Bullet Journal 101: Weekly Spread and Meal Planning

Bullet Journal Meal Planning

Welcome to another installment of Bullet Journal 101!  Today I’m sharing how I use weekly spreads to manage my life and how I do bullet journal meal planning.    Let’s start with my weekly spread.  I LOVE having a whole week laid out at a glance so I can see just what those seven days hold.  It’s a great way to check out what’s happening when, and helps me manage my time SO much better.  I also do some self care tracking as well as keeping tabs on my production and editing schedules.  I love having a go to place in my Bullet Journal to keep me on top of things for the week.  Some have asked why I do a weekly spread when I also do daily spreads.  The answer to that is – detail.  My daily spreads are MUCH more detailed than my weekly spreads.  I write down almost every little thing I need to do in order to complete a project or task.  This helps me visualize how much time something will take, and feels SO rewarding when I tick off the boxes as I make my way to the end of my tasks.  For people who don’t have as much going on as I do, a weekly spread might be enough to get them through!

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As Jill told you, we started a Whole30 in January, so meal planning is at a whole new level for me.  I’m not just planning dinners – it’s EVERYTHING!  Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks!  It’s a lot to do, so this spread really helps me keep everything in order.  It also helps me not get overwhelmed.  That is a really big deal to me.  When I’m using a recipe from a book, I make sure to write down the book and page number it’s on as well.  That way I’m not confused about which cookbook I got the idea from.  I didn’t always do this intense of a meal plan.  Before the Whole30 I just figured out what we were going to have for dinner.  I will say, planning breakfasts and lunches has made it MUCH easier for me to keep on track though.  I don’t have to think about what I’m going to cook for myself when I’m just getting going – it’s already in the plan so I know what to do!  Here’s what my current weekly meal plan looks like –


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