Despite the many apps and online tools available to us for organising workloads and creating to-do lists, sometimes a notebook and pen is just what you need to get your head around your upcoming tasks – I know I do.
Personally, having a note of what I need to do right in front of me helps to keep track of projects and manage my time – plus, it feels GREAT to tick the items off my list.
Back in September, I came across a simple yet super effective system for logging and keeping track of my projects, The Bullet Journal. Described as ‘The analogue system for the digital age’, The Bullet Journal is completely customisable, and be can as in depth as needed, using different symbols for the different items on your list to keep your daily to-dos clear.
Any notebook will do, so I have been using a lined, A5 Oxford notebook with margins. The first page is an index page which will show months and page numbers as the journal is filled. I use a monthly plan as I find it is best for me; the journal begins with a list of the days of the week, which is used to note the tasks completed on those days, and a page dedicated to the projects to be completed over the course of the month.
The following double pages are used as my weekly logs – a spread per week that is separated into days.
To keep my Bullet Journal as simple as possible, I use small boxes for each task, and tick them off as soon as an item has been completed. Any notes, such as any contacts to make or reminders, are represented with a dash – and don’t forget to number your pages!
Watch this video from the creators of the Bullet Journal for the full explanation.
And take a look at the #bulletjournal search on Instagram, there are some beautiful creations!