This Obsidian Weekly Template Can Completely Replace Your Daily Notes
No more losing gems in the daily note jungle!
The thing I love most about Obsidian is the space and the tools it gives me to freely play and experiment with knowledge management.
While I’m interested in what other Obsidianites get up to, I no longer feel pressure to copy anyone else’s methods. I’m quite content to keep things simple.
The last time I wrote about how I moved my daily notes to a weekly log, I talked about why I made the switch:
Some days I’d write a little, other days a lot, and occasionally, not at all.
I felt uncomfortably like I should write every day, even when I didn’t want to .
It was a giant pain to wade back through hundreds of daily notes looking for things I’d written that search terms didn’t seem to be surfacing.
Bundling days into neat little groups of 7 fitted in perfectly with my desire to simplify the way I plan, as well as the way I take notes and find them again.
This article is all about the practical details of my new weekly log, and how you can set up and adapt your own. I’ll take you through the four sections one at a time, showing what they look like in both edit and preview modes. I’ll also give tips for making each section work for you.
FYI, the theme I’m using at the moment is Minimal.
This article assumes you know your way around the Obsidian interface, and that you can configure settings and install plugins. Nick Milo’s getting started video or A Tough Nut’s tutorial are good places to get up to speed.
Before You Start
To make the date automations and layouts work, you will need to install and enable these plugins:
Keep in mind that the header hierarchy is important. It allows each of the sections to fold away neatly, depending on where you want to focus. Keep that in mind before changing things around.
Tip: The Outline pane is another speedy way to navigate your weekly log.
Anatomy of the Weekly Log
Let’s examine each of the log’s four sections and see what they look like under the hood. The code blocks below are what you’ll need to make a template that the Periodic Note plugin can use to create your weekly logs, with all the dates in the right place.
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