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Finding the perfect weekly layout for your bullet journal is certainly an art and a task. There is so many options out there to draw inspiration that it can be overwhelming. The most important thing to acknowledge is that the combination of your needs, experience, and skills is going to be different than anyone else’s.
That’s it. That’s the secret. It isn’t rocket science, it’s just admitting that it’s going to take some time, some trying things out, and adjustment after adjustment. Some people change their weekly layout every week, some try a new layout every few months, and others find the perfect weekly layout (for them) and stick with it forever.
One of the aspects of the weekly layout that can make it hard to decide on just one, is the intense number of factors to consider when choosing. Typically, one of the first decisions you must make is how you intend to use it in relation to your other spreads. For instance, I used to have a monthly, weeklies, and dailies. With everything going on in my life, I finally had to admit that writing out a daily every single day just wasn’t practical for me. I avoided the switch to a weekly layout without dailies for months, but I knew it was what I needed to do, but making the decision was only the beginning.
Discovering My Weekly Layout
I tried SO many weekly layouts. I sketched them out, I borrowed a piece from here and snagged a bit from there, but each layout was lacking something. That something was always different. Sometimes I could clearly articulate the something, and other times it was nebulous, hanging just beyond explanation.
But, finally, mercilessly, it all came together at the end of December, and MY perfect weekly layout was finally all together, each piece falling into place. I ended my search at this two page layout. On the left, I have the monthly calendar and each day of the week with room for tasks, appointments, and events. On the right, I house my sleep log, the weather, notes, important information, and a small space for any notes about the following week. It is my perfect.
The following pages are a very simple full page to-do list and no frills food tracker that helps me keep on track with my current sugar detox, and will hopefully help me to me more aware of what I eat beyond that.
Like I said, this is MY perfect, but if you would like to give it a shot, I created a layout for you with dot counts to make replicating this weekly easy. You can make any modifications you like as you work on your own layouts of course!
If you would like to have that printable, you can get it here.