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Bullet Journal Weekly Spread

Your Ultimate Guide to Beginning a Bullet Journal AT ANY TIME

How exactly are you supposed to get started with a bullet journal? First, begin by understanding the bullet journal index. As with trying anything new, beginning a new bullet journal can be intimidating. There are a ton of conflicting resources out there telling you what bullet journal elements you should use or shouldn’t use. And the truth is, you do what’s right for you.

On my Instagram sister site, @showmeyourplanner, the question I get asked the most is

“How do I get started?”

For this series, I’ve chosen the key elements for bullet journaling and will explain them in detail, and of course, provide you with lots of gorgeous inspiration from my favorite bullet journal accounts. I’ve organized the posts in this series in the order in which I use them, but feel free to click through the posts in any order that you like.

Your Ultimate Guide to Beginning a Bullet Journal AT ANY TIME

  1. Bullet Journal Index
  2. Bullet Journal Key
  3. Bullet Journal Future Log
  4. Bullet Journal Monthly Planning
  5. Bullet Journal Weekly Logs (you’re here!) or Weekly Spreads
  6. Bullet Journal Dailies

Part 5: Bullet Journal Weekly Spread – #2!

FYI, I found so many beautiful examples of bullet journal weekly spread ideas, I had to create two posts! After checking out these gorgeous spreads, if you’re looking for even more ideas, check out my bullet journal weekly layout post. 

Let’s start with a quick explanation of where bullet journal weekly spreads fit into the grand scheme of things. I’d say after the all-important future planning spreads for your bullet journal, weekly spreads are a close second. I personally don’t use daily spreads, because my weeklies do all the heavy lifting for me.

Bullet Journal Weekly Spreads are the centerpiece of my own bullet journal. I’m able to write all my important events, to dos, meal plans, track what I’m decluttering, and keep track of long term projects.

 

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Keep it Simple with Bullet Journal Weekly Spreads

The weekly spread below is my go to layout right now. As you can see, I like to keep things simple. If I feel like getting really fancy, I will color code my bullets. Obviously, that week I wasn’t feeling fancy. I’ve experimented with lots of weekly spreads, but the one below is the one that’s currently working for me. And that’s the whole point of bullet journalling. You do what works for you; keep it simple.

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 Feel Free to Jazz Up Your Weeklies

However, many of you have incredible artistic talents and/or a little more time to dedicate to your bullet journal, so I say, go ahead and make it ornate. Add color. Doodle everywhere. Draw pretty banners and intricate wreaths. Your bullet journal should be a sort of mediation. A bit of planning peace in your hectic day. And if adding embellishments to your bullet journal brings a little zen into your life, then you’re doing it right.

My Favorite Weekly Layouts

You’ll see in the collection below, that bullet journal weekly spreads can come in all shapes and sizes. Some fancy, some basic. Weeklies are not officially an element Ryder Carroll uses in the original bullet journal method, but it works for me!

Click on the link below each photo to be taken to the original source. 

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20 more Simpy Fabulous Bullet Journal Weekly Spreads | Zen of Planning | Planner Peace and Inspiration

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Feast your eyes on 20 more DELICIOUS Bullet Journal Weekly Spreads | Zen of Planning | Planner Peace and Inspiration

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Feast your eyes on 20 more DELICIOUS Bullet Journal Weekly Spreads | Zen of Planning | Planner Peace and Inspiration

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Feast your eyes on 20 more DELICIOUS Bullet Journal Weekly Spreads | Zen of Planning | Planner Peace and Inspiration

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Simplify your life by using any one of these Bullet Journal Weekly Spreads | Zen of Planning | Planner Peace and Inspiration

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From Fancy to Fabulous 20 more Bullet Journal Weekly Spread | Zen of Planning | Planner Peace and Inspiration

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From Fancy to Fabulous 20 more Bullet Journal Weekly Spread | Zen of Planning | Planner Peace and Inspiration

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From Fancy to Fabulous 20 more Bullet Journal Weekly Spread | Zen of Planning | Planner Peace and Inspiration

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From Fancy to Fabulous 20 more Bullet Journal Weekly Spread | Zen of Planning | Planner Peace and Inspiration

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From Fancy to Fabulous 20 more Bullet Journal Weekly Spread | Zen of Planning | Planner Peace and Inspiration

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From Fancy to Fabulous 20 more Bullet Journal Weekly Spread | Zen of Planning | Planner Peace and Inspiration

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So there you have it. Some of my favorite weekly spreads. Did I miss any? Comment below with your favorite weekly spread. We’d love to see it!

Don’t forget to check out even MORE bullet journal weekly spreads, check out my original post, bullet journal weekly layouts

When you’re ready, move on to number 6 in the Ultimate Guide to Beginning a Bullet Journal at Any Time: the Bullet Journal Dailies.

You can also click through to any of the other posts in this series by finding the link below.

YOUR ULTIMATE GUIDE TO BEGINNING A BULLET JOURNAL AT ANY TIME

  1. Bullet Journal Index 
  2. Bullet Journal Key
  3. Bullet Journal Future Log
  4. Bullet Journal Monthly Planning
  5. Bullet Journal Weekly Logs (you’re here!) or Weekly Spreads
  6. Bullet Journal Dailies

Looking for some awesome Bullet Journal Hacks? Check out my post, 40 Hacks for your Bullet Journal in this New Year. There are some must-read tips in there, too!

If you’re looking for some general bullet journal inspiration, check out my Bullet Journal Pinterest board. If you want to learn more about planning in general, follow my All Things Planner board on Pinterest.

Looking for more basic bullet journal ideas? Check out the following posts:

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Comments

  1. Thanks Kat for some more inspiring layouts and a few more follows to add to my Instagram collection. Thanks also for the shout out!

    • You’re so welcome, Jane. I’m so glad you found a few more inspiring accounts to follow.

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