Bullet Journal Future Log: Everything You Need To Know!

In today’s world, where everybody has loads of things going on in their lives, it is pretty difficult to remember all our friend’s and relatives’ birthdays, important events, appointments, etc. And we don’t want that heart-dropping and the sickening feeling of forgetting an important day, do we? If you are looking for a way to prevent such alarms and dreads, you have come to the right place. Let me introduce you to the future log spread in the bullet journal. A future log in a bullet journal is a draft to log all your significant moments of upcoming months. 

What Is A Future Log In A Bullet Journal?

A future log is a bullet journal spread to add all your important yearly and monthly events in one place. It is like a year at a glance spread to add all your appointments, events, holidays, birthdays, and other special events.  A bullet journal future log is a simple and easy way to check when an event is happening in the year. It is generally located on the front pages of the bullet journal before the monthly and weekly logs. And again, a future log is different from a monthly log and a weekly spread

How To Design A Bullet Journal Future Log?

You can set up a future log in just a snap of your fingers. Since it is the beginning of a new year, it is the perfect time to set up a bullet journal future log. But even if we are in the middle of the year, there is no need to postpone the setup. If it is July, start your layout in august. A future lang can be three months long, six months, or the whole year. Since bullet journaling is utterly flexible and creative in nature, bullet journal future logs can also take various forms. A future log should interact with the other spreads of the journal, like the monthly and daily logs. Regular viewing of the bullet journal future log will encourage the users to migrate all the unfinished tasks to the fresh weekly or monthly planner. For a bullet journal future log, you need to create a yearly calendar that is easy and convenient to you the most and add all the tasks, events, special days, and others you feel are vital to it. When it comes to adding tasks, you can either use the bullet-pointing short-form sentences to minimize the clutter of the typical bullet journal listing styles. You can also use colors or codes to differentiate the entries. 

What To List In A Bullet Journal Future Log?

The things we add in a bullet journal future lof is very individual and will significantly differ from person to person. However, the following are a few things most of the bullet journalers add in their future logs.
  • Holidays
  • Birthdays
  • Anniversaries
  • Vacation dates
  • Important dates at school, work, etc.
  • Tax payment dates
  • Movie or television premiers you want to watch.
  • Concerts
  • Conventions
  • Date of vehicle registration renewal
  • Children immunization schedule
  • Community meetings
  • Pet’s visit to the vet
  • Dental check-up
  • Cleaning days
  • Quarterly, bi-annual, and annual bills
  • Product launches
  • Bank holidays
  • Work meetings
  • School vacation
  • Travels
  • And other appointments.

Why Do You Need A Bullet Journal Future Log?

I have been bullet journaling for years now, yet I feel like I haven’t used it to its full potential. This is partly because I am still discovering new ways and methods that work for me. I always love monthly spreads as they are very convenient and easy to use. But the problem with monthly logs is that we still lose track of things more than a month out. I used to list them out in a monthly log and then migrate them to the next month. But some things used to fall through the cracks. It is a bit difficult. But the bullet journal future log has finally solved my problem. 

Recommended Products To Set Up Your Bullet Journal Future Log

Before we dive right into some excellent inspiration for the bullet journal future log, I want to mention the tools I use in my bullet journal quickly. If you are a beginner, these are the tools I wish I had purchased when I started bullet journaling instead of those overpriced books and markers that others recommended.   I only use stencils and washi tapes when I have time to decorate or only when I set up new spreads. However, the bread and butter for bullet journaling is simply a blank notebook and a pen you carry with you every day. So, don’t get too crazy in the beginning, first figure out what pages you need and what doesn’t work for you. Start bullet journaling, learn your style (whether you like minimalistic, aesthetic, artistic, etc.), and slowly upgrade your supplies according to your style.

10 Bullet Journal Future Log Ideas For 2022

The future log spread in the bullet journal is one of those spreads that are extremely useful and annoyingly tedious. Since everyone is different and has their style of organizing their tasks, thoughts, and life, I have curated a list of 10 different bullet journal future log ideas to help you find one that can fit your needs. Find the one that is convenient for you and recreate it in your journals. Do share them with me in the comment section provided below.

Minimalist Bullet Journal Future Log

The minimalist future log is for those who like to have a clean and simple look in their journal. 

Single Spread Future Log

If you like to have the entire future log in a single spread, then this one is for you. Color the critical dates and list them in the space provided below each month’s calendar.

Uneven Boxes Future Log

I love how the boxes are so uneven. They add a character to the future log spread.

Colour Coded Bullet Journal Future Log

Here in the spread, the user used the color-coded system to list all the year’s important dates. I feel like this is the most convenient way to track the special day at just one glance.

Year At A Glance Bullet Journal

This is a great spread that uses only a single page for your future log.

The Two-Page Bullet Journal Future Log

This spread has the year calendar on one page, and on another, it has some space to list all the significant dates.

The Horizontal Future Log

Circular Design Bullet Journal Future Log

Colorful Future Log

Dutch Door Future Log

Written by – Sowmya Cherukuri

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