Bullet Journal

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A Bullet Journal is not a brand of notebook. Rather, its a method by which to annotate notes to help organize all those random events, ideas and things that need doing. I had not heard about Bullet Journaling until I listened to the most recent Pen Addict podcast, episode #70. The podcast featured an interview with Ryder Carroll, the creator of the Bullet Journal system. I’m fascinated by the idea of creating a system and being more thoughtful about the manner in which I take and keep notes. Unfortunately, the system works best for simple to-do’s and someday-maybe projects and not bigger projects like work assignments with many steps stretched over weeks of months. But there are the beginnings of ways to tackle that. I think blending the Bullet Journal system with GTD might give me a workable paper system.

Have you tried the Bullet Journal? Has it worked for you?

(via Pen Addict Podcast)

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  1. Thank you. This is just what I was looking for. I have started today and hope it will work for me. Naturally I had the right notebook ready and waiting.

  2. The Bullet Journal inspired me to change some things in my own system. I don’t use the calendar page, because I’m planing my weeks on mondays and put the tasks into my digital calendar. The daily pages are used for capturing new tasks. I really like the simplicity of the Bullet Journal and think that I’ve now found a system that really works.

  3. I guess I didn’t realize there was a formal system of Bullets. I use it for To Do list management. Mostly the square boxes denoting subtask needed to complete the overall task. I enjoy checking off the boxes as much as I enjoy cross out the who to do as completed. I use the smaller bullets to list notes or reference for the overall task as I like to keep the task title small and concise. Thanks for the share!

  4. I’m using Bulett Journal for two months and I improved my productivity and efficiency a lot, because it’s a powerful habit builder.

    It also helps me to slow down the pace and destress, discharging on notes all the overload of thoughts and ideas.

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