1. Double sidebar
You could change the work section to project or meals, to do, journal etc.
If you’re using your bullet journal for work and personal, school and personal etc. this is a quick layout to do. If you want to add some color you could do highlighted lines like in the image below (great for color coding too), or color in the boxes with the day and date between the 2 sections for each day.
Another layout if you want to use your planner for 2 things but want a separate checklist for each
… Or try this layout if you want just one checklist for the entire week
if you want to schedule but don’t want to use vertical columns, split the box in half like this instead. Now you have the entire width of the page to plan AM and PM. And an excuse to add some color to the page.
4. The List Maker
If you prefer to work off a to do list rather than allocating tasks to each day, try this layout. And if you did want to allocate tasks, you could write the days in colored pen or highlighter and use the same colors when writing your to do list. Or just write in black and add color using highlighters.
Related post: 50 Category Ideas for Color Coding Your Planner
5. Side Hustler
If you have a blog, Youtube channel, do direct sales or have another sort of side hustle this layout keeps everything separate. And since most of us have more time for our passion projects once the work week is over, the Saturday and Sunday section are bigger.
The checklist stamp is this one from MAMBI.
6. Giant weekend
… And if that’s still not enough weekend space, try this spread
7. Top 3
Avoid overwhelm by focusing on just 3 tasks for each day. Or instead of using the rest of the daily spread for more journaling, appointments etc., use it for your ‘should do’ and ‘if you have time’ tasks
8. Weekly habit tracker
A typical horizontal weekly spread but with a habit tracker, weekly goal and notes at the top of the page instead of the bottom like most planners do.
If you don’t want a combined Saturday and Sunday section, you could replace notes with another day of the week.
9. Even sized boxes for each day
Looks good in one color, 2 colors, 3 colors etc.
10. Back to basics
And if you don’t like any of these layouts you could always revert back to a very basic spread like this:
My reviews of the notebooks used for these spreads
- MAMBI Happy Planner Happy Notes Review
- Artist’s Loft Dot Grid Journal Review
- Plum Paper Bullet Journal Custom Notebook
- Minimalism Art Dot Grid Notebook for Bullet Journaling
- Leuchtturm1917 Bullet Journal Notebook A5
More bullet journaling spreads
- 10 Bullet Journal weekly layouts if you want to keep work and personal in the same spread
- 10 Bullet Journal Landscape Page Orientation Weekly Spreads
- 15 Quick and Simple Vertical Bullet Journal Weekly Spreads
- 26 Non-typical 2 page weekly spreads to try
- Bullet Journal Layouts: 26 Non-typical 2 page weekly spreads to try
- Planner Inspiration: 10 Rainbow Weekly Spread Ideas
- The Process Behind Making a Printable Planner
- 8 Ways to use highlighters for Bullet Journal Spreads
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