What A Relief To Write Tasks, Events and Insights On Paper
Earlier this week, I demonstrated to a SP member how I use my paper-based journal, to keep on top of tasks and insights.
The system is pretty straightforward: like using a conventional diary plus to-do list, but with tiny alterations that make a big difference.
On this page, you can download the handwritten notes I made in December, after reading about Bullet Journals online. (I don’t use that name, because I don’t like it.)
You can also watch a demo video. But first, here’s a quick overview:
In this pic, you see that every day I write down any TASKS after a dot, like this:
. pic of the book
As soon as it’s done (as in that example), I put a cross through the dot:
X pic of the book
This way, looking back much later, I can see what I’ve achieved (it would be hard to see that if I crossed out the words).
I have, however, crossed out these words:
link to Amazon book
This means that I abandoned that task altogether.
EVENTS get a circle, not a dot, thus:
O Rachel W call
TASKS that I haven’t completed by the day’s end get migrated to the next day (or to a separate page containing months ahead), with an arrowhead/angled bracket sign through the dot:
. sched year ahead courses
> sched year ahead courses
This enables me to see which kinds of task I did slowly/reluctantly.
Finally, INSIGHTS get a dash:
- Daily Mail sells books
Watch the demo
I know some people will prefer to watch a demonstration on video, so here’s one I made this morning:
Download the notes
Daily, Monthly and Future Logging (Notes by JPF).pdf [3.27 MB]
Disclaimer: none of this was my idea, but came from a thing called Bullet Journal.
I hope it helps!