Welcome back to the “Bullet Journal 101” series! Yesterday, you made a list and various notes about what you want to include in your bullet journal. You don’t need to have a full list just yet, but this will help you move along when creating the bullet journal and keeping it organized.
Today is Day 4, and it’s all about starting actual pages in your journal. You’re going to start with writing down a Future Log. If you’re not sure what that is, here’s a brief explanation:
The future log is a way to quickly and easily reference what important days or events are coming up in that month. Where you place it in the journal is up to you, but it would typically either go in the beginning of the journal, or in front of each monthly log you have in the journal.
The purpose is to see what events you have coming up all on one page, but not necessarily tucked into one of the calendar pages just yet. This is a good thing to start with when you’re brand new to bullet journaling, as it’s a quick reference page for when you’re setting up weekly or monthly layouts later on.
Not sure what to include in a future log? Here are some ideas:
– Family appointments, such as for the doctor or dentist
– Business-related meetings and appointments
– Birthdays or holidays coming up
– Trips you plan on taking that month
– Days when you need a reminder about something, such as jury duty or paying a certain bill
To get started on your future log, start with the month after this one, and start listing anything you know is going on during that month. This is a quick and easy way to get started with the log, which is also going to be used during this series when setting up your calendar pages.
Check back tomorrow to learn all about the Monthly Spread!