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Rapid Logging

It is the language in which the Bullet Journal is written, a way of capturing information as bulleted lists. 

It's a way to enjoy the benefits of hand writing, while avoiding the shortcomings of it.

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Bullets

Bullets are short-form sentences paired with symbols that visually categorize your entries into: Tasks, Events, or Notes. 

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Tasks

They are represented by a simple dot “•”.

You use a dot instead of a checkbox because it's fast, clean, and can easily be transformed to reflect the state of the Task. 

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  • Events: represented by the open circle “O” Bullet, they are date-related entries that can either be scheduled or logged after they occur;
  • Notes:  represented with a dash “–”. Notes include: facts, ideas, thoughts, and observations. They're used to capture information or...

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Signifiers

Symbols that give your entries additional context at a glance. They're placed to the left of Bullets so they stick out, making them easy to spot when scanning your pages.  Examples:

* = Priority: Used to mark the most important things on your list. 

! = Inspiratio...

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Each module, or Collection, serves to organize related information. 

You can mix and match, customize, or even create Collections to best suit your needs. The 4 core Collections are: The Index, Future Log, Monthly Log, and the Daily Log.

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The Index

It's at the front of your notebook, and serves to locate content in your Bullet Journal. Simply add the Topics of your Collections and their page numbers to the Index, so you can quickly find them later.

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The Future Log

It allows you to glimpse the outlines of the future you're actively working towards.

Each month, review your Future Log to see if anything can be migrated into the new Monthly Log.

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Is a spread of facing pages that consists of a Calendar and a Task page. 

  • The Calendar Page: designed to provide a birdseye view of the month. Entries here should be as short as possible, as this page is designed for reference only.
  • The Task Page: designed to help...

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Designed for day-to-day use:

  • At the top of the page, record the date as your topic. 
  • Throughout the course of the day, simply Rapid Log your Tasks, Events, and Notes as they occur. 
  • If you don’t fill a page, add the next date wherever you left off and you’re read...

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