2017 is fast approaching and so naturally I’ve been trolling Pinterest looking for some planner inspiration. And then I came across the bullet journal.
Now, I’ve heard the term before, but I never knew what it was. After reading one cheat sheet, I was so confused! What on earth is a future log?! And an index? In a planner?!
But, it seemed to be popular, and ‘easy’. So I did some more reading and checked out the official website, bulletjournal.com
So, the question I guess is, what is bullet journaling? The answer? A customizable planning system that is based around bullets. Yeah. That’s it. And it’s AWESOME
It’s described as the analog planner for the digital age.
What intrigued me is how customizable it is. You write as you go along. You add what you need. You take out what you don’t. You use just the amount of space necessary.
If you’re like me, the ordinary planner just doesn’t do it! Some days there’s too much space, other days not nearly enough. The bullet journal is perfect if you change your system as the year goes along, and if you find yourself making little notes and lists everywhere.
Here are the basics of Bullet Journal:
All your pages are numbered and you fill in the index as you go as a quick find for any of your notes.
The Yearly Log
This is your typical year at a glance.
The Monthly Log
Your typical month at a glance.
The Daily Log
Your daily notes, events and tasks.
Other spreads such as book lists, goal lists, etc.
The system is based around these symbols used for what is known as rapid logging:
*important ( signifier)
I’ve just started bullet journaling and I love it!
It’s practical and functional. You can use any notebook. It’s a new kind of organized.
I’ll write soon about how it’s going!