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5/30/18 10:27 A

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I found a good article on bullet journaling for weight loss - I like the article because it's showing a "real" bullet journal from a 'real' person, not one of these "works of art" journals that are so fancy and perfect they intimidate me

www.prevention.com/weight-loss/a20511023
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3/30/18 5:47 P

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Hi! I just returned to SP after a few years away. I *love* bullet journaling. I recently joined a bunch of bujo groups on Facebook and have been really inspired to kick it up a notch.

Are there still people in this organizing group who are bullet journaling or interested in it?

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2/27/18 10:38 A

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I have looked into using the bullet journal method of planning, bought a few Leuchtturm notebooks, dot grid :) and still ended up getting another Erin Condren planner. Perhaps next year I'll do a bullet journal. I kind of do now but not with official planning. I carry a notebook with me where I keep lists, budget, ideas, etc... I just do not "plan" in it.

I told my daughter about bullet journaling (she used a Hobonichi) and she loves it. I got her a couple of Leuchtturn notebooks for Christmas last year, too, in her fave colors... She's in notebook/planner heaven LOL.

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2/17/18 8:21 A

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I have a diary and really love it. Am just starting to put all the different areas in it into proper use. It has a positive quote in it daily also which I love.

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I started last fall and love it. The first page is my index . It's been a great way to keep track of all types of things ie. the Thanksgiving menu , new way to roast and carve turkey for instance. Very helpful at Christmas time when the info was all there. I have a page for my packing for Hawaii, a page for passwords, weigh ins, etc.

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1/17/18 2:05 P

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I started bullet journaling last year in the fall and i love it, keeps me organized and on track. for the most part. I hope that in 2018 i use it more and keep on on track. I like how i can personalize every page to suit me.

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12/30/17 12:04 P

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I've been using the Bullet Journal format, adapted to my needs, for years now. A new thing for me this year is my retirement, so the BJ is only for personal use - no more work! Problems I've encountered and resolved (for me) are:
* that long list of "To Do's" that never gets done and distracts my focus. I am now working on standardizing certain things (like working in Zones as per FlyLady) and having an ongoing "To Do" list (as per David Allen). Combined with a weekly review, this seems to work for me. I used to do this at work as well, which was very helpful in discussions with my manager regarding priorities, and "this has been on the list for X number of months - focus or drop it?"
* Forward planning and appointments: I glue the current year calendar in the first pages of my BuJo, divided at three per page. I track my future events on that, and transfer to a hand-written monthly format each month. I also have a full-page 2019 calendar with a blank page beside to track those future events.

My goal I'm tackling for 2018 is to reduce the repetitious hand-written entries. Not sure how that will be done yet.

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12/30/17 8:31 A

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I continued to use the Bullet Journal format - one for the office (in a Leuchtturm book) and one for personal use (in a Moleskin book). I found I like the Leuchtturn size at dot format better. The size is slightly larger - offers more room for my monthly format and the little dots help with drawing vertical lines.

What worked well? The Future Calendar at the from of the journal for work. I used this area to document important dates. When my boss would ask, "When did we launch such-and-such?" I would turn to this area and have the answer in seconds.

What did not work so well for me - (this is a reoccurring issue for me - one that I want to remove from my life in 2018) I did not do my monthly review - I just didn't. I think I would to better with a weekly review. What are the unfinished items from last week that I need to carry-over/complete this week!!!

Also - I need to do a better job of reviewing my big goals weekly. Perhaps - What one thing can I do this week that will help work towards the completion of this goal.

How about you - how did the Bullet Journal help you in 2017? What changes do you have moving in to 2018?

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12/30/17 8:25 A

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So...after a year of Bullet Journaling what worked? What did not work for you? Will you continue to use a Bullet Journal format for 2018?

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4/23/17 6:14 A

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4/11/17 8:21 A

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A strong second to CLIONAAISLING's note of "go ahead and make mistakes". If you look online at some of the BuJo examples, you'll drool at the artistry. Some people use the time sketching/coloring as relaxation at the end of the day, and are super creative. I am nowhere near that - my BuJo is much more utilitarian.

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4/9/17 4:18 P

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Journaling has helped me focus and track my activity and my goals without getting distracted by online fun things to do. The one recommendation of the bullet journal blogs and youtube posts that has helped me is "go ahead and make mistakes."
I feel that I am more confident and less hesitant to actually do things when I ca try them out on paper first.
Anyway, thanks for this fun and helpful idea of bullet journaling!

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4/3/17 4:15 P

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I was basically bullet journaling years ago, then was required for work to use a BlackBerry so dropped the hand-written journal. Now that I no longer have that requirement at work, I'm back to the bullet journal.

