Bullet Journaling is a way to keep your thoughts and plans organised. It uses bullet points and symbols to make things easier for you to write down. This saves you time because it allows you to write things down quickly.

Who created it…

It was originally developed by Ryder Carroll, a digital product designer and author living in Brooklyn. Ryder was diagnosed with learning difficulties and came up with the idea to figure out how he could best stay productive. This gave birth to Bullet Journaling, which has since been embraced by many adults who have continued their education after high school.

For many years, I’ve 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, which would hopefully result in quality sleep. In conclusion, I just wanted one notebook for all areas of my life and to 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.