The Bullet Journal Method: Track the Past, Order the Present, Design the Future
I was an early adopter of the Bullet Journal. I loved having everything in one place.
However, then I let it go, because of Instagram. What? How? Well, on Instagram people were taking pictures of their beautiful Bullet Journal Pages with calligraphy and various adorable sketches and instead of inspiring me, I felt like I wasn’t doing it right or “good enough.” So I assumed that I didn’t have time to Bullet Journal and bought a regular planner.
As much as I was unsatisfied with my artistic ability (or lack thereof) How could I expect a mass produced planner to work?
A standard planner is not going to have sections to keep track of homeschooling, remodeling, writing, meal plans, and our demanding schedule.
I did have time to Bullet Journal, and my life ran much more smoothly when I kept up with it. What I don’t have time for is making it a piece of art- and that’s okay,
You don’t have to read this book to get started. Everything you need to know is spelled out on Bullet Journal.com. However, I purchased this book anyway and took notes. I hardly ever use the highlight function because I know I won't go back and read them there. This book does more than teach you how to organize your life, and it illustrates how to cut things that aren’t important and how to break down a plan (using Sprints) into small chunks to achieve a goal. I liked the “why” section of this book, and it reminded me to put more thought into what tasks I want to do and to keep track of future goals. I may think I need to do x.y.z today but if none of them move me closer to a long term goal- I don’t need to waste time on them.
Should you buy this? If you can afford it, yes. If not get on your library’s wait list (My library already had a 4 month wait time which is why I bought the kindle version) I’m already thinking about purchasing a hardcover for my young adult kids to pass around, I think it’s that good and could be life changing for my ADD kids.Also, side note I ordered stencils because putting my extra time into making some layouts look pretty is worth it to me.