Come watch how I simply create a basic bullet journal. If you’re new to the idea, it’s a planner scheduler that you create around your needs and not a preprinted or digital system. Many of us prefer the act of writing things down and this is a way to collect your ideas, dates to remember, tasks and more.
Whether you’re planning your entire year or simply brain dumping information a bullet journal allows you to come back to those thoughts. Many types of bullet journals have popped up on Pinterest and it’s grown into a movement. However, don’t let all the fancy stuff overwhelm you. The basic framework that I demonstrated is all you truly need.
Consider using a rocket book for your bullet journal. Check out my post on the magic of a rocket book here.
Also, like I mentioned last week, if it doesn’t fit on a sticky note, it won’t fit into a day. I purposely put on my day limited tasked and fire time. Fire time is a block of time where I have NOTHING. Usually an hour in the middle of my day. This block allows me to take care of a higher priority item or emergency that would normal derail me. I use my fire time to catch up and if I don’t, then I use it to catch up on other things. Such as writing thank you notes.
I’ve got stacks of post-it notes and use them to flip through my journal quickly. Using many of the skills I introduced you too in my note taking video. Which means that I’m repeating a few of my favorite ideas because they really do make me more effective.
Putting this all together is like a calm meditative moment. Allowing you to gently be quiet in your space while planning. Which is a great habit.
Stay tuned – next week – I’ll share how I quickly customize my journal!
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