How the Bullet Journal helps me to create
After my enormous kon-mari de-clutter, it was time to put my focus on organising my notebook messiness. I had a book on the go at all times. But my book was like my mind; all over the place, full of ideas that I scribbled down and then forgot. This behaviour was never going to turn my ideas into realities.
So, I got on the lookout for a system. I had tried and failed at many on-line to do lists before, they are just not for me. I love the focus that comes from scribbling on paper and hearing that pen scrape across the page as it leaves it’s marks. Plus I LOVE books. All of them. So my new system needed to be a book-orientated one.
After some researching and asking around I was recommended the Bullet Journal. A super system that’s totally adaptable to your own life. I won’t go into great detail here as Carroll Ryder’s site bulletjournal.com does that so beautifully (so check it out if you want the nitty-gritty) However, I will tell you this: now when my ideas come to me they have a place to land and live comfortably until I feel it is the right time to bring them to life. They live at the front of my book where I have pages for my ideas. So now no seedlings go missing, no matter how great or small.
Getting stuff created
Month by month, the things I need to do as well as new ideas I want to put into action get written into the monthly log. This creates a place to break down a big idea into smaller segments. That way you know what tasks need to get done to turn the idea into reality. It also helps to see that tasks have been ticked off so you can congratulate yourself on your progress.
I also use the book as I used to, to write blogs, poetry, lyric ideas and inspiration. You can adapt the bullet journal to your needs, AND get more organised at the same time. Win win.
Happy Creating, whatever your system!
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