About a few weeks ago I bought a planner. I loved having a desk calendar at my last job. It was pretty much the only way to ensure I would get stuff done. But now my desk space is at a premium, between my computer, the stacks of reference materials, tax paperwork that needs to be filed, and drawing supplies, I decided to shake things up and get a notebook planner.
I love staying organized, as best as I can. Even if it doesn’t necessarily help me get things done, I like the visual reminders and progress statuses for my ever-growing to-do list.
…and yet I’ve already stopped using it. Fail.
I’ve seen on those other blogs — you know, the ones where they have their life together (or at least certainly seem to) — I keep hearing about Bullet Journaling. And I have/had no idea what they are talking about. Is that just a fancy millennial word for a to-do list? C’mon now.
Today, with nothing on my calendar (I think), I decided to see what they have been actually talking about. I found this article on BuzzFeed, “WTF is a Bullet Journal and Why Should You Start One?” And now I’m SUPER intrigued. It looks like a specific (but also customizable?) format for organizing a to-do list, calendar, and journal/diary into one notebook system. Everything in one place? I dunno… too good to be true, right?
But since this is like almost the opposite of one of those lifestyle blogs, I turn to you, dear reader. What systems do you use to keep organized? Do you Bullet Journal? Or are you as intrigued as I am?
P.S. – Since publishing this, I noticed one of my favorite blogs, Bad Yogi, wrote about Bullet Journaling too! For another take on what it is, check it out here.