Future log is a way of quickly recording future events all in one place without having to write out a full year diary spread. Easy to update and refer to as the year goes on this is the system that was created by a gentleman called Alastair Johnston click this link to find out more
I use his method at the front of my journal straight after my Calendex. My notebook is a Leuchtturm1917 A5 dotted noteboo. I have a row of small one dot size columns for each month to the left. Then a long space across two pages for free form writing. I have also added a column to the right with the title done , for ticking back when it has been added to my journal in a more permanent way so I have planned it in my monthly or other page/s.
It doesn’t matter if the events are not added chronologically. That's the beauty of this spread you can quickly write it down with no place to forget.
When I'm writing out my monthly spread or am ready to plan event in detail I can move these over and tick off. All I need to do is quickly scan down the column of the month, locate the dots to signify entries for that month.
I find this is a great place to store birthdays and for social reminders for example when people tell you they are 'thinking' of arranging something next month or anything that has a less than permanent plan. But I also use it to record events I book and meetings. Anything you need to for the future. Mine gets quite busy so I allow 4 pages for each year and if I run out of space just write in a differnt colour although usually I'm on my next journal by then. This is the first page of my 2017 log.
Author - Linda Perry
Sharing my personal experiences of Journalling.