Bullet journal weekly spread ideas to give you inspiration
Looking for inspiration for your bullet journal weekly spread? In this post, we share a ton of weekly spread ideas; some minimalist, fun, simple, and must-try spreads, there really is something for everyone.
We’ve shared these alongside the basics of bullet journaling and how to get started, so whether you are new to the bullet journal community, or looking for some new ideas to up your game – keep reading if you want to put the mojo back into your bujo!
What is a Bullet Journal?
The bullet journal, (or ‘bujo’) is a planner system devised by Ryder Carroll.
The term ‘bullet’ relates to the layout, planning and productivity methods used – many of which we’ll be covering for you here! And ‘journal’ is more likely a term that you’ve come across before, being a daily record of news and events.
So put the two together and what do you have…?
A bullet journal contains a combination of different elements, including short form sentencing, indexing, monthlies, collections, future logs and dailies, (amongst other things!) It’s basically a planner system and a fun way to plan for the future and track the past – capturing your thoughts and plan throughout the day.
Along with the organizational and planning benefits, there are many mindfulness, therapeutic and mental health benefits to be enjoyed through journaling. Why not check out our blog Minimalist Bullet Journal Spreads, Easy Ideas and Weekly Layouts (2021)
Bullet Journal Method
You will likely want to introduce markers, highlighters and stickers later on, but first things first – the journal and pen is all you’ll need.
Whether it’s lined paper, dotted, spiral bound or plain, you really can use anything to get going.
Next is the minor issue of dealing with these blank pages!
While this can be a little intimidating, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with this list of 55 weekly spread ideas.
What is a Weekly Spread?
The weekly spread (or weekly log), acts as a general overview of the whole week, a great way to plan the next seven days and structure the bulk of your planning and daily tasks across the coming week. The weekly spread is a natural step between the monthly spread and daily logs.
You can cover any appointments, key events or tasks in your schedule, along with any deadlines you might have.
There are a number of fun, creative elements that you can also utilise in your weekly spreads, and these can vary greatly, depending on what you would like to do. Here is some food for thought on trackers and logs that you can drop in to your layouts;
Weekly Spread Bullet Journal Ideas
These following bullet journal weekly spreads, will give you some ideas to take away for your own weekly layout – Whatever your personal preferences, we have something for everyone!
Use any combinations to see what is possible with your own bullet journal – you can mix and match any of these themes, designs, hand lettering and spacings to truly make the best of your bujo, planning your functional space for the entire week, to suit your own style and personal needs!
10 Block Layout Bullet Journal Weekly Spreads
The simple block layout is one of the best ways to organize the week ahead, giving you an clear picture of each day, with enough space to remain creative.
Take a look below for some ideas and inspiration from some of the best block bujos on the net.
10 Dutch Door Weekly Spreads
If you’re looking for creative ways to enhance your journal, then this weekly bullet journal spread is for you!
The ‘Dutch Door‘ weekly planner system, is a way of creating a weekly spread in your bullet journal, where part of the page remains stationary, and the other part is normal and you can turn the pages as usual.
10 Minimalist Bullet Journal Weekly Spreads
Keeping your layout minimal, is an easy way to de-clutter your thoughts, giving you plenty of space to plan for the week ahead.
A straightforward minimalist spread will get you underway without too much time. Here are some simple weekly spread ideas…
8 Horizontal Bullet Journal Layouts
These spread layouts can be viewed horizontally, side by side. They can look similar to a table-style layout & all you need to do is divide your journal horizontally, with a horizontal section for each day of the week, (perhaps leaving some space for additional notes and a mood tracker too).
9 Weekly Spreads With Trackers
A weekly tracker gives you space to keep tabs on any number of things.
Whether you’re looking to check how much sleep you’re getting, learn a new skill or make sure you get that daily workout in, add a tracker alongside your weekly tasks and you’ll have your new habits locked down in no time!
8 Vertical Bullet Journal Layouts
For a vertical layout, divide your notebook vertically into the days of the week.
Then occupy that vertical space for each day to write your tasks. You may still have some space left untouched, which you can then use to add a few drawings or stickers that you love.
Bullet Journaling Bits for Beginners
For a little extra cost, some of these items can have a huge impact on your bullet journaling experience – here’s a list of some of our favorite things that you may want to take a look at, once you get started.
But remember, you really don’t need this stuff if you’re just getting up and running – it’s up to you!
- Washi Tape
- Fine Point Pens
- Crayola Super Tips
- Micron Fine Line Set Pens
- Tombow Fudenosuke Soft And Hard Tip Brush Pen
- Tombow Brush Pens
- Crayola Super Tips
So now you’re more than ready to take your place in the bullet journal community!
For more on therapeutic journaling for mental health, take a look at our blog post ‘101 Journaling Prompts for Improving Mental Health, Anxiety and Depression with Therapeutic Journal Writing. (2021)’