The Bullet Journal: Your Secret Weapon for Excellent Time Management
There are plenty of time-management and organization systems. But right now, there’s one organizational tool that’s very much “in vogue” and doing the rounds on Instagram and across productivity/self-improvement blogs. That tool is the bullet journal.
The bullet journal is ideal for business professionals or anyone who just wants to make the most of their time.
What is a Bullet Journal?
A bullet journal is essentially a journal that you use to organize your to-do lists, as well as to keep other notes and a log of things that you’ve already done. You do this by using bulleted items, which is where the name comes from.
So, it’s just a book of lists then?
Well kind of, but it’s also a fair bit more attractive and useful than a book of lists. To better understand, consider the components of a typical bullet journal and how you might go about setting one up for yourself.
Sections of a Typical Bullet Journal
- Daily Log and Key. The bulk of your bullet journal will consist of a daily log. Each day, you’ll create a list of items, which will act as a to-do list as well as a place to keep your general notes and ideas you want to jot down.
- You might be wondering how you keep all this in one place without it becoming cluttered. You use a key in order to distinguish different types of notes.
- Instead of simply bullets, you use crosses, circles, dots and other elements that you predefine. You also create a key for reference which will explain what each of these things means.
- The Bullet Journal is also great for remembering birthdays, anniversaries and other important dates.
- Keep your grocery budget in the journal for handy reference while shopping.
- Log the service record for your car or truck.
There are so many things that you can log into your Bullet Journal but it can also be a creative outlet for your drawings and doodles. Anything goes with the Bullet Journal.