I love looking through weekly spreads to get inspiration for my own designs. Some weeks, they’re really beautiful and carefully created. Other times, they’re raw and practical — as I put them together in a hurry (like the one below).
Whenever I have the time, I like to try to make something that is both beautiful and useful.
How to Design the Perfect Weekly Spread
If you want to design a perfect weekly spread, it’s actually easy. You just need to a do a little research and planning.
Then, you can put together a collection of pretty templates that match your usual needs.
Step 1: Make a list of what you need to log
If you’ve been journaling for a while, you probably know the areas that you want to put in your weekly bullet journal spread. Most people have a daily log and some reminders.
Other common areas include:
- A Monthly Calendar
- Small Trackers (like water, reading or exercise)
- Quotes or Designs
Once you know what you want to include, you can find a design that works for you.
Step 2: Find a template that works for you
There are several areas to consider as you put together your template. First, you need to pick how you like to display the dates each day and box in your daily log. The shape can affect the space you have for your task list.
Also, the way you draw the dates and shape the boxes influences the design.
Most people pick a theme for the page, from the colors and patterns to the style of the lettering. You can get inspired by looking at the popular instagram hashtags for weekly spreads.
Popular Instagram Hashtags for Bullet Journals
By looking through these, you can find a layout that might work for all your content areas.
Step 3: Create it in Pencil, then trace
Start your layout by using a pencil. You can make small marks where lines will meet. Also, you can draw dates and designs to make sure they’re even. Once you like the design, trace it with your pens, pencils or markers.
The result is a perfect layout, customized to your taste.
Your Bullet Journal Layout
Your bullet journal layout should be a reflection of who you are. If you’re going to spend all week looking at it, you might as well enjoy the aesthetic.
It may take you a while to find the perfect design. Once you do, it’s easy to copy the spread and change little details from week to week.
If you’re looking for inspiration, check out my pinterest board “Bite the Bullet Journal.” Inside, I’ve pinned dozens of fun weekly spreads.