5 Game-changing Bullet Journal Future Log Hacks

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Bullet Journal hacks, who doesn’t love them? They’re like that secret ingredient your grandma adds to her world-famous pie – small, but oh-so-powerful! And today, dear readers, we’re going to add some of this magic to our Bullet Journals.

You see, I’ve been tinkering (and by tinkering, I mean spending countless hours with my Bullet Journal, a cup of coffee, and a slightly unhealthy obsession) to find the best Bullet Journal future log hacks. I’m talking about those game-changing tricks that transform your future log from an unruly beast into a purring kitten of organization.

With these hacks, you’ll not only make journaling easier, but you’ll also squeeze more juice out of your Bullet Journal. Think of it as upgrading your ticket on the Bullet Journal journey from coach to first class. So fasten your seatbelts, because we’re about to take off into the world of Bullet Journaling like never before!

Ah, the future log. That mysterious creature is residing in the depths of your Bullet Journal, brimming with potential yet often misunderstood.

Think of your future log as a high-level overview of your upcoming months. It’s like your personal crystal ball, giving you a snapshot of what’s to come. Birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, that dentist appointment you’d rather forget about – they all find a home in the future log.

The future log is a total game changer – it’s a bird’s eye view of your life, making everything feel manageable.

Just like adding sprinkles to your ice cream, we can level up our future logs with a few hacks. And by ‘a few’, I mean some seriously cool tricks that will make your future log extra functional.

And be sure to scroll until the end to get some amazing freebies to help you with your Bullet Journal.

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Stationery Recommendations

Of course, to create a future log and to use a few of these hacks, you’ll need some stationery. And these days, there are so many brands and types of stationery available that it’s easy to feel overwhelmed.

So here are a few of my recommendations:

  • Sakura Pigma Micron – fineliners are the blood of your every page, and these are some of the best out there. Plus, they come in a set with different nib sizes, so you can add more variety to your lines.
  • Tombow Fude Brush Pen – these brush pens are great for so many things, from brush lettering to drawing. And because they have a small tip, they are also wonderful at adding smaller headers to your entries.
  • Crayola Super Tips – some of the best pens to add color to your entries since they are good quality, come in many colors, and are pretty affordable. I also absolutely adore Zebra Mildliners for their colors and quality.
  • Staedtler Triplus Fineliners – who doesn’t like a good set of colorful pens? These are amazing and come in so many beautiful bright colors to make your Bullet Journal pages pop.

Now that you have all your supplies gathered, time to sit in your home office or just on your couch and figure out which ones you’ll want to try in your Bullet Journal.

Bullet Journal Future Log Hacks

Isn’t it amazing how Bullet Journaling is like a choose-your-own-adventure book? With a dash of color here and a clever trick there, you can reinvent your future log and make it truly your own.

Some of these future log hacks might require a bit of elbow grease, but hey, who said adventures are always easy?

Perhaps you’ll experiment with a few of these hacks and realize they’re exactly what your future log needed. Or maybe you’ll read through them and think, “Nah, my future log is already pretty spectacular!” And that’s absolutely fine.

The beauty of Bullet Journaling lies in its flexibility and personalization. Your Bullet Journal isn’t just a notebook; it’s a mirror reflecting your ever-evolving self. So, if you feel there’s room for improvement, don’t hesitate to play around, mix things up, and breathe new life into your future log.

Color Coding

Alright, let’s dive into our first Bullet Journal future log hack: color coding! Color coding is the secret sauce that will turn your future log from a chaotic mess into an organized masterpiece.

Here’s how it works. You assign different colors to different types of entries. For instance, blue for birthdays, green for appointments, red for deadlines, and so on.

How To Plan Your Year With Bullet Journal Future Log | Masha Plans
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Now, at just a glance, you can tell exactly what’s coming up by the colors alone. It’s like your future log has its own secret language, and you’re the only one who knows how to speak it.

I think this is especially useful if you’re using your Bullet Journal for different areas of your life, like for personal and for work.

Calendar Stickers

I love future log with mini calendars; it helps keeping it all more organized and clear. But let’s be honest, drawing all those mini calendars is a chore!

