When it comes to tracking daily to-do's, dates, and other important information we all have our special methods to making sure these items get completed and not forgotten. Sometimes our method is flawed and important dates and information fall through the cracks and we can get frustrated at ourselves for not being more organized. If you fall into the bucket of "I need a better method of organizing my life!", you are not alone.
It's time to get on board with bullet journaling. The purpose behind the bullet journal is not just to use it like a traditional planner, but to also use it to document important events, keep track of ideas, or have a running list of things like books to read or movies to see. This system allows you to have everything that is stored in your brain on paper so (gasp) you won't forget it!
Bullet journaling requires very few supplies to get started. All you need is a new notebook (or grab one of the many you probably already have in your stash). You can use any type of notebook for bullet journaling, but the Leuchtturm1917 with a Dotted Grid seems to be the most popular choice. You will also need a pen, but if you want to make your bullet journal bursting with color, you will want colorful pens, washi tape, and stickers (because, why not?).
- Index: where you will keep track of collections, or lists that correspond with a topic (i.e books to read, project ideas, etc.
- Future log: where you will add any future scheduled events or any tasks/goals you want to accomplish in the future
- Monthly log: used to track everything you have going on each month. It consists of a calendar page and a tasks page
- Daily log: where you will track the tasks you need to complete each day along with any events or special notes you want to remember
So now that you know the basics of what a bullet journal is--here are 5 different ways to use it to organize your life.