What Is A Bullet Journal Daily Log (and 13 daily spread inspirations)

In this post, you’ll learn everything you need to know about a Bullet Journal page idea to plan your day – a daily log, which is one of the most important building blocks of the system.

Plus, you’ll also find here some daily spread inspirations to get some ideas on how you want yours to look. Since it’s one of the basic pages, this post is actually a part of my Bullet Journaling for beginners series

Daily spreads are not necessarily what I often use in my Bullet Journal, but they have benefits.

And I believe you should try many different things with this planning method before figuring out what works best for you. And I must say that sometimes my planning needs to change, and I use a daily log myself.

So today, let’s look into what a daily log is, what to write in it, and how to set one up.

There is also a free printable, so be sure to scroll until the end of the post.

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What Is A Daily Log

Bullet Journal daily log is the smallest block for planning – it’s basically a place to plan your days.

This is a spread where you organize your daily tasks, appointment, and chores.

It’s a great way to stay organized and ensure you always finish the things you must do.

More than that, your daily log can help you stay on track with your habits, self-care, and pretty much anything else you need. 

Let’s look into things you can add to your daily log, and hopefully, you’ll find some more practical ways to use this spread.

What To Put In Your Bullet Journal Daily Log

Of course, mainly, you use your daily log to write your to-do list, but it can be so much more than this!

A daily log is a large spread to fit so many things there.

Let’s start with your basic planning things:

  • Tasks
  • Events and Appointments
  • Reminders
  • Goals
  • Notes 

Some other things to increase your productivity can be:

  • Pomodoro tracker
  • Daily focus
  • 3 main tasks to complete
  • Time log
  • Time blocking
  • Tasks for tomorrow

There are other ideas you can add to make sure you don’t forget about yourself and your mind. I call these self-care ideas:

  • Gratitude log
  • Memories
  • Affirmations
  • Inspirational quote
  • Daily mood
  • Journaling

You can also use your daily spread for health and fitness tracking:

  • Water intake
  • Daily steps
  • Workout
  • Meal plan

Finally, here are a few more random ideas:

  • A doodle a day
  • Daily finances/spending
  • Weather

As you can see, a daily log can be so powerful. And I’m sure if you take a minute and think of something you need help with, you can come up with even more ideas.

Before you go right away and start adding all of these things to your daily log, let me share with you a few tips.

Bullet Journal Daily Log Tips

It’s easy to get excited and just go straight into planning.

And it’s not a bad thing; better start right away than spend months learning. I believe in learning by doing.

Nonetheless, here are some basic tips for you to consider:

  • Don’t set it up in advance

Go as your days go, don’t try to pre-made your spreads in advance. The best way is to plan your next day the day before.

It might sound a bit time-consuming, but it is actually pretty easy and fast.

You never know how much space you’ll need, so it’s best to have the freedom to use as much space as you need for your day.

  • Keep it simple

I know there are so many things you can add to your daily log, and there is so much space to be creative.

If you want to and have the time – go for it! But know that you don’t have to, and maybe, to begin with, you’d want to start with a simple setup.

Making it complicated might take away from the page’s usefulness, and you don’t want that. If Bullet Journaling starts feeling like a chore – you’re overcomplicating and doing something wrong.

  • Add what you need

The final tip is to think about what you actually need and what fits your lifestyle before adding all the things I mentioned above.

You probably don’t need all those things, so don’t try to use them either.

My tip would be to start from one or two and then see if it worked or not and if you feel like you need to add something else.

To begin with, just think of something you need help with within your life and start by adding those to your daily spread.

Daily Log Vs. Weekly Spread

Everywhere online, you usually see Bullet Journal weekly logs rather than daily spreads. What’s the difference, and why should you try a daily log?

A weekly spread helps you see an overview of the whole week and plan accordingly, while a daily log only shows you what you have planned for the day.

The other big difference is that you have much more space for everything when using a daily log.

It’s really up to you to decide which format to use; you can use them all, switch it around according to your planning need or stick to one. It’s up to you; just listen to yourself and your life.

Weekly Log / Daily Log in my Bullet Journal | Masha Plans

Daily spread is faster to create (you can do a header, and that’s it), allow more space, and help you be more concentrated.

When you have a weekly spread, you have a review of the entire week, so you always have the option to migrate your task to another day.

With a daily log, you’re more concentrated; you don’t have a visual representation of moving your tasks and completing them the next day instead, so I feel like you generally get t to be more focused and achieve more.

BuJo Daily Spread Inspirations

Finally, we get to an interesting part with different ideas on setting up your daily log.

These are all different and have different styles and elements; I hope it will give you some more ideas on how to customize yours.

Learn More

There aren’t that many posts on a daily log, in particular on Masha Plans yet, but here are a few blog posts that will help you with your day-to-day planning.

Free Daily Log Printable

Finally, of course, here is a little printable.

I made it very functional with a lot of extra details.

It’s also in A4 size, so you can print it and use it as a separate planning spread, maybe something on your fridge.

If you have never used any printables, check my post How To Use Printables In Your Bullet Journal.

And, of course, you can get this one in the “Weekly” section of our Resources Vault.

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