After three years of using a bullet journal, I think I can say now that this tool suite my needs and habits. And also that I've finally found the setup which matches to my way of thinking.
I am quite a slow person, I confess. I need time to create and to adapt things to my brain. To this added the constance of the change. So between finding my personal method and follow my life evolution, years pass.
Today my bujo is on the good way of the stabilisation, but of course, it will continue to be adapted to each particular time, projet or need which will come over.
Writting this post, I realise that, henceforth, I am no longer abble to take notes, make lists and manage my time without this unrestricted and simple solution which just costs a paper book. However, after a certain time of using it, I found out that specific pens and notebooks could be more relevant. Especially, some felts with very fine points and paper with lines, or points, but resistant and soft.
If you've never heard about the bullet journal, I invite you to explore the website of its designer Ryder Carroll. Or if english is not really your best friend, here is a clear explanation in french, step by step. You will see how to start simply. Take time to make tries and don"t worry about mistakes.
When you'll be ready, feel free after that to search suggestions, tutorials and others setups which are numerous on the web. As example, this post gives good ideas and links to videos to expand the content of your journal and discover cool and simple forms of semester, monthly, weekly, habits or several list and collection pages. And this one makes you learn the system of rapid logging or how to catch easy clear information from your journal.
For my part, I didn't explore much more than that because I wanted a minimalist style of journal, practical and quick to make. I started a collection of links into a pinterest board and I regulary take a look at it when I am less of inspiration. So the look of my bujo is not original at all, but it's not the point. I just wanted to lighten my thoughts.
And it works. Instead of concentrate myself to not forget all things I want to do and others which need to be done - and pass my time of forgetting some even so - I think more of how to do it and what else.
It's interesting to notice that it widens the view, furthers differents angles, allows breaks without feeling guilty, because an eye is keept on what is already done. And also spaces of respiration. My brain is free to get empty by moment.
And this is only possible because a bullet journal is a modular framework, a handmade diary where each module serves to organize related information, which can be mixed, reduced, enlarged, customized, created, entirely built for each pair of eyes and kind of brain. Besides, I know a guy who has put his up in a fast text editor.
So mine is classic but it looks like me. It offers me an intimate and quiet space, what a trade diary never do let.
In the same way, to work better, to invent, to do research with an open mind and have time to get things mature, it needs a dedicated area. This is the story of my life, given that I work at home. I know this is an inestimable luxury to live, even just during a few days, in a special place where only creation is your preoccupation.
One of my big dreams is to built one day my luxury soft life dedicated area.
The 30th of November 2018 — Posted by corOllule dU cHamp Du pOirier in My English