Once you’re done with your monthly log, the next step is a weekly log, or a daily one if you prefer. But, how do you decide which one you need to use? Worry not! I’m here to help you choose what’s best for you!
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What are Bullet Journal daily log and weekly log?
To begin with, it’s important to know that these planning elements aren’t really a part of the original Bullet Journal system, but by now, they are considered some of the most basic elements. You can read more about the original system here, but the general idea is just to go linear and write date and tasks just one after another.
The Weekly spread is something different – it’s a two page spread that has all the days of the week there. You have some space to write all your tasks, but most importantly – you can see your whole week at a glance.
The Daily log is a one page spread with information for just one day. That’s where you can go into detail on everything planned for a day and add all the information you might need.
What to write in your logs?
Obviously both logs are created to keep information on your daily tasks and appointments, so these are essential for both formats. However, there are many other things you can add to each log. I’ll give you some examples here, because I think they’ll help you decide later on the perfect format for yours.
Bullet Journal Weekly Spread
First of course you add here some space for the days and daily tasks. If you don’t really have that much to do on the weekend, you can always fuse the two days in just one section.
The beauty of the Bullet Journal system is how customizable it is. This means that you can play around with your weeklies and how you use the space. Depending on your needs, you can use all the space for your daily sections, or you can add some other elements. Here are some ideas:
Weekly habit tracker
Weekly water tracker
Calendar for the month
Number of the week
Weekly to do list
House chores list
Plans for next week
Bullet Journal Daily Log
You have a whole page just for one day, which means you can add a lot of different elements here, if you want to, of course. If you are pretty busy and have lots of things to do, you can always just write the date at top and go straight to listing out all your tasks.
However I know most of people use dailies because apart from daily tasks they need to include other details, and a daily log provides the space needed. Here are some ideas on what you could add to your daily log:
Plans for tomorrow
Motivational word of the day
Daily challenges (a doodle a day, a line a day and so on)
Weekly log or daily log?
Now that you have more or less an understanding on what each of these are and what evelements you can add, it’s time to think which would be the perfect one for you. I’d advise you to ask yourself these questions:
- What is your Bullet Journal goal?
Why did you start your BuJo? Do you want to organize your each day in timely manner? Are you planning to achieve some fitness goals? Do you want your bujo to help you with your studies? Do you need your journal just to make sure you’re moving in the right direction day by day? Think about your why and what you want to achieve with your Bullet Journal and you’ll be able to see what format can help you better with this.
- What are you planning to write in your logs?
I think this is very connected to your Bullet Journal goals. Think through what you are planning to add to your logs. Do you want to track your time and plan by schedule? Do you need to write down your health and fitness achievements daily? Are you planning to journal there? This will help you see how much space you might need and decide on the format for you.
- How much time will you have for planning?
You might want to have a daily log with all the information for the day, but be honest with yourself – how much time do you really have to plan? Will you have time every day to write all your tasks and other needed information in details? Or are you just planning to log the main events once a week and just consult your journal every morning?
Whatever you decided now, always remember that your Bullet Journal can transform together with your needs. So if this week you do a weekly spread, it doesn’t mean you will be stuck with it forever. When you feel the need to switch to daily spreads – just go for it! Feeling like you might want to have a weekly overview together with detailed daly log? – do it! You have complete freedom over your journal.
Which format do you prefer? Share your preferences in the comments section below!
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