background preloader

Bullet Journals

Facebook Twitter

Bullet Journal: An analog note-taking system for the digital age. Find and create your unique journaling toolkit. Bullet Journal Layout & Symbols. The Bullet Journal Productivity Method Empowers Your Paper Notebook. Bullet journal. I’ve been intrigued by Bullet Journaling since I first heard about it last August.

bullet journal

The person who conceived of the system, Ryder Carroll, explains it very well on the web site, so I won’t try to give a full run down here. Essentially Bullet Journaling is a system for keeping track of your daily tasks and notes using a pen and notebook. If you haven’t seen it in action you’re probably thinking, “Yeah, that’s a diary, moron.” Well it is a little more and a little less than that. At its heart is a concept called “rapid logging,” in which you record brief bits of data as they come to you. There has been a flurry of interest in Bullet Journaling, and searching Google will reveal quite a few commentaries on the system.

Speed. But there are drawbacks to Bullet Journaling. Repetitious. Some people will find keeping a Bullet Journal liberating and effective. Clearly, some of the cons flow directly from the pros, as in the “off-the-grid” but “no backup” dilemma. Bullet Journal System. EDIT: Hi everyone, I know this little page of mine has attracted some attention in the blogging and productivity community, and I don’t mind that you share it and use my adaptations for personal use, but please make sure you link back to my page and not claim this work as your own.

Bullet Journal System

I’ve added in links to the systems that I’ve used, so please use the same courtesy for mine. Thanks again for all the blog love :) To continue with the nerd-out, I’m posting how I use my bullet journal system. Behold my bullet journal at its current state: I’ve had this sucker for a few months now. For a group of important pages, I use an origami bookmark and write what it is on the front. The bullet journal system uses an index, which also involves numbering pages, and since not all notebooks come with numbered pages, this means handwriting each one. I mentioned in the last organisation/planning post, that I sometimes use Chronodex print-outs to plan for hourly parts of my day. And that’s it.

Dm Like this: The Bullet Journal. The other day, I was browsing Facebook and Pinterest (when I should have been doing calculus homework), and I came across someone that was absolutely gushing over something called "Bullet Journaling".

The Bullet Journal

Well, being as that I was bored, I couldn't help but check it out. And I feel in love. Two-Minute Journal Prompts That Inspire Real Change. These ideas, from the authors of Your Life is a Book, get you writing quickly -- about the things you most want to examine.

Two-Minute Journal Prompts That Inspire Real Change

(Our advice: Fill in the last blank of each one with at least a paragraph.) By Brenda Peterson and Sarah Jane Freymann. This Note-Taking System Turns You Into An Efficiency Expert. Note-taking is a skill not easily acquired.

This Note-Taking System Turns You Into An Efficiency Expert

In the hands of an artist, designer, or Hollywood serial killer (à la Seven’s John Doe), an idea-crammed notebook can even become a rarified, and in the case of the latter, creepy, object all on its own. Too often, however, the ability to take comprehensive, ruminative, or even attractive notes and sketches is conflated with simply buying a stylish book of paper, say from Moleskine or Field Notes. Wrong. The most important step to keeping a great notebook is organization. No one knows that better than web designer Ryder Carroll. The first thing you notice about the Bullet Journal notebook is...no physical notebook.

Carroll outlines the simple how-to in the video above, and emphasizes that the ease of his system lies in its familiarity. The Bullet Journal, Carroll says, was motivate by and has helped him overcome some personal hurdles, like childhood learning disabilities, that prevented him from properly organizing his life and work.