2 CommentsWednesday, 23 January 2019 | Admin
I'd be the first to admit I was sceptical about bullet journaling. "It's just lists!" says I, unbeknownst to my partner who, understanding my penchant for a good list, gifted me Ryder Carroll's Bullet Journal Method book for Christmas. So with a little time during that Christmas-New Year void I picked it up and had a read, thinking that at least I would be a little wiser when asked about the hallowed bullet journal by customers in the New Year.
After a chapter or two, my interest was piqued and I found myself buying an A5 Clairefontaine journal with a dotted grid and, of course, the obligatory new pen to go with it and set to setting it up with all the suggested elements. I haven't looked back. I can safely say that I am a convert, it's official.
The main elements for me about this technique, which is basically putting the contents of your head all in to one space, are that it does just that; it allows you to empty your brain of all those little things you keep remembering to forget, puts them all into one place and then, motivates you to get your to-do list to-done.
So far I have chosen to go with Ryder's original 'rapid logging' technique, which is at the heart of the journal - the lists themselves, dated and using of a very simple set of 'bullets' which indicate whether it needs to be done now, has been set aside for later or, with a very satisfactory X, has been done.
I've also adopted the use of the more elaborate type of page, which if you search for bullet journaling on YouTube you will see a great deal of which are called 'collections'; where a topic takes off into its own world, gets a page of its own and in certain cases gets lots of attention and colour.