Thursday, March 05, 2015

BULLET JOURNAL - that's all, just BULLET JOURNAL



Miss CP told me to google BulletJournal.com.

I did.

Now, I’m telling you to google BulletJournal.com.

Here's the video that explains it. It's 2 min and 51 seconds long… short!



In three days I’ve doubled my productivity and completed more tasks than I could have hoped for.

IT IS AMAZING.

Best part… you don’t have to sign up for anything. The information is free, and you can start it immediately.

What do you use to organize your tasks? (and life) 


Cheers, Jenny

19 comments:

  1. I might be OCD but not that kind of OCD. LOL
    Although I may do a lot of things I do not need a bullet journal for them. It would look like this.
    * Drink beer
    *Go to work
    *Write
    * Go to work..etc
    I could see where you would benefit from it though. You are a professional and probably have a lot more things that need to be accomplished on a day to day basis.

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    1. Hahahaha, Well, there's a good list. I like how it starts with "drink beer" - I'm smiling.

      I think I was a little vague with this post. Thing is, it really is handy for keeping everything in one spot. True, as a professional I have found it really helpful, and because everything is right there I managed to do some things that I kept forgetting to do.

      Personally it is awesome. I'm all about being organized and this just puts all my bits and bobs, and stray thoughts in one place. I kept losing my little notes.

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  2. It sounds interesting!! My life is rather "mundane" in that I do the same routine daily ,but I can see for someone that has a lot of things on their plate, this would be a great source to use to keep things together than need to be done.

    betty

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    1. You got it Betty. Keeping it all in one place is what I love about this system.

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  3. I've been a list maker for many years now. It started in my career but I carried it over to personal use. Now with my fibro brain fog, I need to write everything down or I forget what the heck I was doing!!! LOL.

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    1. I hear you! Plus, this getting older and more forgetful bit sucks too.

      When Miss CP told me about this on Monday night I was game immediately. I could see the value to it.

      It takes about 5 mins to set up the first month, then I spend about 5 mins in the evening getting the next days tasks organized. In the morning I look at it and off I go. Throughout the day, if a task gets done, I check it off. It really keeps me on track of my commitments, both personally and professionally.

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  4. Interesting. It's too left-brained for me. I keep lists, but this would make me crazy.

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    1. Hey Karen, I'm smiling. I'm such a right brain person that I could see myself feeling the same way.

      Only this really is something else… I was forever searching for my little notes, sticking reminders here and there, and forgetting things I needed to do, simple things, like calling a friend to make a dinner date.

      Well, I made the long overdue date yesterday, for this evening, and give full credit to this Bullet Journal concept. It was on my brain for days, but by writing it down as a task I actually got around to doing it.

      It's been amazing for so many little things like this…

      But…(smiling) I wouldn't want this to make you crazy… life does that enough to us, right!

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  5. I have always made lists and I bought one that says "Crap To Do" ...I loved the title. I can budget what I need to do a project whether it be money, time or both. I can cross things off and revamp it. One thing I would never do is make a list of enjoyable things because that should come naturally and, for me, it does:)

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    1. I love the name of your journal - too funny. Yup, it's all crap that needs doing!
      What I'm really liking is how everything is in one spot. Since I am creating the index as I go I can easily reference any part of the journal quickly.
      I added a page called "Books I'm reading" and one for "Quotes and Thoughts" as I'm always coming across a quote I like - I've written them down and then can never remember where… now, they will be in one place.

      I'm so excited about this way of keeping my stuff: ideas, tasks, inspirations, birthdays, purchases, etc all in one place. It's brilliant.

      I know not everyone will see it that way but that's why there's apples and oranges! Choice is good. :)

      As for making a list of enjoyable things, I see this being helpful in getting ready for trips, outings, even something like an evening out. Example: for the longest time I've put of calling and organizing a dinner/movie night with a dear friend - once it was on my task list I was amazed at how quickly I got on it. :)

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  6. Wow, you are bustin' with excitement. Good on ya'.

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    1. For the first time there's a holding place for all my "stuff" - it's been a great week because of it. :)

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    2. That's fantastic. Glad you found something that works so well for you. Hot dog.

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  7. I live in chaos. Sweet, sweet chaos.

    Okay, not really. But I'm not so good with the handwritten stuff. I simply start a Word Doc each morning with a set of tasks and a reasonable time allocation for each - example: Writing next chapter: 2 hours. Change oil: 30 minutes. Work out: 1 hour. Then I digitally cross them off by drawing a line through them as they're completed.

    I don't know what it is, but between allocating time and not wanting to finish the day with an incomplete list, it hasn't steered me wrong yet.

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    1. Sounds like the Word Doc setup is working splendidly. That's what counts, that whatever system is in place actually works.

      I have a work daytimer and that keeps my work life pretty much in order with clients, but it doesn't address task I need to accomplish to run my business so this Bullet Journal has really been a one stop spot to house all my stuff - business and personal.

      I used to use a little pocket note pad for quick notes but then I'd tear off the notes and forget where I put them, this system keeps everything in one place.

      Digitally works too - I use my iPhone Notes for groceries, ideas, etc.

      As for chaos, it's my middle name! LOL

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  8. Hi Jenny - this sounds a great idea - and if it works for me - wonderful .. if not it's a great thought ... I'll give it a go .. I've got papers everywhere and really need to sort them. Then I like the idea of page for books read etc ...

    I'll look into Miss CPs idea ... wonderful .. cheers Hilary

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    1. Hi Hilary,
      Well, it's been almost two weeks and all I can say is WOW. This little Bullet Journal has really been amazing. Having everything in one place is great. I have accomplished so many more tasks, and followed through on the myriad of calls and mountains of chores I seemed to put off because they weren't on a list in front of me.

      It's very effective, though I understand it's not for everyone. :)

      The neat part is setting pages for various things of interest, movies I've seen, books I've read, etc.

      Thanks for stopping by and taking a look. I hope you're continuing to mend and getting stronger. With smiles, Jenny xxoo

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I'd give you a penny for them, but alas we just snuffed it out. Yup...gone!
It's all about the nickel now...so at this rate you can leave 5 thoughts!

Cheers, Jenny

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