Ever feel like there are so many spinning parts in your life that it is hard to keep track of your own thoughts? The bullet journal future log is a fantastic way to keep all your year in one conveniently visual place — thus helping you stay organised, focused, and present.
Need some inspiration for making your bullet journal future log? We’ve got you covered with 15 awesome templates to fit every style. Mix and match or use these ideas to brainstorm your very own special design!
What is a Future Log?
A future log is bullet journal yearly spread. In other words, it is a calendar laid out over a single page or a couple of pages. It is a perfect way to see months in advance. You will in fact be able to see the entire bullet journal year at a glance.
You will typically put your future log at the very beginning pages of your bullet journal. It is the big picture, condensed into an easy reference. You can create more detail for each month further into your journal.
Why Do I Want a Future Log?
A future log offers a few benefits:
For one thing, a BuJo future log will help keep you organized. You can include birthdays, holidays, and all the important appointments for the coming year, so you don’t forget.
It also makes planning much easier since you will have a quick reference to all the big events in store for the year.
In addition to being an organisational must, a future log is also a helpful tool for goal setting. It can be indispensable for tracking progress and staying focused.
Simply include your big goals in the spread, and then you can use the monthly and weekly spreads to go into detail and create the step-by-step goals needed to obtain the big goal.
15 Bullet Journal Future Log Template Ideas
1. The super basic
This super basic spread gives you an idea of how simple you can make this process. Simply write in the month and create space to bullet point any birthdays, holidays, and events.
Credit: Ryder Carroll
2. The two-page spread
This two-page spread is a beautiful way to visualise the entire year, with plenty of room to write in important dates and events.
3. The full calendar two-page spread
This is another wonderful two-page spread that is especially good if you really like to see all the dates of every month written out. It still gives you room to write in the important dates on the next page.
4. The super detailed spread
Want all the details on your future log organised? This detailed spread takes up more space, but it includes all the categories. This would be a great spread for goal setting — just replace the tasks section for a goals section, for example.
5. The geometric log
This geometric design is a great way to fit in your entire year on two pages and enjoy a really different look.
6. The no-nonsense calendar
Don’t feel a need to write in events and appointments on your future log? That’s okay. This simple option allows you to reference dates without any of the extra fuss.
7. The simple but thorough
This is another simple creation that nevertheless allows for plenty of room to both visualise the entire month and write in essentials.
Credit: Space and Quiet
8. The circular log
This beautiful circular log is a nice spin on the usual vertical visual. A great way to track birthdays and holidays!
9. The artistic log
Let your inner artist free by inking or colouring in a beautiful and personalised design like in this artistic future log. It will be fun to make and wonderful to look at, too!
10. The sticker and stencil log
Don’t feel comfortable drawing, but still want to add a personal touch? Use stickers and stencils to beautify your bujo future log, as in this wonderful rose-stickered log.
Credit: Amande Honorable
11. The illustrated spread
Another artistic spin on a bullet journal future log, this template allows you to personalise each month with a drawing unique to it.
Credit: Just Bright Ideas
12. The washi tape template
Here’s another cute way to personalise each month with bright and fun washi tape strips!
13. The colour-coordinated log
Need a bit of extra visual stimulus to set apart dates? Try colour coding with highlighters as in this template.
14. The vertical log
Everyone has a different style that they will jive with more. Perhaps this vertical template works best for your mind. Go with whatever design makes the most sense to you!
Credit: Anja Home
15. Create your own template!
The options for templates are endless. Get creative and combine your favorite elements of each, as in this uniquely designed bullet journal future log.
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Our journaling series is a great way to stay on track — especially if you worry that you won’t stick with it. Simply follow along with the provided tools and goal-setting guides that are created in tandem with professional life coaches.
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