I'm a planner and a list maker. However, I have a little problem with following through. :)
Over the years, I've tried a lot of planner methods but none have fit me quite right. It may be because my head is a swirling mess of stuff. I think of things at all times of the day and night: things that need to get done; ideas that I want to pursue; bills that I need to pay; things I am thankful for; etc. I've never found a system that addresses my unorganized way of thinking...until now.
About two months ago, I read a thread on The Well Trained Mind forums about the Bullet Journal system. I'm pretty sure I heard angels sing and that I saw a rainbow and a unicorn. Finally, a place and a structure to have a "brain dump" that resonated with me.
I bought myself a gridded Moleskine notebook and headed to Pinterest for some ideas. My favorite ideas came from Aprons N Pearls.
I've been using my journal for about 6 weeks now and love it! I am forgetting fewer things and getting more accomplished. The format suits my scattered brain so incredibly well.
Here are a few photos of mine that show how I am using it. I have veered from the original video but use the same concepts and it is so functional for me:
These are the pages right after the index. I got this idea from Aprons N Pearls and love the at a glance look of the year.
Here's one of my weekly spreads. It works so well for me as a week at a glance. I still keep all of my times sensitive appointments in Google Calendar.
These pages are at the back of my journal. They are the blogs I read where I become inspired.
I have plenty of blank pages to keep lists of anything I can imagine: places we want to explore here in the Northwest, movies I want to watch, etc.
I'm so happy to have found something after all these years to help keep me on track and productive. And, that feeds my love for paper and pen!