A Year at a Glance
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. To create it, I split each A5 page of my notebook vertically into two columns, with each section representing a month.
I place an Oops a Daisy Monthly Calendar Sticker at the top of each column for each month of the year.
Underneath the calendars, I add in birthdays and other dates that recur each year. Having them at the top of the column makes these dates easy to find when I need to move them forward to next years future log.
At the bottom of each column I add in dates that are particular to the year, such holidays, appointments, paydays, etc.
The final set up spans over 3 two-page spreads as shown below.
Each month when I set up my monthly spreads, I refer back to my future log and add in the events for that month.
I created a “how to” video showing the future log set up below…
If you want a different and less time consuming future log, you can also use our pre-printed fold-out future log sheets. Each one displays a full 6 months and can be used like a standard calendar, but because they fold out they only use up one page of your journal! plus, you won’t need to measure or draw any lines!
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.
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