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Need some bujo layout ideas for your daily spread?
We’ve got you covered. Today, we’re sharing our collection of bullet journal daily spread examples.
If you’re a newbie, we look forward to how these spreads will inspire you to create the core of your bullet journal for the first time.
And if you’ve been using bullet journals for some time now, this collection could provide ideas to create future spreads.
(Side note: Don’t know the “right” way to journal? If so, then check out this seven-step process for building a journaling habit that sticks.)
What You Will Learn
- The Purpose of the Daily Spread
- 1. Rapid Daily Log
- 2. Floral Washi Border
- 3. Daily Organizing
- 4. Keep Calm and Jingle All the Way
- 5. Bread Water
- 6. Cocktail Friday
- 7. Brain Dump + To-Do
- 8. Sticker Charm
- 9. Autumn Headers
- 10. The Daily Plan Bar
- 11. Strawberries and Fairies
- 12. List and Stickers
- 13. Blu
- 14. Arrows and Boxes
- 15. Grids and Trackers
- 16. Frosted
- 17. Thermal Prints
- Final Thoughts on Bullet Journal Daily Spread Ideas
The Purpose of the Daily Spread
Your bujo’s daily spread is more than a to-do list.
While you do use the daily log to keep track of the things you’re supposed to get done for the day, this section of your bullet journal can also contain:
Many bullet journal owners also include some form of tracker in their daily spreads to keep track of habits that they are either making a part of their daily routine or getting rid of.
Before gathering your favorite bullet journal supplies, read on for awesome examples to make the daily spread work for you.
1. Rapid Daily Log
via Art of Manliness
Let’s start with a very basic layout. This example is known as rapid logging.
Here, all pieces of information you’re recording about the day are written down on the page in a bulleted list.
However, it’s not an ordinary bullet list.
Each bullet represents something. For example, a dash is an appointment, a filled dot is a to-do, a filled square can be a personal note, and a triangle can be an activity related to fitness.
You can customize the symbols according to your preferences. A “journal key” is also helpful to decipher the symbols in your daily log.
2. Floral Washi Border
This daily spread also features a bulleted list, with the creator’s personalized bullets of hearts, dashes, bars, arrows, and stars to categorize information.
One of the awesome things about bullet journals is that they are very adaptable to your design preferences. What symbols do you plan to use for your bullet lists?
3. Daily Organizing
This layout shows the versatility of a daily spread.
For example, it has space for a reminder about self-care. (Check out 200+ self-care ideas here.)
It also has ample space for writing notes, with bullets to designate what type of information is recorded.
The journal creator also allocated spaces for lecture highlights and a playlist.
Another cool feature worth noting in this layout is the daily plan bar, which we’ll discuss in more detail later on.
4. Keep Calm and Jingle All the Way
You can decorate your daily spread in keeping with the holidays, as demonstrated in this example.
In this layout, the creator used the page as one would a journal or diary. If you’re wondering if that’s allowed in bujoing, we’d say why not?
5. Bread Water
This layout has a color code so that the owner of the journal can see when tasks are happening within the day.
You might want to establish a routine for planning how your day will be. One way to do this is by setting aside a specific time each day to consider what needs to be done.
For most people, the evening is most preferable for planning activities for the following day. The evening also gives them the chance to contemplate how the day has been, as well as what tasks were left undone and can be reassigned to the next day.
6. Cocktail Friday
This daily spread was hand-drawn using Sakura Pigma Micron pens.
If you want to try a spread that’s clean and uncluttered, this can serve as your inspiration.
Within the page, there are several boxes that hold lists for specific categories, including:
7. Brain Dump + To-Do
via space and quiet
This daily spread contains several interesting features that you might want to try in your own bullet journal if you want to spend each day with intention.
In addition to a food tracker, happiness tracker, and to-do list, it has space for a “brain dump.” This is a process for getting information out of your head and onto paper, clearing your thoughts and quieting the monkey mind.
A brain dump is guaranteed to help you regain focus on what is happening in the present.
8. Sticker Charm
Perhaps you’d like to feature your favorite cartoon character in your bullet journal spread. The sample above uses stickers to pull this off in a very cute way.
Stickers are awesome for adding visual interest to planners and journals. If you’re looking for more resources, check out this post for more sticker ideas to organize your life.
9. Autumn Headers
Earlier, we included a sample of a daily spread that incorporates a holiday theme into the layout. This example features seasonal elements.
Creating a daily spread is a chance to unleash your creativity. You can decorate the headers of your daily spreads for the whole month, with the seasons as your theme.
10. The Daily Plan Bar
via Bullet Journal
Keeping a simple bullet journal does not mean it should lack information about the day. In this example, we introduce a bujo component known as the daily plan bar. You can see the vertical bar on the left side of the journal.
This bar has hourly blocks of time. You can texturize each block to distinguish between the hours. You can then write the day’s activities beside the bar, according to your schedule.
11. Strawberries and Fairies
If you prefer a more freestyle approach to creating your bullet journal spread, this example might be what you’re looking for.
The spread is pretty empty except for some printables used to decorate the pages. To achieve an “old paper” look, bits of vintage paper, stamps, and other ephemera have been used.
12. List and Stickers
Elevate your daily to-do list by using fancy calligraphy with mildliners or highlighters for your header and cute stickers for the page border.
Meanwhile, for a digital version of to-do lists, you might want to check out some apps to help get things done.
One of the wonderful benefits of bullet journals is that they encourage you to be more creative.
In this case, the bullet journal owner was inspired by the color blue and made that the overall theme of this daily spread.
How about you? What color do you think would make for an awesome daily spread theme?
14. Arrows and Boxes
If you are looking for daily log ideas that feature:
Then you might want to consider the sample above.
In this example, you can find almost everything you need in a daily spread, such as a goals box, grocery list, reminders, to-dos, and work-related concerns.
Everything is laid out on dot-grid paper in an uncluttered, charmingly minimalistic spread.
15. Grids and Trackers
This layout uses scraps of paper as trackers for several activities. It can be incorporated into your monthly spread or used as a component of your bullet journal’s daily log layout. (For more monthly theme inspiration, check out these posts on September, October, and November bullet journal theme ideas.)
Speaking of scraps, here is another example of a bullet journal spread that uses scrap paper to wonderful effect.
In this case, scraps of wrapping paper are cut and glued as borders for every daily log page.
You can use the same paper design for the entire month for uniformity, or you can use different kinds of scrap paper to create design elements.
These then serve as interesting visuals each day of the month.
17. Thermal Prints
Some bullet journal enthusiasts invest a lot in journaling supplies to create awesome spreads. A thermal printer is one such investment.
This example shows the interesting possibilities of using thermal prints as design components for your bujo spreads.
Many bullet journal devotees like this printer for the potential to print black-and-white images to enhance their design capabilities.
Final Thoughts on Bullet Journal Daily Spread Ideas
The daily spread is the core of your bullet journal, where you keep track of your activities for the day.
But this part of your journal is not only for keeping you organized and productive. It is also an awesome way of setting intention and being mindful about how you spend each of your waking hours.
We hope that the collection of bujo daily spreads featured today provide the inspiration you need to create your own daily log.
Meanwhile, you might want to check the following resources to learn more about bullet journals:
Finally, if you don’t know the “right” way to journal, then check out this seven-step process for building a journaling habit that sticks.)