4 Types of Bullet Journal Daily Planning Layouts

4 Types of Bullet Journal Daily Planning Layouts

Daily logs are the most important module of the bullet journal system. Today, we’re going to get past decorations and stylistic choices (which I do consider to be very important to my bullet journal!) to look at the framework for different types of bullet journal daily layouts. I have a list of four daily planning styles, accompanied by photos of various spreads I’ve used since I started bullet journaling, that I can’t wait to share with you all!

#1: The Original

If you use the straight-up original bullet journal system, your dailies are an ongoing list of dates and their corresponding tasks/events/notes. You don’t really set anything up in advance, and you use however much or little space you need per day.

4 Types of Bullet Journal Daily Planning Layouts

flower dailies

Variation A: Columns

A simple tweak you can make is to use the original daily planning layout but split pages up into two columns. If you find that most of the points on your to-do lists aren’t very long and you’re wasting space on your pages because of this, you may want to use a column approach.

purple july dailies

Variation B: Small Weekly Section

Another variation is to start each week with a small section that could include a header, goals for the week, a mini month calendar, etc. Then, start your daily lists below.

mint and gray dailies

#2: Week Overview on the Side

Similar to the first type of daily log, but with a weekly sidebar. For this layout, set up a small table  containing a box for each day of the week. I find that this is helpful because I can see my week at a glance while still being on the same page as my current daily.

pink and gray dailies

Variation A: Task Section

You could also set aside a section of your daily pages for tasks for the week.

ghost dailies

Variation B: Overview on Top

Instead of putting your weekly overview on the side, stick it up top.

women's history month dailies

#3: The One That’s Really a Weekly Spread

For this sort of spread, you allocate sections for each day Sunday-Saturday (or Monday-Sunday if you prefer) at the beginning of the week. This could potentially work for you if you don’t have a whole lot of time to set up your spreads on weekdays. There is a multitude of different ways you can set this up since this is such a broad category, but here’s one example:

teal weekly

Variation A: Vertical Layout

Similar to the previous type, this column layout inspired by Lavennz @penpapersoul is set up all at once at the beginning of the week.

green christmas weekly

Variation B: Boxes

Just draw a couple of lines cutting the paper in half and that’s that! Since there are eight boxes and seven days of the week, you can use the extra box for tasks, notes, etc.—whatever you feel works best for you.

boxes weekly

#4: The Weekly-Daily Combo

A system I used for quite a while is having traditional running dailies accompanied by a page for each week that includes an overview of the week and lists of tasks and notes.

feather weekly

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Which type of daily planning do you like best? Did you see anything in this post that you’d like to try? Talk to me in the comments!

♥ Annie

4 Types of Bullet Journal Daily Planning Layouts

10 thoughts on “4 Types of Bullet Journal Daily Planning Layouts

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  3. I really like these spreads. Actually, I’m going starting an intensive four week CELTA course on Monday and I’m not going to have as much time to spend on my spreads (also not sure what layout will work best for the busy schedule) so I might be giving some of these spreads a go pretty soon! I especially like the #2: Week Overview on the Side spreads.

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