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Quick easy two-column layout for daily logs

You veterans of the world of bullet journal know daily logs see about as much variety as the monthly logs. You can find anything from tiny sections to whole page layouts for the dailies. I don't remember where I originally saw this but here's my version of an elegant two column idea for the daily logs.

bullet journal two column daily logs

The monthly spread, as I use it, doubles as a weekly outlook in my bullet journal. I use Rolling Weeks as well, which can be done with any daily log design. The monthly log and rolling weeks combine to make the weekly log unnecessary for me, though this could change once the school year starts up again.

For more than a year I've tried different approaches to daily logs with little satisfaction. There was a lot of wasted space and it just wasn't pleasing to look at. This design makes much better use of real estate on the page while making good use of margins (space rather than lines where possible).

The two column daily log should suit the needs of people who don't have to write out much detail for each day's tasks/events. Brevity is one of the key components that makes the bullet journal system work in the ultra-streamlined style. If detailed notes are needed on something, I make a separate page for that specific item. But for scheduling, I keep the daily logs as uncluttered as I can.

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