I know I am a little bit behind the trend, but have you heard of bullet journaling? I’m a note taker and list maker but my notes can get lost and riffling through 30 small post-it notes is not the best way to organize! It wasn’t until I found the wonderful world of bullet journaling that I got a real handle on all my notes and found this marvelous way to get organized! Today is Practically Speaking so let’s talk about bullet journaling!
Today on Decorating Tips And Tricks we are talking about WAYS TO MIX WOOD TONES! What an important discussion! There is a whole lot to say these days about mixing glorious woods well!
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If you like to take notes and keep things on paper then I’m going to rock your world! I use my digital devices for taking notes and keeping a running tab of things, but for the day to day things I need to remember analog is the way to go!
However, there was one big drawback to making lists and keeping notes. I quickly could not find where my notes were to help me remember and to keep organized! Ugh! That made me feel anxious and downright frustrated! Or I had a note and because it had no context I had no idea what it was for!!! That is until I found this one little why-didn’t-I-think-of-that gem of bullet journaling!
Now I keep all my business and daily life notes etc in one convenient notebook. And I keep my Bible Study in another. It’s okay to keep ALL your notes for every aspect of your life in one notebook. But since I am a Bible teacher I keep those notes separate.
My current journal holds my monthly blogging schedule and daily schedule, my podcast research for each episode, notes from great business seminars, ideas for blog post ( pages and pages of that), daily reminders, wise words, a list of my Pinterest boards, shopping lists, note to write, evening to remember and so so much more.
As long as I don’t lose my notebook I’m working smoothly!
You may be asking how do I know where everything is in my notebook? Well, that’s where the amazing gem of bullet journaling comes in. I keep a table of contents in the front of my journal! I think the technical term is “index”. But it’s just a good old table of contents!
Before I fill up a page with any info I number it. And add it to my Table of Contents. So when I’m looking for ideas for a blog post I can go to the table of contents and find them on page 6 and 9. And these pages below talk about SEO and Pinterest Things To Know.
Doing this one little thing changed the success of my day! Now I can find everything I need to do or things I want to keep. And it feels so good to check things off my list.
Using a couple of easy marks to the left of each entry I can easily see what I need to do with them. The video below will explain this so much easier than me!
Bullet Journaling is a huge craze. And some people make their journal a work of art. But if your life is like mine, you probably don’t have time to doodle… maybe someday. Just not today!
I keep my bullet journal very, very simple. It is a workhorse and not artwork!
The video below is one of the easiest and best videos I’ve found to introduce someone to bullet journaling. Make sure you watch it
And below Noelle shows us how to create a “collection”. Such a fabulous idea! I use collections all the time. I don’t draw in my “BJ” (bullet journal). Mine is totally utilitarian. But Noelle’s bullet journal is so so cute!
You can find tons of ideas and other ways to bullet journal on YouTube.
When my current notebook is filled I’ll start another. So let’s say that I need to find the notes from episode 112 of the Decorating Tips And Tricks podcast for some reason. Well, easy-peasy! I just have to look for it in the table of contents of past BJ’s.
Why take notes and bullet journal? Did you know that if you hear something you will probably only remember 10% of it? But if you listen, write, read and repeat it you can retain up to 90%?
Now, find a notebook that works for you and get started!
Thought you’d might like these pretty ones!
1 sandia journal || 2 colorblock monogrammed journal || 3 penned posies journal trio || 4 omi || 5 hot chocolate purse notebook || 6 wild at heart notebook || 7 floral notebook || 8 wild at heart notebook
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