In this post I try to resume as easily as possible The Bullet Journal Method. If you are interesting to going forward I recommend you to read The Bullet Journal book by Ryder Carroll.
What is a Bullet Journal?
The Bullet Journal is a planning system method. It is designed in a notebook that you set up using a simple and customizable framework. The inventor of this method is Ryder Carroll.
Who is it for?
« For the list-makers, the note takers, the post-it pilots, the track-keepers and the dabbling doodlers. It’s an analog system for the digital age that will help you track the past, organize the present and plan for the future »
Ryder Carroll -
How to do it?
All you need is a notebook and a pen. Well, it is not always as obvious as one would think and it can really be time consuming. Don’t panic FunForYou is here to help you! We have designed inspiring layout stencils that will allow you to draw beautiful spreads quickly and easily.
What is the method?
First step: create an index to get a quick access to your journal. (Needs 4 pages)
Second step: create your yearly overview future log. You will place in this part your futur events, your tasks and yearly goals. (Needs 4 pages)
Third step: create your monthly overview log for the next month to come. In this part you have to report the corresponding parts of your yearly overview futur log (second step) and place new monthly tasks and goals. (Needs 2 pages)
Fourth step: according to your needs, choose to create a daily layout (needs 1 page) or a weekly layout (needs 2 pages). In this part you have to report the corresponding parts of your monthly overview log (third step) and place new daily or weekly tasks and goals. (Needs 2 pages)
Fifth step: this is the last part called Migration. When your notebook is full or the year is completed, you will repeat in a new notebook steps one to four. But before starting a new journal take time to focus on your previous future log (report to second step). If some of your tasks and goals are unfinished, add them to your new journal or strike them out if they don’t fit your plans anymore.
Bullet and signifiers, are very helpful for a good organization. Use them to get an objective short-form notation.
Exemples: ● Task ✕ Task complete ✳︎ Priority
Going forward :
Add more parts in your journal to optimize your organisation. These parts will help you plan the futur and keep track of your past.
Trackers are pages where you will track your habits (ex: sport, sleep, economy saving, food, health, meditation, etc…). According to your needs, they can track daily, weekly, monthly or yearly habits.
Lists are pages that you will add after the first step « Index » (ex: phone numbers, websites, to do & wishing lists, books to read, undergoing projects, etc…).
Collections are pages reserved for notes, memories and collections (ex: books read, movies seen, recipes tasted, doodles you did, quotes liked, etc…). Keep the last pages of your notebook to create your collections.