Weeklies are the heart and soul of my bullet journal. I know, I know. They were not even part of the original Ryder Carroll bullet journal! Many avid bullet journalers use monthlies and dailies to get by, but that’s what I love about bullet journaling – you can make it your own. So with that being said, I try to make my weekly spread a one-stop-shop for everything I need to organize my day.
Although I’ve already shared the evolution of my own weeklies, I’m always looking for a new great idea! These weekly spreads that I’ve gathered are ones that I found interesting but haven’t yet used.
If you’re new to bullet journaling and you need to back up a bit to find out what it’s all about,
visit my post Why Bullet Journal?
In it I concisely explain the concept of a ‘bujo’ and provide tons of links to more inspiration.
Now for the round up…
1. The Simple Faux-Daily Weekly
This spread from @crafthippy is great for those that don’t want to go crazy with extras but still want to organize a week at a time. This looks like a dailies set up, but allows you to insert reminders/tasks as the week progresses.
2. The No-Nonsense Weekly
This no bells-and-whistles spread allows you to quickly see at a glance all of your scheduled events and appointments on the left and all of your tasks for the week on the right. I have utilized the division of events/tasks in many of my weeklies, and it’s worked well for me. I especially enjoy the running task list for the entire week, so I’m not stuck rewriting tasks from day to day (because there’s a bit of a procrastinator in me at times!).
One more note: it appears the tasks list has a color code system, which could be utilized in different ways. You could color according to each sphere of you life, such as school, work, home, bills, etc. You could also color according to importance, so that when you look at the list, important tasks can be easily found and, ideally, completed first.
3. The Massive-Grid Weekly
Christina’s weekly spreads always inspire me. If you haven’t read her posts on bujoing or followed her on Instagram, I highly recommend her!
This spread attempts to organize your entire week into a single grid. Although it doesn’t have much room for fun extras (like habit trackers, brain dumps, doodles, or quotes), it is quite practical. Christina allows space for scheduled events and appointments, meals, housework, and work, but these could easily be adapted to your lifestyle.
4. The Cutesie Weekly
If you’ve read my post on the evolution of my weeklies, I need the time tracker component of a weekly. As you can see, @creative.pine.apple has a color code system for hers, which is a method I may try myself. In addition to that, this weekly is just adorable! And the relatively small boxes would definitely help reign in my sometimes out-of-control task list and force me to be a bit more realistic.
5. The Little-Bit-of-Everything Weekly
Allison’s style of weekly is super-versatile and awesome when it comes to incorporating fun extras! If you want your weekly to be the central hub for all your extras (habits, reading, groceries, goals, gratitude, reflections, etc) – this is the spread for you! She also splits her days into three segments: morning, afternoon, evening, but you could easily split this into other categories that fit your lifestyle, like work, school, housework, meals, workouts, events, appointments, etc.
6. The “Rolling” Weekly
The concept behind the rolling weekly is quite ingenious, and Shannon’s is a prime example of the key components:
1) The rolling weekly has a small space designated to each day in the future. Here you will record important events, appointments, and reminders.
2) There is also a main space for each day. Here you will write the small things that you do, or need to do, as you go through the day. You could also incorporate memories and doodles.
The different from a normal spread is you do NOT make a big space for each day ahead of time. That way, you only use as much space as you need. Also, you do NOT necessarily have 7 days in a rolling week – you may have 2 or 5, it depends on how much space you use. When you run out of space, start the next spread with that next day.
As you can see, this weekly spread also includes a space for running weekly tasks (which is a must for me!) as well as a space for meals. (Can I just say I like how the meals aren’t tied down to a day?? I never seem to cook what I plan for each day, but I usually cook all the weekly meals at some point!)
After writing this, I definitely think I’m going to test out the rolling weekly! Do any of these weekly spreads appeal to you? Or do you have a spread that you love and would like to share? I’d love to hear from you in the comments!