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    Default Re: (article) Can bullet journaling save you?

    "BuJo" — uhhhh... No. Just, no.

    I use a highly abbreviated bullet journal method for work and only work. Just to do lists, meeting notes, and index. Because that's what is useful and maintainable to me, personally.

    It does help. I've always hated to do lists. They're a great tool for making me feel crappy about not getting enough done. The bullet journal way of creating a new list each day helps me focus on priorities, provided I stick to it.

    It is definitely great to have handwritten notes and an index that I can go through to recall details.

    Ive seen some fancy bullet journal pics of many different types of pages... but it's not for me. I'm glad all that extra stuff works for some folks, though.

    As to paper, the Clairefontaine basics is a bit more absorbent than I like I've gone through 4 of these covering about a year so I don't hate them. I just wished they'd make a version with their better paper. I might try someone else's version. Apparently Walmart sells a US made journal that is supposed to be decent.

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    The article is clearly an example of Betteridge's law of headlines.

    I'm glad the system works for some. I prefer different notebooks for different purposes.

    — Incidentally, 'Bujo' (sorry) sounds like a Stephen King rip-off.

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    Default Re: (article) Can bullet journaling save you?

    To say it “saves” me is a bit of hyperbole, but I never miss an appointment. I use the original, minimalist bullet journal methods and employ a Rhodia Goalbook. It works well to keep me on track. I bought a few “accessories” when I first started but dispensed with the colors and artwork within a day or so, having found it to be too much work.

    That said, I use a separate journal for my personal rants because each activity happens during completely different mindsets.
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    Default Re: (article) Can bullet journaling save you?

    Save me from what?
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    Default Re: (article) Can bullet journaling save you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    Save me from what?
    Exactly.

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    Default Re: (article) Can bullet journaling save you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    Save me from what?
    Yourself? (This from one who is his own worst enemy.)

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    Every time I look at a certain type of bullet journal video, I feel wholly inadequate and want to crawl away and hide under a rock.

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    Default Re: (article) Can bullet journaling save you?

    I like the original Bullet Journal methods as outlined by the original compiler - I hesitate to call him the creator as I've been using a similar note taking system for years. I don't find anything redeeming for me in the scrapbook or decorated books that some are calling bullet journals. Not for me, ever, at all. However, I do like keeping my notes organized and most of my poop in a group.
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    Not sure who the original compiler was, but it was not Ryder Carroll. Sure he came to his method by himself by trial and error and then started teaching others about it, much credit to him, but I've been doing similar since ~2002/3 and that was based on seeing others using similar techniques.

    I like journalling/bullet journalling. I think it can work very well, especially in a heavy multi-tasking environment (which is why I started using it, to help keep track of 5 different clients (was part working in support, part projects for an IT consultancy at the time)) and I have taught others about it, but yeah gods is it over-hyped and pushed as a universal panacea.

    Funny thing is I'm sure I've seen bullet journal type clay tablets in Roman museums (clay would make a good medium as they reused it, not let the clay dry out).

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    I must confess that I didn't know anything about bullet Journaling until last February. However, I've had the same Filofax personal diary for nearly 30 years. I use it for weekly and yearly planning, note taking, lists including appointments, financials, and record keeping.

    So, one might say that I have been doing much the same thing for the past three decades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by An old bloke View Post
    I must confess that I didn't know anything about bullet Journaling until last February.
    Don’t feel bad, I just figured out who Marie Kondo is.
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    Default Re: (article) Can bullet journaling save you?

    I can't even focus on writing with only one colour in a single journal, despite my best efforts to keep it mono colour. Bullet Journals would be my nightmare

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    Default Re: (article) Can bullet journaling save you?

    For me it was the colours that came second, multi-level bullets/marks/squares first. I use target dates and colours for levels of urgency (time spare, soon, now, late) so I can tell at a glance what I should be concentrating on.

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    Default Re: (article) Can bullet journaling save you?

    Color is totally optional at least the way I do it. More than two colors would hinder more than help me. Maybe once in awhile a red star by super urgent to do items.

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