75 Easy Weekly Spread Ideas For You To Try
Minimalist Bullet Journal weekly spreads are a great way to stay on top of your weekly tasks, giving you a clear picture of your entire week at a single glance.
With the added bonus of requiring minimal effort and not taking up too much time, a minimalist weekly spread will have you hyper-organized and ticking off your to do list in no time.
And don’t think for a second that the minimalist approach needs to be dull or boring!
Different styles and layout options can make the most simple Bullet Journal spread fit perfectly with your personal preferences.
In this blog post we have put together our favorite minimalist Bullet Journal ideas and spreads, giving you stacks of inspiration for your own Bullet Journal, helping you to perfect the minimalistic look in your own weekly spreads.
What Are Minimalist Bullet Journal Spreads?
A minimalistic Bullet Journal is Bullet Journaling in its purest form, perfect for both beginners and seasoned Bullet Journalers.
It is a simple, easy to create Bullet Journal system that focuses on simple design ideas, keeping your important tasks as its main focus.
Although Bullet Journaling is very individual with many different styles, a minimalist spread is created with minimal use of colors, using just a journal notebook, black pen and clean lines, leaving lots of white space in your Bullet Journal to track your daily tasks.
A clean, minimal Bullet Journal is the ultimate in low effort and high reward, helping you to get all of your tasks completed in the most effective way possible.
Just Getting Started with minimalist spreads?
If you are new to the Bullet Journal community and just getting to grips with the Bullet Journal method, then this is a great place to start!
take a look at any related post below, dedicated to getting your Bullet Journal journey underway.
3 Top Tips For Minimal Weekly Spreads
Daily logs are a great way to focus on particular days of the week, but a weekly spread is the perfect size to give you an excellent balance of:
- Having an overview of your entire week at once
- Having enough space to detail daily tasks and goals
Tip 1 – Introduce a Bullet Journal key
Creating a Bullet Journal key is the best way for you to really understand how your Bullet Journal organization will take shape.
Laying out how you are going to track your plans and tasks each week, will put you in the perfect position to choose the right minimalist weekly spread.
Tip 2 – What is your Journal for?
Everyone’s Journaling experience is completely unique to them – and rightfully so!
By asking yourself what it is you are hoping to achieve with your Journal, you can decide on how much space you will need, and which minimalist spread would lend itself to this style.
Keep reading, ‘What to Include’ below, to provide yourself with lots of new ideas and inspiration…
Tip 3 – How much room will you need?
Each minimalist layout will vary in size, depending on the particular style.
Knowing how much space you are likely to need in your weekly log for each day, will ensure you do not find yourself struggling for space.
So whether you are tracking new habits, keeping to do lists or making daily notes, have a realistic idea of the space each section will require.
What Will You Need?
One of the best parts of choosing minimalist Bullet Journal spreads is that you really don’t need much to get started.
A good quality fineliner with sharp black ink, and some simple lines in your Journal pages, are often enough to create a stunning minimal spread.
For a little extra cost, washi tape, sticky notes and the odd splash of color can be added, but this is really down to personal choice.
Here are the Bullet Journal supplies that you might want to include, as you create your neat Bullet Journal spreads.
Just click the links below or check out the images underneath for a closer look at the supplies:
What To Include in Minimalist Bullet Journal Weekly Spreads
The basics of Bullet Journaling were designed by Ryder Carroll, so that users could create bulleted lists, carry out rapid logging and help you stay super organized.
While these principles are the backbone of Journaling, what it can become is so much more.
Whether you are keeping your Journal to support your mental health, be more productive, or help you organize your life, there are plenty of different things you can include to enhance your Journaling experience:
Minimalist Horizontal Layout
A very straightforward and easy way to design your weekly spreads, is to lay them out horizontally.
Dividing your weekly spread into seven equal sections, with lines running from the top to bottom of your page, will give you as much space as you need to track your goals and appointments for the week ahead.
If Sunday is a quieter day for your Journaling, why not split this section in half and have a handy ‘notes’ section that you can update as your week progresses.
Minimalist Vertical Layout
A vertical layout is a great way to design your weekly Bullet Journal spread.
With each day of the week at the top of your columns, it gives you the entire length of the Bullet Journal page, to create your to do lists and list other important events.
The vertical layout is perfect if you like to see your lists in a traditional ‘top to bottom’ layout.
Below we have shared some creative ways for you to design your own vertical layouts.
Minimalist Habit Tracker Ideas
According to healthline.com – ‘it takes an average of 66 days for a new behavior to become automatic.’
Habit Trackers are a great thing to not only ensure that your days are being filled productively, but you are getting started with those all-important habits and behaviors for a well-rounded, healthier lifestyle.
Here are 25 Habit Tracker ideas for your weekly spreads to help you make, (or break) those habits.
By tracking different healthy habits and your daily choices, you can give yourself every chance to make the best decisions for your body, increasing your quality of life immensely.
- Water intake
- Daily or weekly workout
- Daily steps
- Daily gratitude
- Caffeine intake
It’s all too easy nowadays to get swept along in daily life, and before you know it, bed-time has arrived again, and you have spent any time on yourself.
Self-care habits will ensure you take some time out each day for your own personal piece of mind. Here are a few to get you started.
- Morning and/or evening routines
- Sleep log
- Daily Yoga
- Daily meditation
Work around the house is often the last thing you want to be doing with your free time, but ignoring it only adds to more stress.
By creating some habits around the home, you can be sure to spend more time doing a little bit more of what you love.
- Make the bed
- Wash clothes
- Change bed sheets
- Water plants/garden
Have you been wanting to learn a new skill, but just can’t get it off the ground? Or maybe that new book you started is gathering dust just a few days later.
Creating Habit Trackers for your hobbies will have you back up and running in no time.
- Daily reading goals
- Social media use
- TV use
According to verywellmind.com – ‘effectively manage your financial situation can help you feel more in control of your life, reduce your stress, and build a more secure future.’
And Habit Trackers for your finances are a wonderful place to start.
- Credit card log
- Daily expenditure