The Ultimate Bullet Journal Guide for Beginners and Beyond
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...is a planner system devised by Ryder Carrol.
It is a blank journal that houses a combination of certain elements, that allow you to plan for the future, track the past, and keep your sanity in the present.
You can start a bullet journal in pretty much any empty notebook that you have lying around. That’s all you need. A journal and a pen.
However, it is much more likely to use a bullet journal every day when getting some joy from the materials you're using. That means that a nicer journal and some bright, funky pens are also a great way to get started and enjoy the process a bit more.
A page where you can write down any future appointments or dates for a month you haven’t set up yet.
That way you can easily reference it to see if there’s a dentist appointment coming up or a deadline sneaking up on you.
...is quite simply a place to keep your month at a glance.
You just need the calendar or list or whatever you decide to use. Everything beyond that is gravy.
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Your first notebook will be your learning notebook. Like any productivity method, it will take time to find a bullet journaling flow and structure that works for you.
Any creative en...
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It lets you capture all your notes, to-do lists, calendars and sketches and organize them into a single system.
It uses a practice called “Rapid Logging,” which involves quickly jottin...
Different types of information demand different styles of note-taking. There are lots of reasons to take notes: to retain information, to capture ideas, to problem solve or brainstorm, to visualize...
Is a linear method of taking notes that proceeds down the page, using indentation or bullets to denote major and minor points.
Pros: it records content relationship in a way that is easy to review.
Cons: difficult to go back and edit information written in this system.
Works for: recording terms, definitions, facts and sequences, when taking notes on slides or readings.
The goal is to jot down your thoughts as quickly as possible. Format is kept to a minimum: every new thought is written on a new line.
Pros: Is like free writing for notes.
Cons: lack organization and notes can be hard to understand.
Works for: meetings or lectures that lack organization; when information is presented very quickly.
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A Bullet Journal (BuJo) is a tool that can help you organize your life and improve your mental health. It is more beneficial than a checklist or a to-do list and a calendar. It is used to track any...
Using a Bullet Journal as a productivity tracker helps you see what all you have done and what is being neglected. It tells you if what you are doing is healing to you or is counterproductive.
Manually making a mental health tracker, and filling it daily to check your anxiety, depression, sleep, energy levels or even pain can tell you if there are any trends in the symptoms.
Daily tracking of progress and improvements, noting down one or more successful activities, or any small thing done right every day, can boost your mental health. The idea is not to condemn yourself but to motivate you towards positive progress.
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 ...
Bullets are short-form sentences paired with symbols that visually categorize your entries into: Tasks, Events, or Notes.
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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Preparation steps before a note-taking session:
Taking a structured approach to note-taking is the best way. Put the outline notes by choosing four or five key points of the lecture, followed by in-depth sub-points. One way to review is to use the Cornell Method, which divides the note sheet into three sections:
The mind map is a visual diagram of abstract concepts.
It works best in subjects like chemistry, history and philosophy, subjects having a neural network like interlocked and complex topics.
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Is a simple and effective thing to do if you want to stick with a habit for good. No matter the format (calendar, journal, app), it provides immediate evidence whether you are making progress or...
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Even in an age where laptops rule, notetaking is still the tool of choice for highly successful students, entrepreneurs, and leaders.
Tim Ferris attributes his notetaking style as one o...
This simple and highly systematic note-taking method helps you to understand key ideas and relationships easily. Best used for:
Read over your notes in the left-hand column and summary at the bottom as often as possible. Quiz yourself with the questions you've included in the left column. Repeat often to increase your recall and deepen your comprehension.
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Having no routine or structure is so much more draining mentally, physically, and emotionally than any routine could ever be.
You're depriving your body and mind of the energy an...
"Good habits are hard to form but easy to live with. Bad habits are easy to form but hard to live with."
If you immediately check your email or social media accounts when you wake up in the morning, you’re starting your day off in reactive mode instead of proactive. It means spending the best part of the day on other people's priorities.
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A few major decisions determine a good portion of how our lives, careers, and relationships turn out. The outcomes of these decision points will reverberate for years.
We live in a society that demands specialization. Being the best means being an expert in something. A byproduct of this niche focus is that it narrows the ways we think we can apply our knowledge without being called a fraud.
We should apply all the knowledge at our disposal to the problems and challenges we face every day.
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