Bullet Journal: My New Organizer


Various forms of being organized, specifically to do lists, have a limited life span for me. They always work for a while, but eventually they get to be too easy to ignore. At the beginning of this month I took up the Bullet Journal system. So far, it's working really well for me. 

The basic idea behind a bullet journal is that you write down very succinctly, what is going on in a day. This takes the form of to do items, events, and notes. Different types of bullets indicate a variety of things. If you're really interested, I suggest checking out the website above.

The reason it's working well for me is that I schedule to do items. I don't just write them down in an ambiguous list, but I put them on a specific date. Also, if something doesn't happen, then I have to move it by manually writing it down by hand onto a new date.

I also like that it forces me to once a day sit down and reflect on the previous day and prepare the next day. I like to leave it on the kitchen table at night so that it's waiting for me in the morning when I have breakfast. It really helps me prepare for the day and get organized so the things I need to do get done. 

Hopefully this method lasts for a while. I'm a fan of it.

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