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Detailed Weekly Set Up & Template


This detailed weekly layout is without a doubt the most used spread in the whole of my bullet journal. I find myself going back to this weekly layout time and time again, not just because I love the layout but because the layout is so versatile! I use this spread for two different reasons depending on how busy the week ahead is.

If I have a particularly busy week ahead of me I use this layout as my weekly planner. I set the whole thing up, fill it all out on the Sunday at the start of the week and use the spread as a base for me to brainstorm how I want my week to go and the tasks I want to complete when. When I use the spread as a planner I like to still use separate dailies, so I set up dailies each evening throughout the week and refer back to this spread to update my trackers, to see when an event is coming up and to jot anything down. 

On other occasions, when I have a quiet week ahead of me I like to set this spread up on a Sunday, fill out any upcoming events and any tasks that are time sensitive and then I use the spread throughout the week as my dailies. The daily boxes are perfect for those days that do not require much space and it means everything I need during the week is always on one page, which is always a plus!

Daily Log

These daily boxes are the main part of the spread. There is space at the top to put the date and the ribbon of numbers just below are there for time tracking or time planning. If I am using the spread as a planner for the week ahead I colour in the time tracker to show when I hope to complete certain tasks or to block out any events. If I am using the spread as my dailies then I like to use the ribbon as a time tracker, tracking the hours I spend on a particular project or event.

As you can see though, my time tracker only goes from 5pm-midnight. This is because I have a 9-5 job. I see little use in having a time tracker that spans the whole day throughout the week as 9-5 will always look the same. I do however plan or track the time for the whole day (from 9am-midnight) on the weekends as I am not at work so it makes more sense.

Just below the time tracker is a space to list all of the events and tasks for the day and just below that are three boxes. When I am planning the week ahead I use these to plan my lunch and snack for work (I don't plan evening meals here as I have a separate spread for this) and the box at the bottom is for outfits! Now, this outfit box may seem a little strange to you, but oh my gosh, with a full-time job this has been a life saver. Planning my outfits in advance means that I don't have to waste time or add unnecessary stress in the mornings trying to plan what to wear! Plus its really nice to have a log of what I have worn, to figure out the type of clothes I gravitate towards the most and identify the clothes that I do not use anymore.


Notes, next week and tracker


The notes and next week boxes are pretty self-explanatory, I find them useful for those notes that you have no other place to put and them upcoming events you want to stay aware of, events such as birthdays that you still need to buy a gift for! 

The tracker here is my favourite and most useful part of the whole spread! This is where I list those tasks that are reoccurring, like sweeping and mopping the floors. Having them here means I do not have to write them down in the daily log and take up valuable space and it makes it clear to see when something was last completed. It's great for keeping track of cleaning.. those cleaning chores that you want to do every two days? Pop them here and put a dot on the days you want to complete them. Then at the end of the day you can cross it off if complete. It's great to keep track of the reoccurring tasks and to give yourself a bit of a nudge if you haven't completed them one day as no one likes to see an uncrossed task dot!


Shopping list, sleep, water and fruit & veg trackers

Next, we have the shopping list box - a place to add anything that crops up throughout the week that needs to be purchased. And finally, we have the remaining trackers. The sleep tracker has been such an eye opener. I use it to plan the amount of hours I hope to sleep each night with a black dot. Each morning, using a different colour, I note down how many hours I actually slept and join these coloured dots to create a line graph. As you can tell, the hours I sleep are pretty bad and this tracker definitely gives me the push I need to get my sleep routine back in check! We then have the water and fruit and veg trackers. I simply colour over the numbers each time I have a glass of water or a portion of fruit or veg. It's always satisfying to see the colours build up down in this part of the spread!

As you can see it's pretty easily adaptable for planning or using throughout the week. I don't use it all the time but for those weeks when I have so much going on it really is a great set up.

For anyone interested in how I set up this weekly layout in my bullet journal I have included the template just below. The template is designed around the Leuchtturn1917 A5 dot grid as this is the notebook I use. If you would like to see more bullet journal templates check out the Template Library.



Template

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7 comments

  1. L O V E your templates!
    Just switching from a Nuuna to a Leuchtturm, and these templates were great!

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    1. Thank you! I'm so pleased you find them useful :)

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  2. They Look great, Kate! Have you thought of making them into a printable template?

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  3. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  4. I cant seem to figure out how to print these out. Can you help

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  5. Thank you so much for sharing your templates. They are wonderful for people like myself, who love bullet journals, but are not talented enough to create them.

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