Future Planning

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The future log is a big part of the traditional Bullet Journal set up. There are various takes on the future log concept, but essentially it provides a place, normally at the front of your journal, to log important future dates which can then be added into your monthly or weekly spreads as you create them.

I keep my future log super simple so its easy to set up, this works really well for me.

To create my future log I split each A5 page of my Scribbles That Matter* notebook vertically, each section will represent a month.

I place an Oops a Daisy 2019 Monthly Sticker at the top of each column for each month of the year.

At the top of each monthly column I add in birthdays and other dates that recur each year, having them at the top of the column makes these dates easy to identify when I need to move them forward to next years future log.

At the bottom of each column I then add in the dates that are particular to that year, for example holidays, appointments, paydays etc.

The final set up spans over 3 two-page spreads as shown below.

Photo 17-05-2018, 19 40 38

Each month when I set up my journal I refer back to my future log and add in the events to my monthly spread.

I created a “how to” video showing the future log set up below…


For me the future log is a hugely important part of my journal, it allows me to ensure that important dates are remembered, so that I can concentrate on the month ahead rather than have to set up months and months in advance.

How do you use a future log? Tag me in your photos on Facebook and Instagram @oopsadaisyuk

Happy journaling

Oops a Daisy xx

I live in Essex in the UK with my gaggle of furry friends including Daisy the dog. I have had lifetime passion/obsession for beautiful stationery and to do lists which has lead me to the wonderful world of Bullet journals. When I first starting bullet journaling it struck me the lack of UK based resources for journal accessories which lead me to create my own. I know have my very own webshop selling my hand made journal stencils and ship all over the world and am just as enthusiastic as I ever was about stationery and organisation!!

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