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Bullet Journaling: The Overlooked Productivity Strategy

30/08/2022
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Bullet Journaling for an Effective Productivity Strategy

Do you feel like you’ve tried it all – post-it-notes, iPhone reminders, monthly planners – but still can’t stay on track when it comes to achieving your goals? Don’t sweat! Bullet journaling is a frequently overlooked productivity strategy that allows you to set goals and track your progress while getting creative and having fun!

What Is a Bullet Journal?

First things first – A bullet journal is like any other notebook, except instead of using lined paper, small dots or “bullets” spread across the page in a grid-like pattern. These dots allow for more creative freedom and new ways of organizing information. It also gives you extra flexibility to include drawings, calligraphy, and checkboxes in one place. 

Bullet Journaling for Business and Marketing

These journals are a great professional tool because of their versatility and endless possibilities for tracking goals, to-do’s, ideas, and reminders. As a business owner or project manager, try using your bullet journal to map projects, organize assignments, and create a routine for your day. Don’t forget the unique box-dot design allows for easy drawing of checkboxes, graphs, and charts! If you’re on the marketing team, try using your journal to make mini-calendars to plan out social media posts, blog posts, and newsletter due dates. You can also color coordinate each calendar date box to keep days, clients, and projects straight!

Bullet Journaling For Personal Use

Bullet journals are not only great for businesses. They can also be a powerful tool for personal growth and development. Try sectioning off different portions of your journal and using headers to create zones for each aspect of your life you want to improve. Try creating a section for specific and trackable personal goals, such as the gallons of water you drink in a day, pages of a book you’ve read before bed, or minutes spent meditating each morning. Many people who keep a bullet journal like to include a section for positive affirmations, inspirational quotes, or positive reminders. You can also include recreational sections, such as “movies I’ve watched” or “books I’ve read lately.” You can pre-write these sections in your journal days or weeks ahead of time, so all you have to do is fill them in each day. 

Make It Fun! 

This is your bullet journal, so feel free to get creative and have fun! Invest in some fun calligraphy or watercolor pens to create headlines that pop! Try adding stickers to mark completed tasks or just as a colorful decoration to keep you motivated. With bullet journaling, the creative possibilities are endless!

Feeling stuck creatively? Need more inspiration for how to start your bullet journal? Call us today – we’re happy to help you get the ball rolling.