Flexibility is what attracted me to the Bullet Journal system; I love that you are not confined to pre-determined pages or layouts, and you can even vary your layouts based on your needs each week.
Because of the nature of my full-time role, I did not want to use my calendar to track meetings — I’m typically back-to-back all day, they are ever changing, and my current system in Outlook is working well. However, I needed a solution for my ever growing task list.
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Starting out, dailies made the most sense to me. In my practice bullet journal, I ruled out the need for a full page per daily. With my work load slowly decreasing week by week due to my pregnancy, I’ve found I need less and less room for my task list.
In the beginning, I was decorating my weekly spreads. However, I work in a very corporate environment and I found that meant I was not pulling out my bullet journal as much as I needed to throughout the day, in fear that someone would see my washi covered pages.
You can see from the progression I am about to share, that I’ve gone much more basic and monochromatic with my weeklies now, making it a far more functional system for me and the environment I work in. This also means I’m also jotting things down in a rush and with a normal ball point pen (gasp, I know). Again – this is just what functionally works best for me right now.
As of right now, my favorites are the two page spread with a calendar on one side and the master list on the other, and the current one-page half and half spread.
I have not yet tried a weekly spread that has the calendar across the top (spanning two pages) and the to-do list below. This is one on my list of spreads to try, so until then you can indulge in these beauties..
What weekly spread works best for you? Feel free to share links to posts, pics, pics, etc!
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