A couple of months ago, I read an article in the Coop magazine about bullet journaling. I’d heard of this organizational method but never tried it, thinking it seemed fussy and unnecessary.
The article painted it in such glowing terms, though, and I knew I needed to better organize my scattered life, so I thought I’d try it. I found an inexpensive dot journal and bought some colored pens (not essential but I needed some extra zing to get me going).
As you know if you use the method it’s based on making symbols for your to do lists and organizing them by months and days, sometimes weeks as well.
There are optional modular additions you can make such as adding “habit trackers,” lists of plans or wishes, and so on.
I like the method and I do feel a bit more organized but it has not so far worked magic in my life. I also like the pretty designs some bujo users come up with but I keep mine simple. I don’t have time to decorate or do fancy writing at the moment.
I read the introduction to Ryder Carroll’s book and found it really interesting that he came up with this method because he had such a hard time in school and in life. He was not out to become a phenomenon or make money, just trying to cope and meet his own needs where nobody else did. What a great story!
I’m still trying to figure out my needs and how to meet them It’s good to know that there is no wrong way to bujo and whatever works for you is fine.
What solutions have you found to the crazy business of life?