(DailyProsper.com) – Need to stay more organized? Sure, you have appointments programmed into your phone and spreadsheets on your laptop. Maybe you even have a weekly schedule, but you still find yourself missing appointments or running late.
There’s a really easy and effective way to fix this problem — and it doesn’t even involve any condescending advice (like “just get it done,” which isn’t helpful).
What is this magic secret for better organization and success? It’s a Bullet Journal! Ryder, who originally came up with the theory, explains how to create your own version here.
So, once you have your journal… what can you do with it? Use it to start tracking and organizing your life.
- Make an index. This will be the main reference throughout the journal. Here, you’ll list tasks and events that correlate with each month moving forward.
- Create a calendar. This is the meat and potatoes of your journal. Under each monthly page, write down all the dates of the month. On the opposite side, list the tasks you need to complete. Highlight and code each event and task with stars, dashes or bullets. This allows you to log your information quickly.
- Generate lists. From there, you can gather the highlights of the month and list daily, monthly and future logs based on what you need to get done.
- Moving forward. At the end of each month, scan your daily log for open tasks.
Reevaluate for what you need to get done moving into the next month. Migrate notes and tasks into that at-a-glance collection.
A bullet journal is a handy tool you can adjust to your specific needs. You can make it as simple or complex as you want. The best part is it will tuck in a purse or backpack, so you can have an organized life no matter where it takes you.
~Here’s to Your Success!
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