enjoy this flexibility’s various advantages.
Mindfulness involves being offline and writing. You can focus on objectives, one task at a time, and practice penmanship without electronics. Then, confidently navigate the following several weeks with your self-made book.
How To Get Started
1. Journal and tools.
Buy a thick-paged 5 x 8-inch dotted grid diary. Sturdy pages prevent ink from bleeding through. You’ll need a ruler, Wite-Out, and a fine-point pen for page design.
2. Format pages.
Page formatting is the most creative and time-consuming element. Find out what works for others. You can Google “minimalist bullet journal” and discover several resources.
Pinterest included page options for a calendar view (yearly, monthly, weekly), task tracker, habit tracker, long-term goal list, gratitude diary, and idea dump may also help.
3. Create a symbol key.
BuJo users utilize symbols and colors to organize. These symbols are common. In a to-do list, a scribbled-in check implies a task is complete, a line through it means it’s in progress, a right arrow means to shift it to another day, and a line across the text means it’s canceled.
Color keys help categorize tasks with colored pens. In case you forget, your initial few pages should include a key.
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- Map your first several-page layouts using a pencil and ruler as you figure out the organization. Ink can cement it.
- Correction tape or fluid eases ink pen mistake worry. Make mistakes and alter your mind. Relax. Erasable pens might make the paper seem drab and filthy.
- Skip days or stop using your BuJo without guilt. It supports you, not adds to your to-do list. Return to it when ready.
- Simplify. You may discover inspiring ideas online but don’t feel obligated to make art. Use your BuJo as it fits your lifestyle.
- Store it. Keep it handy—compact, it’s light and simple to pack.
A tailored bullet journal may help you manage brain fog. Self-help!