The Average Girl's Guide to Bullet Journaling: Monthly, Weekly & Daily Log
Let's talk about logs! According to google, a log is "a part of the trunk or a large branch of a tree that has fallen or been cut off". Oh, sorry, wrong logs. The definition we're looking for is "an official record of events during the voyage of a ship or aircraft". Substitute "ship or aircraft" with "life" and we're easily talking about bullet journal logs.
So I'd like to introduce you to 3 logs that will help you keep track of your life - the monthly, weekly and daily log.
First and foremost, the monthly log. The monthly log allows you to plan the month ahead. Appointments you have scheduled, events to attend, birthdays, milestones you'd like to achieve and other important things like when your next pay day is! Through your monthly log, you'll get to see the shape of the month ahead.
There are myriad of ways to set up a monthly log. Like the calendar layout like I've done the past couple of months, or you can simply write the dates down the middle of the page, and split the page into two columns, to track work and personal dates separately. Right next to the monthly log is also a good place for your monthly goals.
Now onto the weekly log. The weekly log is basically like double clicking into the monthly log and it gives you an overview of the coming week. So you'll have you appointments and events for the week, with the difference of tracking how each day of the week is going to go. You can have a generic list of tasks that you'd like to complete each day or you can add times next to each task on each day - depending on how disciplined you are or want to be. Personally, I have no preference between a generic list or a time-based list, but I've found that a time-based list is particularly useful if you have an extremely hectic day coming up.
From a layout perspective, there are 1000-and-1 ways to set up your weekly log. It's my favourite part of my bujo set-up. You can choose to have a different weekly set-up each month, which is fantastic for inspiring creativity, rr you have have the same layout each week, if consistency and order are your deal.
Another great thing about the weekly log is that you can track more than just your tasks for the week. You can further break down your monthly goals into bite size weekly goals. You can also track things like your sleep, expenses and water intake. You can also leave space for a weekly review, which is a wonderful way to evaluate how your week has gone.
And finally, the daily log! I'll admit, I don't use a daily log. However, I would recommend it for folks who enjoy a little bit more detail in their day-to-day planning. The daily log dedicates an entire page to each day of the week (or sometimes 2 days of the week). With this layout, you're given ample space to delve into how each day is going to go, taking on the more traditional layout of a journal. The only reason I don't use this log is because of the amount of pages it takes out of my bujo. But if detail is your deal, then I highly recommend the daily log.
Now, for the freebies to get you started! You'll find printable monthly and weekly log templates waiting for you when you click the button below.