Simple Bujo Weekly Spreads Idea for Beginner and Busy People

5 Seconds Summary: 

The bujo weekly spread allows you to see at a glance the plan or any information that matters for the whole week. This will help you feel more ready and anticipate the event of the week.

Note

if you are just starting and want to know more about the bullet journal, you might want to read this post to help you begin the process.

The bullet journal method can be approached in 6 steps

Bullet journal key

Bullet journal index

Bullet journal future log 

Bullet journal monthly spreads

Bullet journal weekly/daily spreads (We are here!)

Bullet journal collections

The bullet journal weekly is the fifth step of the  bullet journal system

What is bujo's weekly spread?

The bujo weekly spread or in short, weeklies are the bullet journal section where the important tasks, to-do list and anything you need for the week are ready in the designated spread.

The concept is quite similar to the monthly spread but this one is in a weekly format

The bujo weekly spread allows you to see at a glance the plan or any information that matters for the whole week. This will help you feel more ready and anticipate the event of the week

The idea of creating the bujo weekly spread is to help you:

  • Plan and organize the week 
  • Break the large chunk of the long term projects into smaller weekly to do list 
  • Re align your goals and focus
  • Spread out the to do list and not overdo it on certain days

What is the difference between bujo weekly spreads vs daily spreads?

One word, the layout

The weekly spread is usually a 2-page spread (even though you can still use a single spread as shown in the example below)

Whereas the dailies are mainly a single page spread and focus on the task and do list of the day

 But because it’s focuses on the day itself, there’s more space compared to the weeklies

 So either its weeklies or dailies, it will be to your personal preferences

 If the content is the same or repeatable you can keep either one of the dailies or weeklies.

 There’s no harm to keep both if you are okay with it

 For me, personally, I prefer the bujo weekly layout.



What do I like about bujo weekly?

The thing I like about bujo weekly compared to dailies and monthlies is that it gives me a sense of direction where to go in every week.

 The monthlies are good for the overview of what’s going on in a month

 But weekly will give a more detailed action plan on what to do.

 Even before starting a bullet journal, I plan my weekly activities in my planner. So I know where my priorities go each day of the week.

So I am quite surprised to know that the original bullet journal setup doesn’t include the weekly plan. 

But that’s what I like about bullet journal

You can improvise according to your want and needs.

So what is the element in the bujo weekly spreads?

Since there is no specific guidance from the original bullet journal creator, Ryder Caroll. The bujo weekly spreads you created will be depended greatly on what you want.

 You can get some inspiration I shared in this article but don’t feel as if it is a must to include a certain element

Based on your preferences and the time that you have, make the bujo weekly spreads work for you and not the other way around

 For me, the bujo weekly spreads just need to have a few essential

The essential:  weekly task log and to do list

 But sometimes, people find it easier to incorporate other elements that make the week planning more complete

 The add on

  • Habit tracker
  • Meal planning
  • Workout Plan
  • Notes section
  • Quotes (based on your current situation/needs)
  • Mini calendar
  • Weekly doodles

Work related

  • Project progress
  • Work start/end time

Study related 

  • Topic to focus on for the week
  • Exam/other important date highlights
  • Current performance in school/class



The Bujo weekly spreads idea

There are a lot of bujo weekly spread ideas you can try. 

From the simple minimalist design to colourful arts design

its all up to you

I have curated some ideas that you can try if you are just about to begin bullet journaling like me or is short of time

Minimalist weekly spread

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Bujo one page weekly spread

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Bullet journal two page weekly spread

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the artsy bujo weekly spread

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Bullet journal weekly vertical spread

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Bujo weekly spread for students

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FAQ

Can I use weekly instead of daily?

Yes! There is no issue at all. In fact, sometimes the weekly and daily used interchangeably

The difference is mainly in the layout. The content of it will be the same depending on how many elements you include in your weekly or daily spread

Do I really need the bujo weekly spreads?

Well up to you.

If you feel the need to plan the weekly agenda and are already used to the routine, the weekly spread will do you a favour.

But if not, just stick to the original approach of the bullet journal method by Ryder Caroll, that is use a daily log and monthly spread.

Will I get any benefit by doing bujo weekly spread?

Well, it depends on whether you do what you plan or actually plan something on the bullet journal.

To get the benefit from it is to actually execute the plan. No matter how pretty your layout or how aesthetic it looks, it is just a tool to help you more organized in planning.