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A year ago, I posted about the Bullet Journal.

All things considered, a bullet journal is just a grid notebook. You can create daily, weekly, monthly, and/or annual calendars and to-do lists, keep notes from meetings, as a diary, and more. Buying a pre-printed planner is tough. You can love the color scheme but hate the “week at a glance” page. Maybe you love the space for each day but hate there’s no place for tasks not assigned to a certain day. If this describes you, the bullet journal could be ideal for you and your brain because it is completely flexible.

Bullet journalers have expanded this system in a myriad of ways. One popular add-on is a habit tracker. This is a grid where you can see how often you have exercise, floss, make your bed, or whatever. You can also graph your progress toward saving money, make a list of books you want to read, or dedicate a page here and there to straight up brain dumps.

For some people, making the journal beautiful is a relaxing hobby. They enjoy using a dozen colored pens to differentiate tasks and probably also took calligraphy classes. That ain’t me. Don’t get me wrong, these journals are BEAUTIFUL, seriously like works of art. But, they’re also way past my ability. I would be obsessed with trying to make my journal perfect and, after ripping out the imperfect pages, I’d have a journal with two pages. I exclusively use Sharpie black fine-point pens. No joke. If I don’t have one (which is never), I will use a Post-It to temporarily write notes to transcribe later.

A client of mine recently sent me this article by Beth Skwarecki,

The Bullet Journal, Minus the Hype, Is Actually a Really Good Planner

Bullet Journal example

If you thought the original Bullet Journal was too rigid or required too much perfection on your part, mosey over to the above article.  This system could be life-changing for you! Personally, I love it and can’t see myself using any other system. Happy Reading!