We could all use a little help staying organized (I can’t be the only one, can I?). Technology can help us keep on top of things, but sometimes writing things down and committing them to paper with lists, thoughts, appointments, and more can be a real life saver. This is where bullet journals come in handy. A bullet journal is kind of like an agenda for everything from health, to calendar items, to-do’s and more. Learning how to use one can help you make more out of every day.
1. Setting it Up
You can customize your bullet journal however you like. However, there are 5 recommended sections: your key, index, and logs for the week, month, and future. Your key works like a map key. You set up colors, simple icons, and symbols to mark different tasks, appointments, etc. It’s very easy to set up, and you’ll soon have everything in your memory — making using your bullet journal a cinch.
Your index works just like an index in a reference book, and is intended to keep your bullet journal organized enough that you can find everything quickly. This is where you’ll list page numbers of every type of content.
3. Weekly Log
Your weekly log might be the best part of your bullet journal. Here is where you’ll document tasks, errands, appointments, and whatever else you need to do or keep track of for the week. There are a host of different ways you can lay out your weekly log. You’ll be using all the colors and symbols you came up with when you set up your key.
4. Monthly Log
Your monthly log is similar to a monthly calendar, where you keep track of all the same stuff as in your weekly log, but for the month. Again, it can be laid out however you like.
5. Future Log
Your future log is more long-range. It’ll help you keep an eye on things that are coming up months from now. Maybe your sister is having a baby. Maybe you’re planning a big event or need to remember to do certain things every 3 or 6 months. Once your journal is set up, it’s super easy to use. Check Pinterest for lots of bullet journal ideas for every day.