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Monthly Logs

The Monthly Log, as Ryder presents it, is where you can map out specific events as well as write down the things you’d like to do over the course of the month. Additionally, the Monthly Log also serves as a way to log notable snippets that happened. This way you can get a bird’s eye view of what happened during the month.

Over time, Bullet Journalists have modified the Monthly Log to make it work for them. This has led to a medley of variations.

Here is a curated selection of various kinds of Monthly Logs to inspire you!

Ryder’s Monthly Log

Here you can see how there’s a month list on the left-hand page and tasks to do on the right-hand page.

If you look closely, you can also see a minimal tracker to the right of the left-hand page where Ryder tracks two habits at a time. In this case, his meditation and exercise. There’s one slash per each meditation (he meditates twice a day) and an X for exercise.

Ryder Carroll's Monthly Log in his Bullet Journal

Ryder Carroll

Monthly Log With CategoriesKim's Bullet Journal Monthly Log


Kim's Bullet Journal Monthly Log


Monthly Log With Columns

There are many different ways you could add columns to the Monthly Log. Here are a few examples.

Here Dee left room for three columns: morning, afternoon, and evening.

Kim's Bullet Journal Monthly Log

Decade Thirty

Monthly Log With Columns & Tasks

Here Elena has columns for the different parts of her life along with her tasks for the month.

WeekendWife Monthly Log Bullet Journal


WeekendWife Monthly Log Bullet Journal


Monthly Log With TrackerWeekendWife Monthly Log Bullet Journal


Monthly Log With Columns and Tracker

WeekendWife Monthly Log Bullet Journal


Monthly Log With Traditional Calendar View

Mabujork Monthly Log


Monthly Log With TrackerMabujork Monthly Log


Monthly Log With Categoriesbahcampos Monthly Log


Monthly Log on One Page

With a decorative intro page

bahcampos Monthly Log


Monthly Log With Minimal Tracker

I would write events on the mini calendar with a color code and write a short line about the day’s notable moments on the log side. I also had a small tracker with a few columns.

bahcampos Monthly Log


Monthly Log With Month List Underneathbahcampos Monthly Log


Calendar On One Page With Tracker

bahcampos Monthly Log


Monthly Log With Calendar

bahcampos Monthly Log


Creative Monthly Logs

Calendar Wheel

Here Dee was inspired by a similar concept. She describes it as a visual, mind-map type of monthly log.

bahcampos Monthly Log


With Intentions and Projects

Here Ursala keeps makes lists for different parts of her life and rates how she feels about them. On the projects side, she has planned timelines for tasks under each project.

honeyrozes Monthly Log


Hope you enjoyed browsing through these Monthly Logs!

About the Author:

Kim Alvarez is the creative behind, where she writes about the Bullet Journal, productivity, planning, and other creative pursuits. She runs a sunshiney Etsy shop with stationery goods that will bring a smile to your face at






1 Response

Rob Record

Rob Record

February 23, 2024

These layouts seem counterintuitive. Ryder says the Monthly log is (in his mind) best used for reflections on each day. How do we separate what’s to come vs what’s happened?

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