Hi, my name is Chris, and I am an Appaholic. I love apps. Web Apps, Mobile Apps, if you have one I have’n’t kicked the tires on it would shock me. My thirst for finding the next cool app has exposed me to some awesome products. Spurred on by my high level of interest in productivity and productivity apps, I diverged into all manner of tools and processes.
I have used every productivity app available in my pursuit for the “perfect” tool(s) process(es), workflow to maximize my productivity. There are some amazing products available all with their pros and cons. One thing they all had in common was my iPhone and my MacBook Pro. Each of these options required me to be staring at a screen to organize my live to maximize productivity. This worked great and I have been very successful at being productive. But I wanted something… different.
I wanted to reduce the amount of time I interacted with technology to keep myself organized and productive. My search for this other solution led me to the Bullet Journal.
The Bullet Journal method will help you accomplish more by working on less. It helps you identify and focus on what is meaningful by stripping away what is meaningless. – The Bullet Journal Method
The Bullet Journal, aka BUJO, is completely analog. No app. All you need is a notebook and a pen. You can keep it as minimal as you like or trick out your pages (spreads in BUJO lingo).
The appealing aspects of BUJO for me are the disconnecting from technology but also the experience of putting pen to paper on a daily basis. I am an avid read consuming approximately 30 books a year. I love holding book in my hand and flipping the pages. I retain more information and enjoy the content more reading this way versus audiobooks or ebooks.
On top of that the Bullet Journal method is rock solid. It is so smart yet so simple. BUJO holds promise for the same type of experience. I enjoy working in the notebook and writing my tasks and notes rather than typing away all day. It’s almost theraputic.
If you want to start, it’s really easy. Head on over the www.bulletjournal.com and read about the process. Then get a notebook and pen and start writing. Better yet, read the book. I read the book and bought the offical Bullet Journal notebook. But you don’t have incur that expense to start.
I will post updates on my experience as I get into BUJO over the next 90 days. I’m excited to share my experience and hope it helps others considering or just getting into BUJO.