How to Bullet Journal

How to Bullet Journal

We keep track of things The things we’ve done The things we need to do The things we aspire to Theres a lot to keep track of There are plenty of apps for that, but I needed a system flexible enough to handle
whatever I threw at it. and fast enough so that it wouldn’t get in
the way Hi, I’m Ryder and this a brief updated overview
of the Bullet Journal It’s an analog system that I designed to track
the past organize the present and plan for the future Sound good? Okay, let me show you how to set it up. Though this overview features a custom notebook
design for Bulletjournaling… …the system works just as well in the notebook
of your choice. To get started, flip to your first blank spread This will be your index To set it up, simply title both pages as “Index” Now, let’s set up your Future Log To set it up, turn to the next blank spread Title both pages as “Future Log” There are many ways to set this up Here’s a simple six-month version. Count the amount of lines on your page. Now divide that number by three. With a ruler, draw a line across the spread. Add the months to each box. When you’re done, add the page numbers and
add the Future Log back into your index Ok, turn to your next blank spread This will be your monthly log. Add the name of the month on both pages. The left will be your Monthly Calendar. Write down all the dates of the month, then
add the first letter of the days. Okay, that’s the calendar. The right page is your monthly task list. Write down all the things you need to get
done this month. Before each task, draw a task bullet, which
is just a simple dot. Add the pages numbers, then add this month
back into your Index. The Monthly Log provides you with a birds-eye
view of everything you need to get done in a month, and the time you have to do it in. Okay, lets set up your Daily Log. Start by entering the day date. Now you can start adding entries. Entries are logged using short, bulleted sentences. Each entry goes into one of three categories:
tasks -indicated by a dot bullet. Events – indicated by a circle bullet, and Notes, indicated by
the dash bullet. If a task is really important, place a start
to left of it. This is known as a Signifier. Signifiers add extra meaning to bullets, in
this case, priority. This is known as Rapid Logging. It makes capturing and
organizing information really fast. Now we’ve set up all the core modules for
the Bullet Journal. The Index The Future Log The Monthly Log and the Daily Log Now I’ll show you how they all work together. At the end of each month, set up
your next Monthly Log. Scan your Daily Logs for open tasks. X out the ones you’ve completed. Now, take a moment and assess the remaining
open tasks. Ask yourself: is this still worth my time? If it’s not, strike it out. If it is worth you time in the short term,
turn that entrie’s task dot into a right arrow and copy the entries into the new monthly
log. If a task is due months from now, turn the
task dot into a left arrow and copy that entry into the corresponding month in the Future
Log. This process in known as Migration. Migration will help you weed out distractions. It’s designed to help you focus on things
worth your time. the difference between being busy and being
productive. Sometimes you’ll have related tasks and notes. To help organize related items, lets create
a collection. First, go to your next blank page. Give it a topic and number the pages. Now migrate all the notes and/or tasks into
that Collection. Now index that collection for reference later. Collections are a great way to organize shopping
lists, or ongoing projects, or classes. Ok! That’s it for the basic overview. For more tips and tricks, please visit Please like and subscribe to this channel. Thanks for watching!

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  1. The only reason this has ten million views is because of people having to watch it twenty or thirty times to remind them how they're supposed to use their bullet journal.

  2. I was so afraid of that concept. Taht video made everything clear and now I can see the efficiency of the concept. Thanks a lot !

  3. Love the idea, but he makes it a wee bit too complicated, and it's a wee bit too much that is not needed to do.
    Just keep a simple day-to-day journal (diary).
    Too many of you millennials like to fix stuff that isn't broke.

  4. Check this out guys : The Journal Creator V2 is an online software system allowing you to create an unlimited number of journals and other low content books in just a few short minutes.

  5. What if it's Monday and you have a task/event on Friday, where do you right it down? On your Monday Daily Log or on your Future Log?

  6. Hi Ryder right now Litheraly speaking I satrt my bullet Journal.A guy who's a master in Computer science recomend me the bullet journal for support my studies.And you did well In put copyright for make it analog and hand writting.
    Thaks a lot Ryder

  7. Hey everyone,

    I wanted to ask if you use the Daily Log by preparing tasks ahead of time or just as they come, more in the sense of a diary? I noticed he didn't use all of the days of the week and wanted to see from those who have already started this process what worked for them. Be blessed.

  8. Everyone complains about writing down the months and days manually. But like, does it really take up so much time to the point where you don't have time for anything else?

  9. I seriously spent all day yesterday watching a million videos on bullet journals, this is the first video when I realised I could make it do-able!!!!

  10. My methodology is much more chaotic. The chaos in my journal. keeps me organized in my head ( BTW, your system seems more like a diary or planner than a journal to me ?)

  11. I must admit my BuJo is now decorated with a few coffee stains and I think some jam! I just doodled around them. Going for a natural look. Peace.

  12. I love how it is simple and minimalist, more than what bujo aficionados make on videos with the artistic style and over three thousand pens and tapes saying « i did it the minimalist way » hddhhudchjdcb excuse me ? ??

  13. I am retired, age 75. First learned of this method from my college-age granddaughter. I was intrigued by what she was doing, even though she puts a lot more artistry than I would into her bullet journaling, but this perfectly fits her personality. What intrigued me most was that it was working for her. She struggled through high school and first 2 years of college keeping it all together and getting things done. In my working days, most of my jobs featured lots of multi-tasking, and I was better than average keeping myself and my job organized. I even used my own version of many of these same ideas noted here (rats! that I didn't think to monopolize on that! haha). Okay, I'm retired and my in-box is still full! Two half-written novels. Quilts in various stages of completion. Books to read. Travel. Blah, blah, blah. Life is full, thank you. Many times I've said to myself, "I need to approach my to-do lists and projects as though I am at work." Easy said. Hard to do. I'm jumping in with bullet journaling and I'm going to use what I have on hand: spiral notebooks. Anticipating filling more than one journal, I will mark the outside of each journal with my name, Bullet Journal, and beginning date. Will add end date when it's full. Your video was right on point and was just enough to get me moving! Thanks.

  14. I don't get the daily log. Do you record the tasks that you need to complete that specific day (call someone, buy a cake) or the tasks that pop up in your head that day but are long term (make a video, decluter closet)? I need to write down both but it confuses me when everything is in one place

  15. Do y'all put all 12 months at the beginning or just 6 like he does? Didn't know if a journal would only hold about six months worth of notes? Brand new to this!

  16. If I remember something and want to schedule a task five days later, how do I do it? If the length of my daily logs aren't same, where do I write that down. How much blank space to leave for 5 days? A bit confused.

  17. Хорошо задумано, но боюсь что могу когда то бросить вести ежедневник

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