I always start my journal with a six-month calendar on my first two "active" pages (i.e after the index) and keep my appointments on there. I have a couple of days reserved for things I need to find/buy. I have a list of affirmations, mantras, motivations, and reward ideas. At the end of each month I start setting up my next month with a full-page month calendar, I transfer my appointments there and track other "daily" stuff on the facting page. I have a two-day spreadsheet that covers the month to track my sleep in 30-min intervals. After that, it's basically what I need. Some weeks, I have a list of chores or things to do; other weeks I have a lot of appointments. I keep my notes from appointments in my BuJo as well.

I review everything at least weekly, so I can catch any tasks I've not gotten done or things from my notes I need to follow-up on.

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2/22/17 8:35 P

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Ordered my bullet journal today.

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2/22/17 8:05 P

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Yep - I have been bullet journaling there are some FB groups for it too where you can see others 'spreads' and what works for them. I am in the Minimalist and the Professional FB groups. They are named: 'Minimalist Bullet Journals' and 'Bullet Journals for Professionals'.

Writing it down is so beneficial.

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2/21/17 9:18 A

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- love this idea
- makes journaling easier
- quick
- gonna try it
- creative

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2/20/17 10:32 A

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LADYAHOLMES Thanks.

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2/19/17 11:28 P

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It is to keep lists in, but it is also a daily/weekly/monthly/yearly planner, a diary, a place to keep important info, track habits or weight loss, and more. Whatever you want to put in it to make your life easier. I have been doing it for about three weeks, and it has been a tremendous help. Check out bulletjournal.com to help get started, and look at ideas that others have done. Just remember to keep it as simple as you need it to be.

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2/19/17 10:48 P

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I don't understand how to use a bullet Journal. Is it just to keep all your lists in? How does it work.


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1/31/17 4:11 A

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It definitely will help! Just make sure you always have it with you!

You don't stop doing things because you get old--- you get old because you stop doing things!


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1/30/17 4:01 P

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I have just started a Bullet Journal. I have always done much better at getting things done if I write them down, but I also like to journal. My problem is keeping up with so many different notebooks. Because of that, I haven't been writing anything at all. I always forget my notebook, appointments, pens, meetings, what needs to be done, etc. I hope the bullet journal will keep me more organized, and help me actually get stuff done in a timely manner. I am definitely following this thread to learn from y'all!

Every minute is a new minute,
Every hour is a new hour,
Every day is a new day,
Every week is a new week,
Every month is a new month,
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1/30/17 5:57 A

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Annemargar, Thanks for getting in touch about the bullet journal. I started with my Bullet Journal this year right at the beginning of the year and I find that even though I rely mostly on electronic devices for my appointment management, I have so much more success managing myTo Do lists and just jotting things down that I want to save with my Bullet Journal. It's a little like a personal home where you can write down anything that is important to you. I keep all of my personal goals and progress toward achieving them in my bullet journal, information about my pet, things I want or need, and so many other things.

I have my Bullet Journal with me all the time and at work it is open to my weekly to do list, which I update as tasks come in or when I think of a private task. I keep one running list every week. And I have a list of accomplishments for each month. When I have achieved a larger task, it goes on my list of accomplishments so i don't forget it when it comes around to talking raises with the boss!
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I'm using a Bullet Journal from Leuchtturm and I can highly recommend it as it was made specifically for this purpose!

https://www.leuchtturm1917.us/bullet-jou
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Maybe we should start a Spark Group here for Bullet Journaling? I have lots of links to some good content. What do you think?
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I tend to 'free write' in my journal, a habit that often brings up a list or two of things I want to get done, either immediately or in the future. So I keep it simple. A back page for projects. They accumulate there and I tend to them over time. And in my daily writing I create a to do list as I go. It works for me and my mind, but it is not as organized (or pretty!) as some bullet journals I've seen.

I do like to paste pictures in my journal, and occasionally draw.

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1/29/17 8:00 A

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Hey Team! Over the holiday's (yes, last month), I read about the Bullet Journal and thought it may be what I am looking for. I use a Moleskin book for my daily office notes and one for my personal journal, but I find I lose things in the book and forget to check in on things I say I need to do. I am hoping that the Bullet Journal may be the answer to my journal issues.

So....I have my new Bullet Journal books and I just need to set them up - Index, Future Log, Monthly Calendars and then the Daily Pages.

Even with my Bullet Journal, I will still need a plan in place as to reviewing and making note of what needs to be done. So.....what is you Bullet Journal 'Schedule'? How do you plan your week? Your day?

Thanks!! bulletjournal.com

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