I tried the bullet journal system a bit ago, and while I found something I thought worked for me, it wasn't really the bullet journal style. I purchased a daytimer style calender and kept things there. Then as I began defining my life and being intentional with things I decided to come up with a "Life Journal." I had decided it was a unique thing, but it would help me keep ideas I had worked out. Then I decided to keep some monthly items there, but gratitude, goals, and habits, not daily schedules.
I found a lovely notebook at Barnes and Noble. It spoke to my heart with a tree and a straight line horizon. And then I began. What do I have in there so far?
- guiding principles and verse
- five "i will remember" statements
- what to always consider when making any decision
- work outs and schedules
- lists of books
- list of daily questions
- and then I began August (goals, gratefulness, habit trackers, meals made, and memories)
Oh, and white out. Already a bit a white our has gone into my book. But it helps me use white out. I like that better than scratching through mistakes or changes.
I don't expect things to always be the same, but I'm hoping I'll be able to help stay centered and focused. I hope I'll be able to look back and see more the path of how I get wherever I'm going. Not that the book holds everything, and there will be times I don't even notice things that will cause a big change once the ripples start, but so far I'm pretty much in love with it.
I work things through in one of my many school notebooks, and then when it's digested, simmered, and boiled down I can add it to the book. Not everything goes here, because that wont work for me. As I said, I have my daily calendar system, a prayer book, and notebooks for studies and note taking. But some of all of it may make it to the book eventually. And just looking at the cover helps me breathe deeply.
I guess the bullet journaling set itself into my brain after all.