A weekly log in your bullet journal is a perfect place to organise your top priorities, and goals, for the coming week. Setting up a bullet journal weekly log, before diving into daily logging, will help you plan your week with intention. A weekly log is also ideal for putting together a quick dinner plan for the week, preparing for a weekly gratitude practice and tracking new habits. I’m sharing a printable weekly log template, for your bullet journal or planner, that will help you do all of this!
Use your bullet journal weekly log to record your top priorities
What tasks or projects are most important this coming week? Knowing your priorities at the beginning of the week will help you write your daily to-do lists with intention. You’ll be more likely to stay on track and focus on the tasks that matter. Come back to your weekly log often and check in with your top priorities as you move through the week. Are you still on track? If not, adjust your daily to-do list to include tasks that line up with your priorities and help you to get more done.
Set small, achievable weekly goals
Like your weekly priorities, weekly goals give you the direction you need to plan each day with purpose. Breaking down big goals into smaller, achievable, weekly tasks is a great way to stay on track and nail those big goals. Remember to celebrate your wins at the end of every week; you’ll be more motivated to keep moving forward if you do.
Track your habits
Are there new habits you would like to establish? Keep it simple and track the most important habits in your weekly log. A habit tracker in your bullet journal acts as a reminder of the important things to include in your daily routine, as well as keeping you accountable. Plus, ticking off completed habits will give you a great sense of achievement!
Create a weekly dinner plan to save time and money
Setting up a weekly dinner plan, ahead of time, has had such a positive impact on my week. Knowing which meals I’m going to cook means I can write a simpler shopping list, in less time, and I only buy what I really need. I can shop for two or three days at a time, saving me time and money.
Create space for a daily gratitude practice in your bullet journal weekly log
Practising gratitude is one of my favourite, and most effective, happiness habits. It’s also one of the simplest! Creating a small space in your weekly log to record something you are grateful for each day will boost your happiness and remind you to pay more attention to the little things. Often we will discover it’s these little things that actually bring us the most joy – the smell of fresh coffee brewing, a flower blooming in the garden, or the sound of our children giggling. The more mindful you become of these precious moments, the greater the impact a gratitude practice will have on your sense of wellbeing and happiness. If you would like to deepen your gratitude practice, create a separate collection in your notebook and write in more detail about the things you are grateful for.
How to use your free printable bullet journal weekly log
Download your weekly log template from my free Planner Lovers Resource Library. Choose from the ‘watercolour’ design or the black and white design. Both are available as two A5 weekly logs on an A4 document. Print the PDF files at 100%, or smaller to fit your particular page size. Simply cut the A4 sheet in half to create two A5 weekly logs.
To use your printed sheet- try sticking the weekly log straight into your notebook page, or use it as a template to hand-draw the design in your journal. If you hand-draw the design, change up the headings to suit your needs!