Bullet Journaling (or BuJo for short) is a method of journaling and note-taking. It’s designed to make it easy for you to get things written down quickly. It does this by using a method of bullet points and symbols. This helps you to write things down quickly like a kind of shorthand.

Who created it…

It was originally created by  Ryder Carroll, a digital product designer and author living in Brooklyn, New York. Ryder was diagnosed with learning difficulties and was forced to figure out a way to help stay focussed and productive. This formed the Bullet Journal method.

For many years I have taken notes to remember things from meetings, courses, and todos, etc. I’ve always had a number of different notebooks on the go, which was always been pretty confusing. As I explained in the “Is meditation for you?” article I always kept a notebook by the side of the bed. This would allow me to write down any thoughts, ideas, or todos and clear my mind and hopefully get some quality sleep. In conclusion, I just wanted one notebook for all areas of my life and keep everything in one place.

How did I find out about it…

I first found out about bullet journalling by my daughter, who as well as myself has a slight addiction to stationery. I remember her spending hours creating a page design and setting out pages to help me organise and manage my working day. A photo of the original can be seen below. I was hooked and purchased Ryder’s book – “The Bullet Journal Method” which I would really recommend.

I’ve now been using the Bullet Journaling method for nearly two years and use the original Bullet Journal Books. They are based on the the 1917 notebook by LEUCHTTURM. Although, you can use any notebook and you can also be as creative as you like. I choose to keep mine basic and to use it as a tool.

My first ever BuJo

Where to start…

First, watch the video below…

Resources…

The Bullet Journal Method: Track Your Past, Order Your Present, Plan Your Future

LEUCHTTURM1917 346703 Bullet Edition Journal Notebook Medium A5 240 Pages dotted Lines, Colour: Black

How to Bullet Plan: Everything You Need to Know About Journaling with Bullet Points

I hope you find this article interesting and I’d urge you to take a look at Bullet Journalling. If you’re already a keen BuJo user why not drop me a message and tell me how you use yours.