Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Bullet Journal: A New Notebook for Productivity

In a seemingly never-ending quest to find more ways to be productive, I stumbled upon the Bullet Journal as a way to organize your life and keep track of all kinds of minutiae as they arise. Rather than attempt to explain the system, it's easiest if you watch the intro video from the creator of the journal:

It's probably most helpful to watch it a few times to get a feel for what is going on and how to do a Bullet Journal (I know it took me about 3 watchings before I really got the hang of it). And once you've seen that video as a foundation for the system, you can find all kinds of websites with videos and hacks that you can use to adapt the journal to your personal style.

When I view the other videos, I'm immediately struck at how much more artistic, creative and beautiful the journals are by others. Mine so far has been pretty basic and boring (Note: Mine is full of privileged information and other non-public info, so there's no real way for me to share meaningful photos of it here).

It seems a rite of passage that whoever blogs about the bullet journal has to describe their tools and hardware, so for me:

I apologize for my lack of creativity, but then again, I'm new at this and maybe a year from now my set up will be completely different...

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