All-in-one is sometimes alright
So, I have been thinking about bullet journaling a lot, because I think it is a viable method for helping me become more mindful and organized.
One thing I have been running in to is this question of whether or not to keep certain things out of the notebook. One scenario is using a notebook only for the bullet journaling part, with tasks, migrations, etc. Another notebook is used for long-form journaling and writing.
However, I think—for me—having everything in one notebook is better. It has the following advantages:
- I don’t have to worry about where to put some new information or thought. It’s easier.
- I can see thoughts in the context of what I did during the day, potentially drawing cause and effect. It’s better.
- It’s more authentic to how my life ends up actually going. It also is interspersed with notes and learnings that serve as mental anchors to help me remember things more.
I don’t know, when I was learning about BuJo initially, it was hard to get past all the pretty looking spreads and just find something that worked. I was recommended the book by Ryder Carroll and his YouTube videos, and they really set the stage for my use. I would highly recommend watching and reading before joining the online discourse on Reddit, Twitter, etc.
Day 17 of the #100DaysToOffload challenge!