How do you plan for future events in a daily journal?
This baffled me when I first started my Bullet Journal. How am I going to keep track of future events, appointments and birthdays in logical manner? Of course I went to researching and researching. I knew it has to be simple and easy or I just wouldn’t do it.
Easy Bullet Journal Future Planning
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What is Future Planning in a Bullet Journal
Future planning is just like how it sounds, planning for the future. But you want it to be easy to follow and easy to read and reference quickly. For me it has to be fast and easy. If it is not easy, I am not going to do it. After tons of research, I created my own unique future plan to set up my weekly bullet journal pages.
Why You Should Future Plan In Your Bullet Journal
This a no brainer really. Future planning allows you to write down events and activities happening in the future, so you can then transfer them to your weekly or monthly layout. I like to keep birthdays and appointments on my future planning area to help when organizing my weeks. It is kind of like a month at a glance. I can visually see what days are going to be busy to plan effectively.
How to Future Plan In A Bullet Journal
This should be set up in a place you can easily access in your Bullet Journal. When I migrated to my new journal for 2017. My future planning guide is set up in the very front of my journal. This had to be something that is easy to read and a super simple system. I created a full yearly calendar with a month per page with the dates going down the left side. This would give me enough room to write all my appointments and events in one spot to keep track of them all.
Each person in my family has their own marker color. I use their marker color to write down an event or appointment for them. This makes it easy to tell who the appointment is for and to transfer to my weekly schedule.
Bullet Journal Future Planning Made Easy
Now all of my appointments are in one easy to reference place in my bullet journal. Not only can I find them easily when I am creating a new weekly plan, but I can find it when I need to add an appointment to my calendar. Don’t you think bullet journal future planning with this method is so simple to implement and use?
Are you new to bullet journaling? Then you should read how to bullet journal like a pro to learn the basics. Feel free to join my Bullet Journal Tips Facebook group and share any ideas you have to set up your future planning in your journal. Get free bullet journal printables emailed to you when you sign up for my bullet journal list.
Do you think this is an easy Future Planning system you could use?