Check out these ideas to create a custom bullet journal weekly spread. Keep it simple by using basic shapes and stickers, or go more artsy!
I love when it is time to create my bullet journal weekly spread pages! This is what I will use day in and day out. These are the pages that will be covered in plans, ideas, checklists, to dos, field trips, appointments, etc. For me, I love to see my week come to life with all of our homeschool activities and meal plan and see how much I can get checked off my to do list.
The design of your bullet journal weekly spread will largely depend on how much room you need to write. If you need a lot of space to write plans, to dos, appointments, etc., then you will want to use as much space as possible for the days of the week. If you don’t need as much space, you can make smaller spaces for the days of the week and have more room to decorate.
What You Need to Create a Bullet Journal Weekly Spread
The first step is to decide how many weeks you need to draw for this month. For example, looking at January 2023, the last three days of the month (29th, 30th, and 31st) are on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. I will carry those days over and add them in my February monthly spread. But sometimes it might be the opposite and a few days from the next month will be in the current month’s spread.
Each week of the month will take up a double page spread. This gives enough room for 7 days, plus whatever else you want to include. I always start sketching my weekly spread with a pencil and keep a good eraser nearby just in case. It helps me to see everything laid out and make sure I can fit everything I need for the week before making it permanent.
After I have my layout set up just how I want it, I trace over it in black ink. I personally like the crisp black lines better, but every once in a while, I use colorful pens and markers.
Once the main layout is complete, I like to add decoration. Decoration includes stickers or washi tape if you need to save time, or you can add simple sketches of flowers and greenery, or even watercolor if you like. Decoration can also include fancy fonts to label the days of the week. It doesn’t have to be complicated or colorful to be beautiful. Even just a black and white, minimal spread looks awesome.
You can also check out my bullet journal supplies post for more details about supplies that are good to have and links for those!
What to Include on Your Bullet Journal Weekly Spread
The most obvious thing to include on your bullet journal weekly spread is the days of the week. Keep it simple by using squares or rectangles as the shapes for each day. Most of the time, I like to have a section for Sunday through Saturday, but every once in a while I will leave Sunday off. The reason being that we don’t usually have plans or things to do on Sundays, and sometimes I want my weekly spread to be balanced with three days on each side of the page. Then I just use Monday through Saturday.
Keep in mind that I start my week off on Sunday, while some of you might start on Monday. If you start on Monday, your last square or rectangle could be labeled “weekend” to cover both Saturday and Sunday. Or you can split your last square or rectangle in half if your weekends aren’t busy to cover Saturday and Sunday.
There are so many different options of layouts to use for your bullet journal weekly spread. The pictures in this post just show a few. Check out Pinterest for even more ideas by searching for bullet journal weekly spreads/layouts.
Menu for Your Bullet Journal Weekly Spread
Another section I always include on my bullet journal weekly spread is a “Menu” or “Meal” area. This area is where I write down our dinners for the week so I don’t forget what I have meal planned. I don’t write down breakfast or lunch because it looks too cramped for my liking, plus breakfast is basically the same every day. Lunch usually ends up being leftovers or packing deli meat, raw veggies and fruit for a picnic. But if you want space to plan out all the meals and snacks for the day, just make this section larger.
Habit Tracker for Your Bullet Journal Weekly Spread
I also include a habit tracker on each weekly spread in my bullet journal. A habit tracker is exactly what it sounds like, a way of keeping track of habits. You can swap them out each week or each month, or stick with the same ones for a longer period of time. A habit tracker just gives you a great visual to track habits that you want to consistently be doing. I don’t like leaving things unmarked, so this is a great way to keep me motivated to complete everything.
I typically have room to track about 4 habits on the weekly spread page. If you want to track more habits or decorate a whole page around a habit tracker, just dedicate a single page each month for habit tracking. You can put this page after your monthly cover page and make your monthly calendar a single page. I explain this a little more in my post about setting up your bullet journal monthly spread.
To Do List for your Bullet Journal Weekly Spread
Don’t forget a space for a to do list! This is such an important area for me to have in my weekly spread. I like to put items here that I can complete at anytime that week. If it is a task I need to complete on a specific day, I will add a check box under that day and write the task down there instead.
I hope that seeing a few of my favorite layouts and the ways that I decorate them inspires you to make your own! Remember, your bullet journal is completely customizable to your needs. Feel free to add things to your bullet journal weekly spread that you need, and delete things that you don’t need. Put an inspirational quote or Bible verse in a blank area, or add a simple drawing or sticker. Enjoy the process!
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