March 22, 2019 by TinyNavajo
The Bullet Journal Method: Track the Past, Order the Present, Design the Future by Ryder Carroll
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*Published October 23, 2018*
Okay, I’ve been doing bullet journaling for a while, ever since I moved out here to Oklahoma and it’s actually helped me keep track of my life a LOT! So when I heard that Ryder Carroll had written a book on bullet journaling, his method of keeping track of his life, I quickly put a copy on hold for myself!
For years Ryder Carroll tried countless organizing systems, online and off, but none of them fit the way his mind worked. Out of sheer necessity, he developed a method called the Bullet Journal that helped him become consistently focused and effective. When he started sharing his system with friends who faced similar challenges, it went viral. Just a few years later, to his astonishment, Bullet Journaling is a global movement.
The Bullet Journal Method is about much more than organizing your notes and to-do lists. It’s about what Carroll calls “intentional living:” weeding out distractions and focusing your time and energy in pursuit of what’s truly meaningful, in both your work and your personal life. It’s about spending more time with what you care about, by working on fewer things. His new book shows you how to…
• Track the past: Using nothing more than a pen and paper, create a clear and comprehensive record of your thoughts.
• Order the present: Find daily calm by tackling your to-do list in a more mindful, systematic, and productive way.
• Design the future: Transform your vague curiosities into meaningful goals, and then break those goals into manageable action steps that lead to big change.
Carroll wrote this book for frustrated list-makers, overwhelmed multitaskers, and creatives who need some structure. Whether you’ve used a Bullet Journal for years or have never seen one before, The Bullet Journal Method will help you go from passenger to pilot of your own life.
This book actually gave me quite a few new ideas to try out in my own bullet journal. But it also gave me a better basis for a foundation. I do pretty well, but I think what I truly liked about this book is that Ryder Carroll explained why he did all that he did. There was a solid foundation for all that he choose to do and it also helped me understand that it’s very much about me. The bullet journal is for me, so I must create it for me as well.
What do you guys use to help keep track of your life? Do you use the bullet journal method or something else? Comment below and let me know!