If you’re on Pinterest, I’m sure you’ve come across something called “bullet journaling”. It seems like literally everyone is sharing their “spreads” and their “cover pages” for each month.
In fact, on Reddit, there’s an entire sub dedicated to Bullet Journaling.
What is Bullet Journaling?
Bullet Journaling is a method of rapid-logging tasks, notes, events, and appointments, developed by Ryder Carroll. He, like many of us, disliked the vast assortment of journals available with built-in layouts that don’t work for everyone.
The only planner I ever used up completely was the one I got from my community college in the fall of 2009. I don’t know why that one, in particular, inspired me to use it every day, but I found that I really liked the layout. I also inadvertently built a habit around using it for everything, and then they changed it the next year.
For me, the layout change broke my habit, and from 2009 to 2017 I couldn’t find a journal I could stick with.
While browsing Pinterest, like one does when one is bored, I kept seeing those pins about Bullet Journals. Eventually, I saw so many of them that I had to figure out what everyone was talking about.