But worry not, my fellow journaling enthusiasts, because I’ve got a nifty trick up my sleeve: calendar stickers!

Instead of painstakingly writing out each date on your future log, you simply peel off a sticker and place it on your page. These calendar stickers are essentially mini calendars that you can add to your future log, making the whole process a lot less daunting and a whole lot more fun.

And the best part? They come in a wide variety of designs and sizes, so you can find the perfect one that suits your style. So not only does your future log become a lot more organized, but it also gets a personal touch.

So, here’s the deal: next time you’re setting up your future log, give these calendar stickers a try. Not only will they save you time, but they’ll also add a dash of creativity to your Bullet Journal. It’s a win-win if you ask me!

My favorite place to shop for stickers is Etsy, and here are a few options for your calendar sticker:

Use Separate Trackers

Looking at a fully filled-out future log can be overwhelming with all the types of information you add there. This is where this hack comes in handy.

Try using different trackers for different types of events. With this simple hack, you can transform your future log from a chaotic mess into a neatly organized system.

Each type of event gets its own tracker, or maybe just pick one type of event and create a separate tracker for that.

A popular idea is to have a separate birthday tracker, since you don’t even want to be the one forgetting your loved one birthday because your future log got overwhelmed by all the work deadlines.

And the best part? This hack doesn’t just make your future log easier to read. It also makes it more enjoyable to create. Each tracker is a new opportunity to express your creativity to make your Bullet Journal truly your own.

Dutch Door Future Log

Picture this: you’re flipping through your Bullet Journal, and you land on your future log. It’s packed with events, deadlines, and appointments, so much so that it’s starting to feel a bit cramped. You wish you had more space to organize all this information without having to turn multiple pages.

Enter the Dutch door hack, an innovative solution to maximize space in your future log. It’s like opening a new dimension in your journal, allowing you to keep everything in sight while adding more details.

In essence, the Dutch door technique involves cutting a part of your page so you can flip it independently from the rest. This creates additional writing space while still being able to see the information on the page beneath.

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The beauty of the Dutch door lies in its flexibility. You can customize it to fit your needs and preferences. This way, you have all the necessary information at a glance without having to flip back and forth between pages.

Beyond its practicality, it’s also a great way to unleash your creativity. You can play around with different designs and layouts, adding a touch of personality to your Bullet Journal.

Follow The Original System

While you’re scrolling through social media, you see these gorgeous images of Bullet Journal future logs. They’re filled with intricate designs, mini calendars, and doodles. And it can feel pretty overwhelming.

Well, let me tell you something: your Bullet Journal is your personal space. It’s a tool to make your life easier, not something that should stress you out. And here’s the hack: you don’t have to overcomplicate things. Yes, those mini calendars might look pretty, but if they’re causing you more stress than they’re worth, it’s okay to skip them.

Instead, you can opt for a simpler setup. Just a header for each month, followed by a list of events or tasks. No frills, no fuss. This approach is not only easier and quicker to set up, but it also makes your future log a lot more straightforward to use.

Remember, the magic of the Bullet Journal system lies in its flexibility. It’s designed to adapt to your needs, not the other way around. So if a more minimalist future log works better for you, go for it! There’s no right or wrong way to do it, as long as it helps you stay organized and reach your goals.

With these simple hacks, you’re now equipped to turn your future log into a helpful, manageable, and dare I say, enjoyable part of your life.

Free Bullet Journal Course For Beginners

Now for the freebie. My guess is if you’re trying to figure out what to do with your future log, you’re probably pretty new to Bullet Journaling, and I bet it all seems confusing.

That’s why I’ve created a FREE course on Bullet Journaling for beginners. It will walk you through each step of creating a fully functional Bullet Journal for you.

Simply sign up in the form below, and once you confirm your subscription, all the details will be on the way to your inbox.

More Resources

There is so much more to learn about Bullet Journaling; this blog is full of posts to help you. I know how overwhelming and confusing starting a Bullet Journal is and I’m so here to help!

So here are a few for you to check out next:

>>> Which ones of these hacks are you planning to try in your Bullet Journal? Share with us in the comments!

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