Starting a Bullet Journal

Starting a Journal

The other day, i saw a post by @amit on Micro.Blog regarding Bullet Journaling (BuJu). Seeing his post got me to thinking how i use my notebook. If i am being honest with myself, it is not something that is really helping me. it is just a thing i carry to meetings. Based on this assessment of my current notebook, i headed over to the official Bullet Journaling site to do some research. Based on my research, I had allot to think about.

Although I track my tasks and projects in OmniFocus, I have never done a good job of creating weekly, monthly, or yearly goal. Even prior to researching BuJu, I had hoped to use the long Labor Day weekend to create monthly goals for September. A Bullet Journal might be a way for me to set some goals and also use my notebook to better effect.

Since it is the beginning of September, I started my BuJu today. I went to Walmart and purchased an Exceed Journal. To it, I added the following:

  • An Index
  • Future Log
  • Monthly Log
  • A Habit Tracker

I will treat this month as an experiment to see if a Bullet Journal helps with my productivity and stress. I will also keep using OmniFocus. I am still unsure if the bullet journal will replace supplement my current system.

Michael J. Wilson
Michael J. Wilson
Specializing in “What Not to Do” since 1972

My interests include GIS, 3D Printing (3DP), Machine Learning, and Productivity.