My weekly layouts are really the heart of my Bullet Journal. I like to think of them as a weekly hub where I can plan, prioritize, and get a big picture view of the week ahead!
There are others who use a weekly instead of dailies. I use a full page every day, so wouldn’t be able to fit all of that on a 2-page weekly layout, but I think it’s a great idea if it works for you.
Weekly layouts aren’t part of the original Bullet Journal system, but I think they are a great addition, and I’d be lost without mine. I think the biggest benefit for me is that it helps to organize my brain at the beginning of the week. I have one master list of the most important tasks I need to get done, and a mental and visual reminder about any appointments all in one central location.
My weekly layouts have changed quite a bit over time. For me, part of the fun of bullet journaling is that it allows me to be creative. I personally like changing my weekly every week, but you might like finding a layout that you love and using it over and over. That’s the magic of the Bullet Journal! You can do whatever works best for you.
To give you some ideas, I’m sharing several of my weekly layouts below, starting with the most recent. You’ll see how mine have changed over time as I experiment with adding new things and taking away anything that didn’t work.
THIS WEEK’S LAYOUT
- Weekly calendar wheel–I added scheduled appointments, a theme for each day to keep me focused, and a few top priority tasks for each day.
- Time tracker–The colors represent different areas of my life and projects I’m working on. [Yellow=morning routine, blue=coaching projects, pink=blogging tasks, green=90 day goals projects, purple=personal appointments]
- Business expenses
Notes: There’s really not a practical reason for using the wheel vs. traditional boxes, but I thought it would fun to try and I like that it’s visually appealing. The Projects box was helpful for me to brain dump some priorities for this week.
- Added a time tracker to each day
- Water tracking [the boxes at the bottom of each day]
- Top 3 priorities
- Priority task list
Notes: I didn’t like having the time tracker on each day. I still felt the need to copy it to my daily layout. I also transferred my top 3 priorities to each daily, but it was nice to get a weekly overview of the tasks and plan the week ahead of time to spread the work out and make it manageable.
- Dutch door–the middle page is folded in half to give extra room. The back side you can’t see has my intuitive eating food log, and I used inside the folded page for journaling.
Notes: I liked the concept of the “dutch door”, but in reality, it didn’t work out as well for me as a 2-page spread. It was worth a try though!
- Appointments and priority tasks on the left page
- MIT (most-important tasks)
- Meal plan & trackers
Notes: I really liked adding a list of the most important tasks because I always have way more to do than I can actually accomplish, so this helped me know what to work on first.
- Horizontal time tracker [I didn’t like this.]
- Most important tasks
- Mood tracker [I forgot to fill this out]
- Color-coded priority tasks
- Focus area each day with the top 3 priorities
Notes: This layout worked pretty well for me, but was a little too detailed. I feel like some of this info is better suited to my daily layout.
- Appointments & priority to-dos [I also added a focus to each day]
- MIT, Meal Plan, Notes, Water, and Habit Tracker
Notes: Nothing new this week, but I loved these colors!! I used the Bright Tombow dual brush markers.
- Color-coded tasks
- Top 3 priorities
- Time tracker and meal plan
- Currently reading list
Notes: The only new thing this week is the currently reading list. I liked the concept, but decided to create a full-page currently reading list instead.
- Priorities & Appointments
- Meal Plan
Notes: If I had to pick a layout to fall back on, especially if I’m short on time, this would probably be it. Super easy to create because it’s all straight lines, one color, and simple.
- Appointments across the top
- Food tracker [21 Day Fix labels]
- Dinner plan
Notes: I used these labels when I was following the 21 Day Fix eating plan. I just print them out on sticker paper because it’s way easier than drawing it every day.
Layout Ideas: Weekly Layouts from Kim at Tiny Ray of Sunshine.
Weekly Spread Ideas for your Bullet Journal from Christina at Christina77Star.
- Leuchtturm 1917 dot-grid journal
- Tombow Dual Brush Pens – Bright
- Sharpie Pens
- Staedtler Triplus Fineliners