.

So there you have it! I do this for every week of the month, and hopefully it’ll make it easier for me to plan schedules and get things done!

 

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Katie is a 34 year old professional mommy blogger who runs the popular site, A Mother Thing. She created this site as a fun distraction and to chronicle all of her more creative pursuits. She is too pop for the punk kids and too punk for the pop kids. She loves Doctor Who.