I began my bullet journal journey about four months ago. At that time My to-do list comprised a combination of an electronic task list, notepads, loose sheets of paper and an email chain that I would forward to myself whenever I wanted to add or remove something. It worked, but it was haphazard and I knew there must be a better way.
I toyed with the idea of a to-do list app, but I prefer writing by hand to typing on my phone keypad and was reluctant to spend yet more time on my phone! I discovered the bullet journal system and thought I’d give it a try.
You can learn more about the bullet journal system on the website and by reading this post which has helpful (and pretty) illustrations. In short, a bullet journal uses bullet points as a method of note taking and planning. It can replace your diary and to-do list.
The very basics are as follows:
You design the sections and order the journal to suit your needs. You can be as creative (or, if you’re like me, uncreative) as you like – check out Pinterest for some ideas.
I’ve kept my bullet journal simple and mainly use it as a task list for work rather than as a diary. My favourite thing about it is that my various to-do lists are all kept in one place. I also love that I can take notes about anything, give them a heading and write it in the index and I know exactly where to find them. I don’t need separate note books for separate topics, just an index page!