Bullet Journal Monthly Spread Ideas

Trying to decide what kind of layout to use for your next bullet journal monthly spread?

There are so many different ways you can lay out your calendars, trackers, monthly task lists, and cover pages.

So I dug around and found some clever and unique monthly bujo ideas to help you get your month on track.

Bullet Journal Monthly Cover Page

While not exactly necessary to the practical, planning aspects of bullet journaling, a monthly cover page is a fun way to usher in the new month.

By creating cover pages for the different months in your journal, you actually create some easily-noticeable “chapter” markings that do make it a bit easier to find things in your notebook.

Here’s a monthly cover page I did for August 2019 in my bullet journal:

August Bullet Journal monthly cover page
My August Bullet Journal

Bullet Journal Monthly Calendar

A bullet journal monthly spread layout.
This monthly spread is from my 2nd bullet journal in 2018. I was trying to keep it very minimalist!

People like to do their calendars in their bujos in different ways.

First of all, you can definitely write it out as a table-style calendar, with seven columns going across the page for each day of the week.

The downside to doing it this way is that you don’t have very much room to write in. Specifically, when writing longer words you may have a hard time not writing into the next day’s square.

As a get-around, many bullet journalists have used a list-style calendar.

List-style calendars have a number of advantages when used in bullet journals. They’re quick to set up, because you just only need to write the numbers 1-31 (or however many days of the month there happen to be that month).

Also, with a list-style calendar in your monthly spread you’ll have the entire width of the page to use when writing out events and important stuff for each date.

One benefit of the grid-style calendar that many of the list-style ones don’t have is a clear distinction between the weekend and the rest of the days of the week.

For me, I like to be able to clearly see each week as a unit. Often times I’m trying to get as much work done during the week so that I can have some down time on the weekends.

Grid-Style Bullet Journal Calendar

by planningwithkay

Monthly Habit Trackers

A bullet journal monthly spread can also be used for tracking habits.

by menwhobullet

Monthly Goals

It’s a great idea to make goals for the new month. You can add them next to the calendar in your bullet journal monthly spread.

Here are some examples of bullet journal monthly spreads.

Monthly theme with to do list

This cute monthly theme layout (found on Instagram) has a one-page illustration for the month’s theme and title.

You could also leave the left side blank and let it fill up with your doodles throughout the month!