Last week, I talked about how you don’t need to spend a lot of money to get into bullet journaling and shared some inexpensive dupes you can try. Some of the other comments I usually get in my journal-related posts are how people aren’t good at drawing or how they don’t have a lot of time to spend on creating layouts. I’ve been journaling for a year now and I am not good at drawing, I don’t have nice handwriting, I don’t know how to do calligraphy and I don’t like spending a lot of time on my monthly/weekly spreads either. I’ve developed into a more minimalist approach for my journal, which really helps me be more productive since I spend less time worrying about making my journal nice and I’m able to actually utilize it. I’m not against people who pretty up their journals with drawings because it works for them as a creative outlet and I love looking at them on Pinterest, but in real life, I like the simpler layouts. I thought I’d share some of my favorite easy and minimalist weekly layouts spreads that anyone can do on any kind of journal or notebook. Most of them don’t even require a ruler, in fact I only used 3 supplies for all of these spreads: a fine tip pen, a marker and on occasion a ruler. All these spreads took me about 1 hour total to do, which puts them at a little under 5 minutes each.
Easy Weekly Bullet Journal Layouts:
A no-nonsense one page weekly layout for those of you that don’t need a lot of space each day. I like the quick and small monthly calendar view at the top left and the space at the bottom to add any events for the following week.
If you prefer two page layouts and want more space and maybe a simple habit tracker for the week, this one is perfect. It has a mini calendar view at the top, a space for your to-do list for the week, any upcoming events and a simple habit tracker. Then we have our weekly days with Saturday and Sunday split into two. I start my weeks off on Mondays because that just makes sense for me since I consider Mondays the start of my weeks. If you prefer to start your week on Sundays, simply adjust accordingly.
This two page layout is simpler than the last one and doesn’t even require a ruler. This covers the basics and has a spot for each day as well as an area for your to-do/goals list for the week.
Another one week layout, super simple and sleek-looking.
If you have a lot of events or appointments and want to keep them separate from your to do list section for the days, this spread is perfect. I don’t have a lot of events but I used to use this layout and on the right I used that for anything blog related.
This layout is perfect for busy people who need to block out specific times for events, whether you have a demanding job or you’re a busy mom. The top section allows you to write in events at certain hours of the day, while the bottom sections allow space for a to-do list for the day, your meals for the day and even a water tracker. This would take up more than one page, but I just featured two dates as an example.
Another simple, one page, no ruler needed layout. It has space for all the days of the week, your to do list (can you tell I love to do lists?), goals for the week, upcoming events and even a notes section, if needed.
This is possibly one of the easiest layouts you can do. Simple cursive also makes the dividers and headers for the days. This layout would take up two days with Saturday and Sunday split in the final space.
If you want a simple layout while keeping track of more details like breakfast, lunch dinner,water intake, exercise and fruits/veggie intake, this layout is perfect. The larger area allows for more space for each day, and although this layout would take up more pages, it’s still really simple to put together.
After using my bullet journal for one year, I have found my perfect weekly layout! It only takes up two pages and it has enough space for my dailies as well as sections along the sides to include my to-do list, shopping list, chores I wanna tackle that week, my meal plan for the week, my game plan for the blog and any upcoming events. The mini calendar at the top is a nice bonus since I like looking at the whole month at a glance while I plan. It’s a little bit more complex than the others I’ve shared but I’ve been using this layout since March and it’s been working great. The best part? It takes me like 3 minutes to put together (probably cause I’m so used to doing it already).
I just realized I lied in my opening statement, in my last spread I did use an extra pen and an extra marker. As you can see, you don’t need to draw, have pretty handwriting or spend a lot of time putting together layouts if you wanna try bullet journaling. These spreads will work on any notebook or journal and they are so easy to put together. You can of course customize them using different pens, markers, or even stickers or stamps or changing certain sections. Whatever works for you!
My other bullet journal related posts:
Bullet Journal 101 & the Basics
How I track my health & fitness in my bullet journal
How I track my books and reading in my bullet journal
How I use my bullet journal to keep track of…everything!
Bullet Journal Style Book Reviews
February Bullet Journal Spreads
March Bullet Journal Spreads
April Bullet Journal Spreads
May Memories BuJo Style
2016 Book Favorites Bujo Style
Using Your Bullet Journal For Travel Planning
Bullet Journal on a Budget
What are your favorite weekly layouts? Have you tried bullet journaling yet? Let me know in the comments!
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