a bullet journal is simply a customizable organization system on a notebook. you basically create your own planning layouts, and inserts, according to your needs. all you need is a bit of creativity and a notebook. bullet journaling was created be ryder carroll an art director and interaction designer
living in brooklyn, ny. you can find more about him in the link provided in the description box. you just need a notebook of your choice and a pen. classic bullet journals normally have a black, hard cover and have grid/squared or dotted paper. you can, however, chose any kind of paper you like. i recommend using a moleskine notebook because they are durable and are guaranteed to last for the entire year. traditional journaling takes more time
and is more complex altogether. bullet journaling is based on bullet form journaling. a simple language, easy to log and simple to keep track of. generally, a bullet journal starts with an index. this is one or two pages dedicated to organize the actual and future contents of your bullet journal so you can quickl reference back to them. of course, this means either numbering all of your pages,
or using a sort of color coding system to keep track of the contents of your bullet journal. since a bullet journal is a planning tool, you can create your spreads according to your level of planning detail. some people prefer daily spreads, others prefer weekly or monthly spreads. if you want, you can just throw all of these together in your journal for a more complete planning system or stick with just one of them.
after saving up some space to draft your log entries, you can start thinking about specific spreads. these are a group of pages entirely dedicated to organize one subject. you can create fitness spreads, where you keep track of your workouts, you can create tables to keep track of your expenses you can save a few pages to plan for social media and so on. it's up to you and the things you need to plan in your life. mark these, and add them to your index for quick referencing.
i still use the original bullet method and i think it's the simplest and the best. mainly, everything that you track in your bullet journal should be in bullet form. simple sentences that are straight to the point. this means that you can create task lists or event logs that have all the information you need before your eyes, without excessive wording or phrasing.
a task is represented by a "." when you finish that task, you simply transform you "." into a "x" if you don't think you'll be able to finish that task the day you've written it down, just use ">" to migrate that task for the following day. a date related event, like a birthday, is maked with an "o" notes are represented with a "--"
this is the basic system, but be free to use other symbols to keep track of your tasks your own way. if you're curious about the backstory of the bullet journal, visit the original website and explore the original concept and the basic rules of bullet journaling. if you aren't subscribed yet to my channel feel free to do so! i am going to upload a bullet journal setup very soon so you can see how i adapt the original method to my own liking.
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