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Minimal Weekly Bullet Journal Spread Layouts

In this blog post I am sharing simple and minimal weekly spread layouts for a bullet journal. The purpose of sharing these layouts is to give you ideas on ways to organize your weekly spreads. I have been using these same layouts for years now and still manage to make them look different and unique from week to week. Like with all of my bullet journal posts these are meant as inspiration for how you can make your bullet journal both functional and creative. 

I plan digitally, using an iPad and the application GoodNotes Adonit Dash 3 Stylus from Amazon. These spreads were made on GoodNotes5, but are easily exported to be used on GoodNotes4. If you are curious to why I plan digitally check out my blog post Switching to a Digital Planner-Paperless Planning.

Vertical with Three Sections

This first weekly layout is a vertical layout with three useful sections. The main section is a vertical box for each day of the week and then a combined box for Saturday and Sunday. This section is designed to house the majority of the planning for your week. This is where tasks will be tracked and crossed off, appointment times will be written, and any thing else accomplished that day will be written. The next section is What I Ate. In this section you track what you ate for each meal or what you plan to make for each meal. The last section is an empty box on each page that can be used as a notes section, weekly to do list, habit tracker, shopping list, or even a place to write a quote or doodle. The design elements of this layout are a box with a drop shadow in the upper left hand corner. This is meant to write the dates of this week. The empty space next to this box is meant for the design, doodles or graphics of this spread. I have a number of different blog posts using this spread for different themes. They will be linked at the bottom of this post. 

Vertical with Two Sections

This next weekly layout has two main sections. Like the first it has a box for each day of the week and a What I Ate for each day. Instead of cluttering this spread with another box, the space is left open but can still be used for the same purposes as described above. Not having another box allows for a more open and creative header for how you choose to use this open space. 

Vertical with Two Sections and Days

This layout uses the same elements as the last spread just with the added days of the week written in a simple and clean font. Already having the days of the week written for you can make the design process go by quicker especially if you plan digitally and save the spread as a template and copy and paste the spread each time you plan a new week. The copy and paste page feature in both GoodNotes 4 and GoodNotes 5 allows you to do this.

Horizontal with Four Sections

This horizontal weekly layout has the same three sections as the first plus a bonus box. A box for each day of the week, What I Ate, a note or to do section, and a smaller box that can be used for a weekly tracker, doodle or a quote. This box could also be used to add a picture that was taken that week. 

Vertical Polaroids and Sticky Notes

This spread is minimal but comes with more design than the previous layouts. The sections for each day of the week are designed to look like Polaroid pictures and the What I Ate section are designed to look like sticky notes that are taped up. Unlike the other spreads this layout only includes daily sections and a What I Ate section. For this spread one box will have to be used for both Saturday and Sunday. Also the What I Ate will need to be arranged differently to include four on one page.

Daily Section Shapes

This spread is still minimal but is the most design heavy of all the ones shown here. The layout is shaped around three or four drawings or shapes that are used for the daily section. In this example I used Mickey, but I have also used this layout with pumpkins, stars and many other shapes. Like the last layout this one only includes a daily section and a What I Ate section. When including four of the sections on one page the shapes will have to be arranged differently and made slightly smaller. 

Horizontal with Three Sections

For the last layout of this post I am using the simple vertical layout from the first idea and making it horizontal. This spread has the same three sections; daily section, What I Ate, and notes. This spread works best if you don not follow a block schedule in your planner because there is not enough room in my opinion to fill it out that way. What is great about this spread is that the notes section is large enough to fit anything that doesn't fit in the daily sections. 

This blog post is meant as inspiration for creating a minimal, creative and functional weekly bullet journal layouts. Happy planning!!

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