Postdate: 28 November 2016
In this digital era, when you are quick to rely on technology to keep track of your tasks, ideas, and events, it is easy to become overwhelmed. The Bullet Journal method was developed by Ryder Carrol and it creates a better overview in busy times in an offline manner, as you only work with a notebook with bullet points and an index in order to master this method.
Order in chaos
When you experience chaos, a Bullet Journal can be the answer. It gives a better insight into the complete picture. You use the bullet points mainly for tasks, goals, notes, ideas, and events: one bullet per task, an x-mark for a completed task, a dash for a note, or a circle for an event. This allows you to see everything at a single glance. In addition to work-related activities, you can also use a Bullet Journal for a holiday, course, or just as a source of inspiration filled with ideas and sketches. You can plan as long or short-term ahead as you want and you can even keep track of how long it takes to complete a certain task.
'It will teach you to do more with less'
You use an index to incorporate different subjects and a monthly overview. You can work from short-term (day or week) to long-term (month or year), or the other way around. It is important to leave enough blank spaces. At the start of each new month, you can make the monthly overview. Write the days of the month on the left, including agenda points, and on the right you write down what you want toachieve. What really matters to you right now? You can add this in a day or week planning.