Bullet Journal Future Log

February 3rd, #3 blog post
Lessons from…On the Wings of My Pen


Future Log, migrating (forward and back), and deleting…

Why is it important to write goals down?

What all do you do with this future log thingy? And what is migrating anyway?


A Future Log is…??

…a page (mine is two) at the beginning of your bullet journal (BUJO). Mine is on pages 2 & 3,

Bullet Journal Future Log planning

and gives me a 5 month overview (usually the limit of my journals before I need a new one), plan ahead journal pages of what’s coming up. Goals, business planning, or things I want to try or plan in my future business or life. Your’s might include goals for healthy living, exercise, or things you’d like to try that are interesting, travel plans, new recipes or menus to try, decorating ideas, date night plans, interesting places you’d like to go…anything forward thinking, really. Bucket list anybody?


Divided into sections

So…as you can see in my Bullet journal Future Log, I have it split up into five equal sections (0ne for each upcoming month) so I have a glance to see what I’ve got coming up. It also allows me to migrate tasks from my Future Log to my monthly overview and goals for completion. (We will cover monthly overview and goals in an upcoming lesson). Stay tuned… 🙂


If you don’t have a target…how will you ever hit it?

Tallying for Daily To Dos ~What is to be done with them

I mean, if you don’t have a goal, how will you ever accomplish it? (True, a broken clock is even right two times a day, hee hee!)


It gets those ideas out of your head and hashed down on paper, so you’re more likely to do them instead of your ideas floating out into space somewhere, and you wake up one morning and think, “Why didn’t I get that done…YET? Is this a new idea or did I think about that before? Am I losing my mind? (Lol) And where is that cool idea I had on that millionth post-it note?


This way all the Cool ideas that come to you have a home in one safe place for future reference. And you can easily go back and find it. COOL, huh? …why didn’t I think of that? (head nodding?) 😉




Furthermore, if you think it is now not needed/irrelevant/not working, you can delete the task completely by drawing a line thru the box as I have in my Key. (don’t think I’ve ever had to delete an item, yet) 🙂


Migrating… (forward and back)

Daily task boxes half-done and migrated to the next day.

Next, from the monthly overview and goals, you migrate it forward to your daily tasks, so you can check off what you’ve accomplished (a visual reward).
If, for some reason, you run out of time and don’t complete some of the daily tasks you’ve set for yourself, you can migrate it to the next day’s task list. This is also helpful when you’ve started the task, but have run out of time to complete it. Just fill in half the check box with an arrow forward. Or if you think it needs to (cook) in your mind still, it can be migrated back to your future log to the next month or more, depending on what you’ve got going on.



Daily task list ~ two boxes completed, one migrated to the following day.





Please leave me a comment, question, or pic of what Your Future Log looks like (if you have one) in the comments section below. I will answer all of your questions and comments promptly!


Soo happy to have you with me on this journey! Having fun yet?


Was this post helpful?? I look forward to your comments…


**Next we will begin Lesson #4, stay tuned…


~Evon Robinson
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Lessons from…On the Wings of My Pen

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