I figured that for many this time of the year people are looking for something to help organize their lives. Especially after moving to a new place, or after starting a new study, or even a new job. It’s good to have something that helps you remember all those deadlines, meetings, and study groups, and at the same time can help you be more productive. There are wonderful apps for all this, but sometimes they don’t really cut to the chase, and you end up being more drained because after two weeks in you figure out it lacks a crucial feature for you to be successful.
Well, I am here to tell you about something that has helped me tremendously since I started using it January this year. It’s called Bullet Journaling. It’s a place you can jot down everything that’s in your head, so you can focus on one thing at a time. What I love about the bullet journal is that it has no limitations other than its size. It’s possible to buy journals that come pre-printed with dates and months, but what if you then need a page to write down some notes from a meeting you where in? Or you one day didn’t do much, but it still takes up a page in your journal. Or if you are bored and you want to just scribble a drawing, you can’t really do that except for those 10 designated notes pages you find all the way to the end in your book.
With Bullet Journal you decide the layout, and you decide where the notes pages is going to be, and you decide how much you want to write down. You can customize it to fit your needs. And the best thing is that it’s a DIY! You don’t need a special book or system to make this work. Just grab a empty journal and a pen, and you’re good to go. I like to use Moleskine’s journals as I have been using them for the last 3 years.
You start your book with and Index page, and flip a couple of pages for the first month. As the months go, you can easy find where you had your science notes, or where that genius coffee shop idea was jotted down.
Check out bulletjournal.com for details on how to get started!