Bullet journaling is a popular way of journal writing that uses a certain structure and system to keep track of things.
A bullet journal may simply be a plain notebook that you customize following some guidelines. You may also opt for the pre-made, pre-labeled bullet journal that you could buy at shops or bookstores.
Your bullet journal is organized using this guide:
The first page of your bullet journal is your key that shows the codes you use for your bullet entries.
The codes traditionally used are as follows:
You may adopt these codes as they are, or modify them based on your needs or intended use.
Your next two to four pages are for indexing. The index will let you quickly find any collection, or get to a particular month.
Title each page as an index page and move on to the next section.
This two-page spread records the coming 6 months. It is great for recording events or planned activities such as birthdays, anniversaries, or holidays.
For convenience, you may use the traditional yearly calendar for this.
Be sure to add or note the page number and record your future log in your index.
Each month, do a monthly log where you record appointments and due dates. You may use a grid layout, or one line for each day of the month.
While the monthly log isn’t where you’ll track most of your tasks, it comes in handy when you need to take note of a doctor’s appointment or scheduled school meeting.
This is where you’ll spend most of your journaling time.
Here’s what you do:
This part is done at the end of the day or first thing in the morning.
The goal here is dealing with each entry from your daily list by ensuring that they are done, recorded as done, crossed out if already irrelevant, and migrated to the next day’s list.
Here are the steps for this:
This is a thematical list or collection of things of interest to you, whether personal or professional.
Examples of this are places to visit, people to work with, courses to attend, books to write, among others.
To build your collections, follow these steps: