This post explores my history with the bullet journal method, which originated with Ryder Carroll and his book, The Bullet Journal Method. I go into some detail here about how I came to try a bullet journal and how I personally use it. I provide some information about where to learn more, my personal methods, materials, uses and experience with this method of planning. Now that I understand what bullet journaling is, from its original source, the biggest draw for me is that it can be customized to fit me, the user, to meet my own specific needs, from simple to complex.
Category: How We Journal
The variety of journals I keep
In this post I’ll go briefly through my current journals, which are many. I don’t intend this to overwhelm anyone who is just starting to journal, or even just thinking about trying it. What you do is entirely up to you, and this post is not intended as a how-to or guide, and I certainly don’t think everyone needs to have as many forms of journals as I do. But there are no rules. Someone can journal by writing a few words or lines a day, or once a week, and get a lot out of it. Some people use other mediums entirely, with no words involved.
Asking questions to check in with myself
It’s helpful to ask oneself questions when journaling, to get to the deeper thoughts and feelings, to make the journaling process one of growth versus stagnation.